I just joined a few more groups on FB but am starting to recognize potential problems . FB does not allow you to join groups based on your business page profile but based on your personal profile. Therefore, if you post a link in that groups from your page profile it would appear as spam making you vulnerable to being put in FB jail. How can you avoid this problem?
Jessica I have not seen that option but will check it out. Mike I join as myself too but believe that by posting as Judy Kay Art is when things get "muddy"! FB does not support groups from business pages anyway according to a message I got from the FB team when I inquired, You must join groups with a personal profile, not as a page according to FB,)
It gets difficult trying to keep group administrators s happy and FB administrators too,
I think many Group Administrators are not using the option for pages to post yet. This is a relatively new development from the great minds at FB. Of course the idea is to funnel folks to purchasing advertising and using their purchasing options.
It certainly has made it a bummer for posting from a business page as it used to be. Just another step on the stairwell.
Jessica why would I be anything else? Its all so confusing ,,,Glenn so true and I suspect it will get more complicated now with the recent announcement of the major changes with FB as it relates to Pages and personal profiles ,Oh well, back to the drawing board!
As for the Admin settings to allow pagers... that is not a perfect world.
All of my 11 groups are set to allow pages but I have at least one FAA member that has not been able to join any that she has tried for some reason. And of course, there is no support from Facebook. But it has to be on here side because so far no one else has mentioned to me that they have the same problem and it is for all of the pages she has tried not just one.
I cannot post from my business page directly into any groups I have been able to post directly in for years now. And I cannot upload from FAA/Pixels onto my timeline directly or share an image to my timeline from my page. Of course the ads boost is everywhere. Glad I read this post. The ads are coming through my news feed worse than twitter and large ones. Floyd will check out your groups and see which ones I am in and need to be!!
I had the same ability from the share drop down menu to share from my page too Sandi but it disappeared. Now it’s more tedious/ repetitive to post to groups! I cannot imagine what will happen when FB implements the new changes from the post you shared recently!🤷🏻♀️
If you go to your page and want to share a post directly from your page to a group, you have to change under the image at the little arrow down to share not as your page but as you. That way you can share from your page to a group which allows. Not need to create a post separately at the group.
I just learned this here recently when I had the same problem
Floyd, when I joined your Seascape Art Buyers & Sellers I got the option of joining as my "Up Close With Mother Nature Photography" page, which I did. The "interacting as [my page] option is shown on the left side below the group's name. All is well.
However, I tried doing the exact same thing for your FineArtAmerica group, and as of today, I don't get the "join as page" option and get accepted instead as my individual profile name, which I don't want to do. Did you also change that one to now allow pages to join? Thanks!
Susan, those are the kind of inconsistencies I am seeing. When I saw you were able to join the Seascape group I was very pleased and assumed you were asking to join the FAA group, but your request to join was not there.
I compared the setting to the Seascape and the FAA page, they are exactly the same so I can not tell you what is going on.
Floyd, I had to leave the FAA FB group, again, since I want to keep my individual profile and Page completely separate. Need to concentrate on other things for the time being and will deal with FB groups down the road! Thanks.
For a while when I tried to share it would not populate any of my groups to choose from,,,but now it does, But the problem I foresee is that I may get jailed because I am joined as Judith Smith but will be posting as Judy Kay Art,thus ll appearing as an intruder! Anyway I will try and hope for the best,
Susan I messaged FB about the problem that I wanted to join the groups as a page but they replied that they do not allow that .; you must join with your personal profile)
"Facebook groups are part of the day-to-day activity of Facebook users, and in terms of marketing, they present great potential for businesses. Anyone can join a group with a personal profile, but it is also possible to join a group as a Facebook page.
If you want to become a member of a specific group with your Facebook page, the process is very simple. First, you need to find a group that interests you. Then click the “Join Group” button to choose if you want to become a member with your personal profile or Facebook page.
If it is not possible to apply for group membership with a Facebook page, this means that group administrators do not allow this option, or that you don’t have this feature activated for now.
Conversely, if you own a Facebook group and want to allow pages to join your community, the process is as follows:
1. Click the button… Others.
2. Select Edit Group Settings.
3. At the bottom of the settings you will find Site Membership Requests and you can decide if you will permit Facebook pages to join your group or if you won’t allow pages to request group membership. Existing pages in the group will remain, but can be deleted manually if needed; they will just no longer be able to be added."
How do I actually join a Facebook Group using my Page?
People have been having mixed success with this, so there are some things you can try. When you join a group for the first time, you’re given the option how you want to participate in that group (you individually, or your page). Choosing this option at this point is the easiest way.
If you don’t have that option (because you’re already a member of the group), it seems that you’ll need to leave the group and rejoin.
If you see the option, but it doesn’t list your page, the option isn’t available for your page at this time.
If you don’t get the option at all, then either the Group admin has disabled this option, or it just hasn’t rolled out to the Group at this time.
Thank you for posting that Dan!! I really appreciate the effort you have put into this and sharing it with the rest of us.
The problem still remains the system is not working on a consistent basis. And this is not totally to do with the recent changes. It has been screwed up for some time now.
I have FAA members that I have been working with for nearly a year and they can join some of my 11 groups but others they can not. The settings are all exactly the same. And no, it is not me being selective. I have NEVER blocked or not approved a request for membership from an FAA member in any of my groups. I have banned one or two because they became disruptive and/or posted political crap or pornography. But now I don't do that. I just put them on Post Approval and only approve appropriate images.
Facebook is far from a perfect world.
And now they have changed the Sharing. What can be and what can not be shared. Worse than that they are blaming the group owners for THEM blocking what they "censor" as "Not Consistent With Community Standards". I have people that have been members contacting me and asking whey I blocked their post and I never even seen the post. The send me the image via IM and it there is nothing offensive about the image and I would have approved it in a second, no questions asked.
Facebook has made a mess of the group thing.
However, I am the eternal optimist! I think they will get these things worked out as they move forward...
Judy I see you posted your fb page in my group :"Trending Art". That is not joining as your page.Do you see at the top of the group on the left where it says interacting as yourself? You can choose how to interact with the group and join the group as your page.
Yup, we touched on this in a few other threads stating a month or so back.
Facebook is downplaying Pages and turning their focus to Groups to the point to where you are going to have to interface with groups from your profile page, not your "pages". At least that is what it is looking like to me.
I can only post from my own pages only to groups where I am the administrator now. None of my other groups where I am just a member. Not all of the fly down menus are giving me the option to select how I want to interface with the group. I posting first to my Timeline then from there I can post to any group.
Still not able to post from group to group. That is still inconsistent. But I am still working with it. Too many interruptions to figure it all out at once. :-)
As has been said many times, behavior is inconsistent. Works for some groups, not for others. Works for some pages, not for others.
You are correct. It's a mess. Especially considering that Zuckerberg himself said at the F8 Dev. Conference that the future of facebook is groups.
It's just too big. Like turning an oil tanker at sea. Inter-departmental communication seems to be non-existent. Everybody is trying to change their corner of FB at the same time, and some changes are actually interfering with others. Sometimes it really does seem like they don't know what they're doing.
UPDATE: I was all excited because I shared a image to my FB page and was then able to hit the share button and populate my groups to share the image to, .( This option had been disabled). I just learned that what I posted to the groups was not what was intended, Apparently FB changed the image to make it appear that I was sharing my FB page not the particular image, By doing this It puts me into a potential spammer for sure,
The problem IMO is that decisions are marketing (eg sales) driven!
Jessica that is exactly what I did, I shared a photo of a red necked hawk to my FB page, On the post itself I hit the share button which populated the different groups and I shared to 3 groups ; Instead of it sharing the image of the hawk it shared my website instead, Im not off to a good start with the new groups,,