What is subscription linking on Facebook?
Subscription linking is a feature that allows you to easily access a news publisher’s content on Facebook. To use this feature, you must be subscribed to a news publisher.
If Facebook News is available to you, subscriber content will be available in a dedicated section called Your Subscriptions.
Keep in mind that subscription linking may not be available for all publishers.
Why am I seeing prompts to link my subscription with a news publisher?
News publishers and Facebook work together to identify whether paid news subscribers have Facebook accounts and are eligible to link them. You may be receiving prompts to link your subscription based on information a publisher shares with us that they already have, such as your email address.
Keep in mind that we only share your personally identifiable subscription information with a publisher if you give us permission to do so. You would then remain logged in as a subscriber each time you click on an article from that publisher on Facebook. To learn more about the information Facebook receives and how we use it, visit our Data Policy and Cookies Policy.
Why am I seeing prompts to link my free account with a news publisher?
If you have non-paying account with a news publisher that allows you to access a set number of articles for free (example: 10 articles per month), you may also be receiving prompts to link your account based on information a publisher shares with us that they already have, such as your email address.
Linking your non-paying account allows you to remain logged in for free articles each time you click on an article from that publisher on Facebook.
What happens if I don't link my news subscription to my Facebook account?
If you miss a prompt or decide not to link your subscription, your Facebook experience will remain the same. You’ll have additional chances to link, but after a while you’ll stop seeing prompts altogether.
How do I unlink my news subscription from my Facebook account?
- In the mobile app, visit the Facebook Page of a publisher that you wish to unlink.
- Tap at the upper right side of the publisher’s Page or Your Subscriptions section in Facebook News.
- Select Subscription Settings.
- Deselect Link Your Subscription.
- Select Unlink to confirm.