Facebook Business Manager: How to Change the Primary Page
If you signed up for Facebook Business Manager, you’ll probably be regretting it 🙂 but I’m sure Facebook will iron out the kinks soon.
In the meantime, the biggest problem I have with it is that you can no longer “POST AS” your main Facebook Page if you have it assigned as the primary Page in Facebook Business Manager. Here is a workaround:
PROBLEM: When you assign a primary account in Facebook Business Manager you can’t “POST AS” that page any more using your Personal Facebook Profile – which is a pain if you like to share content from your personal newsfeed into your Page as “YOUR PAGE” that that PAGE is the PRIMARY page in your Facebook Business Manager.
SOLUTION: Assign a new PAGE as the PRIMARY page in your Facebook Business Manager and REMOVE your business page from Facebook Business Manager so you can now access it through your Facebook personal Profile.
Video Tutorial at the bottom of this article.
Sign in to Business Manager;
CREATE NEW PAGE
Click on SETTINGS > PAGES > ADD NEW PAGE > CREATE A NEW PAGE > NEXT;
Follow the prompts to create your new PRIMARY Page for Facebook Business Manager;
ASSIGN NEW PAGE AS PRIMARY PAGE
Next, click on SETTINGS > INFO and click the pencil icon to edit the PRIMARY PAGE;
REMOVE BUSINESS PAGE FROM FACEBOOK BUSINESS MANAGER
Because the old Primary Page will have the FBM account as the owner, you need to remove it so that it opens it up to “POST AS” that Page in your Facebook personal Profile.
Next, click on SETTINGS > PAGES > click on the page you want to remove > REMOVE;
Optional Step – add the old Primary Page back to Facebook Business Manager as a “Stand Alone Page” which means it’s not ‘owned’ by the Facebook Business Manager account, and you’ll still be able to login as the Page through your Personal Facebook Profile.
ADD FACEBOOK PAGE TO BUSINESS MANAGER AS STAND ALONE PAGE
Click on SETTINGS > PAGES > ADD NEW PAGE > REQUEST ACCESS TO A PAGE – and follow the prompts.
This added page will be “STAND ALONE” and will still be accessible through your Personal Facebook Profile.