Facebook Post Guide
1. Connect to Facebook
Go to the Networks page. If your Facebook page is not connected to Outfy, it will show under Available Networks.
When you hover your cursor over the fb icon, it will show a message that says Connect. Click to start connecting your Facebook business page to Outfy.
When you click, a window will appear that says this: Click on Continue with Facebook.
Note: You need a Facebook account and page to connect it to Outfy. If you don't, please create one. Once you do that, you can connect it to Outfy and use Outfy's network features to promote your store on Facebook.
Once your social media account is connected to Outfy, it will remain so - unless you (or the social media network) change any settings or credential-related information in the social media account (s). If such a thing occurs, you have to reconnect your social media account (s) to Outfy.
When you click Continue with Facebook, it will take you to a box that will prompt you to log in to your Facebook account. Please do the needful.
2. Post to Facebook
You are on the Networks page. Your Facebook account and page is connected to Outfy - it will show under Connected Networks.
First things first, you can expand or contract the Facebook section by clicking on this arrow.
When you expand it, the first thing you will see is a button that allows you to disconnect Facebook from your network shares. Below the disconnect button is a drop down that lists all the Facebook pages connected to your store.
In addition, you will see the settings for Facebook posts - these allow you to share four kinds of Facebook posts, i.e., a link post, a link and multiple images post, a single image post, and a multiple images post.
Under this section of the kind of posts you can create is a link that takes you to a section that allows you to Manage Post Templates.
Note: Post templates are formats you can use to create, manage and share posts in a social network easily. You will find a guide to Manage Post Templates here.
3. Types of Facebook posts
Post as a link
Your Facebook post can be just a link - as shown in this screenshot.
A link post with a single image is clickable on all parts of the post. When clicked, it will take the visitor to the linked part of your store. To post as a link with a single image, choose the link option in the Facebook part of connected networks.
Post as a link with multiple images
Your Facebook post can be a link with multiple images that the visitor can slide to and fro using the arrow keys - as shown in this screenshot
A link post with multiple images has a clickable link for each image. When you click on the area under each image, it will take the visitor to the linked part of your store. To post as a link with multiple images, choose the link and share multiple images option in the Facebook part of connected networks.
Post as a photo/image
Your Facebook post can be a single image with a link in the caption that the visitor can click to visit that part of the store.
To post a single image post, choose the image option in the Facebook part of connected networks.
Post as multiple photo/images
Your Facebook post can be a collage type post, i.e., multiple images arranged in an album type format.
To post multiple images at once, choose the image and multiple image option in the Facebook part of connected networks.
4. Content types for posting
You can use Outfy to create different kinds of promotional content and post it on Facebook. The kinds of content you can create with Outfy are product posts, promotional collages, animated GIFs, and videos. You can also use Outfy to automate content creation and posting using Autopilot or SmartQ. Now, to help you use Outfy for Facebook easily, let's get into each aspect of content creation and posting on Facebook.
Outfy can help you pick products from your store (My Products page) and post them to your audience on Facebook.
Outfy can help you pick products from your store, create collages (Collage page) using them, and post this content to your audience on Facebook. We have a guide that takes you through the steps for doing this here.
Outfy can help you create Animated GIFs (Animated GIFs page) and post them to your audience on Facebook. We have a guide that takes you through the steps for doing this here.
Outfy can help you pick products from your store, create videos (Videos page) using them, and post this content to your audience on Facebook. We have a guide that takes you through the steps for doing this here.
5. When to post
You can use Outfy to schedule your posts on Facebook either immediately or at a future date. In fact, Outfy can help you save time by taking care of your scheduling needs most efficiently. Permit us to show you how.
To post content immediately on Facebook, just go to the piece of created content and use the interface to share it on Facebook.
Schedule for later
To post content on Facebook later, you can use the schedule later on Facebook interface under Networks or do it via the Planner.
6. Automate through Autopilot/SmartQ
As mentioned earlier, the kinds of content you can create with Outfy are product posts, promotional collages, animated GIFs, and videos. What's more, Outfy can automate content creation and post the same for you on Facebook using Autopilot or SmartQ. We have guides to help you use Autopilot here and SmartQ here.