In October, I blogged that everything was great about the new Facebook iPad app except for one thing: it won’t allow you to toggle between being an admin of a page and your personal page. Well, paqman, a fabulous reader, offered a suggestion in the comments section of that post…and it works!
If you’re an admin of a page, Facebook gives you the option to pretty much keep that admin feature turned on all the time. Meaning that anytime you’re on your organization’s page, and you post, comment, etc., on that page, it’ll post as that page, even if you haven’t clicked “Use Facebook as [so and so page].”
I know about this feature, but I’ve never used it, because when I’m using Facebook as myself, I want to be able to automatically like and share things that are posted on the pages for which I’m an admin.
But, as paqman has so wonderfully discovered, activating this feature is the secret of using Facebook’s iPad app as the admin of a page. You can’t change this setting within the app, so open your Safari iPad browser or get on a computer for these steps:
1. From a web browser, navigate to the Facebook page for which you’re the admin.
2. Click on “Edit Page” in the top right-hand corner.
3. Click on “Your Settings” at the top of the menu on the left-hand side of the page.
4. Check the box next to “Posting Preferences” and click “Save Changes”
Now get back on your Facebook iPad app (go ahead and refresh for good measure) and, as paqman says, “Navigate to your Page from within the Facebook iOS app and post to your heart’s content. All posts you make on your page will now show up as though they were posted from your organization rather than your personal Facebook account. Hope that helps everyone out!”
Indeed it does!
paqman notes: “If using an iPad, the Facebook iOS app will still show the profile pic from your personal account on the text entry box, but once you submit the post it’ll show up as your organization.”
‘Tis true, so don’t be scared when you click “Write Post” and your pretty face still pops up. I tested a post and a photo upload, and it works just fine once you click “Share.”
Thanks, again, paqman!