What does the “following you” symbol mean on Facebook?
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On Facebook what does the symbol of a person Behind a box with the sound symbol in it mean? The text of it says ;person name; is following you.

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  • judy craven

    I tried to view a profile and it said”link” may be broken,whats it mean was I stopped?

  • Samantha Vv

    this means that they are subscribed to your account. A person does not even have to be your friend to follow you.

    However if person is following you it comes down to your level of privacy on your facebook account

    If you have set your account at friends only aloud to view your profile update, statuses, ect they will only be able to see your profile picture and whatever else you have made PUBLIC on your account.

    If you absolutely do not want a person to be able to even search your name and see your profile picture etc then you can make your profile 100% private.

    By doing this the only way for others to become friends with you is by a private email invitation and no one in the world will be able to find you on the search engine and will not be able to follow you unless they are your friend and you have accepted them personally yourself.

  • prashanth singh rathore

    it means he is following you in facebook

  • Alon Kejzman

    I’ll sum up what ‘followers’ basically mean:

    QUALIFICATIONS: You have to be over 18 in order for people to be able to follow you
    What Followers SEE:
    1. Every Public post you make, your followers see
    2. Every Picture you upload, you followers see
    3.Every post you share, your followers see.

    That pretty much sums it up!
    Please thumbs up if it helped you!

  • Imesh Chandrasiri

    The person who’s following you will get all the public posts that you share or post in your profile! Your posts will appear in their news feed! that’s the basic idea of “following you”.

  • Prashant M

    that means he is following you..
    follower gets the feeds of your status updates and posts

  • ha14

    How do I see who is following me? | Facebook Help Center | Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/help/139647049460999/

  • Anish P

    It pretty much means that most of your status updates and posts will be viewable on their newsfeed along with pictures/posts you like and other facebook activity that’s shown on your timeline.