Why Can’t I Post to my Facebook Page as Myself?

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Facebook now allows you to post and comment on your business page as yourself. But what happens if you can’t?

Dear Rich,

I’ve watched your video on how to post to your Facebook page as yourself. I followed your directions exactly, but I’m still unable to comment on anything on my page as myself…it always defaults to my business. PLEASE HELP!!!

–Frustrated in Farmington

Dear Frustrated,

I feel your pain.

I recently realized that although I could post on the flyte new media page on Facebook (like us!) as myself, when I tried to do so for another page I administer–Social Media FTW–I was forced to post and comment as the event.

Because of this discrepancy I decided to dig a little deeper and I found out what the problem was. Hopefully this will help you as well.

So, if you’ve been struggling with commenting on your Facebook business page as yourself, be sure to check your page settings and make sure they’re configured correctly as this could be the ticket.

flyte new media
Er, I mean Rich Brooks

  • http://twitter.com/Socialimpresion Social Impressions

    Thanks! This has been bugging me for a long time!!

  • http://twitter.com/Socialimpresion Social Impressions

    Thanks! This has been bugging me for a long time!!

  • Jenny

    Thank you! That was a simple and quick fix!!!

  • http://sproutsocial.com Brittany at Sprout Social

    Great tip, Rich! I was actually just noticing that the other day and hadn’t realized that the settings had been changed.

  • http://twitter.com/therichbrooks therichbrooks

    No problem. Most of my posts come because I hit a brick wall myself!

  • http://twitter.com/therichbrooks therichbrooks

    No worries. :)

  • http://twitter.com/therichbrooks therichbrooks

    Well, it might change next week, so stay on your toes.

  • http://breastaugmentationbeauty.com David

    Thanks for your help, I was confused but this fixed it for me :)

  • Kellie

    Hi, and thanks, I’m having problems with posting a link from my community blog site http://www.matraville.info. When I share the link, the information disappears and all I’m left with is a link to the domain of the website not the actual page I was trying to link to. Any suggestions? I’ve tried all browsers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ankeet.dahat Ankeet Dahat

    Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.bucsko Brian Bucsko

    thanks very helpful thanks

  • Mabell

    Thank you!  This was so frustrating … it was working just fine before the “new” Facebook changes, but apparently changed when FB changed.  It’s all fixed! Thanksx

  • Lynnhayes

    Thanks!  This really helped me.  It would be great if you could post as your page and then comment as yourself…

  • http://twitter.com/therichbrooks therichbrooks

    You absolutely can. I do it all the time.

    Make sure you’re using FB as your business and post a comment. Switch over to using FB as yourself and leave a comment.

    Easy as pie. (Which I understand it actually tougher than commenting as yourself.)

  • Coincidental visitor

    Thank you for this advice. Suggestion: Add the explanation of how to fix this in your text as well as in the video.

  • http://twitter.com/therichbrooks therichbrooks

    Good idea, thanks!

  • http://blog.darcykieran.ca Darcy Kieran

    Ah! I didn’t know that! Big thank you!

  • http://TechThatClicks.com Michael Beck

    Thanks for the tip. Changing the settings worked like a charm!

  • http://twitter.com/therichbrooks therichbrooks

    Glad you found it helpful! Let me know if there’s anything else you’re struggling with…because chances are I’m struggling with the same thing but haven’t realized it yet!

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  • Mostak Ahmed

    Many many thank for your good suggestion.

  • Sophie Brown

    Thank you very much, worked perfectly.

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  • Mariano

    Thanks for showing how to do this.

  • BenH

    Wow, you saved me so much aggrivation.  I had previously just taken myself off admin and assigned a different person so that I could post.

    Thank you!

  • BigGuy

    Great video, Thanks !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ellen-Kapusniak/643876979 Ellen Kapusniak

    Thank you so much!

  • Nicha Navarro

     i cant post update on my  facebook -_- everytime i try it shows something like this .. “For security reasons, your account has limited access to the site for a few days.”  PLEASE HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE .. 

  • http://twitter.com/therichbrooks Rich Brooks

    That sounds more like someone may have been trying to hack your account. Better send a help request to Facebook.

  • saundra

    i have not been able to post comments on my facebook for over a week,,,,whats up  with it

  • http://twitter.com/therichbrooks Rich Brooks

    Sounds like you need to contact tech support.

  • http://twitter.com/therichbrooks Rich Brooks

    Sounds like you need to contact tech support.

  • Rebecca

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!  I’ve been needing this for awhile now.  

  • Stephen

    Awesome, so helpful. Been struggling with this for months. Thanks!!

  • Analizabologa

    i cant post any update in my facebook it always says: for security reason, i have limited access, this site in few days,,,,, please help me

  • Xyz

    Awesome! Thanks, fixed my problem!

  • WebLady

    TYVM!

  • al mamun

    I am getting this  error on my Facebook account “For security reasons, your account has limited access to the site for a few days” can any one tell me what to do i am unable to chat ,post or do any thing else plz let me know how to resolve this problem

  • Chiaraharrington

    From your business page how do you comment to other peoples pages? My page won’t let me comment or like or see any of my friends info that is linked to my business/personal page?

  • http://twitter.com/therichbrooks Rich Brooks

    You can’t; you can only comment on other business pages.

  • http://twitter.com/therichbrooks Rich Brooks

    That’s something you’ll have to take up with Facebook support. Sorry!

  • Berlinbetty2

    Thank you SO much for posting this!  I created a dummy account with the same name and profile pic to get around this problem. 

  • Tedxlau

    thanks a lot!!! just what I needed! 

  • ampfrances

    THANK YOU!!!

  • Padraig

    thanks m8

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716580762 Cristiano Siri

    thank you, very helpful and clear!

  • Rens

    More and more people are reporting now that, although they have the box unchecked, it still posts as the administrator. Any suggestions?

  • Sarvpreet

    I have a facebook page bit i cannot paste either my webpage or facebook page anywhere in chat, post or message
    Thanks
    sarv

  • Susan

    The option to post as yourself doesn’t even exist anymore. Or if it does, I can’t seem to find it. Facebook’s help even says it’s under the “Your Settings” tab of the “Edit Page” section of the business page. But the only options are “Email Notifications” or “Onsite Notifications”. Love how they change functionality of the site but don’t change the help section.

  • sam

    i cant post update on my facebook -_- everytime i try it shows something like this .. “For security reasons, your account has limited access to the site for a few days

  • http://www.facebook.com/bonnie.horn.90 Bonnie Horn

    same here….help?

  • Carolyn

    Yep, this doesn’t work anymore – at least not for me.  The option is no longer there.  Soooo, how do we go about it now?  It’s certainly not where it used to be as described in this video.

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