How to follow someone on Facebook: Would you like to find out what celebrities write on their Facebook profiles? Have you tried to ask some of them for friendship but none accepted? No problem. Even now Facebook, like Twitter and Instagram, provides the “Follow” function, which allows you to receive public updates from any user, without this having to accept a friend request.
In this way, you will be able to view the public posts of all the authorities and important people you want (or even ordinary users), without having to add them to your contacts, if they have set this feature on their profile. Plus, you can decide how their posts appear in your feed when the people you decide to follow post something new.
How do you say? This interests you and you are therefore curious to find out how to follow someone on Facebook? No problem: I’ll explain it to you right away! You simply have to sit comfortably and pay attention to the tips you will find in the next few lines, so that you can be sure that you can put them into practice without any hitch. I just have to wish you a good read!
How to follow someone on Facebook
For follow a person on Facebook, the first thing you need to do is reach his profile by typing his name and surname in the text box you find using the function Near, up.
After reaching the profile of your interest, if you act from the Facebook app for Android, from web browser or from the Facebook desktop application for Windows 10, press the button follow, which you find in the area above, and that’s it.
If, on the other hand, you are using the Facebook app for iPhone and iPad, after reaching the profile of your interest, first tap ongear icon located under his cover image and then on the entry follow, on the next screen.
After pressing the button follow, you will be shown a box to choose how to receive notifications in your feed, related to the publication of new content by the user you are following. You will be able to choose whether to view the new posts published before all those of your friends and other people you follow (Show first) or whether to see them together with the posts of other users, without giving any priority (Standard in the app for smartphones, tablets and computers with Windows 10 or Default setting in the web version of the social network).
Have you lost count of the people you are following? Don’t worry, as you can easily view the list. To do this, go to the list Friends of your profile, through the Facebook website, and press on the tab Other, up. At this point, choose the item People followed And that’s it.
How to follow a page on Facebook
If you want to receive updates from a Facebook page of your interest, you can simply press the button I like, which you find in the section above. If, however, you do not want to “like” the page, you can also follow it by viewing all the posts published by it in your news feed.
To do this, go to Android or iOS, after reaching the Facebook page you want to follow, press the icon (…), which you find under the button I like it, and choose the item follow from the box that is shown to you on the screen.
If you act from web browser or from the Facebook application for Windows 10, you have to press the key follow, which you find in the area at the top of the Facebook page you want to follow (next to the button I like it) And that’s it.
If you press the button now Page followed (on web browser) or Follow already (on all other platforms), you will be shown a new box, through which you can set how the page posts should be displayed in your news feed. You can then choose between the setting Standard or Show first, which I told you about in detail in previous chapter, and whether to enable push notifications.
How to follow someone on Facebook without them knowing
When you follow a person on Facebook, they may know that you are following them, as a feature is available that allows them to access the list of all their followers. This tool is present in the section Friends of your profile, by clicking on the items More> Followers, in the top menu.
That said, you cannot hide from that specific user the fact that you are following him but, in case you want to do so at all costs, my only advice is to create a new profile that is not in any way attributable to you. In this regard, I suggest you read my guide on how to create a Facebook account.
How not to follow someone on Facebook
If you have decided to don’t follow a person on Facebook, you have two alternatives: stop following her completely, or stop seeing her posts in your news feed for 30 days.
In the first case, you have to reach the profile of the user you do not want to follow and, if you are acting as a smartphone Android, from web browser or from the Facebook application for Windows 10, you have to press on the button Follow already, located at the top, and choose the option Don’t follow anymore, in the box that is shown to you. On iPhone And iPad, instead, you have to press ongear iconat the top and choose your options Follow> Unfollow.
If you want to temporarily disable the display of the posts of a user you follow in your feed, you have to do this: in this last section, locate the post published by the person you no longer want to follow and press the icon (…) that you find alongside. Now, in the box that is shown to you, choose the option Pause posts from [nome] for 30 days And that’s it.
How not to follow a page on Facebook
As I have already anticipated in previous chapter related to people’s profiles, even for Facebook pages you can decide to stop following them or temporarily suspend viewing their posts in the news feed.
As for the latter topic, what you have to do is to identify, in the feed, the post of the Facebook page that you do not want to follow at the moment and press the icon (…), which you find at his side. Now, in the box that is shown to you, choose the item Pause posts from [nome della pagina] for 30 days, so that you no longer see any posts from that Facebook page in your feed for the indicated period.
If, on the other hand, you simply want to stop following the page, access it, press the button Page followed (on web browser) or Follow already (on all other platforms), located at the top, and choose the item Don’t follow anymore from the box that is shown to you. Easy, right?
How to go back to following a person on Facebook
If you have stopped receiving someone’s updates on Facebook, you can follow them again, putting into practice the directions I gave you. previously in the tutorial.
Alternatively, if you have simply paused the user you follow, so as not to temporarily view the posts they publish on your news feed, you can retrace your steps by doing this: reach the profile of the user you want to remove from the pause and, if you are acting as a smartphone or tablet Android or from web browser, press the button Pause, which you find in the area above. In the box that is shown to you, then choose the option View again, to deactivate the pause from updates.
On iPhone And iPadinstead, in the user’s profile, press ongear icon which is located at the top and, in the new screen, press on the items Paused> View again, to turn that person’s posts back on your news feed.