Are you referring to the box that says “Following” when viewing another person’s profile? This means that you’re not friends with the person in question, but rather you’re following them. You can see their public updates, but they don’t see anything of yours. You can enable or disable followers of your own account.
What does it mean when it says following instead of message?
It means that the person chose not to add you, and they’ve made their settings to put rejected requests as “followers” of their page. It only gives you access to their public posts and information. There is an option on people’s profile to follow. This does not require an accepted friend request.
What does it mean on Facebook when it says following?
The “following” feature allows any user with a Facebook account to subscribe to your account so that your public updates show up in their newsfeed, even if you haven’t accepted them as a friend.
Why can you follow someone on Facebook but not friend them?
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Go to Account Settings » Under Privacy, Set “Who can send me friend requests” to Friends of Friends so the “Add Friend” button won’t appear on people who don’t have any friends from your own friends list. They will then have the option only to follow you.
What does it mean when I sent someone a friend request and am following and able to message them but when I go back to their profile the friend button is gone?
If it says “message” only, then the person has said both “not now” AND “Mark as spam” to the request. You then have to wait three months, before the “send friend request” option returns … or the receiver can change its’ status within their own activity log, and reinstate your ability to ‘request’ them again.
How can u stop someone from following you on Facebook?
How to block a follower on Facebook
- Go to the profile of the person you want to block or restrict on Facebook’s website or mobile app.
- Tap the three dots on the right hand side under their name. Tap the three dots next to the person’s name. Melanie Weir/Business Insider.
- On the Manage menu, tap Block, then confirm.
Can you tell if a person has unfollowed you on Facebook but is still your friend?
To check and see who is currently following you go to the “More” tab located on your profile page and click on “Followers.” If you don’t see someone who’s still on your friends list, it means they’ve unfollowed you.
How do you know who’s following you on Facebook?
How to see who is following you on Facebook
- Go to your friends tab and select the “More” section. Click the “More” tab. …
- Click “Following.” Select “Following.” …
- Scroll through the list of who’s following you. Scroll through to see who follows your profile. …
- Facebook users can choose to “follow” a page without liking it.
What is the difference between friends and followers on Facebook?
Facebook friends are for close connections, while followers allow posts to reach wider audiences. Users can select the friends, people, and pages to follow to curate their News Feed and consume content of interest on Facebook.
What happens when you unfollow someone on Facebook?
When you unfollow one of your Facebook friends, it does not affect their “following” of you. You will stop seeing their posts in your News Feed, but if they were following you, they will still see your posts on their News Feeds.
What happens when you follow someone on facebook without being their friend?
When you add someone as a friend, you automatically follow that person, and they automatically follow you. This means you may see each other’s posts in News Feed. When you follow someone who you’re not friends with, you’ll see posts that they’ve shared publicly in your News Feed.
Can you add a friend on Facebook without anyone knowing?
1 – Log into your Facebook account and click on your name to display your Timeline page. 2 – Click the Activity Log button. … Your Facebook friends will no longer be notified when you add someone new to your friend list.
What does it mean when the add friend button is gone?
If you don’t see the “Add as Friend” button, it’s because the person you’re trying to befriend has adjusted her privacy settings to block friend requests (see Chapter 14 for details). Fill out the confirmation box that appears and then click Send Request.
How can I stop someone from seeing a friend request I accidentally sent?
- This applies to a browser version of FB — the app on a phone or other device might have limited capabilities.
- Go to your home page (the one that shows a little house icon at the top) and click on Friends from the left hand side.
- Then, find the person you sent the request to and click CANCEL REQUEST.
Why does it say message and not add friend?
If you’re not friends with that person on Facebook, you can only send that person a message. Also, this may also mean that you already sent that person a request and you got marked as spam or your friend request got deleted.