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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
Updated over a week ago

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 or group 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/Group you want to view.

Step 3. Once you're in your Page/Group, 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)".

πŸ”” Note: Facebook also supports Groups from Pages. If you're looking to connect a Group that is owned by a Page, you'll still need to make sure that your personal Facebook Profile is set up as an Admin. You can do so by first making sure you are "acting" as the Fanpage. Then you can add your personal profile as admin.

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

3. 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/Group.

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.

Removing StoryChief from Business Integrations in Facebook and reauthorizing the connection

Sometimes StoryChief will need to be removed from Business Integrations in Facebook in order 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.

  1. In Facebook, 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).

  1. You should see StoryChief listed in the integrations area. This will need to be removed in order to continue. Tick the check box and then click Remove.

  2. A window will pop up asking if you want to remove StoryChief with a check box at the bottom. Leave both check boxes unticked and then click Remove.

  3. Then, head back over to StoryChief and try your connecting the channel again. Please be sure to accept all permissions and all Pages (even Pages not connected to StoryChief) during the authorization process.

4. Removing Facebook from StoryChief and reauthorizing the connection

This is for the new view of Facebook/Meta.

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 "Learn more".

Step 3. This will open a small window with the option to display your "Business Integrations", follow that link.

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.

Step 5. Continue the steps listed on the screen to authorize the Facebook page, this will bring you back to the workspace. Here, select the page you would like to add 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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