Facebook has changed a few things again, but this time it’s really going to help us out a lot.
We now have the option of allowing (non-fans) to subscribe to our public posts on our personal profile. (NOTE)…Facebook have left this an optional feature were if you decide you want to use it — you can turn it on here.
…Here’s a quick rundown on the benifits:
- First off…If you’re in BUSINESS, you’ll still need a FAN-PAGE, if your goal is to represent your business, brand, or product on Facebook, your best bet is to still create a Page. You have better tools and features and admin rights; where pages let you engage more with people and other pages, they also let you manage and track engagement.
- If you want to start sharing your updates from your (personal profile) with a wider audience, then allowing the subscriber option on your profile is a good option. When you allow the subscribers option on your profile, anyone can subscribe and get your public updates in the News Feed, even if you’re not friends on Facebook.
- You can have an unlimited amount of non-friends subscribe to your public posts, (that’s if you allow it to be activated) and (subscribe) to as many as 5000 people, this means you can receive public updates of up to 5000 non-friends on your wall, if them people have the subscribe turned on.
- Your friend limit is still capped at 5000
- Public posts – this used to be called everyone, but Facebook has renamed it and now we have the Public Posts option when we go to share something to our wall.
- As regards to your actual friends — (You will be automatically subscribed to posts already).
- When you subscribe to a person this automatically goes out into the newsfeed and is visible by all your friends.
- Don’t over do it with using the subscribe button to often, or you’ll get a spam warning, so as is the same with adding friends – if you start to see this pop up…slow it down a little and use with caution.
- If you decide to use the subscribe option, you’ll start to see subscribers and subscribing to others on the left hand side of your profile under friends. Subscriptions (non-friends you are now following) and Subscribers (non-friends who are now following you).
- You can choose what shows up in your news feed by hovering over the subscribe button of each individual person and selecting what you want to show – you may only want to see a photo and videos from someone, or most recent updates…or choose not to see things like games or live events etc.
- To filter these options – you can go to either the subscribe button on the persons profile – or navigate to the subscribe button on the left hand side of your profile page – click there and when it brings up the page – hover over that persons subscribe button and it will give you a drop down menu to select what you want and don’t want to show up in your newsfeed.
You can get a further read of the new feature here if you like.
All the best for now, hope you’s enjoy the new feature.
Catch you’s all later…Eamon )