Facebook Tests New Subscribe To Feature
Facebook has been rolling out one new feature lately after another. Now the company is testing another new product, which allows you to subscribe to all the actions of a specific user. In other words, you can be notified whenever a user of your interest does something on the site. Thus, this is a peculiar response of Facebook to the follow function of Twitter.
As one of the Facebook users who happened to see this function in action said, you can’t miss a single action of the user you need, simply by “subscribing” to it. This feature could serve as a new additional opportunity for Pages if Facebook allows users to subscribe to the activity of its other members. As a result, all your subscribers, as well as “fans” are guaranteed to receive all updates to your page.
Not all users reacted to the new feature in the same way. Some believe that using this function as an element of persecution of a particular person can cause a negative reaction from the community. As you can see in the picture below, you can “subscribe” to any user, and then receive notifications each time he updates his status, places a photo or performs any other action. Although perhaps not everyone will like it, the fact that anyone can find out that you liked something or find out where you are right now.
The Facebook team said that the new feature is currently being tested on a small percentage of network users. And the decision to include it in the main functionality has not yet been made.
The competitor Facebook, popular in the Russian open spaces, VKontakte, a similar function has existed for a long time. The “My News” section displays the activity of all your friends since your last visit.