Facebook subscribe button revealed

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.

 

The new offering is available now. Give it a go and let us know what you think of it over on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now