Facebook provides new features to its users all the time. For FB page owners, there is a variety of applications that can be added. With them your page will be more advanced and it will make some things easier for users. Some features are just for fun, others are more convenient and may boost the popularity of your page.
Now, if you have a Facebook page and want to add some applications to it, but you don’t know how, we will show you in this article. Facebook has a special application directory that makes it easy to search for an app. With a number of 52,000 apps available, your head will start spinning at the great variety.
Having apps on your business page will help your business in several ways, providing a wider audience. It turns out that adding an app on your page is not difficult and it doesn’t take much time. So consider doing so if you want to convert your page into a popular and most visited place on Facebook.
How to add applications
First thing’s first, go to your Facebook page and click on the menu below the cover photo next to the Like the page button. In the dropdown menu, look for Add App to Page button. However, it may not be available for everyone.
- Go to the Facebook Apps Directory
- Look for an app
- Click on the app you want to use
- Click Go to Application
- Choose the page you want to run the app
- Give permission to install
- After it is done installing, you can see the app on your page
Why you should use apps on your page?
An advantage of the apps is that you don’t have to write your own code, which saves you time and stress. You can add many things on your page quickly and without effort.
For now you are allowed to add up to 11 apps. Isn’t that amazing? You can also choose which apps to appear as thumbnails under your cover photo; you can make only four of them visible however. So if you are not sure that all users know how to reach the rest of the apps, make sure you add the most essential apps in the thumbnail directory. This is very important to know, especially if you have some promotion or contest going on on your page. If this doesn’t work, you can always use the cover photo of the page to attract user’s attention by adding a text that directs people to the app.
Should you require users to like your page in order to see some of the apps?
In the past, it used to be impossible for users to see some of the pages’ content without first liking the page. However, Facebook developers have worked a lot since then and now everybody can access your page without having to click the Like button.
What applications to choose
If you want to have more visits and more likes of your page, then you should work hard to provide more features for your users. This includes using multiple apps from different providers. A good idea is to check the different companies that provide packs of apps, see if the prices fit your budget and whether the apps suit your needs.
If you are running a Facebook page to promote your business, it is a good idea to provide more utility to the people who visit the page. Apps are such a feature if you know how to use them. So start searching the apps and choose the ones that will be best for your business. Increase the number of likes and visits, let people know about you and make sure they tell other people about you. Run promotions and contests to attract users.