Table of Contents

  1. Create a New Post on a Facebook Company Page as Yourself (Desktop)
  2. Comment on an Existing Facebook Company Page Post as Yourself (Desktop)
  3. Comment on a Visitor’s Post on a Facebook Company Page as Yourself (Desktop)
  4. Create a New Post on a Facebook Company Page as Yourself (iPhone)
  5. Comment on an Existing Facebook Company Page Post as Yourself (iPhone)

We provide social media marketing services for a few clients in the Atlanta area, and a client asked me how to do this. I didn’t know how to do it by memory, so I searched Google for the answer. Surprisingly, I couldn’t find a blog post that showed how to do it, so I learned how to do it myself. I’ll show you how to comment as yourself personally and as the Facebook company page that you are managing, and I’ll show you how to do this from a desktop computer and from a mobile phone.

When I say “Facebook company page”, I am referring to any Facebook company page in which you have an admin role. When I say “yourself”, I mean your personal Facebook profile. Commenting on your Facebook company page as yourself does not require going into your settings or switching back and forth between your company page and personal profile.

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Create a New Post on a Facebook Company Page as Yourself from a Desktop Computer

Switching identities on managed Facebook company page

Switching back and forth between identities when starting a new comment on a Facebook company that you manage

To start a new post as yourself on your Facebook company page from a desktop computer, you will need to:

  1. Start a new comment in the section below your company page’s cover photo and the call-to-action button.
  2. Click on the small logo that appears on the top right of the new comment section. It will have a dropdown arrow next to it.
  3. Select your personal profile. You’ll notice that thumbnail image by the new post will change to the profile that you selected.
  4. Type your post.
  5. Publish your post.
  6. To switch back to posting as your company, follow steps 1-5 except you would choose your company profile.

What if you don’t see your profile when creating a new post? If you see something like the screenshot below where there is no other profile except for your business profile, then click the left arrow beside your company name.

Switching Facebook Profiles (Step 1)

Doing this should reveal your personal profile on the top and the rest of the companies that you manage below that:

Switching Facebook Profiles (Step 1)

This works for creating new posts, commenting on a company page’s existing, and commenting on visitors’ posts to your company page.

Comment on a Facebook Company Page’s Existing Post as Yourself from a Desktop Computer

Switching identities on previous Facebook company post

Switching back and forth between identities when commenting on an existing Facebook company page’s post

To comment on a previous post on a Facebook company page as yourself from a desktop computer, you will need to:

  1. Click on the small logo that appears right below your Facebook company page’s post. It is on the same line as the Like, Comment, and Share buttons and will have a dropdown arrow next to it.
  2. Select yourself. You’ll notice that thumbnail image by the new comment will change to the profile that you selected.
  3. Type your comment.
  4. Hit enter to publish your comment.
  5. To switch back to posting as your company, follow steps 1-4 except you would choose your company.

Comment as Yourself on a Visitor’s Post on a Facebook Company Page from a Desktop Computer

If a visitor posts on your Facebook company page, you can comment as yourself by following these steps:

1. Click the Posts sidebar menu item on the left sidebar.

Facebook Company Page Posts Sidebar Menu Option

2. Click the Visitor Posts link on the right sidebar.

3. Find the post that you want to edit, click the small profile pic with the down arrow, and select your personal profile (if it hasn’t been done already).

4. Type your post, click enter, and see your personal profile comment.

Create a New Post on a Facebook Company Page as Yourself from an iPhone

Steps on how to post on Facebook company page as yourself on a mobile phone

Steps on how to post on Facebook company page as yourself on an iPhone. At the time of this update, the Android version of the Facebook app doesn’t allow you to comment as yourself.

Below is an explanation of the steps shown in the above image:

  1. Tap the Publish button. You must tap the Publish button. There is a section to create a new post below this the Publish button, but you can’t switch identities there.`
  2. Tap the small dropdown arrow right next to your Facebook company page name.
  3. Tap your personal profile image.
  4. When you see your Facebook company page’s profile image change to your Facebook personal profile image, you’re now posting as yourself.

Comment on a Facebook Company Page’s Previous Post as Yourself from an iPhone

Steps on how to comment on your Facebook company page's post as yourself

Steps on how to comment on your Facebook company page’s previous post as yourself

Below is an explanation of the steps shown in the above image:

  1. Tap your company page’s profile image with the dropdown arrow.
  2. Tap your personal profile image.
  3. You’ll see that the small thumbnail image changes from your Facebook company profile image to your personal Facebook profile image. When you see that the profile image has changed, tap Comment.
  4. Type your comment and tap the publish button.

Here’s a dialogue between me and Mr. Technique below:

Did this post help you? Have you found a different way to comment personally on your Facebook company page? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading.