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8.2. Social Posts Linking to NON NewPanda Content

Updated 10.17.18

NOTE: Effective October, 2018, Facebook no longer allows third-party apps (like us) to post to PROFILES on your behalf. We can still post to your Facebook PAGES.

NewPanda Social Tools are required for this feature. Learn more.

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The instructions below pertain to messages created solely for social posting, not email messages. If you want to create a social post in conjunction with your email message, click here.

1. Click the Create New Message tab in the Send Your Messages feature.

2. On the Share Your Message page, choose Make My Own.

3. The Create Email page will open. Click Save & Continue.

4. The Email Details page will open. Create a name for your Social Update in the Message Name field.  It should be descriptive yet brief (so you'll know how to identify it later in your Messages list). Copy and paste the message name into the Email Subject Line field. No other fields on this page should be filled out. Do NOT select any recipients for your message. Scroll down and click Save & Continue. (If you click SKIP EMAIL, your message name will be lost.)

5. The Create Mobile Message page will open. Scroll to the bottom and click Skip Mobile.

6. The Create Social Message page will open. Select the Social Network(s) to which to post your update. Click here for instructions on adding Social Networks.


7. Enter your Status Update (personal message) in the text field.  Note that there is a character limit for Social Updates. The handy character counter will indicate the number of allowable characters remaining. Leave enough character space for your URL if you're linking to an outside source.

8. In the Options section, choose one of the two options:

9. Click the Message Link Preview link to preview the social message as it will be created by Facebook.


10. Click Save & Continue

11. The Save, Schedule and Send page will open.  In the upper Email section, leave Save As Draft selected. In the lower Social section, choose to Save as a Draft, Send Now, or Schedule Delivery by using the calendar icon options.

12. Click Save & Continue.  Note that when you click the Click Save & Continue button, all events will be sent at their individually scheduled times

Want to see what Facebook will pull from your URL before you post? Enter the URL on this page, then click Debug.

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