The Follow button is one of Facebook’s good features that allow the public to follow you without sending friend requests. However, you may have trouble with adding a follow button on your Facebook Profile, as it’s not enabled by default. So, today, in this post, I am going to show you How to Add a Follow Button to Your Facebook Profile or Page in the new year 2022.
When you become friends with someone on Facebook, they automatically start following you; but, if you add the Follow Button to Facebook, people can follow you without having to become friends with you. Having a Facebook profile with the Follow button enabled has several marketing benefits. If you already have a lot of Facebook friends who are more like potential customers or clients, and you haven’t (and probably won’t) created a business page, this strategy is for you.
How to Add Follow Button on Facebook Profile
You can enable the ‘Follow’ option to your Facebook profile using a desktop or laptop computer, as well as an Android or iPhone. To get started, simply follow the steps below.
Step 1. Open the Facebook app on your phone.
Step 2. Tap the hamburger menu and then go to > Settings & Privacy and then Settings.
Step 3. Now, tap on Followers and Public Content.
Step 4. Here, make the changes as below:
- Set Who Can Follow Me to Public.
- Set Who Can See Your Followers on Your Timeline to Public.
Step 5. Tap on the arrow icon to go back to the Settings and Privacy page. Now in here, tap How People Find and Contact You.
Step 6. Select Who can send you friend requests?
Step 7. Finally, select Friends of friends.
How to Know If You’ve Activated the Follow Button
- Open the Facebook app.
- Tap on your profile icon.
- Tap on the 3 dots menu next to the Edit Profile option and then select View As.
- You can see that the Follow button on your Facebook Profile is added successfully.
How to Disable the Follow Button on Facebook Profile
- Launch the Facebook app.
- Tap on the hamburger menu and select > Settings & Privacy and then Settings.
- Select How People Find and Contact You.
- Choose Who can send you friend requests?
- Finally, select Everyone. Now, you’ve changed the Follow button back to Add Friend.
So, these were the procedures for adding or activating the Facebook Follow Button on a mobile device. When a new Facebook profile is created, the “Follow” option is generally disabled. This means you can only receive friend requests or personal messages from other Facebook users in your inbox. Because of the default settings, no one can follow you, and thus no one will be able to view your public updates as newsfeed in their timeline. However, you may change the Facebook “Add Friend” button to “Follow Button” through Facebook’s Settings.
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