Facebook Subscribe button looks to take on Twitter, while adding new ways to sort what you see from friends
Facebook has unveiled a new Subscribe button, which allows you to choose exactly what kind of updates you see from friends. It also lets you follow users who you’re not friends with.
The new feature, officially detailed by the social network last night, means you can choose to see all updates, most updates or important updates only. What’s more, you can specify which types of updates you do and don’t want to see. That means if you couldn’t care less when a friend’s playing a new game, or uploading more snaps, you can opt out of that aspect of their feed.
But it’s the option to subscribe to users who aren’t your friends that’s the big news here, with comparisons to Twitter bound to be drawn. It means you can follow updates from well known figures, as long as they allow subscriptions to their updates.
Regular users can also allow non-friends to check out their updates, by hitting the ‘Allow Subscriptions’ on the subscriptions page. Only public updates will be visible if you choose to do this.