I am so tired of Facebook, but there are just some things I need it for. Alas, I hate it.
I loved the old days when I could post to Facebook from Drafts and never have to visit it, but those days are gone due to Facebook’s “we want your eyeballs on our site so you can see all of our invasive ads we’ve curated for you” policy.
So, I turn to the MPU braintrust: Is there a way to publish to Facebook without visiting there?
Buffer is definitely an option, but I wanted to know if there was any other options. Thanks!
Facebook officially blocked using third party apps to post to personal profiles. I think that was in mid-2018. Very inconvenient for me personally; I used third party apps almost exclusively to post to my Facebook profile.
After that, you could use a WordPress plugin called SNAP (pretty sure that stands for Social Networks Auto Poster) to get around the blockade. I did for a while but eventually decided it was more trouble than it’s worth and dangerous too — might get me banned.
So, short answer is: As far as I know, it’s just not possible to use third-party apps to post to personal profiles. You can still use them for groups and pages. HootSuite and Buffer are two popular choices.
Just curious - what are “some things I need it for”?
Please understand - I’m not trying to be snarky or disrespectful. As a non-Facebook user, I would simply like to know what features of Facebook exist that attract (or compel) people to use it, despite their distaste for it. Required for work? Pressure from family or friends?
I actually met my wife on FaceBook. I consequently had some affection for it. What Facebook became… both of us have now deleted our accounts. I appreciate some folk are sort of obliged to spend some time there… I have no solution to that problem nor am I in any position to find work arounds now.
I try to build networks or whatever outside it for now. Slow and dispiriting process all round. This kind of site helps though.