Using Facebook as Your Page

Facebook continually updates its features and one of its latest changes to fan pages is a truly great improvement. I’m talking about the ability to use Facebook as your business page.

If you have a fan (or business) page connected to your personal page, it used to be that you could only comment as your fan page when you were actually on your own fan page.

For example, let’s say you have a Ponds R Us fan page that’s connected to your Joe Schmoe personal page. When you’re logged onto your personal account, your comments on other people’s pages always show up as coming from Joe Schmoe. The only time your comments show as coming from Ponds R Us is when you’re actually making comments on your own fan page. But that’s all changed!

Now, you can comment on other people’s pages as Ponds R Us and not just as Joe Schmoe. This bodes well for those of you who have your business page connected to your personal page. So how do you go about using Facebook as Ponds R Us instead of Joe Schmoe? It’s easy!

Click on the Account menu located in the upper right hand corner when you’re logged in, and then choose “Use Facebook as Page.” If you have more than one business or fan page, you’ll be able to choose from your list of pages. Simply find the page you want to comment as, and then click on the “Switch” button next to that page selection.

You’ll now be able to comment anywhere as Ponds R Us (or whatever page you choose). What’s more, you’ll also be able to see any new notifications or “likes” to your business page. It used to be that you’d only get these notifications for your personal page, but now you can see them using this new Facebook as Page feature. When you’re ready to go back to being Joe Schmoe, simply click back on the Account menu and then choose “Switch back to Joe.”

If you have comments or questions about this feature, feel free to post them in the Comments section below! You can also learn more about setting up a business page and using the new features here: https://facebook-inc.box.net/shared/9e5jiyl843

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