5.10.2013

ALL ABOUT FACEBOOK APPS

I recently did a post about how to make your Facebook page pretty, which has been really popular with other small business owners who are working on customizing their social media. But I had several people message, comment, and email me with more questions, mostly about Facebook Apps.

What are they? How did you get that little link to your shop and your Pinterest page? I know how to make them pretty, but how do I get one there in the first place? Well, wonder no more, because today's post is all about apps!

ALL ABOUT FACEBOOK APPS (via Holly Would)

Click through for all the info!




WHAT IS AN APP? An app is a little link on your page that leads to a different account that you have. For example, on my page, I have links to my Email Signup, Etsy shop, and Pinterest account.

HOW DO I FIND AN APP? To get an app for your page, just search for it in the Facebook search bar. In the example below, I'm searching for the Pinterest App. Make sure that you choose the option that says "App" below it (as opposed to "page") like this one:

ALL ABOUT FACEBOOK APPS (via Holly Would)

HOW DO I PUT THE APP ON MY PAGE? Once you find the appropriate app and click it, you will be led to the following page:
ALL ABOUT FACEBOOK APPS (via Holly Would)

Just click "Add Page Tab" and choose the page of yours where you would like to add the app. Sometimes, you will have a lot of different options when you search for an app. Just keep clicking on different ones until you get to a similar page to what I showed you above. It should not look like a regular Facebook page or profile, and there should be a way to Add the app to your page.

HOW DO I GET THE APPS THAT YOU HAVE ON YOUR PAGE? The apps that I have on my page are the Pinterest Page App (shown above), the Mailchimp App (must have a Mailchimp account to get this one), and the Easy Social Shop App. If you see an app that another page has and you would like it for your page, just click the app and usually you will see the name of the app listed somewhere. This is shown at the bottom of my shop app, for example:

ALL ABOUT FACEBOOK APPS (via Holly Would)

HOW DO I GET RID OF THE APP'S DEFAULT IMAGE, AND MAKE THE APPS CUSTOMIZED, LIKE YOURS? You can find the answer to this question in my previous post about Facebook pages!


I hope that was helpful! You can find more information on the Facebook help pages, and leave a comment below if you have any other questions!

16 comments:

  1. Thanks! This was so helpful!
    www.lakeshorelady.com

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  2. Thank you so much! Your tips made it really easy.

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  3. Seriously, I have attempted the fb app thing 10 times and could NOT get it to work. This was PERFECT! Thank you! Your time helped ease my frustrations!

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  4. Thanks so much for this! By the way -- how did you take the "likes" tab off? I would love to hide it since I can't change the image.

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  5. I'm having the worst time trying to find an app that will act as a link to my site. The only app I found isn't working. Anyone know of one?

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  6. I loved this post and your previous post about how to make your Facebook page pretty! I went straight to Facebook and updated the looks of my apps and my Facebook looks so much better! Thank you so much for your tips!

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    xoxo,
    Sydney

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  7. I found this soooo helpful! Thanks a ton!

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  9. This walkthrough was SO helpful. I have been trying to figure out the apps for what feels like forever. My only difficulty now is trying to get rid of the app box that shows how many likes my page has. I see you managed to do it on yours-- you have 3 lovely customized apps, but I can't seem to get rid of the ugly thumbs up with the number of likes my page has. Anyone have a tip for that? It won't seem to let me just click and drag it away.

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  10. Ooh! Nevermind! Of course, as soon as I posted the question, I'd figure out the solution. When I clicked on the box with the number of likes, the pencil that appeared in the upper right corner allowed me to "swap position with" another app to that it didn't appear as one of the top 3 app boxes.

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  11. Yes! I was just about to search out this info, thanks so much for sharing it!

    Dawn from I Think We Could Be Friends.com

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  12. Thanks for sharing... I could not remember how to do this! :)

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