Using Facebook Pages Manager On The iPhone

by Charity on May 22, 2012

Facebook has released the new (and free) Pages Manager App for iPhone users! This will allow Page admins to login, monitor, update and manage Facebook pages settings, view analytics and fans.

Currently the app is only available to iPhone users and not yet compatible for the iPad or Andriod phones. There is no messages feature yet.

Features include: posting new updates and photos as your page, instant notifications of page activity, respond and post on-the-go, manage all Pages from one app, view current Page Insights.

Here is a step-by-step guide to using the new iPhone app.

1. Download the app for free.

Facebook Pages Manager App on the iPhone

Step 1: Download the app. This is the first screen that appears after download. (Credit: Screenshot by Charity Hisle, Socially Engaged Marketing)

 

2. Login using your personal account.

Pages Manager App for the iPhone: Login

Step 2: Login to your personal account. (Credit: Screenshot by Charity Hisle, Socially Engaged Marketing)

 

3. Authorize Facebook to access your personal account and all of the Pages you administer.

Pages Manager App for the iPhone: Permissions for Installation

Step 3: Application Settings. (Credit: Screenshot by Charity Hisle, Socially Engaged Marketing)

 

4. Determine who can see posts from the app on Facebook. As a Page manager, this should probably be set to Public.

Pages Manager App for the iPhone: Privacy Settings

Step 4: Posts made from the app should be public. (Credit: Screenshot by Charity Hisle, Socially Engaged Marketing)

 

5. Enabling Push Notifications does use system resources; however, enable if you want instant notifications about content being posted to your Pages.

Pages Manager App for the iPhone: Push Notifications

Step 5: Enable Push Notifications is you would like to receive instant updates. (Credit: Screenshot by Charity Hisle, Socially Engaged Marketing)

 

6. You’re in! The Page Manager app looks very similar to the Facebook app except that only Pages you administer are visible.

Pages Manager App for the iPhone: Page View

Step 6: This is the view of one page. (Credit: Screenshot by Charity Hisle, Socially Engaged Marketing)

 

7. From the main view on any Page, there is a Notifications icon that indicates when someone has commented, posted updates, and photos to your Page.

Pages Manager App for the iPhone: Page Notifications

Step 7: The Notifications icon and menu. (Credit: Screenshot by Charity Hisle, Socially Engaged Marketing)

 

8. Also from the main view on any Page, there is a Likes icon that indicates how many new Likes the Page has received since your last login.

Pages Manager App for the iPhone: Page Likes

Step 8: The Likes menu. (Credit: Screenshot by Charity Hisle, Socially Engaged Marketing)

 

9. By selecting the Filter option available on the main view of any Page, you will be able to filter posts within the page view. Everyone’s Posts is self-explanatory. Only the Page owners posts is the second option – great if there are multiple admins and you’re seeking a specific post. Hidden Posts is very convenient as Facebook frequently hides posts made by others to your page if they include links or tags.

Pages Manager App for the iPhone: Filter Posts By

Step 9: Filter posts menu. (Credit: Screenshot by Charity Hisle, Socially Engaged Marketing)

 

10. By tapping the icon with the three lines on the upper-left corner, you will be able to access the Pages Manager main menu. This includes Insights for the Page you have currently selected, as well as a list of additional Pages you administer. To switch Pages, simply tap the name of the Page you wish to view.

Pages Manager App for the iPhone: Menu

Step 10: The main Pages menu. (Credit: Screenshot by Charity Hisle, Socially Engaged Marketing)

 

11. This is what the Page Insights looks like. Notice it is a more simple than the desktop version? From here you can view Total Likes, People Talking About This, and Weekly Total Reach along with percentages up and down.

Pages Manager App for the iPhone: Insights Overview

Step 11: The Insights Overview including Total Likes, People Talking About This, Weekly Reach. (Credit: Screenshot by Charity Hisle, Socially Engaged Marketing)

 

12. Scrolling down on the Insights will show you the Trends in chart format. As of this writing, there is no additional data available within the Insights menu and there are no links within the Insights screen.

Pages Manager App for the iPhone: Insights for Reach

Step 12: The Insights screen including Trends. (Credit: Screenshot by Charity Hisle, Socially Engaged Marketing)

 

13. It is very simple to switch between Pages. In addition, you can hide or ban a fan simply by swiping from left to right across a comment he or she has made.

Pages Manager App for the iPhone: Switch Accounts

Step 13: Switching Pages. (Credit: Screenshot by Charity Hisle, Socially Engaged Marketing)

 

14. By clicking on the name of an admin, the Facebook app will open and you will land on that person’s personal Facebook account.

Pages Manager App for the iPhone: Admins

Step 14: Viewing Page Admins. (Credit: Screenshot by Charity Hisle, Socially Engaged Marketing)

 

15. From the main menu of the Pages Manager app, you can access the Help link. Below are the questions currently (as of this writing) available within the app.

Pages Manager App for the iPhone: Help Screen

Step 15: Facebook Page Manager Help. (Credit: Screenshot by Charity Hisle, Socially Engaged Marketing)

 

What do you think? Will you use the app? Will you wait for the iPad or Adroid versions?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=886925334 Michelle Fording

    Charity, I just got the app this morning and was happy to find your guide! Thank you for it – makes it easier to understand. 

    • http://www.sociallyengagedmarketing.com CharityHisle

      Thanks for reading @facebook-886925334:disqus! I’m glad the post was helpful. :) Anytime you have questions or ideas for this blog, please feel free to ask – I’ll post responses as articles so you have a resource. 

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