Facebook Automation

Facebook automation allows you to automatically publish trusted Facebook Fan Page content. This feature makes it quick and easy to source trusted content directly from Facebook - without requiring additional resources to curate the content.

 

Navigation:
Any Stream > Menu > Automate > Facebook

Permission:
Administrator | Developer | Editor

 


How To Auto-Follow a Facebook Fan Page

Auto-following a Facebook Fan Page will allow posts to automatically publish to the front-end experience

1. From the Write page of your Stream navigate to Menu > Automate > Facebook at the top of the page. Note: A Facebook account must also be connected to your Engage account.

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2. Search for and select a specific Fan Page. 

3. Select either Feed or Post and click Follow:

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Note: You can follow multiple Fan Pages at the same time. 

How To Remove an Automated Facebook Fan Page 

To stop pulling in posts from a particular Facebook Fan Page, simply click the Unfollow button. 

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Facebook Embeds

Automating from Facebook Fan Pages pulls in Facebook Embeds. These posts support rich Facebook media (such as video), helping you to provide your audience with engaging content.

When a Front-End user clicks LikeComment, or Share on the Facebook Embed, he or she will be interacting directly with Facebook. For example, clicking Comment on the Facebook Embed will open a commenting panel in Facebook for that Fan Page post. 

Sample Embed:

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Twitter Terms of Service:

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When automating your streams with Tweets in a vertical display (e.g. basic embed), it is against Twitter's Terms of Service to also pull in automated posts from Facebook.

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Note:

  • You CAN simultaneously automate from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram in Pinboard or Timeline
  • You CAN simultaneously pull in posts from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram manually - selecting individually from the Discover Hub/Social Side Rail