I suspect that despite my liberal settings my followers are unable to do anything else than share my posts. I would like to enable likes for them.

I am asking because in the picture below, when I click view as public, it only shows the option to share.

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What it is showing in the screenshot (first one) is correct. It is showing how your profile looks like for others who are not following you or are not your friend on Facebook. It is not showing how it looks for those who are already following you. To see that, change the Public option with any of your friends' names.

Look at the Add Friend and Follow options. They are there, so it is showing anyone can send you a friend request or follow you.

For more clarity you can look into your profile from someone's profile who is already following you. You will see Like and Comment options will be there (if post is public).

So your settings are fine, just make sure when you are posting something you have set the audience as Public.

  • You're saying my followers can see all that my friends are seeing? Since you say try view as a friend.
    – Manumit
    Commented Sep 7, 2016 at 6:27
  • No, followers can see only your public post.
    – serenesat
    Commented Sep 7, 2016 at 6:40

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