Surprise! You went into your Facebook Page to a) either share something on/from a business Page you want to follow or b) to “like” a new business Page and found the traditional interface had changed or you couldn’t find where to search for a Page. As it’s a good practice to Like or Follow relevant/complementary businesses, there are 2 ways to “Like” a Page as a Business (Manager) Page:

  1. From within a Page
  2. From within a personal profile

Important! As of August 28, 2017, the ability to manage these tasks is ONLY available via desktop at this time. Anticipating that Facebook will add these features to mobile/tablet devices soon.

Note: "Page" refers to a business Page or a business Page managed from Business Manager. The process is the same.

Video updated as of August 3, 2017

Here’s a short video of how to “Like” a Page from your Page,  how to “Like” a Page as a Page you manage from your personal page, and how to find out who your Page liked when it’s all done. Lots of B2B love going on here!

 

First, go to your Page. On right sidebar, click on “See Pages Feed.”

On a Business Page (Updated August 3, 2017):

to like other business pages, go to Pages Feed in your sidebar and click there

Next, you’ll see a green button on top of the newsfeed. Click this button and type the Page you want to “like” by typing its name in the search bar that pops up. Once the Page you want appears, click “Save”, and it’ll be added to your Pages list.
Green button on facebook business page for liking another Page

You can accomplish the same thing from your personal profile by typing the Page you’re seeking in the search bar. When it appears, click to that Page and you’ll see a row of tabs as below. Click on the 3 dots (far right) and a dropdown will appear, in which you’ll see “Like as Your Page”. When you click that, you should see another dropdown pop up that will enable you to select the Page that you wish to “Like” as.Liking a Business Page from a personal profile in facebook.

When you click on the dropdown arrow, you’ll see the Pages for which you have management permissions, select that then click “save”.

Your business page will show up in dropdown so you can like a business page as a business page.

[UPDATE: APRIL 15, 2016]

How to Post on the Business Page that you’ve “Liked”:

Go to the Page that you “Liked” and want to post on. Go to the status area. Write your post then click on the small dropdown you’ll see in upper right corner of status area. In that dropdown, you’ll see the option to “Post as..” and then select your managed Page that you wish to post as.

How to post on a business page that you've liked.

I’m on a Page that I’ve “Liked”, in the Status area.

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 1.16.47 PM

When you click on the dropdown in upper right corner of status area, the Pages you manage should show in the dropdown. Select the Page for which you desire to post as.

 

If any questions, please ask in Comments!

Cheers!
Teresa

 

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  1. Comment by Buffy

    Buffy Reply April 15, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Awesome, if only I could post on the pages liked by my business now!

    • Comment by teresa

      teresa Reply April 15, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      I tested the posting out. Go to the business page that you “liked” and want to post on. Go to the status area. Write your post then click on the small dropdown you’ll see in upper right corner of status area. In that dropdown, you’ll see the option to “Post as..” and then select your Business Page that you wish to post as. Hope this helps. I’ll update my blog with the screenshots for this. If it doesn’t work for you, please let me know and I’ll troubleshoot.

  2. Comment by YogiBon

    YogiBon Reply April 16, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    many thanks, super helpful!! xo

    • Comment by teresa

      teresa Reply April 20, 2016 at 12:38 am

      Welcome!

  3. Comment by Erica

    Erica Reply April 20, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Thank you this is very helpful! The previous way was so much easier and less clicking.

    • Comment by teresa

      teresa Reply April 20, 2016 at 12:38 am

      You’re welcome, Erica. I agree. The new way, though it offers 2 ways to complete the task, is not intuitive. I hope they go back to the way it was. With enough complaints, they may.

  4. Comment by Fiona

    Fiona Reply April 20, 2016 at 4:44 am

    Thank you thank you thank you. This has been getting very frustrating.

    • Comment by teresa

      teresa Reply April 20, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Glad to help!

  5. Comment by Stephanie

    Stephanie Reply April 20, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Is there anyway to do this faster? I used to be able to switch to the page I’m managing, type a keyword and just click like all the way down the list. Now I have to open each manually, click on the … and then select the page I’m managing to “like” as. This can’t be the only way to do this…

    • Comment by teresa

      teresa Reply April 20, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      Hi Stephanie,

      If you type the keyword in search from your Personal page, it’s faster. Once you get to the Biz Page you want to like, then click on the 3 dots (as described above in blog) and then select “Like as Your Page” and you should see all the pages in the dropdown to select from. This is faster than doing what you described. I think it’s a bit odd that it should be faster from a personal page but it is. When I get some time, I’ll research to see if a faster way from when in your Biz Page. Do you use any social management tool, such as Hootsuite? I’m going to investigate from that end as well.

  6. Comment by Bhaines

    Bhaines Reply January 17, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Now that I’ve liked several pages using my business page, I want to see which pages I’ve liked. I’m starting to lose track of who I’ve like and who I have yet to like. Where on my business page or in business manager would I find such a list of pages I’ve liked?

    • Comment by teresa

      teresa Reply January 17, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      Hello! I’ll email you regarding how to do this and then will post an update in blog as it’ll be faster response for you.-Teresa

  7. Comment by Joan

    Joan Reply March 15, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Thank you for your post. I could not figure out how to like a page as my business since the last changes at Facebook. Thanks again.

    • Comment by teresa

      teresa Reply March 15, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Hi Joan, You’re very welcome! Facebook sure likes to surprise us with constantly changing features.

  8. Comment by Bill

    Bill Reply March 28, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    This post was a time-saver. Nice job and thanks!

    • Comment by teresa

      teresa Reply March 28, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Glad to help! Thank you for your note.

  9. Comment by Ted

    Ted Reply June 17, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I would like to react to posts as my business (manager) claimed page on mobile. i can like and react as all accounts that i manage but not as my personal claimed business page on mobile. Thanks in advance if anyone can resolve this.

    • Comment by teresa

      teresa Reply June 19, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      Hi Ted, I know what you mean and I don’t see that option on mobile. I contacted Facebook and will see if there’s a workaround. The apps, as you probably found out, are limiting in that the Personal Facebook app doesn’t let us switch to our own business Page and when in Pages, there’s no discovery or ability to switch to our own Page when in a managed Page. Well, Facebook makes a lot of changes and options come and go, so I’ll see if can get an answer from them.

      • Comment by teresa

        teresa Reply June 19, 2017 at 8:49 pm

        Hi Ted, I got a response from Facebook, and it’s as I thought. This is still not an option, and there is no workaround on this for mobile, unfortunately. Here’s their response: “The feature to like a Page as your Page is not available for mobile. You would need to access this feature from a desktop. Any feedback or suggestions that you have are always welcome and will help us to improve.
        You can provide your feedback regarding the implementation of this feature to our Product Development team through this link here: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/268228883256323/?ref=u2u

        • Comment by Teddy

          Teddy Reply June 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm

          Wow, I really appreciate the follow up on this. Thank you so much. Like you, I figured that this was simply not available on mobile at this time.

          I manage several other business’ pages with business manager and have almost normal functionality with each account across desktop and mobile. But, since mine is “claimed” it is almost completely removed from the regular Facebook experience. I am considering removing my page from being “claimed” within business manager but I don’t want to regret it. I seem to recall notices about such actions being irreversible.

          Do you have any understanding about removing and then re-adding claimed pages from and to Business Manager? Thanks again for your help!

          • Comment by teresa

            teresa June 21, 2017 at 9:41 pm

            Hi Ted, You’re very welcome! Actually, I was faced with same and nervous about the “no going back” language in there; however, I did go through and remove some accounts AFTER getting a Facebook human being on the phone with me to walk through the exercise, and he said “it wasn’t so” about not being reversible. That being said, I’m not sure about re-adding them–or about your umbrella account–because I never added any Pages back in or tried it with my own. One idea is create a sandbox business Page setup attached to a sandbox personal account and then experiment with it before trying it with important Pages. It may be faster than getting a human being at Facebook. My experience took over 3 weeks because customer support person was only allotted 15 minutes per call and strictly kept to it, go figure. Anyway, if you create the sandbox account, let me know how it works out. Otherwise, if I get some time to experiment, I’ll let you know. Two other resources for this question might be @SMExaminer and @AndreaVahl. Hope this helps!

  10. Comment by Sarah

    Sarah Reply August 29, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Is there any way to do this from a tablet or does it have to be a desktop? I’m not seeing the same layout on my phone or tablet and it’s extremely frustrating! It’s taken me weeks just to find this helpful article!

    • Comment by teresa

      teresa Reply August 29, 2017 at 3:47 am

      Hi Sarah, I understand your frustration! Unfortunately, this feature is only available via a desktop at this time. Given the increasing usage of mobile/tablets, I anticipate Facebook will add this feature at some point. I received similar question earlier and so here’s the response I had received from Facebook just past June: “The feature to like a Page as your Page is not available for mobile. You would need to access this feature from a desktop. Any feedback or suggestions that you have are always welcome and will help us to improve. You can provide your feedback regarding the implementation of this feature to our Product Development team through this link here: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/268228883256323/?ref=u2u

  11. Comment by Jenna

    Jenna Reply December 7, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Super helpful, thanks! 🙂

    • Comment by teresa

      teresa Reply December 7, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      You’re welcome! 🙂

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