How to Get ALL Notifications from a Facebook Page


 The ability to become a fan of a brand on Facebook offers a great way to stay in touch with company happenings, new products, special sales alerts and more.

"Liking" a Business, makes you a fan but does not guarantee you see the posts the Page makes

“Liking” a Business, makes you a fan but does not guarantee you see the posts the Page makes


By “Liking” a page, you’ve chosen to become a fan so that you get information from the company and the posts they make in your own News Feed on Facebook, but the downside is that simply liking a page does not ensure that a fan is able to see all the brand Facebook posts.

In fact, the median reach of Facebook posts by a Page to a fan is 16%.  In plain English….fans typically see only 16% of the posts a brand makes on their Facebook Page!

Can this be overcome?  You want to see the posts of the company you have “Liked” and don’t want to miss a post.  Does Facebook offer an option to get all the posts?

Get Facebook Notifications

Facebook offers a solution for Pages to get “Notifications” from any Page.

Notifications alert a Facebook user every time a page makes a post, just like a user is alerted to a post on their wall or a comment a friend makes on their posts.  Notifications are a great way to stay in touch with all that a brand is posting.

How to Get Facebook Notifications of all Posts a Page Makes

How to Activate Facebook Notifications of all Posts a Page Makes

To Activate Notifications for a Page:

  1. Navigate to the Page on Facebook.
  2. Like” the Page and continue hovering over the “Like” button
  3. When the drop down menu appears, select Get Notifications (see image above)

This will then activate notifications to you for that Page.

Viewing Notifications

Notifications alerts of a new post will appear in your Facebook Notification area.  A red square with the number of new notifications that you have not yet viewed appears at the top of your Facebook page in the web, mobile, or mobile app versions of Facebook.

Simply click on the Notification globe button to see a quick view of the each and then click on one to go to view that the full post.

Facebook Notifications

The Value of Notifications:

For any Facebook user the value of Facebook Notifications is the ability to ensure that you as a fan see and are informed of each post by a Facebook Page. This keeps you “in the know” about items, sales, and happenings from that company.  For businesses, the value of Notifications has many applications including:

  • By encouraging fans to activate notifications from your page, you help ensure they get your content and posts!
  • Notifications gives a brand the ability to follow competitors and see what they are sharing and doing.
  • As well, from an industry perspective a business can get notifications from the pages of leaders and influencers in their industry as a way to stay in touch with trends and new information.

Facebook notifications is a simple and useful tool for Facebook users to make sure they are alerted to news and items of interest from any fan page on Facebook.

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  • Thanks for this post, Mike. I shared it on my Page and asked my fans to share it with all of their fans. There is another way to turn on notification and you don’t need to visit the actual Page to do it. Mouse over the name or avatar of any Page in a post or comment anywhere and you’ll get a popup. Mouse over the Liked button and select “Get Notifications” from there.

    • Guest

      You actually don’t have to like a page to get their updates. You simply just turn on notifications without liking the page. I’s a great way to “spy” without the page owners knowing.

    • Yes, thanks for adding that Hugh. I love the hover over access!

  • Jorgen Poulsen

    You actually don’t have to like a page to get their updates it’s just that people don’t know. You simply just turn on notifications without liking the page. I’s a great way to “spy” without the page owners knowing.

  • Unfortunately it is not possible to get notifications from a page TO your page! You can only get notifications to your personal profile. The only option page to page is ‘Like’. This means you have to use your personal profile for notifications relevant to all your pages and it is easy to get clogged with stuff you’d rather keep on a business level 🙁

    • Yes, it is Page to Profile. Lots of us use Facebook for business heavily and the key is that it is a social network so makes sense to me for Notifications to be shown to profiles by Facebook.

  • Mike, the reminder about the notifications is good to know. 16% is a pretty small average. True, not everyone will do it- but having those who are the most interested get all of your posts is a big deal.

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  • Victor Fuica

    There is a possible bug encountred while having the notifications on in which for some pages you actually don’t get them. Anyone know how to fix that? I am missing out and don’t want to. :C

  • Jenn Carter Vogel

    How do you do this with Facebook Mobile, though? On FBM, it only gives the option of follow or unlike when you tap the like thumb on a page. That’s using Apple iOS, btw. Just curious. 🙂 Thanks!

    • Hi. Yes, these are desktop instructions. Mobile has less features.

    • Same on Android. While the notifications are supported on mobile, there doesn’t appear to be a way to turn then on (or off) from a mobile device. That’s a real bummer considering the Facebook audience is highly mobile.

      • Yes, what I outline is desktop. It is rare to have all the same robust features in mobile as they do in desktop version. Typically any app streamlines things and narrows down features somewhat on a mobile.

  • Thanks for the useful information. it helped me alot

  • Eddie

    I’m getting only one day of notifications now. How can I correct this, please?

  • Neil Moll

    How do you do this on mobile app? Going to “Liked” on mobile doesn’t give you the ‘get notifications’ option.

    • That is correct. No method to access on a mobile device.

  • Brylle

    is there a way to get notifications from ALL pages i liked?

    • You need to setup Notifications per page to get them from each.

  • Sarah H

    Is there a way, as a Page to track how many people subscribe to Notifications?

    • Hi Sarah. No, at this time there is not a way to know that number.

  • Hi,
    Great article, thanks.
    I have been doing the notifications for a while, but for about the last several weeks, I’m not getting any page notifications from ANY page…. I’ve tried to unlike and re-like, and everything I can think of and haven’t had any luck… Do you or anyone else know of a solution to get notifications from other company’s pages again? Please reply and let me know asap when anyone can, thanks!

  • Jen

    I have a friends list that consists of only 2 friends. I have marked “get notifications” on both individuals. Sometimes my friend list will have a 1 next to it indicating that I have a notification however when I click on it I get a “no post to show” message? sometimes I see the post sometimes I dont?

    • Well, my article is about Notifications for Facebook Pages, not friend lists. However, I would say that this is a Facebook bug perhaps.

  • Goldy Jandu

    does anyone know how can you get a push notification from a page that you like? i.e. phone vibrates when a page updates its status etc etc, basically I’m following a betting tips page and I never seem to get the notification on time and miss out on the tips as they are inplay, as there anyone who can suggest a fix around this? Id really appreciate it

    • Todd McDonnell

      That is my exact problem, and for the same reason, inplay bets!! LOL!!
      Did you ever figure out how to do this? It’s a major annoyance, I don’t know how others get on the tips since there doesn’t seem to be a way to get mobile notifications from a page…?

      • Liu

        I’d like to get the same as you Todd. Did you figure it out? All I get in my phone is “you have 20 new notifications”. I want individual notifications.

  • Suzie Ellis

    Since November I have stopped receiving email notifications. I have tried every trick in my book to get them back on. I have Comcast internet (Xfinity), using Outlook for my Hotmail account, Norton for bugs and such. Driving me bonkers