When you thought that reading the feed of your beloved friends wasn’t enough, Facebook did it again and in came a Subscribe button! That’s right. Facebook has rolled out a new feature that will now allow you the opportunity to hear the ‘voice’ of celebrities, journalists, prominent figures and other people as well. Just simply click the Subscribe button and bam! Their public updates are now in your News Feed.
No worries. You’ll be able to control what it is exactly that you are subscribing to. Whether it be the game updates, events, etc. so you’re not ambushed with a ridiculous amount of news.
A user will have the option of adding a “subscribe” button to their profile to enable people who are not their friends to see their public updates in their News Feeds, rather than having to visit their profile page directly. You will then receive a notification when someone has signed up to see your updates, and will have the option of controlling who can comment on and “like” your posts.
“We want to give people more control over what people see in their News Feeds,” Gleit said. “Facebook is growing quickly and people have more and more friends, but they care about different people more or less, and different stories more or less.”