Facebook has decided to make certain changes to their platform to curb spam and misuse. One key change includes removing the ability for third party apps Outpost Social, to post to a user's personal Facebook Page.
This move is part of a broader view the Company has taken, in-light of recent events, to make the platform a safer place for all users.
We do understand that as a small business owner, the ability to auto post to Your Facebook pages and Groups is a key part of your social media strategy, and while these recent changes can be an inconvenience, we believe this presents an opportunity for all to update major aspects of their brand identities.
You can keep posting to your Facebook pages, profiles, etc. By converting your personal ( or specifically-created profile) to a brand page.
Facebook Profiles vs Facebook Pages
We believe that Facebook is also actively encouraging people to use tools like Outpost Social for their business or organization, rather than personal use. They are continuing to support the use of Facebook Pages, rather than personal Profiles, for things like scheduling and analytics.
(Click here for more information about the pros and cons of making this change)
1. Log into your Facebook account
2. Go to Create a Facebook Page Based on Your Profile.3. Click Get Started and follow the on-screen instructions.
Your new Page will automatically publish once the conversion process is finished. To change this setting, click to select Off next to Publish Page when done at the top. #facebookpageconversion #outpostsocial