How to automatically follow Facebook posts (desktop)

The situation

Technically the correct phrase would be: “How to automatically get notifications for responses to a post on Facebook that someone else posted”. Danggg, it took me longer to write that down, than to create that 20 second video, which shows how it works.

PS This is also a good method to avoid others from seeing that you are interested in follow ups on that particular post.

The Steps

If you’d like to be automatically notified of new replies to a certain post, just tick the top right down arrow in the post, and scroll down to turn on “notifications for this post”.

Video Tutorial

Do you literally want to see how it’s done? Watch the quick video I made about it.

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Would you actually like to know WHY you should do this?​

Put yourself in the shoes of the person who posts the message. Let’s say you put out a cry for support. Deadlines and customers are chasing you, and you just can’t solve that one issue you have. Every time you see the notification bell signaling there’s a new reply, you’re expectantly checking, getting your hopes up that someone posted the answer to your burning question… Only to to find that this someone wrote “follow” or “up”. Disappointing, right?

Now you know how you can spare someone that same disappointment.

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Anne-Mieke Bovelett runs a versatile advertisement & project management agency. She’s also a private teacher for entrepreneurs who want to learn to set up and maintain their own websites with WordPress and Elementor. Besides that she is an art & food coach. She currently lives in Mönchengladbach, a small city near Düsseldorf, but often resides in other countries as well. She’s fluent in Dutch, English, German (including Swiss-German dialect) and geek speak. Read more…


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