How to use Timeline and Subscribe
A guide for public figures
Millions of people visit Facebook every day to connect with friends and discover more about public figures they care about. This guide is designed to help public figures use Timeline and Subscribe to connect with their public audience authentically and personally.
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Introducing Timeline and Subscribe
In the past, many public figures used Facebook profiles to connect with friends and family, and Pages to connect with their public audiences. With Timeline and Subscribe, it’s now possible to connect with your friends and family and your public audience in one place. Timeline is a collection of the top photos, stories, and life events that make you who you are — organized as they happen. Timeline is the story of your life. Create an authentic presence on Facebook
Add a great cover photo and profile image that express your personality.
Expand your audience with Subscribe
Anyone can subscribe to you and start receiving your public updates in their News Feed.
Build a network
Connect with other public figures you know to build your network.
Tell your story
Highlight your professional information, memorable photos, and life events.
Control who sees what you share
Use privacy controls to decide who sees each of your updates. Post publicly when you want to reach your subscribers.
Visit facebook.com/about/timeline and click "Get Timeline" to activate and publish your own timeline.
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Get started with Subscribe
Subscribe is a feature on your timeline that allows your audience to receive your public updates directly in their News Feed. When you allow subscribers, you can share your story with an unlimited audience while reserving personal updates for people you know well.
Turn on Subscribe
To allow subscribers and start building your public audience, visit...