Facebook Pages

Getting Started with Facebook Pages

The Facebook Pages modules allow you to monitor, publish or update posts, photos and videos in your Facebook account.

Prerequisites

  • A Facebook account

  • A Facebook page you are an admin of

In order to use Facebook Pages with Make, it is necessary to have a Facebook account. If you do not have one, you can create a Facebook account at facebook.com.

Note

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

Connecting your Facebook Account to Make

To connect Facebook Pages 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.

1. Select the Facebook Pages you want to connect to Make and continue by clicking on the Next button.

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2. Allow Make to manage your Facebook Pages and click the Done button.

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3. The connection has been established. Confirm and close the dialog by clicking the Ok button.

Note

You can also follow other pages. You only need to enter a Page ID of the page you want to follow. The following modules are now supported:

  • List Posts

  • List Photos

  • List Videos

  • Watch Posts

  • Watch Videos

  • Watch Photos

  • Get a Video

  • Get Post Reactions

  • Get a Post

  • Get a Photo

Posts

Watch Posts

Retrieves the details of new posts when they are added to your page.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account.

Page

Select or map the page you want to monitor for new posts.

Limit

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

List Posts

Lists posts from the selected Facebook page.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to retrieve posts from.

Limit

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

Get a Post

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to retrieve the post from.

Post ID

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

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Get Post Reactions

Returns the total count of selected reactions (LIKE, LOVE, WOW, HAHA, SAD, ANGRY).

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to retrieve the post reactions from.

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 retrieve. If left blank, all reactions will be counted.

Create a Post

Creates a post on your Facebook page and returns its Post ID.

Permissions may need to be extended in order to create a post on your Facebook page.

1. Click on the Continue button.

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2. Extend the permission by clicking on the OK button.

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Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page where you want to create a post.

Message

Enter the post's text content.

Link

Enter the link that will be attached to the post if needed.

Update a Post

Allows you to update a post's message.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page where you want to update a post.

Post ID

Enter (map) the ID of the post you want to update.

Message

Enter a new post's text content.

Delete a Post

Deletes a post from the Facebook page.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to delete a post from.

Post ID

Enter (map) the ID of the post you want to delete.

Like a Post

Adds a like to the post.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page where you want to like a post.

Post ID

Enter (map) the ID of the post you want to add a like to.

Unlike a Post

Deletes a like from the post.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page where you want to delete a like.

Post ID

Enter (map) the ID of the post you want to delete a like from.

Videos

Watch Videos

Triggers when a new video is added to the Facebook page and retrieves its details.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to watch for new videos.

Limit

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

List Videos

Retrieves a list of videos from the selected Facebook page.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to retrieve the videos from.

Limit

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

Get a Video

Retrieves the details of a specified video.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to retrieve the video from.

Video ID

Enter the Video ID of the video you want to retrieve information about.

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Upload a Video

Uploads a video to the Facebook page.

Supported video formats are: 3g2, 3gp, 3gpp, asf, avi, dat, divx, dv, f4v, flv, gif, m2ts, m4v, mkv, mod, mov, mp4, mpe, mpeg, mpeg4, mpg, mts, nsv, ogm, ogv, qt, tod, ts, vob, and wmv.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page where you want to upload a video to.

Source file

Map the file you want to upload. For more detailed information refer to the Working with files article.

Title

Enter the video's title.

Description

Enter the description for the video.

Warning

The description must not contain numbers otherwise the video will not be published and the message Your post goes against our community standards so only you can see it will be returned. In order to add numbers to the description use the Facebook Pages > Update a Video module.

Update a Video

Allows you to update a title and description of the video on the Facebook page.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page where you want to upload a video to.

Video ID

Enter (map) the Video ID of the video you want to update.

Title

Enter the video's title.

Description

Enter the description for the video.

Delete Video

Deletes the selected video.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to delete a video from.

Video ID

Enter (map) the Video ID of the video you want to delete.

Photos

Watch Photos

Retrieves the details of new photos when they are added to the page.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to watch for new videos.

Album

Select the album you want to watch for new photos.

Limit

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

List Photos

Retrieves the details of photos from a specified album.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to retrieve the photos from.

Album

Select the album you want to retrieve photos from.

Limit

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

Get a Photo

Retrieves the details of a specified photo.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to retrieve the photo from.

Photo ID

Enter the Photo ID of the video you want to retrieve information about.

Upload a Photo

Uploads a photo to the Facebook page.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page where you want to upload a photo.

Album

Select the album you want to upload a photo to.

Source file

Map the file you want to upload. For more detailed information refer to the Working with files article.

Message

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

Delete a Photo

Deletes the selected photo.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to delete a photo from.

Photo ID

Enter (map) the Photo ID of the photo you want to delete.

Comments

Watch Comments

Triggers when a new comment is added to the Facebook page's post and retrieves its details.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to watch for new comments.

Post ID

Select the post you want to watch for new comments.

Limit

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

List Comments

Returns a post's comments.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to list the post's comments from.

Post ID

Select or map the post you want to get the comments from.

Filter

Stream

Retrieves all comments (including replies to the comment)

Only top level comments

Retrieves top level comments, without its replies.

Limit

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

Get a Comment

Retrieves a comment.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to get a post comment from.

Post ID

Select or map the post you want to retrieve the comment from.

Create a Comment

Adds a comment to the selected post on behalf of the page.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to create the post's comment at.

Post ID

Select or map the post you want to comment.

Message

Enter the text for the comment.

Attachment type

Select whether you want to attach a photo file [JPG, PNG, etc.] or a GIF file. The URL must link directly to the desired image file.

Delete a Comment

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to delete the post's comment from.

Comment ID

Enter (map) the ID of the comment you want to delete.

Page

Get Page Info

Retrieves the details of a selected page.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Facebook account

Page

Select or map the page you want to retrieve details from.

Troubleshooting

The Make dropdown doesn't show some Facebook Pages:

If some of your pages are not available in the Make modules please follow the steps below:

1. Open the Facebook Settings and click on Business Integrations or use this link https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=business_tools

2. Open the Make app

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3. Check off all of the pages you want to see in the Make modules:

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4. Save the changes by clicking the Save button.