A couple of months ago facebook introduced the subscribe button, that lets people subscribe to other’s facebook updates without adding him/her as friend. As facebook doesn’t allows to have more than 5000 friends, this features works great, as it allows unlimited number of persons to subscribe to your fb updates.Those who cant become friends due to this 5000 limit can become mutual subscribers, they can then receive each other’s update and can also comment on their updates. Its like a indirect way of becoming friends.
The greatest drawback of this feature is that, people who send friend requests that you ignore, delete or hide also becomes your subscribers. So those people also gets your updates, whom you don’t want to be your friend. I was wondering if there is any way to prevent specific persons from becoming your subscriber? Unfortunately there is not.
You cant stop specific person from subscribing your updates, but you can definitely take some measures. From your profile, click the Subscribers tab on the left menu. If you are using timeline, you can locate the subscribe box below your cover photo. Now click the Settings button in the top right. From here you can turn off the subscribe feature, you can select who can comment and some other settings as well.
If you don’t want to turn off the subscribe feature, and also do not want a specific person to subscribe to your public updates, or want to disconnect from a specific subscriber, then all you can do is to block that person’s profile.