Facebook Changes Automatic Posting

I received a notice from WordPress that Facebook will no longer be supporting the automatic posting of web content to Facebook profiles. This does not affect anyone who has a Facebook page set up to receive automatic posts. You will still be able to automatically posting content to your pages.

“Starting August 1, 2018, third-party tools can no longer share posts automatically to Facebook Profiles. This includes Publicize, the WordPress.​com tool that connects your site to major social media platforms (like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook).”

What’s the difference between a page and a profile?

“A profile is a personal Facebook account where you can share [all kinds of stuff]. Pages are public profiles that let artists, public figures, businesses, brands, organizations and nonprofits connect with their fans or customers.” – Facebook.com

I’ve only just recently started my page on Facebook, and I haven’t gotten the automatic posting stuff going yet. It’s on my to-do list.

Facebook’s policy change has caused quite a fallout among the net community. It’s more than just WordPress, which is big enough! Providers like IFTTT and others are going through some overhauls to accommodate the new normal. That’s the nature of change for you.

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