How to Get a Facebook Page Access Token?

Facebook requires a Page Access Token if you want to use the data from your Facebook page, customize it and embed it on your website through SociableKIT.

For example, in SociableKIT Facebook Page Events Solution, a page access token is required if you want your feed to update every hour, display past events, and more useful features.

IMPORTANT: For the Facebook page events solution, if you will use a page access token, your Facebook page must be the creator or a co-host of an event that you want to display. Learn more about the rules here: With Token vs No Token

How to get a Facebook page access token? Follow the steps below. This will work only if you are an admin of the Facebook page you’re trying to get data from.

Video tutorial

IMPORTANT: This was not mentioned in the video. Once you got your page access token, go back to the SociableKIT dashboard. Edit your Facebook page events solution. Paste the token in the “Page Access Token” field. Hit the “Save Changes” button at the bottom. See step number 11 below.

Text tutorial

1. Create a new app. Previously created apps or older apps do not work anymore. Go to https://developers.facebook.com/apps/ and click the Create App button on the upper right.

2. On the pop-up, click Manage Business Integrations.

3. Enter your App name, email, and Yourself as the Purpose.

4. Complete the Security check or the Please Re-enter Your Password pop-up notice.

5. Click Settings and go to the Basic menu.

  • Click the Show button to make your App secret visible.
  • Copy your App ID and App Secret and paste it to your notepad.

6. In the same page menu.

Click the Save Changes button.

7. Click the Add product button near the Products label.

  • On the Add Products to Your App, go to the Facebook Login and click the Set Up button.

8. Under Facebook Login, click the Settings menu.

  • On the red icon notice, open in new tab the Get advanced access link.
  • On the link, make sure the Permissions and Features options access level are all in the Stardard access.

9. Under the public_profile option, click the Get advanced access button.

  • Check agree and confirm the advanced access for public_profile.

    Go back to the setting and refresh the page.

10. On the Valid OAuth Redirect URIs field, copy and enter:

https://www.sociablekit.com/app/tokens/facebook_page_tokens.php

Click the Save Changes button.

11. Login to your SociableKIT account and go to this page.

  • Enter your App ID and App Secret that you pasted on your notepad.

Click the Login with Facebook button.

  • Click the ‘Continue as…‘ button.
  • Select all the Instagram accounts that you want to use with SociableKIT.
  • Click the Next button. Select all the Facebook pages that you want to use with SociableKIT.
  • Click the Next button. Allow permissions. Make sure all are set to YES.

Click Done. Click OK.

10. Find your target Facebook page (the Facebook page you want to use with SociableKIT) and copy the page access token from the text area below it.

11. Go back to the SociableKIT dashboard. Edit your Facebook page events solution. Paste the token in the “Page Access Token” field.

Click the Save Changes button.

Done! Great job!

Using the page access token, you can also make an event from another Facebook page appear on your events feed. But your page needs to be a co-host of that event first. Follow this tutorial if you want to be an event co-host.

IMPORTANT: Facebook said there is a “page access token that never expires” and this is true only if:

1. You did not change your password.

2. Your account was not affected by the recent Facebook security issues.

If you think your events feed is not syncing correctly, you need to re-enter your “page access token” so that your event images will look better, it will update every hour and it will show the past events.

Please follow our tutorial above carefully.

Let me know if you need help doing the steps above. I can walk you through each step. Just send an email to support@sociablekit.com and with the subject: Help – Facebook Page Access Token

There are other ways to contact our team. See this page.

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