Many users might think Facebook is a thing of the past, but it is not true. Facebook is still one of the highest-rated social media platforms on the internet at present. With billions of users, this platform is soaring.
From enabling you to connect with your loved ones to keeping up with celebrities, Facebook is versatile. Additionally, Facebook allows users to follow people to keep up with their posting content.
If you are confused about the people or pages you follow on Facebook, this article should clarify all your doubts.
A Little About Facebook Following
Similar to Instagram and Tiktok, even Facebook (or Meta) allows you to follow other people and pages on their platform.
In common terms, you “make friends” on Facebook. So, when you are following a Facebook account, it means that you are subscribing to their profile or page. So, every time they post new content, it should appear on your Facebook feed and even your notifications.
Many first-time users need clarification on whether to follow someone and be friends with someone on Facebook. These aren’t essentially the same. When you follow someone on Facebook, it doesn’t mean that you are friends with them.
But, if you follow a person (especially celebrities), you get access to the content they share publicly on their profile or page.
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How To See Who You Follow on Facebook?
Now that you have a better idea about Facebook following, how do you keep track? It isn’t as complicated as you think. Finding out who you follow on this app is quite simple.
Ideally, there are two routes you can check – on the PC and the Mobile app (for Android and iOS). We will highlight both steps in this article.
1. On PC
If you use Facebook on your PC instead of your mobile, finding out who you follow is simple. Just ensure that you are logged into your Facebook account with your credentials.
Once you are on the homepage, follow the steps to check who you are following on Facebook:
- Open your Profile and then click on the Friends tab. Under that, you’ll find a list of all the friends you have on Facebook.
- You must click on the “Facebook Following List” from there. This will show you a list of all the people you are following.
- If you want to check who follows you on Facebook, a “Followers” tab is also available.
Side note: If the “Following” tab isn’t visible in your profile, it indicates that you aren’t following anyone separately on your Facebook profile.
2. On Android or iOS
Now, only some people use Facebook on their PC. Most of the users come from the staple Facebook app available for Android and iOS.
So, if you want to check who you are following on your Facebook via their app, follow the steps mentioned below:
- Open your Facebook app on your Android or iOS device
- Navigate to your profile and then click on the three dots menu
- Under that, you will find a list of options. Click on Activity Log
- From there, you need to click on the “Following” tab to check who you are following on your account.
Can I Hide Who I Am Following on Facebook?
Many Facebook users who aren’t friends with others follow their page or account to keep up with their account activity.
If you want to stay inconspicuous and don’t let anyone know who you are following, it is possible, and it takes a few tweaks to the settings.
Since Facebook offers a diversity of privacy and security options, it isn’t surprising that you can easily conceal who can see who you are following on the social media platform.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Login to your Facebook account via your PC or mobile app
- Once on the news feed or home page, navigate to Settings
- Under that, scroll down until you find the Audience and Visibility section
- Tap on “Followers and Public Content”
Once the options open, click on the appropriate options to set who can see the pages, people, or accounts you follow on Facebook.
Once you select the appropriate option, you can save your new Privacy settings, and things should be hidden away from prying eyes.
How do I stop Automatically Following People or Pages on Facebook?
Let us assume it’s been a long time since you have checked your “Following” tab on Facebook. But you notice various new pages and accounts on your news feed. And the weird part is that you haven’t followed any of those accounts in the first place.
Sounds weird. This can happen when Facebook automatically decides to follow random accounts and pages. It could be a glitch or an error from Facebook’s end.
If you are tired of noticing irrelevant accounts and pages on your news feed, here’s what you need to do to stop automatically following people on Facebook:
- Open the Facebook app and log into your account with the credentials
- Navigate to Settings and then click on Public Posts
- Under that, click on the “Who can follow me” option
- Select “Friends” from the list of drop-down options
Once you do this, people you don’t know won’t be able to follow your account or get updates on your posts. It is a way of blocking third-party or, outsiders and non-mutuals from following your Facebook account.
Is it Safe to Follow Unknown people on Facebook?
If you are worried about following people you don’t know on Facebook, it is a subjective experience. Ideally, we’d recommend you follow safe and reliable pages with a good following.
Also, when following individual accounts, ensure that these are people you at least have an idea about. The last thing you want to do is follow someone who posts random and scam links, leading to your account getting hacked.
Facebook’s Follow option is a great way to keep up with people or organize your news feed with relevant content without needing to add someone to your friend list. However, now and then, you must cross-check who you are following and rearrange things according to preference. We hope this article gives you all the insights you need to sort that out.