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Get Your Friends’ Status Updates Wherever You Are

Don't be the last to know about what's happening with your friends, family or co-workers just because you're away from your computer. You now can subscribe to receive text messages of your friends' status updates directly from their profiles.

Click on the "Subscribe via SMS" link below your friends' profile pictures to get their latest news while you are mobile. You can also comment on your friends' status updates directly from your phone by replying to the text messages you receive. You can even subscribe to mobile updates from the Facebook Pages of your favorite celebrities, public figures, businesses and organizations.

If you already have Facebook Mobile activated for your phone or device, then you will begin receiving the text message updates after confirming your subscription. If you haven't yet set up Facebook Mobile, you will be taken through a series of steps to activate it before receiving text messages.

While Facebook does not charge for this service, your mobile-service provider's standard text messaging rates will apply so be sure to check with your provider. You can stop receiving text message status updates from your friends and connections at any time. Unsubscribe in one of three ways: reply directly from your mobile phone with "unsubscribe," return to a friend's profile and click the "Unsubscribe from SMS Updates" link or edit your mobile texts settings from the Mobile settings page.

If you're not able to sign-up yet, keep checking back. We're working to expand this to more and more people around the world. As of now, we're able to offer this service in 18 countries, where we have existing relationships with mobile service providers, like the U.S., U.K., South Africa, Indonesia and New Zealand.

We're constantly working to add new mobile features for Facebook. Learn more about all of the mobile options on Facebook, from device-specific applications to our m.facebook.com mobile site, on our Facebook Mobile page.

Phil, an engineer, loves getting status updates texted to his phone in real-time.