How to automatically follow Facebook posts (mobile)

(Mobile version) Follow responses on a Facebook post? There's a better way than typing "follow"!

The Situation

How to automatically get notifications for responses to a post on Facebook that someone else posted in your mobile Facebook app.

By the way, this is also a good method to avoid others from seeing that you are interested in follow ups on that particular post. Following these steps make sure you’re following anonymously (to the rest of the world. Remember, Facebook still is the mother of alle big brothers.

Steps to achieve it

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

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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.