Thursday, January 19, 2012

Disable Subscribers on Facebook

When Facebook rolled out the subscription services, I immediately approved it while not knowing exactly what would change.  I learned it allowed non-friends to subscribe to my updates, even when I didn't accept their friend requests.  Having no need for this, I wanted to disable it, but nowhere in the account or privacy settings could I find the section on subscriptions.  Here's how to prevent people from subscribing to your content:

1)  Go to your profile (not the newsfeed, your actual profile page that someone sees to learn about you).

2)  Click on "Subscribers" on the left-hand menu.

3)  On the page that opens up, you should see a button "Edit Settings" in the upper-right.  Click it.

4)  In the first section "Subscribers" change the drop-down option from "On" to "Off".

There you go!

UPDATE:  For the new time line, you'll find "Subscribers" under the down-arrow menu to the right of your name at the top of your profile (and just below your cover photo).

1 comment:

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