Facebook follow button

Gaining followers with the Facebook follow button

Do you have content you want to share with people you are not friends with on Facebook? Instead of adding people you don’t know, you can add the Facebook follow button.

Why add the Facebook follow button?

The Facebook follow button is a great tool to use when you want to let people you don’t know see your updates without being Facebook friends.

This protects your Facebook Profile so that people who follow you cannot see your email address, date of birth, etc.

When you follow someone on Facebook, this also adds their status updates to your news feed.

According to Facebook, here’s why you should add the Facebook follow button,

You should only add someone as a friend when you know them personally. If you don’t know someone personally but want to hear what they have to say, following them is a good option. When you follow someone, you’ll only be able to see their public updates.

For people you are already friends with, you will see a Friends button. Use this button to unfollow their posts without unfriending them.

To turn on the Facebook follow button on your Facebook Profile, follow the instructions below.

How to add the Facebook follow button

Step 1: Login to your Facebook Profile

Step 2: Click the dropdown menu in the top right. Select Account Settings

Facebook settings menu
Step 2: Access your Facebook settings

Step 3: On the left, select Followers

Facebook account settings menu
Step 3: Select Followers from the Facebook account settings menu.

Step 4: Check the box that says Turn on follow

Facebook follow button settings
Step 4: Check “turn on follow” to add the Facebook follow button to your Facebook Profile.

Now when someones goes to your Facebook Profile, they will see two options; add friend and the Facebook follow button.

Add the Facebook follow button
Example of the Facebook follow button on a Facebook Profile.

Doing more with the Facebook follow button

In addition to adding the follow button to your Facebook Profile, you can also embed the Follow button on your website or blog. Instructions on doing this can be found in the followers settings menu.

Embed the Facebook follow button
Add the Facebook follow button to your blog or website.

Do have additional questions on using the Facebook follow button? Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

  • trisha

    thanks a lot

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      @c98049e3cfe7251926529a2b7e9b8f0e:disqus, you’re very welcome. Thanks for checking out the post and if you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact me for help.

      • Matthew Rockx

        sir there is no one follow button in my account setting so what i have to do ???

  • amy

    I don’t have the followers section under mobile etc? what do I do?

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      @d518a5f54eddce71aaf17126a1c4f609:disqus, you need to set this up on your desktop first. If you are looking for this on your friends profile, it may not be there if they don’t have the follow button turned on.

  • Matthew Rockx

    sir please help me

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      @matthewrockx:disqus, what issue are you having?

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  • ellen

    sir i don’t have followers section on my account. how can i turn it on?

  • Veronica

    I don’t have a “turn on follow” category in following. I only have “who can follow me”, “follower comments”, “follower notifications”, “twitter”, “follow plugin”. The first three categories are set to “everybody” however some people can follow me and others can’t. Please help. Facebook won’t respond.

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      You should be able to go here to change your follower settings. https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=followers

      The feature has changed a bit over the past year.

      It’s not setup to where you control who can follow you – so the button should be on.

      If people cannot follow you, be sure you go in and review your settings.

      Here is some additional information on the Facebook follow button as well that might help. https://www.facebook.com/help/follow/

  • Hisham Teaima

    first of all thank yu for kindness 🙂
    i’ve a problem
    as yu see in the picture i don’t have the followers section under mobile section ??