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Authorizing the connection between StoryChief and Facebook/Instagram
Authorizing the connection between StoryChief and Facebook/Instagram
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Written by Gregory Claeyssens
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This guide can help you get past roadblocks if your Facebook or Instagram channel becomes disconnected if you can't find a specific Facebook Page you're trying to connect, or if you encounter an "unknown" error or any permissions errors.

Table of Contents

1. Checking your admin status

πŸ”” Note: Using Facebook Business Suite? Please follow these steps instead.

πŸ”” Note: Please make sure you are logged into Facebook using your own personal account that was used to make the connection.

Step 1. Make sure your personal Facebook profile is an admin on the Facebook Page or Instagram channel you want to connect.

Step 2. Head over to Facebook and navigate to the list of Pages you have access to (or click this link). Click on the Page you want to view.

Step 3. Once you're in your Page, click Settings in the left-hand sidebar.

Step 4. Click Page Roles on the left-hand side.

Step 5. You’ll need to see your own personal profile listed as an admin under the "Existing Page roles" section, as shown below.

Only admins are able to authorize the connection. If you are not, ask the admin to grant you the admin role or ask them to connect the Facebook/Instagram channel instead.

πŸ”” Note: It is not possible to connect a Facebook Page if you are an admin through inheritance from a parent Page, labelled "Admin (inherited from parent Page)".

If you see that you are an admin then continue to the section below to check the permissions.

2. Checking Facebook permissions

Permissions are a common reason for connection issues and β€œunknown” errors when sending posts. Follow these steps to get things back on track. This works for the OLD VIEW of Facebook/Meta.

Step 1. Log into the Facebook personal profile that is an admin on the Facebook Page.

Step 2. Click on the small drop-down arrow at the top right of your screen and then click Settings & Privacy > Settings. From there, click "Business Integrations" on the left-hand side (or click this link).

Step 3. Find StoryChief in the list of integrations and click View and Edit.

Step 4. In the pop-up window, we need to ensure that all Facebook Pages are checked in all sections.

Step 5. After selecting all Pages, click "Save".

Now try connecting your Facebook/Instagram channel again. You can also retry any failed posts. If you still see errors, please reauthorize your connection, by following the steps below.

3. Removing StoryChief from Business Integrations in Facebook and reauthorizing the connection

Sometimes StoryChief will need to be removed from Business Integrations in Facebook for you to re-establish the connection.

πŸ”” Note: This will disconnect any existing Facebook and Instagram channels you have connected and those will need to be reconnected. These steps only re-establish your connection and do not remove any posts already scheduled.

Step 1. Adding a new destination will redirect to the Meta Business Suite. Normally, you could just continue to authorize StoryChief again. Now, the goal is to find the StoryChief integration in the Business Suite.

Step 2. Go ahead and click on Make sure that you are working in your personal profile ❗️, as it is a user that gives the permissions, not the page.

Step 3. This will open the business integration window with the installed applications.

Step 4. Here you'll find StoryChief listed in your active connections, click on "View and edit" to see all the permissions the platform has. Make sure everything is enabled. Save the settings and return to the Authorization page from earlier.

If your permission window looks different than the one below (with checkboxes for pages, ..) and is a couple of years old, it is best to remove the application. Go back to StoryChief and click on "Add new destination" to renew the permissions.

Step 5. Go back to StoryChief and connect the Facebook or Instagram page as a destination.

πŸŽ‰ You're done, grab a coffee, you deserve it!

Check out the next steps below for more in-depth guides or follow-up actions.

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