How to Follow a Facebook Post without Commenting

There are several reasons why you might want to see comments on a Facebook post—I often want to see comments if the poster is asking a question I'd like to know the answer to. You can receive notifications about future comments by leaving a comment yourself. Indeed, I often see people comment "following" or "commenting because I'd like to receive updates" on Facebook status updates. But did you know that you can easily subscribe to updates without commenting on a thread? Here's how to follow a Facebook thread and receive notifications of comments without leaving a comment.

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How to Follow a Conversation Thread on Facebook Without Commenting

  • In the Facebook app, locate the conversation thread or post that you want to follow. When you follow a post, you’ll receive a notification when someone comments.

  • Tap on the arrow in the upper right corner of the post.

  • Tap More.

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  • Tap Turn on notifications for this post.

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Becca is a blogger, freelance writer, and iDevice addict. She lives in the middle of the Arizona desert with her husband and two boys, and can't imagine life getting any better. Read about her crazy life at, or connect with her on twitter @BeccaLudlum