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How to connect Facebook Groups managed by a Personal Profile or a Page

It's been more than two years since Facebook started allowing Pages to manage and post to Groups, a great way for brands to directly engage with their audience, just like what we're doing with our support group.

To to add Facebook Groups to Publer:

Make sure you are an Admin of the specific Group, either with your personal profile or with a Page that you manage (administer).
Then, make sure that Publer is installed in the Group you want to add, a one-time installation, as shown here.

After installing Publer in the Group you are an Admin of:

Go to Accounts and click on Connect under Facebook and select Group.

Log into the corresponding Facebook Account and make sure you give Publer the necessary access.
If you want to add Groups managed by your Pages, Publer also needs to have access to your Pages.
Once you give Publer all the required permissions you will see all the eligible Groups, both those managed by your Personal Profile and those managed by your Pages (if any).
If a Group is managed by both your personal profile and a Page of yours, or by multiple Pages, you will see that Group listed more than once.
Finally, click on Connect to connect the Groups that you want to use and then Continue.

Post Attribution

Just like when using Facebook, you can choose whether you want to post as you (your personal profile) or as a Page you manage. To specify that within Publer, simply go to the settings for that Group, so go under Social Accounts > Your Group > Settings.

If the Page that is indeed an admin of the Group is not listed, simply click Reauthorize. This will happen if a Page was later on added as an admin of the Group.

If the Page is not an Admin of the Group, make sure to link them together as shown here.

Workspace Collaborations

If a member has been assigned to a Group and has been given permission to post on behalf of the Owner of the workspace, posts will be published as the selected profile in the Group's account settings.
If on the other hand the member can post on his own, he will be given the option to select the post attribution just like the owner of the workspace.

Analytics & Daily Post Limits

Insights will be available for both Pages and Groups.
Our daily post limits also apply. You can view them here.

Updated on: 10/10/2022

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