New Facebook Administrator settings for your Police Departments page
With your police facebook pages you have had the ability to add multiple administrators to a page. Some police departments have quite a number of admins and some use only one. WiredBlue has assisted a number of agencies with facebook. We know that some have struggled with adding others as administrators because it is an obvious risk to give someone else control of your page. (If you weren’t thinking that you should be)
Well facebook is making it easier now to assign admin user roles to your law enforcement agency staff and also to third parties.
Under the new system, page admins can be assigned specific roles: The top role remains “Manager”, there is also “Content Creator”, “Moderator”, “Advertiser” and “Insight Analyst”.
Facebook page managers have the ability to send messages, view insights and create posts. They are also the only role which can access admin roles, and remove other administrators.
In the past, staff who simply wanted to access a Facebook page’s admin panel to view statistics on how users were engaging with it needed full admin rights – something which could be a disaster waiting to happen.
If you are a Police Chief or designated Administrator, and sharing access to the page with other police agency staff, you would be wise to check the roles used by your co-admins now and adjust them as required.
Facebook’s describes the different roles for admins.
Here’s how you check who is an admin on your Facebook page:
- Open your Page’s admin panel
- Click Edit Page
- From the left column menu, click Admin Roles
- It will display the current admin names and the role they have
- Click below the name to choose the role of each admin
- Click Save Changes
Giving a co-admin too much control could be an issue down the road, if their account is compromised or if something goes wrong and they try and take control of the page from you.
You can also now set up and schedule your facebook posts. Perhaps you are already using a 3rd party tool like Hootesuite to do scheduling of posts, basically its the same concept.
When you post there is a bottom clock icon, if you select this it will allow you to set a future date and time to post. So now you have the option to do it right from facebook or continue to use your other platforms.