Comment as yourself on Facebook Pages you admin

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Facebook PagesToday I found a feature that I didn’t know existed. Yes me the Facebook guru didn’t know about a feature!

I have many pages on Facebook that I administer, some are mine some I help out with for others.

I have always stopped myself from commenting on pages that I admin for others because it appeared that the post was from the page and not from myself.

This could be a problem if I said something contradicting what the page was all about or if the owner of the page didn’t like what I had to say.

So today I posted a status on my personal profile directed at ‘Known issues on Facebook‘ that went like this:

Why can’t I have an option to comment on a page under my own name that I am and admin of and not appear as the page commenting? I thought the whole ‘Use FB as a page’ would solve these things? I have multiple admins on a page…

I was hoping to get an answer from Facebook but instead a friend of mine posted a comment that I could in fact post as myself.

What?! When did this happen I thought to myself.

So of course after I investigated I found the answer was right on the ‘Your Settings’ page of the page administration screen.

In the image below you will see how to set it so that you can comment as yourself and not as the page on any page you administer. All you have to do is uncheck the box!

Page Preference Settings
Page Preference Settings - Click to enlarge

I hope this helps you during your Facebook page administration tasks.

Such a simple thing that I overlooked, I am sure I am not the only one.

( If you are reading this anywhere but my blog, you can find the original post here. )

14 thoughts on “Comment as yourself on Facebook Pages you admin”

  1. So I’ve used this feature before on a page I was admin of this summer, but now with Facebook changing the UI is there still a way to do this? And if so, where?

    • Under the ‘Edit Page’ settings look for ‘Your Settings’ on the left menu and you will be able to set the way you comment there. See the image above it clearly shows what you need to select.

      I just checked and it is still the same even with all the recent FB updates.

  2. Thank you so much! I couldn’t figure this out for the life of me; kept going to my personal page settings, when I should’ve been going to the page’s settings!

  3. Yup. I’ve been using it for a long time. and you can easily switch between page and your personal profile at the top of the page under the search box.

    However, you can’t switch between page and user profile on your Facebook app on smartphone. It will always use your page to post.

    In my case, I am commenting as me on my page as me ….. lol.

    • LOL Terence you always are too funny. You can use the page app on your phone to manage the pages instead of switching back and forth between profile and pages. In the regular browser I don’t mind doing the switch…

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