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Facebook's 'Subscribe' Button: 5 Things You Need To Know

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Forget "friending": a new feature from Facebook now lets users "subscribe" to one another's updates.

In a blog post published Wednesday, Facebook announced that it would begin rolling out the "subscribe button," a tool that offers users a new way to interact with one another, as well as more of a say over the information that appears in their News Feeds.

"Our mission is to connect people and help them share. The goal of this new feature really is to give people more control over how they do that," Naomi Gleit, Facebook's director of product, told the Huffington Post.

As we wrote here, the just-announced setting, which lets Facebook operate more like Twitter by enabling people to "follow" public figures, could have important effects on etiquette, sharing, and the way people connect on Facebook.

Facebook will begin rolling out the "subscribe" button to all users starting September 14.

We've put together a guide to five key things you need to know about the "subscribe" button. Check them out, then tell us what you think of the new feature in the comments below.

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