How to change ADD FRIEND to FOLLOW button on Facebook in 2021

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How to change add friend to follow button on facebook in 2021

Do you want to know how to change add friend to follow on facebook  on Facebook? In this guide, you will learn how to replace and switch between the buttons to suit your needs.

Nowadays, the trend of adding a follow button to Facebook profiles is increasing. When creating a new Facebook account, the “follow” button is by default disabled. Instead, there is an “add friend” button on the Facebook profile.

However, you can easily switch from add friends to follow by following a few simple steps. This is a complete guide to adding a follow button on any personal Facebook profile.

The follow button is perfect for you if:

  • You are a celebrity who choose to reach out to fans through his or her personal Facebook account as opposed to creating a new Facebook page.
  • You have reached the maximum 5000 friends limit on Facebook and you want to have more followers.
  • You want your timeline to be free from unlimited friends post. In other words, you want to see posts only from a very few friends in your newsfeed.
  • You want strangers to stop sending you friends request but will like them to be your followers instead.

Now to learn how to change Facebook add friend to follow button

How to change add friend button to follow on 2021

STEP 1: Log in to Facebook and click on the Small menu icon at this top right conner of the home page. Once the menu opens, click on Settings. Alternatively, you visit www.facebook.com/settings if you don’t want to use Facebook App.

How to change facebook add friend to follow button
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Step 2: click on “How people find and contact you”

STEP 3: Click on “Who can send you friend requests?”

How to change add friend to follow button on facebook in 2021
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STEP 4: change it from “everyone” to “friends of friends”

How to change add friend to follow button on facebook in 2021
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Make your posts public

You need to set your Facebook posts to public so that your followers can see them. Note that if you don’t make this change, you will only amass followers for nothing because they won’t be able to see your posts.

STEP 1: Go back to the Menu and click on Settings. Click on followers and public content.

Step 2: Then make the following changes

Who Can Follow Me: Public

Public Profile Info: Public

If you have completed the setup as explained in this guide, congratulations, you profile is now allowing people to follow you.

Note that: only people who are not connected to you in any way will see the follow button. The friends of your Facebook friends will still be able to send friend requests to you.

Presently, there’s no way to stop friends of your Facebook friends from trying to add you as friends. If you don’t want anyone to be your friend just ignore their friends request.

That’s all. You have successfully change your Facebook add friend to follow button

About the Author: Femi Olawole

Femi Olawole is a web designer, blogger and SEO expert. He is the owner of XYZ News Nigeria, a local news and entertainment blog

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