How to comment on your Facebook fan page as yourself

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If your like me and run a Facebook fan page, you might want to comment or like post as yourself, using your personal account so your friends can see the comments.  There are a few steps to follow to set your account to personal while your on your fan page.

Step 1: While logged in and on your business fan page, click the “Edit” button.

Facebook fan page post as yourself

Step 2: Click the “Your Settings” link and un-check the box that says “Always Comment and Post on your page as …”

Post on Facebook fan page as user

Your going to have to remember that now you are in a manual mode so to speak.  You have to manually select who your posting as on your Facebook fan page.

So now head back over to your Facebook fan page and take a look at step 3.

Step 3: While on your Facebook fan page, click the “Account” link at the top which should drop down a menu.  In the menu click “Switch back to …”.  You are now using your business Facebook page as your personal account.

Switch Facebook fan page account

You can also use these same steps to post to fan pages as other fan pages, if you manage multiple fan pages.  Hope this helps.

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Joel Black

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  • http://www.quality-web-solutions.com/ Rachelle

    Thanks for this great information, this is really very interesting…

    • http://www.BlackBearDesign.com Joel Black

      Your welcome Rachelle!

  • Jessica

    Thanks for sharing your experience.It is really helpful.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/gethin.coles Gethin Coles

    Even with this unticked I am still not able to post as myself. Is it a bug? I think I did have it ticked at one point. Also is it possible the page type makes a difference with this?

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  • oleb

    hello! Can anyone say, if the method has changed? I used to do that this way but the settings has changed at least on my facebook.

  • Jeroen den Ridder

    Yes, it changed and this setting is outside the logic of the other settings:

    Step 1: While logged in and on your business fan page, click the “Edit” button.
    Step 2: Click the “Modify page” link and choose “Use Facebook as ‘your name’”
    Step 3: On the top of the screen, just below the Facebook logo, appears an option where you can define if you want to respond with personal profile or fanpage profile.

    (i translated the options from Facebook with Dutch settings so minor differences are possible)

    Cheers, Jeroen

    • Giorgio Joziasse

      Hoi Jeroen. Bedankt voor je antwoord. Ik kom er echter nog niet helemaal uit. Het zou geweldig zijn als je me zou willen helpen. Wat ik doe: Ik ben ingelogd op facebook. Onder de paginainstellingen kan ik de standaar optie (als wie ik standaard reageer zegmaar) niet vinden. Wel lukt het me om, als ik klik op facebook gebruiken als {ik}, te reageren als mij zelf. Helaas kan ik de standaard instelling niet vinden.

      Ik ben nieuw op disques, maar neem aan dat ik een notificatie krijg als ik een reactie op deze reactie op een reactie (haha) krijg? Zo niet, kun je me ook op facebook/twitter even opzoeken. Alvast heel erg bedankt.

      • Jeroen den Ridder

        Hallo Giorgio,

        Als je persoonlijk bent ingelogd dan kun je in het linker menu je pagina(‘s) aanklikken. Dan verschijnt je pagina en helemaal bovenaan – net onder het facebook logo – verschijnt de instelling hoe je de standaard weergave van je reactie kunt wijzigen.

        Werkt dit voor je?

        Groet, Jeroen

        • Giorgio Joziasse

          Hi,

          Super bedankt voor je reactie. Je bedoelt deze balk neem ik aan? http://puu.sh/5zPeg.png

          Dit werkt inderdaad. Hij onthoudt de instelling ook als ik me inlog en weer uitlog. Echter zou ik deze functionaliteit ook willen hebben op mijn telefoon (pages app bijv). Als ik daar op like klik/ een reactie plaats op een post van een van mijn paginas, like ik deze als de pagina waardoor het bericht is geplaatst. Ik zou dit graag als mijzelf willen doen.

          Groet,
          Giorgio

  • http://www.healsci.com/ Tanya Siejhi

    So, in fan page under “edit page” i see option “use Facebook as ‘my name’” however, it still does not allow me to tag friends. what do i have/am i doing wrong????

    • http://www.healsci.com/ Tanya Siejhi

      i can also switch back and forth from fan page by clicking on settings symbol ”
      ” on top right corner and then I see “use Facebook as___” option. still does not allow me to tag friends :-(

      • http://www.healsci.com/ Tanya Siejhi

        Note: when i click on “use Facebook as ‘page name’” and then try to switch page by clicking on “use Facebook as ‘personal name’” it redirects me to my personal page :-/

        • http://www.healsci.com/ Tanya Siejhi

          it’s almost as if FB has created code to distinctly separate the two. in others words, you can’t post on your fan page as yourself anymore :-(

          • http://www.robyndavis.com Robyn

            I’m having the exact same problem. And it was pretty much the only way I could have more than about 10 people see my stuff since they choked the feed so badly last month or two

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  • http://www.robyndavis.com Robyn

    Mine doesn’t look like this. A couple days ago it changed now where if I go in as myself, it just takes me back to my personal page. If I try to do a search and enter in just as ME, like I always used to, it shows me as my page admin again. No tagging. No ability to share my posts or work to my personal page. Did they move something or change a setting? Where is it? Or is this just the way it is now?

  • NotFunnyMitt

    Answer to the outstanding problem here : https://www.facebook.com/help/community/question/?id=10151715254289626&answer_id=10152087204404626

    See Trevor Hand’s response to his own question.