How to Add a Follow Button on Facebook?

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How to Add a Follow Button on Facebook?

Do you want to add the Follow button on Facebook so people can follow you?

You can do that, but it’s not easy if you don’t know your way around the Facebook settings.

You’ll need to change some privacy settings to add the Follow button on Facebook.

How to add a follow button on Facebook?

Do these if you want to add a follow button on Facebook:

  1. Go to Menu on Facebook
  2. Open “Settings
  3. Select “How People Find and Contact You”
  4. Set the “Who can send you friend requests” feature to “Friends of Friends
  5. Go to “Followers and Public Content
  6. Set the “Who Can Follow Me” feature to “Public

Read below for the detailed guide on adding a follower button on Facebook!

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How to Add a Follow Button on Facebook?

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Add a Follow Button on Facebook

To do this, you must change two privacy settings in your Facebook settings.

The settings are “Who Can Follow Me” and “Who can send you friend requests” in your privacy settings.

After you change these settings, you’ll have a follow button on your Facebook account.

The only requirement for this is that you’re over 18 years old.

Follow the steps below to add a follow button to your Facebook account:

1. Tap on the “Menu” icon

Tap on the “Menu” icon
Tap on the “Menu” icon

Once you open Facebook, you’ll land on your feed.

To open your settings, you must first select the Menu icon.

It’s also known as the Hamburger icon in the top-right corner of the screen.

After you tap on it, you’ll be redirected to a different Facebook page.

2. Click on the Gear Icon

Click on the Gear Icon
Click on the Gear Icon

In the menu, you’ll see several menus and options, including “Groups,” “Find Friends,” “Marketplace,” and so on.

Look in the top-right corner for the Gear icon.

That’s the icon for your Facebook settings. Tap on it to open the settings.

3. Select the “How People Can Find and Contact You

Select the “How People Can Find and Contact You”
Select the “How People Can Find and Contact You”

After you open the Facebook settings, you’ll need to look for the “How People Find and Contact You” option.

Scroll down until you see the “Audience and Visibility” menu.

You’ll find the option you need under this menu.

Tap on the “How People Find and Contact You.”

4. Select the “Who Can Send You Friend Requests.”

Select the “Who Can Send You Friend Requests”
Select the “Who Can Send You Friend Requests”

On the new page, select the first option – ”Who can send you friend requests?

That’s the first privacy option you need to change to add a follow button on Facebook.

Once you tap on it, you’ll be redirected to another page.

Follow the steps below!

5. Tap on “Friends of Friends

Tap on “Friends of Friends”
Tap on “Friends of Friends”

You have two options in the “Who can send you friend requests” menu.

There’s the ”Everyone” option by default and the “Friends of Friends” option.

Choose the second option – ”Friends of Friends.”

6. Return to the Settings and select “Follower and Public Content.”

Return to the Settings and select “Follower and Public Content”
Return to the Settings and select “Follower and Public Content.”

After you change the “Who Can Send You Friend Requests” privacy setting, return to the Facebook Settings.

Then, scroll down until you see the “Followers and Public Content” option.

Tap on it to go to the second privacy setting you need to change.

7. Select “Public” under the “Who Can Follow Me?” Menu

Select “Public” under the “Who Can Follow Me?” Menu
Select “Public” under the “Who Can Follow Me?” Menu

On this page, you’ll see the primary privacy setting that lets you add a follow button to Facebook.

Under the “Who Can Follow Me?” option, you’ll see a wall of text explaining what the option does.

You must select the “Public” option so everyone can become your follower.

After you do this, you’re done. You’ve just added a follow button on Facebook.

Facebook Follow button
Facebook Follow button

If you use the “View As” option in your profile settings, you’ll see a new Follow button on your profile.

Anyone on Facebook can start following you now.

Conclusion 

If you’re an influencer and want to build an audience on Facebook, enabling the Follow button is a must.

Everyone will be able to become your follower and follow your posts.

At the same time, whoever’s not your friend or follower won’t be able to see your public posts.

To add the follow button, go to Settings – How People Find and Contact You – Who Can Send You Friend Requests – Friends of Friends.

Then, go to Settings – Followers and Public Content – Who Can Follow Me – Public.

After you change these two privacy settings, you’ll have a follow button on your Facebook account!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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