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How to Control Visitor Posts to Your Facebook Page

Don’t settle for unsavory posts to your Facebook business page. You can control visitor posts to your Facebook page, and I’ll show you how!

As we know, people are shameless when it comes to spam and scams. We’ve seen some pretty blatant attempts to get the attention of our Facebook audience. As a matter of fact, the first time it happened, I wrote a pretty ranty blog post. So here’s a down and dirty tip that’ll help keep your business’ Facebook page free from spam or worse.

When people mention your page on Facebook in one of their updates, it will not only show on their timeline but will also show up under “visitor posts” on your page. In settings, this is something you can adjust so that you can block, approve, or allow them to post to the page unfettered.

I recommend that you allow these posts but give yourself the chance to moderate them first. Moderating these will help prevent spam, porn, a link to a virus, or who knows what from being posted to your page.

Set Up: how to control visitor posts to your Facebook page

1. Click on Settings on your business page.

how to control visitor posts to your facebook page

2. Click “Edit” next to “Visitor Posts.”

how to control visitor posts to your facebook page

3. Choose these settings, especially the last one which allows you to approve all visitor posts. You can also just not allow posts to your page here, but I don’t recommend that. That’s stifling engagement which is one reason why your business is on social media.

how to control visitor posts to your facebook page

4. Hit save & close, and that’s it! You’ll get a message whenever someone tries to post something to your page, and you’ll have the opportunity to let it through or not.

These settings are in a different place than your personal account, so I thought it would be worthwhile to show you where to find them and how to set them up. Now you’ve got more control over what appears on your page.

Happy Facebooking!

Laura Nunemaker

15+ years experience in email marketing, social media, and content development. Former retail bakery owner. Digital nomad. Loves cycling & scuba diving. Vegan. Cat magnet.

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  • Kelvin Chege says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful information. I can not find that settings button on my Facebook page. I am the Admin and I’ve tried to use Desktop, mobile and the Android app for page. None has the settings that lead to visitor posts. How may I go about it?

    • When you go to settings do you have a general option? On the pages that I am set to editor, I can’t see or change that. But as an admin I can see it and the visitors’ posts option. It all appears exactly as the screenshots in this post.

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