You may have noticed that as time goes by, Facebook continues to make changes in the personal profile page.
One of the recent major changes involved the About section which lets users add their current work and other details as well as their education below their profile picture.
In this section, users can include their employer or their own business with a link to their Facebook Business page. In short, you can add your Facebook Business page as an employer via your personal profile.
Learn about the latest steps to update your About section in our new blog post here.
To add and display your Facebook Business page as an employer in your personal Facebook profile, you will need to do a few simple steps such as editing your profile page and adding details.
For others (like me!), there is a small catch and you’ll need to do a bit of coding in order to get your Facebook Business page displaying correctly in your personal Facebook profile. (You can click each of the example images below to enlarge them for easier viewing).
Here’s what to do:
Firstly, you’ll need to load up your Firefox web browser to make the changes. Within Firefox, you’ll need to use the Web Developer functionality.
You can download the necessary addon here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60/
Once you have installed the addon, restart Firefox.
Next, go to your Facebook business page and copy the ID tag from the menu bar:
So, in the above example, for Wendy Moore Inc the Facebook business page ID tag is 365773404831.
Once you have copied this ID tag, go back to your personal Facebook profile and Edit Profile:
In the left hand menu bar, select Education and Work. For Employer, enter the name of your Facebook Business page. As you start to type, Facebook will make suggestions.
Select Add “name of your page” to reveal Employer fields to complete.
This is where you need to do a little bit of coding.
In the Facebook profile window above, Right Click your Mouse and Choose => Web Developer => Forms => Display Form Details
The window will change and appear as follows, with Form Details turned on (click picture below to enlarge):
Find the TWO fields called <input name=”employer_id”> (shown above circled in red).
Paste the ID tab into the two fields (shown above circled in red). There is one field right at the top and a second field on the right hand side. The top field will be blank. The second field on the right hand side will already have numbers in it. Replace these numbers with the ID tag.
Next, click the box saying “I currently work here” to show this as your Current Employer.
Finally, click the Add Job button and your Facebook Business page will be added to your profile.
Remember to Turn Off the Display Form Details by again right clicking with your Mouse and choosing Web Developer => Forms => Display Form Details
If you are still confused as to what to do, feel free to drop me a line or Contact Us.
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By Wendy Chamberlain
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