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Using Facebook With CoSchedule

CoSchedule allows you to connect and post to your Facebook profiles, pages, and groups.

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How To Connect To Facebook

Navigate to Settings > Social Profiles to authenticate as many accounts as you want to.

1. Connect your profile.

Be sure you are logged into your Facebook profile before beginning. You will need to connect your profile first before you can connect any of your pages. Once you have connected your Facebook pages, you can delete your personal profile if you do not want it connected to CoSchedule.

To connect your profile, click on "Connect a Facebook Profile." A pop-up will appear and make the connection to your profile automatically.

2. Connect your pages and groups.

To connect your Facebook Page or Facebook Group, repeat the above step, but click on Connect a Facebook Page or Connect a Facebook Group. You will see a pop-up that lists all of the Facebook Pages or Facebook Groups your profile is authorized to connect to. Click the Connect button and the page or group will be connected when the button shows "✓Connected."

Facebook Pages

 

Facebook Groups

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Creating And Posting Content to Facebook

Creating a message for Facebook is close to the same as creating messages for the other social networks.

Manage Your Facebook Privacy Settings

You may wish to have your CoSchedule posts published on your Facebook profile be readable by the public. However, Facebook's default settings are to have content sent by apps to be readable by your friends only. This is easily changed in your Facebook account.

1. Access your Facebook settings area.

In your Facebook account, click on the Down Arrow icon in the upper right corner. Then click on Settings in the menu that drops down.

2. Click on the Apps area in Facebook.

You will see a menu on the left side of your screen. Click on Apps to access the settings for all connected applications in your Facebook account.

3. Change the privacy settings for CoSchedule.

You will see a list of all of the apps connected to your Facebook account. Find CoSchedule. It will default to "Friends", meaning anything you publish to your profile through CoSchedule, will only be seen by your friends and not the public.

Click on Edit Settings at the right side of CoSchedule's listing. You will see a settings window for the CoSchedule App open up, where you can choose to adjust your privacy settings.

Click on the drop box to the right of "App visibility and post audience." Choose Public if you would like anyone to be able to read the posts you publish from CoSchedule, and then click on Save to save your changes.

As soon as you change the settings to Public, your posts will now be readable by anyone. The posts you published before this, however, will still be on the Facebook default "Friends" setting. You would need to change those manually on a post-by-post basis if you would like them available to the public.

You can change these settings at any time.

Posting To Facebook Groups

You can post to Facebook groups just as you would anywhere else on Facebook. However, you cannot send a message to a Facebook group using Buffer. Buffer currently has restrictions on who can and cannot post to Facebook groups.

Including A Permalink In Copy Of Messages

If you prefer to have the actual URL in the body of the message you send, leave the {permalink} when you create your message. If you do not want the URL visible, remove {permalink}. We will still send along the link with your post, but you will not see it in the text.

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What Facebook Messages Look Like

Once you send your image, it will appear on Facebook much like a natively created message. One thing to note is that Facebook displays the images for Link Posts differently on the profile page than it does in the news feed. 

You can create a Link Post on CoSchedule.

The post will appear on Facebook as:

You can create an Image Post on CoSchedule.

The post will appear on Facebook:

You can create a Video Post in CoSchedule

The post will appear on Facebook as:

You can create a Text Post on CoSchedule.

The post will appear on Facebook as:

Facebook creates image albums.

Facebook automatically creates an album out of all images that you send as an image message. This album will be called "CoSchedule." Facebook handles the appearance of these images on the network differently.

If your image post is a stand-alone message and not associated with a blog post, it may be grouped together with other image posts sent close together over a short time span. Even though you sent each image individually, it will appear to be a grouped gallery on Facebook on both the news feed and page. This is the same behavior you would get if you uploaded images on Facebook itself, one after another.

If your image post is associated with a blog post, it will be grouped together on your profile with other image posts sent recently.

However, in your news feed (what your followers see), the image posts will be seen as separate posts.

Facebook now displays a "Posted by CoSchedule" text under CoScheduled posts to your Facebook Profile and Facebook Groups. This is visible by anyone with permission to see the post. This is something Facebook controls directly, and not something customizable by us.

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