Posting on Facebook Groups

With SocialBee, you can also publish posts to your Facebook Groups as your Facebook Personal Profile if you are an Admin of that group. This can make it easier for you to schedule recurring posts by adding them to an evergreen category or scheduling different types of posts to groups you own.

Starting April 22, 2024, Meta will discontinue the Facebook Groups API. This change will affect your ability to schedule your group’s content from SocialBee. Rest assured, we're actively exploring alternative options for posting on Facebook Groups using SocialBee.

Adding the SocialBee App to Your Group

In order to connect a group, you must first add the SocialBee app to your group's settings. To do so, go to your Facebook Group and scroll down from the left side menu until you see "Settings". After you have accessed the Settings menu, find the "Apps" section, and click on the crayon on the right side of this section. 

Next, you'll have to look for the SocialBee App. To do so, just type in SocialBee in the search bar and our app will show up. Once you find our app, click on it to add it to your group. You'll have to confirm that you want to add this app to your group. Lastly, you'll get notified that the App has been added. 

Briefly, here are the steps:

  1. Make sure you are an admin with your Facebook Personal Profile and not a Page.
  2. Go to your Group's Settings in Facebook.

Once you are in the settings, you will be able to find the "Apps" section and to find and add (or remove) our app, click on the crayon icon:

To have full access to all apps (the ones that you have already added, and the ones you can add), click on "Add Apps".

To add the app to your group, you will have to follow these steps:

  1. Search for the SocialBee app in the left-side search bar
  2. Ensure that the result has our logo (you can see it in the screenshot below)
  3. Click on the app
  4. Click "Add"

Adding a Group to SocialBee

To connect a Facebook Group to your SocialBee Account, from your SocialBee Dashboard, scroll to the bottom and click on "Group" under the Facebook section. 

You will be prompted to authorize SocialBee if this is the first group you connect to our platform. Make sure you're logged into a Personal Profile that is an admin of the group you want to connect to SocialBee.

If you cannot click on a group to add it (or see a red, warning sign), it means that the SocialBee app hasn't been added to your group. What you will have to do is follow the steps mentioned before and then click on the retry button right next to the warning to retry adding the group.

Insufficient Permission for this Operation

🛑 Currently, Facebook is having an ongoing problem that affects posting to groups. This may return empty posts or, very frequently, an "insufficient permissions" error. This is outside of SocialBee's control and no ETA has been provided as to when this issue will be solved. 🛑 

Occasionally, you will notice that some posts will fail for the following reason: "Insufficient permission for this operation".

In order to fix this, you will have to follow these steps:

  • Go to your group's settings and remove the SocialBee app.

  • Refresh your page and add the SocialBee app to your group's settings again;
  • Return to your SocialBee Dashboard and reconnect the Facebook Group.

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