Follow Button on facebook
If you’re also using your Facebook profile to promote your business, it also makes sense to give people a chance to follow your Facebook profile. All you have to do is add the follow button to your Facebook profile.
In this Facebook marketing tutorial, we’ll show you how to activate the Facebook Follow button on your Facebook profile.
If you liked the video tutorial on how to add a follow button on Facebook, check out the video tutorial below:
Why activate the “Follow” button on your Facebook profile?
If you also use your profile for commercial purposes, you must activate the follow button on your Facebook account.
Since this method is 100% scalable, you won’t run into the 5000 Facebook friend limit. There is no limit to the number of people who can follow your personal Facebook profile.
You can then use your Facebook profile as another channel to promote your brand or business.
Since it’s a personal Facebook profile, you won’t be able to run Facebook ads to boost your posts, but since it’s a profile, the algorithm won’t limit your organic reach either, as it would limit the reach of your Facebook page. So let’s see how to add a follow button on Facebook step by step.
How to add a follow button to a Facebook account?
Here’s how to activate the “Follow” button on your Facebook page:
Click the “Down Arrow” in the upper right corner.
Click on “Settings & Privacy”. Your Facebook profile settings and privacy
Then in “Settings”
First, click “Edit” on “Who can send you friend requests?”
Change it to “Friends of Friends”
Click on “Public Post”.
Under the “Who can follow me” section, click “Friends.”
Change it to “Public”
If you use a mobile phone, here’s a great video tutorial on how to add a follow button to your Facebook profile:
How to add a follow button to your Facebook comments?
If you’ve gone through the above process, the “Follow” button should also appear if you’ve commented on a Newsfeed or Facebook Group post.
So first, you have to make sure that only “friends of friends” can send you friend requests. Then change the setting to “Public” in the “Who can follow me” section.
This process will also enable the follow button next to your name when you comment anywhere on Facebook.
Unable to add follow button to Facebook account
If you followed the process we outlined above, you should have added the Follow button to your personal Facebook profile.
You probably haven’t seen the “Follow” button on your Facebook profile because it’s only visible to the public, not to you because you can’t follow yourself. However, there is a way to check this.
How can I check if I have successfully added the follow button on Facebook?
If you’re not sure if you’ve successfully added the Follow button, here’s how.
Open your Facebook profile.
Click the three dots below the cover photo.
Click “View As”.
You will now see your profile just like a non-friend.
You should now see a “Follow” button below your profile picture.
What is it?
You automatically follow people you are friends with. You can also follow Pages (eg: businesses, organizations, brands) and people who are not your friends on Facebook but allow everyone to follow. When you follow any person or a Page, you may see updates from that about the person or Page in your News Feed.
How do I add a follow button to a Facebook business account?
The process we show you only applies to personal Facebook accounts. If you want to add a follow button to your Facebook page, the process is completely different.