Connecting your Facebook group to Buffer Publish

In order to connect a Facebook group, 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 Publish. 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 Publish and click Manage Channels at the bottom of the left hand sidebar.

  8. Click Add a New Channel and then click Facebook Group.

  9. 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 Publish that was authorized through the same personal Facebook profile.)

  10. Finally, click on the group you'd like to connect.

  11. Your group should now be connected. However, if you're seeing this prompt, 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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