Connecting your Facebook group to Buffer

Note: If you see "Unavailable" when trying to connect your social channel, this article will likely be more suitable to get things corrected for you. Otherwise, feel free to continue on in this article.

In order to connect a Facebook group to schedule posts through Buffer, we'll need to authenticate through your personal Facebook profile that has the admin role on the group you're looking to connect. It is not possible to connect groups that you are only a member of. Learn more about Facebook group roles here. Whilst we authenticate Facebook groups through your personal profile, we won't access your personal information or publish content on your profile.

📝 All posts published to a Facebook group will appear as being posted by the Facebook member who connected the group to Buffer. Learn more about post attribution here.

You will need to complete these steps on a computer, as opposed to on a mobile device. The settings that need to be changed in Facebook are not available on mobile.

  1. Log into your Facebook profile that has the admin role on the group you'd like to connect, and then navigate to that group.

  2. Click Settings on the left hand side.

  3. Find the Advanced Settings section towards the bottom of the page and then click the edit icon to the right of Apps.

  4. Click Add Apps.

  5. Search for Buffer and then click the Buffer app that shows up in the results.

  6. Then, click Add.

  7. Now, head over to Buffer and click on your profile avatar at the top right of your dashboard and then click Account from the drop down menu.

  8. Click the Channels option from the menu on the left hand side of your screen.

  9. Click Facebook. (If you already have channels connected, click Connect New Channel and then click Facebook.)

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  10. Click Facebook group then click Start Connecting.

  11. If you are not already logged into Facebook, click Continue to Facebook to authenticate.
  12. Click Continue as [Name] and then click OK in the next step. In this step, it's important not to change any of the permissions. (You won't see these steps if you already have another Facebook or Instagram account connected to Buffer that was authorized through the same personal Facebook profile.)

  13. Finally, tick the box next to the group you'd like to connect and then click Add to Buffer.

  14. Your group should now be connected. However, if you're seeing the prompt below, it's most likely because you haven't added Buffer to the apps section in your Facebook group. Please head to step 1 above and ensure Buffer has been added as an app to your group.

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