Social media platforms are filled with all types of content. Facebook gets 510,000 comments every minute. You might come across a post that intrigues you, and you’d want to stay updated about what people are saying on that post.
Of course, you can save the post and keep returning to it to check, but that sounds repetitive and tiring, especially if you have a short attention span and tend to forget. So how do you keep up with a post on Facebook?
Facebook has a feature that lets you quietly follow posts from the list of options that appear from the three dots. You can also comment underneath the post to receive notifications, but you might get spammed with unwanted notifications.
You don’t have to comment on a post and let everyone know to keep updated with it. There’s a dedicated feature to follow a post, and you’ll learn all about it in this article.
Does Commenting Help To Follow a Post on Facebook?
You’ve probably seen “F” or “Following” in the comments section of posts or lines and lines of one-word comments under posts that will prompt many answers.
One of Facebook’s oldest features notifies you about other comments on a post you have commented on. Hence, if people want to follow the comments on a post or receive notifications about activity, they comment.
Now, if you’re just someone who commented on the post to share something related to it, you will probably get spammed with notifications of people writing one-word comments on it. It can get pretty frustrating after some time.
Another drawback of following a post this way is the real comments getting lost in long threads.
Imagine seeing loads of comments on a post, but when you read them, it’s just a bunch of that — a waste of everyone’s time.
The solution to this is straightforward, yet not everyone knows about it. We’ll get into it, but first, let’s talk about why you would even want to follow posts on Facebook?
Why Follow a Post?
There could be many reasons you would want to follow a post and be notified about its activity. One particular reason could be that the post and, more specifically, its answers might be of interest to you.
For instance, if you are in a Facebook group about healthy eating, you might want to know what other people are saying and doing. If there’s a post looking for something similar that you wish, you might benefit from queries like that.
Hence, following posts is a convenient and quick way to get bite-sized information that might be relevant to you from other Facebook users.
Another reason why users may choose to follow a post is so that they can revisit the post later. When we are scrolling through Facebook, we are in between tasks or occupied elsewhere. Sometimes the posts we want to read might be too long to read at the exact moment properly.
The solution to this is to follow the post so you can receive an update on its activity and be reminded to view it later. Otherwise, posts can get lost in the timeline and can hardly ever be found again.
Now that we know why following a post might be helpful for Facebook users, let’s see how to do it.
Steps to Follow a Post on Facebook
You can follow any post on Facebook in these three simple steps:
- Open Facebook through your app or browser and navigate to the post you want to follow.
- Tap the three-dotted line in the top right corner of the post. A drop-down menu with a list of options will appear.
- Tap the “Turn on notifications for this post.”
Facebook will keep notifying you about the activity of the post you’ve turned on notifications for. Then it’s up to you what you do with it.
How to Unfollow a Post on Facebook
You can also unfollow a post using almost the exact steps. To Unfollow a post on Facebook:
- Open Facebook.
- Tap the three-dotted line in the top right corner of the post.
- Select “Turn off notifications for this post.”
Not many people know about the feature to turn on notifications for a Facebook post. Most people would comment underneath a post and receive a bunch of notifications.
However, following a Facebook post the right way is pretty convenient. As more people discover this feature, there’ll be less spamming in the comments section with one-liners only to stay updated on the post.
You’ll get a notification as soon as someone has commented on the post or if the person who posted has made any changes to it.
You can check your notifications in the notifications bar of your app or browser version of Facebook.
If you have lost interest in the post or are getting annoyed by the number of notifications about it, you can choose to unfollow the post the same way you followed it.
Instead of seeing the option “Turn on notifications for this post,” you will see “Turn off notifications for this post“. Tap that, and you are good to go.