If people need to log in, in order to see your Facebook page, then your page settings have been set with restrictions and it’s not a public page. The good news is, you can fix this!
We’re talking about Facebook Business Pages, not personal profiles. If you’re not sure if your FB page is viewable to the general public, then give it this quick test:
Go to Facebook, check to see if your logged in, and if so just click on the drop-down menu next to “Home” on the right hand side, scroll down and click logout.
Log out of Facebook
You may want to clear your cache (on your browser) as well.
Now enter in your Facebook URL, and when it pulls up your page do you see the generic Facebook page asking you to sign up or login? Or, do you actually see your page, but it has an option to log in on top?
Below are two images. The one on the left shows a public page, while the one on the right shows a restricted page. If your page has restrictions, then the user will need to be logged in to view your page.
Adjust Facebook Settings
1. Login to Facebook
2. Go to your page
3. Click “Edit Page”
4. Click “Manage Permissions” on the left hand side
“Country Restrictions” If you have a restriction your page will not be public. Someone must be logged in, in order to view your page.
“Age Restriction” If you have a restriction your page will not be public. Someone must be logged in, in order to view your page. If you page is for a bar is alcohol related you must choose “alcohol restriction” which means your page will not be public. If you don’t go with it’s proper restriction you put your page and your business at risk for not being compliant. Bummer, we know!
“Moderation Blacklist” If there is anything written in that box, your page will not be public. Someone must be logged in, in order to view your page.
“Profanity Blacklist” If you have selected an option other than “none” your page will not be public. Someone must be logged in, in order to view your page.
Those are the 4 reasons that your Facebook page would require someone to login in order to see your page.
See image below. The red arrows point to the four areas of restrictions.
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