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Facebook is all about sharing. Up to this point, to share with someone you had to be their friend, and to be their friend they had to accept a friend request. That all changes now, because Facebook is rolling out a new subscribe feature that allows users who share a post publicly to be seen by anyone who subscribes to them. This makes sharing a one way street if you should so choose.

This new feature is especially useful for public figures who want to share their posts with the world, but don’t want a million people on their friends list cluttering up their news feed. Now, with a simple change in their settings they can allow other members on Facebook to subscribe to their posts, and not see anything the subscriber is posting.

To allow subscribers, simply go to your Facebook profile and click the button called “Subscribers” below your profile picture. Facebook will ask if you would like to allow public subscriptions to your posts, click allow and you will be ready to start sharing your updates with world.

To subscribe to a new user simply go to their profile and click the “Subscribe” button. Of course, they have to enable subscriptions before you can subscribe to their posts.

This seems like it might take the place of pages, because there is no limit to how many people can subscribe to one person. Facebook is offering users the ability to merge their page with their profile to keep their current fan base.


Source: TechCrunch

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  1. Dan Losch
    November 4, 2011 at 6:07 am
  2. Ljohnson
    September 14, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I have two facebook pages and they each have distinctive followers. How will that work? If I merge, they can't subscribe to just part of my profile. Does this seem bad to anyone, or am I not getting the picture?

  3. Mark O'Neill
    September 14, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    So how do you merge the Facebook page with the Facebook profile?