How to Add a "FOLLOW" Button on Your Facebook Profile ✅

How to Add Follow Button on Facebook Profile
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If you're looking to build an audience or following on your personal Facebook profile, then at some point you'll come face-to-face with Facebook's maximum friends limit.

Unfortunately, the platform only allows you to add or accept up to 5,000 friends. This isn't an issue for most Facebook users – but if you're using Facebook to grow your brand or business, it can become very limiting once you get close to the 5,000 friends mark.

This is where the "Follow" button comes in.

By adding a "Follow" button on your Facebook profile, people will be able to follow you and see all of your public posts, even if you have 5,000 friends. That means there will be zero limits on how many people can connect with you on your personal profile, and you can build your following to whatever size you want.

In this article, I'm going to show you step-by-step how to add a "Follow" button on your Facebook profile in 2021. It's a very quick process and will only take you a few seconds.

Note: If you'd like to watch my video for it instead of reading this article, you can click the video's thumbnail at the top of this page or watch it here on YouTube.

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    How to Add a "Follow" Button on Your Facebook Profile

    As I mentioned above, the process to add a Follow button on your Facebook profile is super simple...

    The first thing you'll need to do is go to the "Settings" page on Facebook, which you can access by clicking here, or by going to the top-right corner of the Facebook site and clicking on the menu item circled in the image below:

    How to add follow button on facebook profile - Step 1

    Once you've clicked on that menu item, it'll give you a new drop-down menu with several options to choose from.

    Inside that drop-down menu, you'll need to click "Settings & Privacy", followed by "Settings". (See the screenshots below)

    How to add follow button on facebook profile - Step 2
    How to add follow button on facebook profile - Step 3

    Doing that should open up the "Settings" page. In the Settings page, you'll need to find the section for "Public Posts" listed in the page's sidebar menu, as shown in the image below. Click on that menu item to open that section of Facebook's settings.

    Screen Shot 2021-02-13 at 11.03.56 AM

    Once you've done that, it'll load a page with a section titled "Public Posts Filters and Tools".

    Under that section, you'll see a sub-section with the title, "Who Can Follow Me" (screenshot shown below).

    All you have to do is click the option for that sub-section and make sure it's set to "Public". At that point, it'll automatically save and the Follow button will be added to your Facebook profile, giving people the option to follow you.

    Screen Shot 2021-02-13 at 11.09.49 AM

    And now you're officially good to go! People will see the option to follow you when they go to your Facebook profile.

    On top of that, any time someone sends you a friend request from now on, they'll automatically become a follower.

    A little note to keep in mind – if you decline a friend request, whoever sent that friend request will still remain a follower and be able to see all of your Public posts on their newsfeed... so if you don't want to keep someone as a follower after declining their request, you'll need to delete them from your "Followers" list too.

    What's Next: How to Increase Facebook Followers (3 Easy Steps)

    Now that you've added the "Follow" button on your Facebook profile, the obvious next step is to learn how exactly to increase your followers on Facebook and grow your audience.

    Lucky for you, I recorded a quick 8-minute video that you can watch below (or an article version here if you prefer reading) that will walk you through one of the easiest and most effective strategies to grow your following on Facebook pretty quickly.

    Go ahead and check it out below.

    Zeky Ahmed

    About Zeky Ahmed

    Zeky Ahmed is the founder of CultBuilders.com - He helps impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of direct response marketing and the internet to build, monetize and scale their own highly-devoted and lucrative "cult" audiences online.

    If you'd like Zeky to help you grow your business and audience, click the button below to check out his flagship incubator program, Cult Builders Elite™.

    Zeky Ahmed

    About Zeky Ahmed

    Zeky Ahmed is the founder of CultBuilders.com - He helps impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of direct response marketing and the internet to build, monetize and scale their own highly-devoted and lucrative "cult" audiences online.

    If you'd like Zeky to help you grow your business and audience, click the button below to check out his flagship incubator program, Cult Builders Elite™.