How To Comment On Your Facebook Page From Your Personal Account


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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    Jos February 11, 2013

    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?

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      Greg Finn February 11, 2013

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

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    mahesh April 25, 2013

    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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    Rohan Yadav June 13, 2020

    You can send an invite from your page to your personal account and after that, if there is no privacy option is active on Facebook Page then you can comment, Like, Share to your Personal Page.

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Head of Performance & Innovation / Partner

Greg Finn

Greg is the Head of Performance and Innovation for Cypress North's digital marketing team and one of the founders of our agency. In 2010, he and Matt Mombrea started Cypress North in Buffalo. Greg oversaw the opening of our second office in 2022, located in his hometown of Rochester.

As Head of Performance and Innovation, Greg co-manages our digital marketing department and works closely with our team to ensure all our clients achieve the best possible results. He is always looking for ways to test new digital marketing techniques and technology, and oversees all teaching and training efforts to ensure our agency stays ahead of the curve.

Greg is also a co-host of our weekly Marketing O'Clock podcast, where he and the team provide updates, insights, and hot takes on the latest SEO, PPC, and social media marketing news. In addition to weekly news shows, Greg hosts our Marketing O'Torial digital marketing tutorials and often co-hosts bonus Marketing O'Talk episodes that bring together panels of digital marketing experts.

With nearly two decades of experience, Greg is a known and trusted voice in the digital marketing community. He’s a contributor for Search Engine Land, a member of the Search Marketing Expo (SMX) programming team, and has been a featured speaker at some of the largest search engine conferences, including SMX, eSummit, and Pubcon. 

When he’s not working or staying updated on the latest trends, Greg enjoys watching his kids play sports and coaching their soccer team. He’s been named the runner-up “Greg of the Year” on Marketing O’Clock’s annual Clockscars Awards four years in a row. While the coveted award has evaded him for many years, Keanu Reeves has not. Greg once saw him at Gabriel's Gate tavern in Buffalo (and noted he was very tall.)