September 16, 2011

Facebook's Subscribe Button

Facebook has been constantly modifying its options right from security settings to the way photos albums are viewed. In a recent change, the social networking giant has added a new feature. Now you can follow the public updates of a person without having to be approved as a friend. Thus it gives more control to the users over what data they want to share with public or with friends.

To start using this feature, all you need to do is to click on the Subscribe button on a user's profile page. This does not mean that you have been approved as a friend of that user. All you will get to see are the news feeds of that person which are marked as public. This will also let you customize your posts. Now users who are not your friends can also visit your news feeds that are marked as public. Blake Ross, director of product at Facebook, wrote in a blog post - "The Subscribe button also lets you hear from interesting people you're not friends with—like journalists, artists and political figures."

To add the subscribe button, you need to enable it here by clicking on "Allow Subscribers." Subscribing in Facebook is similar to Follow on Twitter.

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