Are you the administrator of a particular page on Facebook (for a brand or company) and would like to be able to comment on the page as the admin (voice of the brand/company) OR comment on the page as your own personal identity?
Social Media Strategist Caroline Melberg spells out the steps to take when you need to change your Facebook identity:
So let’s say Jane Doe is an administrator of the “Pretend Company” page on Facebook. If she goes to that page while logged in and writes a post/comment on the wall, it will show that the post is from “Pretend Company.” But what if Jane wants to write on the wall of the page as herself – so that it will attribute the comment to “Jane Doe”?
The default setting is that if you are an admin on a Facebook PAGE, then whenever you go to that page when you are logged-in and want to post, your post will come from “the page” – not you personally.
So, if you want to post on pages you are an Admin of as yourself personally, here’s what you do:
- Go to the Page
- Click Edit Page
- Click Your Settings
- Un-check the first box that says “always post as the page”
- Save your settings
Now, to post as the PAGE, you will need to click on the link on the right that says “use Facebook as ” and then you’ll be able to post as the page instead of as yourself personally.
One of the mysteries of Facebook, solved.