Profiles Policy allows an administrator to restrict some features in Profiles application (e.g. following, networking).
For example, administrator could disable the "Following" feature for all users or specific user types (see https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSYGQH_6.0.0/admin/admin/t_admin_profiles_configure_following.html)
This feature is working fine when accessing IBM Connections Profiles using browser interface.
However, IBM Connections Desktop Plug-in and Connections Mobile app do not consider the settings defined via profiles policy. In the specific case, users still get the option displayed to "Follow" a profile. Clicking it fails with an undescriptive error message.
For consistency in end user experience, all clients should consider server-side settings as defined in profiles policy.