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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 and iPad)
  6. Create a New Post or Comment on an Existing Post on a Facebook Company Page as Yourself (Android Devices)

We create and manage social media pages 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. 

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

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

1. Go into your Facebook page’s settings section.

2. Go to the Post Attribution section and select the option to post as yourself.

If you don’t see any options when you go to the Post Attribution section, then you will need to go into Facebook Business Manager and remove your company page from your business.

If you can’t remove your business page from your business in Facebook Business Manager, you will need to disconnect your Instagram company page from your Facebook page.

3. Create and publish your post. If you don’t see the post button, click the three dots below your post.

4. To switch back to posting as your company, follow steps 1-4 except you would select the option to post as your company.

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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 or an iPad

This isn’t possible anymore on the Facebook app for the iPhone and it was never possible on the Facebook app for the iPad. Even if you change the Post Attribution settings to post as yourself, you still can’t. Play the video below if you want to see how to get to the Post Attribution settings on an iPhone.

You cannot create a new post as yourself even after you change the Post Attribution settings to post as yourself. Doing that will allow you to comment on existing page posts as yourself though.

To create a new post as yourself on a Facebook company page from an iPad, you would have to go to the Facebook website and follow the instructions that I created above for a desktop computer. This will allow you to post as yourself on an iPad, but not the iPhone.

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

Please note, that you will need to use the Facebook app and not the Facebook Page app on your iPhone or iPad.

In order to comment as yourself on one of your Facebook company page’s post, the post will need to have at least one like or comment. A dropdown arrow will appear next to your page’s profile thumbnail as shown in the screenshots below. These are iPhone screenshots, but the interface is the same on an iPad.

The ability to switch profiles shows up if someone likes your Facebook page’s post.
The ability to switch profiles shows up if someone comments on your Facebook page’s post.

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

Create a New Post or Comment on an Existing Post as Yourself from an Android Phone or Tablet

This isn’t possible from the Facebook Android app. The buggy Post Attribution section isn’t even available on the Facebook app for Android as you can see in the screenshot below.

Facebook Business Page Settings on an Android Tablet

To create a new post or comment on an existing post as yourself on a Facebook company page from an Android phone or tablet, you would have to go to the Facebook website and follow the instructions that I created above for a desktop computer.

Did this post help you? Have you found a different way to comment personally on your Facebook company page? Have you found out how to create a new post as yourself on an iPhone or iPad? Have you found out how to create a new post or comment on an existing post as yourself on an Android phone or tablet? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading.

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49 Comments

  1. Samantha Lewis on May 31, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Facebook Android user here. No options to change to my
    Personal profile for commenting as you describe!



  2. Loretta Callahan on June 28, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you! Very helpful.



  3. Chuck on July 24, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    The tiny profile image does not seem to exist in the mobile app. Can be done in Chrome on mobile, but not in the app. At least not on Android.



  4. Tom Nguyen on July 27, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Chuck, thanks for pointing that out. I opened the Android version on my Chromebook to check myself. I just updated the blog post.



  5. Cibele on August 18, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Mysteriously, the dropdown to change profiles on my profile only shows 1 page option. That has happened since I activated the Business Manager. Do you have any idea of what’s happening?



  6. Tom Nguyen on August 21, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Yes. When you add a page to the Facebook Business Manager, that page is removed out of your personal Facebook account. If you can, you will need to remove the page from the Facebook Business Manager. If you only have one page on the Facebook Business Manager, you won’t be able to remove it. This blog post from Agora Pulse helped me with that.



  7. Tom Nguyen on August 21, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Cibele, if you only have one Facebook company page in your Business Manager account, you can try to delete your business to bring it back to your personal account, but I have had any luck. You would go to this settings link, then click on the Business Info on the left side. You’ll see a button that says “Permenantly Delete Business”. I wasn’t able to do it though. Maybe you’ll have better luck.



  8. Tom Nguyen on August 24, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Cibele, do you see a left arrow by your company profile? If so, perhaps clicking it could help. Click here for more info on how to do that.



  9. Jenny on October 26, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Thanks for this thorough article. Unfortunately, when I click on the left arrow, it only shows my page and not my personal profile. I am one of several “editors” on the page, not the admin, and I want to be able to like posts as myself. I can’t figure out how to do that. I’ve also searched the Facebook help section, and nothing is working. Thoughts?



  10. Jenny on October 26, 2018 at 10:59 am

    I figured it out! On my page, I went to Settings and then clicked Page Attribution in the left sidebar. There I had the option to post as either the page or myself. I chose myself and when I went back to the page, I could then like and comment as myself. It looks like I can’t create a new post as myself, but that’s OK. I want to write posts as my page, but then react to posts (especially posts written by other editors) as myself. This has been driving me nuts, and I’m so glad it was a simple fix! 🙂



  11. Jill on November 26, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Jenny…have you figured out how to change the Page Attribution on the mobile app? I can like posts as myself on the page that I’m an Admin as long as I’m using the desktop version of Facebook. Once I switch to the mobile app I am again reacting to posts and comments as my page and not my personal profile. I have an Android (Samsung Galaxy 8+). If anyone has figured this out for the mobile app…I’d love to hear how.



  12. Tom Nguyen on November 26, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Jenny and Jill, thanks for commenting.

    Jenny, I was able to create a post or comment on an existing post as myself on a desktop computer regardless of what I chose in the Post Attribution section. The only difference was if I selected the post as myself option, the post would be attributed to my personal profile by default.

    Jill, on my iPhone, regardless of whether I chose to post as myself or the company page that I’m managing, the post would be attributed to the company page by default. I was able to attribute posts to myself though. Just to clear things up, on my iPhone, I am using the Facebook app and not the Facebook Pages app when I’m posting or commenting as myself.



  13. Rob on November 27, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    I can’t do this on the iPhone app.
    When I go to publish, it is only showing my page details and not the profile!



  14. Charlotte Pierce on December 26, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Does this apply to Android app? I’ve been searching and searching.



  15. Tom Nguyen on December 27, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Rob, the option is there. You have to tap the down arrow by your business name.



  16. Tom Nguyen on December 27, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Charlotte, this is just for the iPhone app.



  17. C Vandenberg on January 20, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Hello

    Please tell me how to post on my page as my page

    I dont want to post on my page as me

    This used to be available but now when I switch, I can’t post at all

    Please help



  18. Kurt on January 30, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Hi Tom. I’m an admin for our nonprofit page and would like to add a photo to one of the comments that another admin posted as myself, not the page, but when I click on the dropdown and select my personal profile, the camera icon for posting a photo disappears. Do you have any advice? Thanks in advance.



  19. Tom Nguyen on January 30, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Kurt, are you using the Facebook iPhone app? If so, I was able to reproduce the error once. I either cancelled the post or reselected my company page, and I was able to see the camera icon. I wasn’t able to reproduce the error again. Try toggling back and forth between your personal and company profile. If that doesn’t work, you could try canceling and restarting the post. Here’s a screenshot showing the camera icon when I’m posting with my personal profile on my company page:

    Camera icon still shows when posting from a personal profile on a company page with the Facebook iPhone app

    If that doesn’t work, you could just post from your personal profile on a desktop computer. The Photo/Video option never disappears there.



  20. Kurt on January 30, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Hi, Tom. Sorry, I should have been more clear…this is through the Facebook website on my laptop, not the iPhone app. I flipped back and forth with the profile, but no luck.



  21. Tom Nguyen on January 30, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Kurt, on the Facebook website on my desktop, there is no camera icon. Here’s a screenshot:

    Posting on Facebook company page on desktop computer with a personal profile

    I’m using Chrome on a MacBook. What browser are you using? And can you provide a screenshot of your post?



  22. Tom Nguyen on February 22, 2019 at 9:32 am

    I’m not sure why you are having problems. Can you go into more detail?



  23. tasha on March 11, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    when i try to click on my personal icon, it doesn’t change over on the mobile version. is there something i need to fix in settings?



  24. taro misaki on March 14, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    is the cellular version problematic I tried but can’t ??



  25. Tom Nguyen on March 18, 2019 at 10:09 am

    I haven’t had a problem with it. I use the Facebook app not the Facebook Page app. Also, I’m using an iPhone.



  26. Jim on May 1, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    on Desktop, when I try to switch to my personal account, it appears as an option, but if I select it – it just stays on my Page account. Have you seen this before?



  27. Cape Cod Girl on May 5, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    I cannot comment as myself on pages my business page has liked. I can comment as myself on mobile but not on desktop. Been like this for a long while. I have even unliked the page,



  28. Edgar Sanchez on May 7, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Tom, in my android phone does not appear the small thumbnail image for change to my page to my profile



  29. Justis Zietlow on May 9, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    May 2019:
    Using Samsung mobile and cannot figure out if there is an option for us other than bumping into a browser on phone. (I am well versed in desktop usage) completely frustrating I can’t get this option to work. However, Groups has an easy switch function.
    Advise?



  30. Tom Nguyen on May 20, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Justis and Edgar, I don’t have an Android phone, so I can’t reproduce the issue. I do have a Chromebook though. I’ll let you know if I find a solution. Jim and Cape Cod Girl, I haven’t experienced your issue.



  31. Amanda on July 3, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    When I’m on a FB business page, I am able to comment under my personal account. The problem is when I go to reply to people who have replied to my comments. That reply suddenly changes to a reply from my business page account. Can you tell me how to fix this?



  32. Kyle Delaney on August 12, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    The icon with the user-selection dropdown just isn’t there



  33. Michelle on August 26, 2019 at 10:52 am

    I was battling with this too. Here’s what works for me: I have an iPhone with the Facebook ‘Pages’ app installed for the companies I am Page Admin of (Orange Flag icon) I also have the normal Facebook app on my phone (White f on blue background)
    When I am commenting as the company I am posting for I use the Pages/Orange Flag App.
    When I want to comment as myself on a company page, I access via my personal FB app. I type the company name in the search bar, it comes up, I go to the post and comment as myself .



  34. Monics on September 8, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    When trying to comment as myself on a community page there’s actually anothe Page I am the Administrator of in the comment field. HELP!



  35. Carla on October 1, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Tom, Justis, Edgar, and Jill,
    I also am having the same issue with an ANDROID phone. If you find a solution, please share it!!! Thank you!



  36. Andrew Nowicki on October 10, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Like many here, I also experience problems with this.

    I switch on the side bar to “myself” and post the comment. Once it posts my personal icon appears next to the comment, but seconds later my name and icon are replaced with the group I manage.

    Switching between web browser and the app have the same result. I effectively am unable to comment as myself unless I switch to desktop.



  37. Kim Jahn on October 16, 2019 at 3:57 am

    Did Facebook change this option? Your article is “so much” last year 😉

    I can comment as everyone of my profiles. However, I cannot post a new post in any other name than my company. The option is not to be found using your guide.

    I’m working from a Win 10 PC

    Regards and thx for doing your bit for the internet 😉



  38. Tom Nguyen on October 16, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Kim,

    I just updated the blog post. I’m going to update it even more today. I’ve held off on updating any blog posts because I’ve been working on our website’s redesign for the last several months. I hope the new advice helps you, and thank you for reading my posts.



  39. Crystal on November 4, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    How can I comment as myself in the Facebook android app?



  40. Nguyen Nam Duy on November 4, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    I see errors on mobile



  41. Tom Nguyen on November 6, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Crystal, I don’t think it’s possible yet. I’ll test on my Android tablet. If I find that I can post personally on a managed Facebook company page, I’ll let you know.

    Nguyen, what kind of errors?



  42. Mark M. on November 14, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Hi Tom

    This is the best resource I’ve found that even comes close to address my issue. Hoping you have some insight.

    I have admin access to three different Facebook pages. Only one of these Pages (the company I work for directly) requires me to click a grey bar at the top of the page (Go To Business Manager to Manage this page) if I want to post anything to the Page as the Company. If I do not click that bar, my posts are treated like a Visitor Post from my personal account.

    I have full Admin permissions for this Page.

    In my Facebook app (latest version as of 11/14/19), the company page discussed above is found under the Pages tab/submenu (orange flag). The other two are listed directly in the Menu. For those Pages, I am able to create a post, see analytics, etc.

    For the Page founder under the Pages submenu, I can do none of those things on mobile. I have no Admin access of any kind.

    It seems like the Business Manager is the culprit here; the two pages I can access as Admin on mobile don’t have this.

    Is there any way to opt-out of it? Any insight as to what my issue could be?



  43. Tom Nguyen on November 14, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Mark,

    Business Manager is the culprit. Have you tried removing your business page from Facebook Business Manager? Doing so, will allow the Post Attribution feature to work again.



  44. Leviticus Bennett on November 25, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Thank you so much for helping me understand how to comment on a Facebook company page as myself. Man, managing all this computer stuff seems a bit too much for me. I wonder if I could hire some IT guys to help me with this.



  45. Tom Nguyen on November 26, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Glad you liked the post. Just a general IT guy won’t help you with this. They need to be familiar with how Facebook works. You need a social media manager.



  46. Jax on December 16, 2019 at 4:49 am

    Please update this.



  47. Tom Nguyen on December 16, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Jax,

    It’s been updated multiple times. What are you having a problem with?



  48. Pajolovo on February 24, 2020 at 3:26 am

    It’s pretty silly that the Android app process has to be so convoluted and you have to go to a computer to change who you act as (where you could just use the “post/comment/react as” menu there anyway without changing it indefinitely, which would becone a problem when you do want to post as your page and have to go to a computer again to change it, and hope you’ll want to post/comment/react as your page again next time).

    Fortunately, I’ve found a workaround! Just go to your mobile browser on your Android and do it there. The regular Facebook mobile page lets you pick who to react/comment/post as, much like the non-Android options explained above (at least in Firefox and Opera, which are the Android browsers I’ve tried it in). If all else fails use “desktop site” on your mobile browser, which should also work.



  49. Tom Nguyen on February 24, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Pajolovo,

    I discussed the workaround at the end of this blog post.



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