How to change who I am Posting as for Facebook Groups and WordPress accounts
What does the "Posting As" setting refer to?
When you share your posts to a Facebook Group or your articles to a WordPress site, you can specify who you are posting the posts/articles as.
In the case of WordPress, it can be any of the writers on your site, and in the case of the Facebook Group, it can be any of the Admins of the page.
Keep in mind that for Facebook Groups, you can post as a Facebook Profile or a Facebook Page. To post as a Facebook Profile, the profile has to be an Admin of the Group. To post as a Facebook page, the page has to be an Admin of the Group and linked to it, as shown here.
Note: This is only possible for Facebook Groups and WordPress sites, as that is how they are designed. On the other hand, the posts will simply be shared as the specific social account, for all the other accounts. For example, when posting to a Facebook/LinkedIn page, the post will simply be shared as the page itself.
Warning: In case you cannot see your profile/page show up in the dropdown, please make sure to reauthorize the account first. If you still cannot see your account, make sure that it is properly listed as an Admin on the Group.
Specify who you are "posting as" for your Facebook Group and WordPress:
To change the setting of Posting as you need to navigate to Accounts > WordPress or Facebook > Settings > Posting as :
You can click on the dropdown menu and change the Posting as setting:
After choosing the one you like you can view it there and also on the Create tab:
Posting As here is different from Posting using Owner/Member API credentials. Post using Owner or Member API credentials does NOT mean that the owner’s or user’s name will show up on the social media channels – that is not possible. On social accounts, you always post as the account itself -- except for Facebook and WordPress.
On Facebook Groups, there can be several Admins and in WordPress accounts, there can also be several writers. Through Publer, you can choose who you are Posting as on that Facebook Group or WordPress site.
Updated on: 09/11/2023