Facebook Testing "Subscribe To" User Feature
By on September 2nd, 2010

Looks like both and is busy with adding new features to their respective sites. Facebook is in the process of testing a new feature which will allow users to subscribe to a specific user and receive notifications whenever the user performs an action.

Facebook Subscribe To

This feature is a bit different than the regular Facebook feed because it will send you a notification whenever someone performs an action just like Twitter shows you when a user tweets as you can see in the screenshot below.

Facebook Subscribe Notifications

The new “Subscribe To” feature will allow users to track certain users and find out what they are doing, however, considering the privacy problems that this feature would invoke among users, Facebook would have to tread carefully. Hopefully, Facebook will not allow the world to subscribe to your updates, or allow you to entirely turn off the feature.

Earlier last month, Facebook had rolled out a feature to allow users to control notifications on likes and comments, so this would just be another step forward.

(Source: All Facebook)

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    I sure hope there is an option to prevent people from subscribing to me like that. I don’t think I’d want my every move on Facebook to be sent out.

 
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