Social networking site Facebook is reportedly testing out a new “subscribe to” feature, which notifies users every time some one updates his/her status, posts a photos, videos, or comments on a topic.
The new feature will allow users to receive alerts whenever their friends and family members update their Facebook profile.
Commenting on the “subscribe to” feature facebook said, “It lets people subscribe to friends and pages to receive notifications whenever the person they’ve subscribed to updates their status or posts new content (photos, videos, links, or notes).”
The popular social networking site also added that the new feature is being tested only with a diminutive per cent of users.
However, it is still unclear whether or not people will be able to subscribe to Facebook member that they are not friends with. Twitter that allows its users to receive and send messages in up to 140 characters lets people to follow those who are not following them in return.
But, as usual Facebook’s new feature has started encountering criticism from industry watchers, who see the new feature as a potential stalking tool.
Facebook is yet to confirm when it would roll out the new feature.
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