How to Add Apps to Your Facebook Page

You know how when your job is social media you sit down at your desk to do something and before you know it you’ve fallen into the black hole that is the internet and when you surface you have no idea where you are or what you sat down to do in the first place?

That happened to me today. I was sucked into a photo of Hannah Davis and her new hand candy, which led me to her Facebook page, which is where I saw she had some really sweet-looking apps to her other social networks, which made me think, “Why doesn’t OU have these?!”

Hannah Davis Facebook Apps

 

The short version of this story is: Now we do. The long version is below and will tell you how you, too, can have apps – with custom artwork! – to your other social networks on your Facebook Page:

 

University of Oklahoma Facebook Apps

Yay!

 


YOUTUBE


I used YouTube Tab for Facebook for OU’s YouTube Tab on Facebook.

  • YouTube Tab can be installed HERE. Just click the “Use App” button on their cover photo.
  • Select the correct page and click Add Page Tab.
  • Go to the page you added it to and you will see it on the left column with generic “YouTube Tab” artwork.
  • Click Settings > Apps > Edit Settings (under YouTube Tab)
  • Change tab name and add a custom image – size 111 px * 74 px
  • Go back to your timeline and click your newly named and imaged YouTube Tab to set it up.
  • Add your Youtube account ID, Name or playlist ID. Here is some info on how to locate that.
  • Upload a header image, size 810 px * 150 px
  • Featured Video ID is the URL of the video you’d like to be big and at the top of your YourTube Tab.
  • I liked our header image to our YouTube Channel but you can link to your homepage or another site.
  • Save settings.
  • Your YouTube channel is now added and linked to the tab you just installed on your Facebook page.

 


TWITTER


I used Twitter Tab for Facebook (Twitter Tab) for OU’s Twitter on Facebook.

  • Twitter Tab can be installed HERE. Just click the “Use App” button on their cover photo.
  • Select your page and click Add Page Tab.
  • Click Settings > Apps > Edit Settings (under Twitter Tab)
  • Change tab name and add a custom image – size 111 px * 74 px
  • Go back to your timeline and click your newly named and imaged Twitter Tab to set it up.
  • Click Administrator Panel, add your Twitter account name and save settings.
  • Your Twitter feed is now added and linked to the tab you just installed on your Facebook page!

 


INSTAGRAM


I used Instagram Tab for Facebook (Instatab) for OU’s Instagram Tab on Facebook.

  • Instatab can be installed HERE.Just click the “Use App” button on their cover photo.
  • Select the correct page and click Add Page Tab.
  • Go to the page you added it to and you will see it on the left column with generic “Instatab” artwork.
  • Click Settings > Apps > Edit Settings (under Instatab)
  • Change tab name and add a custom image – size 111 px * 74 px
  • Go back to your timeline and click your newly named and imaged Instatab to set it up.
  • Click Application Settings. Add your Instagram handle and select your favorite view mode.
  • Save settings.
  • Your Instagram feed is now added and linked to the tab you just installed on your Facebook page.

 


PINTEREST


I used Pinterest Tab for Facebook (Pin Tab) for OU’s Twitter on Facebook.

  • Pin Tab can be installed HERE.
  • Select your page and click Add Page Tab.
  • Click Settings > Apps > Edit Settings (under Pinterest Tab)
  • Change tab name and add a custom image – size 111 px * 74 px
  • Go back to your timeline and click your newly named and imaged Pin Tab to set it up.
  • Click Application Settings, add your Pinterest name.
  • Under Pin Mode, select “user pins” if your pins are the pins you’d like to show.
  • Save settings.
  • Your Pinterest feed is now added and linked to the tab you just installed on your Facebook page! As an added bonus, people can follow you on Pinterest directly from Facebook.

 


FLICKR


I used Flickr Tab for Facebook for OU’s Flickr on Facebook.

  • Flickr Tab can be installed HERE. Just click the “Shop Now” button on their cover photo. (Not sure why it’s “shop” is it free like the others.)
  • Select your page and click Add Page Tab.
  • Click Settings > Apps > Edit Settings (under Flickr Tab)
  • Change tab name and add a custom image – size 111 px * 74 px
  • Go back to your timeline and click your newly named and imaged Flickr Tab to set it up.
  • Click Application Settings, add your Flickr Name, set ID or email.
  • Choose your default view mode. You can select and save to see what you like best.
  • Save settings.
  • Your Flickr is now added and linked to the tab you just installed on your Facebook page!

 

And there you have it!

There are several other app options for you to customize your Facebook page to accommodate your needs. Many can be found in the header HERE. These were all Facebook apps.

If you’re interested in others that aren’t listed on that page, search Facebook for _____ App. Other apps you might find could be third-party apps and may not work or be reliable so be careful but also have fun, because you know, this is social media.

Finally, thank you, Hannah Davis. You are an inspiration to us all and OU social media is better because of you.

If you add some apps, please share with me!
@candacepants

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