Facebook Groups

Getting Started with Facebook

Facebook Groups modules allow you to monitor, publish or update posts, photos and videos in a selected Facebook Group.

Prerequisites

  • A Facebook account

  • The Make app installed on the Facebook Group

In order to use Facebook Groups with Make, it is necessary to have a Facebook account and the Make app installed on the desired Facebook group. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can create one at Facebook.

Caution

Module dialog fields that are displayed in bold (in the Make scenario, not in this documentation article) are mandatory!

Connecting Facebook Account to Make

To connect Facebook Groups to Make you must connect your Facebook account to Make. To do so, follow the general instructions for Connecting to services.

After you click the Continue button, Make will redirect you to the Facebook website where you will be prompted to grant Make access to your account.

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Confirm the dialog by clicking the Continue as <user> button.

Installing the Make app on the Facebook Group

Note

Following error message is returned when the Make app is not installed on your group:The operation failed with an error. (#200) Requires either admin with granted managed_group permissions or member using installed app. (200, OAuthException)

To allow access to a specific Facebook Group, you have to install the Make app on your Group manually. Make only has access to the Groups which have the app installed.

Install the Make app by following the steps below.

1. Click on the ...More button and select the Edit Group Settings from the menu.

2. Scroll to the Apps section and click the Add Apps button.

3. Search for Make.

4. Select the Make app and click the Add button.

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5. The Make app is now successfully installed on the Facebook Group.

Triggers

Watch Posts

Retrieves the details of a new post that was created in a selected group.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account.

Group

Select the group you want to watch for new posts.

Limit

Enter the maximum number of posts Make will return during one execution cycle.

Watch Videos

Triggers when a new video is added to a selected group.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account.

Group

Select the group you want to watch for new videos.

Limit

Enter the maximum number of videos Make will return during one execution cycle.

Watch Comments

Triggers when a new comment is added to a specified post.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account.

Post ID

Select the post you want to watch for new comments.

Limit

Enter the maximum number of comments Make will return during one execution cycle.

Watch Photos

Triggers when a new photo is added to an album.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account.

Group

Select the group where the album you want to watch for new photos is located.

Album

Select the album you want to watch for new photos.

Limit

Enter the maximum number of photos Make will return during one execution cycle.

Actions

Create a Post

Creates a post in a selected group.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account.

Group

Select the group where you want to create a new post.

Message

Enter the text content of the post.

Link

Add the link that will be posted together with the message.

Upload a Photo

Adds a photo to a selected group.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account.

Group

Select the group where you want to post the photo.

Album

Select the album where you want to upload the photo.

File name

Enter (map) the name of the file you want to upload.

Data

Enter (map) the data of the photo you want to upload.

Message

Enter the text message that will be posted together with the photo in one post.

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Upload a Video

Uploads a video to a selected group.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account.

Group

Select the group you want to post a video to.

File name

Enter (map) the name of the file you want to upload.

Data

Enter (map) the data of the video you want to upload.

Title

Enter the title for the video.

Description

Enter the video description.

Get a Post

Retrieves the details of a post.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account.

Post ID

Enter (map) the ID of the post you want to retrieve information about.

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Get Post Reactions

Retrieves reactions (LIKE, LOVE, WOW, HAHA, SAD, ANGRY) to a specified post.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account.

Post ID

Enter (map) the ID of the post you want to retrieve the reactions from.

Type

Select the type of reaction you want to monitor the post for. If the field is left empty all types of reactions will be retrieved.

Searches

List Comments

Retrieves comments for a specified post.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account.

Post ID

Enter (map) the ID of the post you want to get comments from.

Filter

Stream (all comments)

Retrieves all comments (including comments on the comment, etc.)

Only top level comments

Retrieves top level comments, without its comments.

Limit

Enter the maximum number of comments Make will return during one execution cycle.

List Posts

Retrieves posts' details from a selected group.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account.

Group

Select the group you want to list the posts from.

Limit

Enter the maximum number of posts Make will return during one execution cycle.

List Photos

Retrieves photos' details from a specified album.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account.

Group

Select the group that contains the album you want to list photos from.

Album

Select the album you want to retrieve photos from.

Limit

Enter the maximum number of photos Make will return during one execution cycle. The number must be lower than or equal to 500.

List Videos

Retrieves videos from a selected group.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account.

Group

Select the group you want to list videos from.

Limit

Enter the maximum number of videos Make will return during one execution cycle. The number must be lower than or equal to 500.