What is Professional Mode and How To Activate it on Facebook
The trendiest thing right now on Facebook is the professional mode. Since this feature was rolled out by Meta, it has seen a great acceptance by the Facebook community.
Everyone is currently updating their post, showcasing how they successful activated professional mode
What Is Facebook professional mode?
Once you turn on professional mode for your profile, anyone can follow you and see your public content in their feed, but you'll still be in control of who sees what content you share. That means you can share public updates, or decide to share content with just your friends, too.
As you read down this post, you will see how to activate Facebook professional mode.
Meanwhile let's see the difference between this professional mode and personal account.
What's the difference between personal account and professional account on Facebook ?
Your Personal account is meant to keep up with friends and family on a daily basis. This is the place to share personal photos and status updates with people who are close to you. You can also use your personal account to directly message friends or comment on the activity they share on their personal page. You are limited to just maximum of five thousand (5000) friends.
On the other hands, when you activate professional account, you should expect the following:
Followers: Your Who can follow me setting will be set to Public, if it isn't already. This will allow anyone on Facebook to follow you and see your public content in their Feed. There's no limit to how many followers you can have. You can still share private updates to friends.
Profile category: Your Intro section helps people learn more about your profile and will now include a profile category. All profiles are set to the category Digital creator by default upon turning on professional mode
To change your profile category: In your About section, select Contact and basic info and edit your Category.
Insights: You can learn about your audience and understand how people are engaging with your content through aggregated Insights.
Professional dashboard: Manage your profile's insights and professional tools.
Monetise: If eligible, you can use your profile to earn money on Facebook, such as with Reels.
Now that you have known the difference between these two Facebook account, you can now decide whether to stick to your already existing profile or switch to professional mode. Incase you've decided to switch from your personal account, let's see how we can turn on professional mode.
How to turn on professional mode on Facebook?
- Open Facebook app (main app in blue colour not Lite)
- Go to your profile section
- Now open your general profile settings by tapping on the three dots next to "Edit Profile," which is the profile menu tab.
- select the Professional Mode checkbox.
- When you reach the bottom of the page, scroll down until you see the option to "Turn On Professional Mode." Click on it, and you will then be prompted to turn it on once more. Click the blue bar that says "Turn On."
- Once you've done that, your Facebook dashboard will appear in professional mode. It's as easy as anything.
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If you feel you don't like the professional mode, you can always turn it off or deactivate it. It is easy just the same way you turned it on.
Here's a quick tutorial on how to turn off professional mode on Facebook.
If by any chance you didn't see the option to turn on professional mode, here's why it's like that:
Small percentage of Facebook users have access to the Professional Mode function. Facebook claimed in its statement that it would "expand to more people people shortly, additional countries in the coming months, and deliver more tools and capabilities over time, including access to more revenue possibilities and other platform features
I know you have gained a lot from this post, if you encountered issues while activating or turning on professional mode on Facebook, feel free to ask me questions or drop your questions in the comment section.
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