How to use the “build a community around your business” new Facebook feature?

Facebook added a new feature that encourages you to create a Facebook group associated with the Facebook page of your business. Supposedly this would be better for your business. So far, after you associate a page with a group, I’ve seen these features.

  • The Facebook page becomes admin of the group
  • The Facebook page is linked in the top part of the group
  • The Facebook page is linked at the right of the group
  • The group is linked in the Facebook page
  • They encourage you to create a post in your Facebook page for promoting the associated Facebook group.

But I haven’t seen any change in activity neither in the Facebook page nor the Facebook group. Is there anything more you can do with these features? or are there more features related to this I havent seen?

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Encouraging use of a new Facebook group

I recently created a Facebook group, linked to an extant page, hoping to make it easy for all community members to participate. I’ve gotten a decent number of people to join the new group, and am getting ready to reach out to some to ask them to post directly.

Does anyone have some best practices to share to speed this new group along? Are there things that work better on Facebook, or that help build the community more quickly than the usual slog? (I’m not in a hurry, but if there are obvious things unique to Facebook about community-building, happy to incorporate them sooner.)

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Facebook Marketplace Selling

Suppose someone’s profession is not selling stuff and just using Facebook Marketplace for selling items not needed any more, Is it OK to refuse selling to particular person or block a particular person from buying on Facebook Marketplace?(just like blocking people on WhatsApp/Facebook/Google)

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Facebook Instant articles’ views not counted by Google Analytics

I want to share with you the following issue. I have implemented the Facebook Instant articles on my WordPress website via the Instant Articles for WP plugin. The articles show up nicely on Facebook, however, the tracking of an Instant article does not get recorded by Google Analytics. Please help, the code I use in the plugin is as follows (the code is added in the ’embed code’ field of the plugin:


I have researched the issue on the Internet and still did not find the solution, the above code is suggested here:

https://github.com/Automattic/facebook-instant-articles-wp/issues/321

Another highly relevant topic to the issue is this one: How to track content Statistics for Facebook Instant Articles with Google Analytics

Do you have any ideas/improvement suggestions how to get the Instant Articles tracking by Google Analytics work?

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Why did Facebook not use HSTS for a long time after it became available?

(Note that Facebook now does use HSTS. The question was asked at a time when they didn’t.)

To force a browser to always go directly to HTTPS for a website (and not rely on 302 redirects from the HTTP version), HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) can be used.

To tell the browser that a website should always be visited using HTTPS a,
‘Strict-Transport-Security’ header can be sent in the HTTP response. From that moment on, the website will exist in the browser’s HSTS list, and when someone types the site name (e.g. example.com) in the URL bar, they will be sent to https://example.com/ rather than http://example.com.

Google, Gmail, Twitter and Paypal are examples of major websites that make use of this functionality. Facebook, however, does not seem to send a ‘Strict-Transport-Security’ header in its responses. Can anyone give me a good reason why they have chosen not to use HSTS?

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Can I invite people to like page who liked the post when I shared into a Facebook group?

I usually reach people by sharing into groups. But the likes there have no effect on my page.

In my previous question I asked if we can get the likes there on my posts in the page. But that was not possible.

So now my question is if I can invite people who liked my page’s post in the group to like my page.

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Facebook comments no longer displayed on site using WordPress plugin, nor can I edit them with Facebook tools

I am using Facebook comments on couple of my blogs at the moment and I just found that somehow magically all the previous comments made on posts are gone and are no longer being displayed.

I’m using wordpress for all of these blogs and Facebook Comments for WordPress to manage all the facebook comments. But somehow they all disappeared all of a sudden.

Another problem which I’ve been facing lately is that I can’t seem to moderate the faceboook comments. When I go to http://developers.facebook.com/tools/comments where there should be a list of all the comments made on my sites (against the Applications that I’ve created just for the sake of comments), there is nothing there. This has been the thing from the starting, before the comments vanished on my site, today

So technically, there are two issues to solve here.

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Missing attributes when importing Facebook SDK

I ‘m trying to add the facebook-android-sdk dependency within an Android project. First I added this to build.gradle:

implementation 'com.facebook.android:facebook-android-sdk:4.36.1'

So the app/build.gradle looked like this:

apply plugin: 'com.android.application'

android {
    compileSdkVersion 28
    defaultConfig {
        applicationId "com.enricolobianco.test"
        minSdkVersion 15
        targetSdkVersion 28
        versionCode 1
        versionName "1.0"
        testInstrumentationRunner "android.support.test.runner.AndroidJUnitRunner"
    }
    buildTypes {
        release {
            minifyEnabled false
            proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), 'proguard-rules.pro'
        }
    }
}

repositories {
    mavenCentral()
}

dependencies {
    implementation fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar'])
    implementation 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:28.0.0'
    implementation 'com.android.support.constraint:constraint-layout:1.1.3'
    testImplementation 'junit:junit:4.12'
    androidTestImplementation 'com.android.support.test:runner:1.0.2'
    androidTestImplementation 'com.android.support.test.espresso:espresso-core:3.0.2'

    implementation 'com.facebook.android:facebook-android-sdk:4.36.1'
}

When building, it gave me this error:

All com.android.support libraries must use the exact same version
specification (mixing versions can lead to runtime crashes). Found
versions 28.0.0, 27.0.2. Examples include
com.android.support:animated-vector-drawable:28.0.0 and
com.android.support:cardview-v7:27.0.2 less… (Ctrl+F1) There are
some combinations of libraries, or tools and libraries, that are
incompatible, or can lead to bugs. One such incompatibility is
compiling with a version of the Android support libraries that is not
the latest version (or in particular, a version lower than your
targetSdkVersion).

error

To solve that, I changed from this:

implementation 'com.facebook.android:facebook-android-sdk:4.36.1'

to this:

implementation ('com.facebook.android:facebook-android-sdk:4.36.1') {
    exclude group: 'com.android.support', module: 'support-v4'
    exclude group: 'com.android.support', module: 'appcompat-v7'
    exclude group: 'com.android.support', module: 'cardview-v7'
    exclude group: 'com.android.support', module: 'customtabs'
}

But this error popped out:

second error

And I don’t know how to solve this one. Do you have any suggestions?

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Facebook Photo Verification

When Facebook asks for a photo to verify account and shuts you out of your account until that verification is complete, how long does that take? And what happens if they reject your picture? Is there any way to make the whole thing go faster?

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