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Facebook Posts By Others – Pre-Moderation, Draft and Pre-approval #SocialMedia


Given the new laws (Business have to manage comments and posts by customers), this might be useful? Want to pre-approve posts by fans before they publish on your Facebook Page? Worried that trashy spam or incorrect information will diminish your brand? I’ve put together how to set up premoderation. It’s a really common question and though its been around since 2012 I think, easy to get confused.

Suggestion. Click the cog (after starting video) and play in HD to see screen clearly. And Full Screen!

Steps to PreApprove a Facebook Post by Others

Go to Edit Settings->Settings->

FB hide posts by others

Now go to Activity Log -> Posts by Others ->

FB user Activity Log

Then manually publish the posts you want to approve.

FB Posts by Others - individual

You can also manage Comments here. But as far as I’m aware, you can only post-moderate comments (auto publish then remove if necessary).

Note that default flips between published/draft whereas approved/unapproved retains it value no matter what setting in Edit Settings. Also, you can reverse this (publish everything then selectively remove).

I’ve got an ADVANCED Facebook Training course in April (bring your laptop, small group) if you’d like hands on training.

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

2 thoughts on “Facebook Posts By Others – Pre-Moderation, Draft and Pre-approval #SocialMedia

  1. Sometimes, Facebook page owner moderated the posts by visitors or members in order to get only the positive comments. Once, there’s a negative comment the admin delete it or subject for review if it is good to remain it in the wall.

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