How To Comment On Your Facebook Page From Your Personal Account

on May 16, 2012 by Social Media with 3 comments

When administering a Facebook page sometimes a user would like to actually comment on the given page with their personal account.  Well, the default settings for the Facebook page are geared to showing all posts and likes from the page itself, even if you are using Facebook with your personal profile.. So lets say that we post this article up to Facebook, and I switch back to my personal profile and like the post – well it will be show that Cypress North liked the post.  This can look a little odd:

So how do you make sure that you aren’t commenting as your business page when using your personal profile?  Its easy, just follow the steps below!

  1. Head to the  page you would like to change.
  2. Under the “Manage” button in the upper right, click on “Edit Page”:
  3. Click on the “Your Settings” button on the top of the left hand navigation:
  4. Unclick the top box that says “Always comment and post on your page as PAGE NAME, even when using Facebook as PROFILE NAME.

And there you have it!  Now when you are using Facebook as your personal self, all comments will show up from you, instead of your page.

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Greg Finn

Greg is the director of marketing at Cypress North. He has been managing internet marketing campaigns for more than seven years and is a certified Google AdWords partner in search advertising. Greg has been both a speaker and moderator at SMX, the world's leading search engine marketing conference, and is also a contributing editor and regular writer at SearchEngineLand and MarketingLand.

3 Comments

  • Jos
    on February 11, 2013 Reply

    I have got a different problem can anybody tell me how to post from my business page on group page on Facebook? It seems to post from my personal account, even if I came from my business page and it says your posting and liking as ‘your business name’! Is it just from the phone that it doesn’t work or can change that in posting preferences as well?

    • Greg Finn
      on February 11, 2013 Reply

      Joe — Sorry, groups are for real people only, no businesses. You’ll have to use your real name.

  • mahesh
    on April 25, 2013 Reply

    I want to know how to add a blue or a grey box to my name when i am commenting .I have seen many people doing it and i want to know how to do it.

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