What is following?
Actually, ‘following’ simply means keeping in touch with, or maintaining track of the activities of someone, page or group on Facebook. You can follow people and pages on Facebook, and people who aren’t your friend can follow you even if you ignore their friend request. If you follow someone who is not your friend you can see their posts in your News Feed. So people who follow you can see what you post publicly but may not have access to your profile information or commenting on your posts.
How do you have followers on Facebook?
People can’t really follow you except you give them permissions by simply changing your profile settings so you can have friends and followers on Facebook. Click the arrow point down on your profile in the top-right corner and select Settings option. Then click Public Posts on the left and select Friends or Public next to the option Who Can Follow Me based on who you want to be able to see your stuff. You can then specify even further about whether those who follow you and are not your friends can post comments, notifications or if they can have access to your public information.
Know who follows you.
If you have chosen to allow people to ‘Follow’ you on Facebook, your friends will automatically follow you but you can let people who aren’t your friends still do so. If you have allowed people to follow you, you can see who follows by checking your list of followers. So to check those who follow you,
- Go to your Facebook profile,
- Click ‘Friends’ in the tab below the cover photo
- Click Followers.
If you do not have any followers this option will not be available, sorry. Someone who adds you as a Friend, even if you reject or delete the friend request can automatically be following you. If you have ignored and deleted the person’s friend request, and if you don’t want them to follow you, you can block them.