Facebook – Business page without link to personal page

A friend just asked me: How can I have my business page on Facebook separate from my personal profile? Here is the answer.

The situation my friend found herself in was this: She wanted to separate her personal page, which she used for friends and private interactions, from her business presence on Facebook.

Create a business page

To clarify: you can only create a business page when you already have a personal profile page which you then manage any other additional pages. It doesn’t matter who is running a business page and this is how we can create it without any apparent link to a personal page.

Creation and administrator

To unlink your existing business page from your personal profile, you must first create a personal admin profile. To do this, you must create another login with a second email address that you have access to. Be sure to remember this email address and password combination so you don’t confuse it with your main account.

change of administration

Once you’ve created your admin profile, find your company page and “like” your admin to become a member. Go back to your main account (for this you have to log out and log back in) and go to where you can edit your business page. In the left navigation bar you will find an option called ‘Manage administrators’ – click on this option. In the navigation window that will open, you have the option to add another admin by typing the admin email address or name you used when setting it up. Once you’ve saved your changes, you can remove yourself (your primary account holder) as an administrator.

Members – Friends

Once this has happened, you will continue to have the same members as part of your page and the same people as your personal friends on your main account. In case you have made friends that you prefer to have only as members related to your business, you can simply remove them as your friends from your main account. Don’t worry, they won’t be notified.

Advantages and disadvantages

The advantages of this solution is that you have a clear distinction between your personal profile page and your business presence, if that’s important to you. You can bring your business contacts to your business presence on Facebook and your friends to your personal page. Remember that even your business contacts will know your personal name and can find it when they search, but it’s up to you if you want to approve them as friends.

The main disadvantage of this solution is that you have to log in and log out when switching between accounts. If you don’t mind this, then this solution is fine for you.

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