How to activate followers on Facebook: You are subscribed to Facebook for some time, yet you never stop “discovering” functions of the social network that you were totally unaware of. Recently, for example, you became aware of the possibility of being followed by other users on the social network without them being included in your list of friends: all thanks to the “Follow” button.
Would you like to find out how to activate it on your profile too? Yup? So know that you are in the right place at the right time! In the next paragraphs, in fact, I will have the opportunity to explain you in a rather detailed way how to activate followers on Facebook and, if it helps, I will also give you some “tips” to try to increase your popularity on the famous platform founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
So, are you ready to get started? Yup? Well: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading this guide and, more importantly, implement the directions I am about to give you. I am convinced that, by following my instructions step-by-step, you will not have the slightest problem in completing your “business” technology today. I wish you happy reading and I wish you a big good luck for everything!
How to activate followers on Facebook from your mobile
If you are going to activate followers on Facebook from your mobile, in order to activate the “Follow” button on your profile, all you have to do is go to your account settings via the Facebook app and change some of the privacy options.
As I mentioned in the introduction of the article, by activating the “Follow” button on your profile, you will offer other Facebook users the possibility to follow your updates without necessarily having to send you a friend request. Of course, the updates that you decide to share only with your Facebook friends will not be visible to those who follow your profile without being in your contact list. Clear? Well, then I’d say we can proceed.
The first step you need to take is to launch the official Facebook app on your device Android or iOS and, if you haven’t done so yet, log into your account. At this point, tap the button (≡), scroll the screen displayed to the bottom and first presses on the item Settings and privacy and then on the voice Settings. In the screen that opens, select the item Public posts and check the option All present in the section Who can follow me.
Now, go back to the screen Settings, tap on the wording Privacy Settings and locate the section How people find and contact you and then tap on the item Who can send you friend requests? present inside. In the new screen that opens, select the privacy option Friends of friends And that’s it.
If all went well, after making these changes the “Follow” button should be visible in your profile. To make sure that the operation was successful, perhaps go to your personal profile using another account (perhaps you can ask a family member or friend to help you do this).
In case of any second thoughts, to restore the Facebook settings that you have just changed, go to the menu Settings and privacy> Settings> Public posts and select the option Friends, then go to Settings and privacy> Settings> Privacy settings> Who can send you friend requests? and select the option All.
How to activate Facebook followers from your computer
If you wish activate Facebook followers from your computer, so as to make the “Follow” button available on your profile, you must perform more or less the same operations that I indicated in the previous chapter, dedicated to mobile devices.
By doing so, you will allow other users of the social network to follow your updates without necessarily having to send you a friend request. As you can imagine, however, the updates that you decide to make visible only to your friends will not be seen by people who follow your profile without being in your contact list. Clear? Well then let’s proceed!
For starters, connect to the Facebook login page from the browser you usually use to browse the Internet (eg. Chrome) and, in case you have not already done so, log in to your account. Then go to the social network settings, click on the button (▾) located in the upper right corner of the page (on the blue bar) and, in the drop-down menu that opens, select the item Settings.
On the page that opens, click on the entry Public posts located in the left sidebar and, in the pane Filters and tools for public posts, select the option All from the drop-down menu located next to the wording Who can follow me.
Then select the option Privacy from the sidebar on the left and in the box Privacy settings and tools, change (if necessary) the setting relating to friend requests, by selecting the wording Friends of friends. To proceed, click the link Edit which is located in correspondence with the wording Who can send you friend requests? and select the option Friends of friends from the menu that opens.
At this point, the “Follow” button should be visible next to your profile. If you want to check that everything went well, you can go to your profile and view it with another account (perhaps that of your family member or friend).
In case you have second thoughts and want to restore the Facebook settings that you changed a little while ago, you can do it by going to the menu Settings> Public posts> Who can follow me> Friends and then in the menu Privacy> Who can send you friend requests> Everyone.
Tips for increasing followers on Facebook
Wishes increase followers on Facebook and make your account gain popularity? Try to follow the tips below and you will see that, if you work hard, over time you will be able to become more popular on the famous social network.
- Post fun and interesting content – Facebook is not LinkedIn, so try to post interesting and fun content at the same time. Maybe you could share memes or GIFs from time to time that cause hilarity: your friends and users who follow you may decide to share them, thus giving visibility to your account. I also recommend that you regularly create Stories and, when possible, make live videos because this kind of content is very popular on the platform.
- Interact with other users – since it is a social network, it is important to maintain relations with other users commenting their posts and leaving gods “I like it” (or one reactions expressing a mood on the topic of a post).
- Don’t share fake news – fake news is a real plague on Facebook (and beyond). If you want to prevent other users from unfollowing you, therefore, think before sharing a content on your profile (or possibly on your page). To recognize a fake news, pay attention to the site that published it (often these are portals with ambiguous names). Also, pay attention to the headline of the news: is it overly hilarious or sensational? This could be a wake-up call.
- Avoid irritating behaviors – do not use Facebook as an outlet, perhaps to rail against a specific user or a category of people, perhaps using profanity, insults or intimidating tones. In addition to being irritating behavior, it could be a violation of conditions of use of the service.
If you want other tips on how to increase followers on Facebook, I suggest you take a look at the guide that I have just linked to you, because it will surely allow you to receive many other interesting ideas.