What is the Facebook Plugin?

The Facebook feature is a great way to encourage your users to connect with you on social media. Just drop in your Facebook URL and away you go.

What are some use cases of the Facebook Plugin?

Some use cases of this feature include:

  • Inserting your Facebook timeline into your app by using just a link.
  • Connecting your Facebook page to your app, which will help increase your like count, if your users haven’t liked you on Facebook already.
  • Give you another open channel of communication or support with your users.

What are the Facebook Plugin’s primary functions and what are the steps to accomplish them?

The Facebook Plugin provides some amazing functionality as described in the introduction, but read on to see what some of the core features are and how to set them up.

How to Add the Facebook Plugin to Your App

Here are some simple steps get this feature live on your app, but if you’d like more detailed information, we’ve written a dedicated article about how to create and enable Marketplace features.

Step 1: In the left menu, go to “Features” and click “Marketplace”
Step 2:
Search the Marketplace
Step 3:
Click “Add”, give it a title, and click “Add” again to confirm it

Once you've added it, you can change the feature's icon and title, which will be what your users see when they access it in your app.

Step 4: Once you’ve created your content, you can make your feature accessible by adding it to a Folder plugin, the side menu, or the footer menu.

How to Add a Facebook Page to Your Plugin

**IMPORTANT**
Before we get into the steps, please note that your page must be public. Otherwise, Facebook will block it from being displayed.

Step 1: Copy your page URL

Step 2: Paste it into this the field provided and hit ‘Validate’

Once you see the ‘success’ message on the preview screen, you’re all set!

What are some Pro Tips you should know about to take your app to the next level?

Having worked with apps for years, we’ve learned a thing or two. So, to both help your app stand out and accomplish your primary goals, here are some tips you should consider. 

Pro Tip 1: Set your page to public
Make sure that your Facebook page is set to public. Otherwise, it may prevent your users from being able to view your page.

Pro Tip 2: Use Folders to add other social pages
With Folders, you can create a category called “Social Media” where you can add your Facebook page, Twitter page, etc.

What are some related articles?

In addition to this article, we recommend checking out the following related articles so that you have a better insight into how to use the system to its fullest advantage:

Still have questions? No problem! Reach out to us and we’d be happy to help :)

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