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Business requirement: Post into Groups


Our aim is to publish under existing Facebooks groups and page and create new Facebook pages for each site.

Facebook has three types of pages:

  1. Institutions (for example institute or company). We cannot post into, only the owner can.
  2. Pages (for example the snbchf page on Facebook). We cannot post into, only the owner can.
  3. Closed group: We have to be admitted first, then we can post. Sometimes posting is restricted to a



There is only one way for automatically posting into Facebook. It is using an Facebook APP, where you post the content via Facebook’s APIS.
Since 2 years Facebook disabled this function and it is allowed to be used only on groups, which you’re owner of.I already tested 2 WordPress plugins and 4 different online services for such a thing. Only one of the service and one of the plugins has similar function. But when I’m authorizing the Facebook APP and must choose in which group I have to post, I have only one group to choose, which is SNB-Schuldenbremse Jetzt!. The only group, where you have permissions to manage.
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From Facebook documentation


This permission is only available for apps using Graph API version v2.3 or older.

Enables your app to read the Groups a person is a member of through the groups edge on the User object.

This permission does not allow you to create groups on behalf of a person. It is not possible to create groups via the Graph API.


If your app requests this permission Facebook will have to review how your app uses it.

Limited Use

This permission is granted to apps building a Facebook-branded client on platforms where Facebook is not already available. For example, Android and iOS apps will not be approved for this permission. In addition, Web, Desktop, in-car and TV apps will not be granted this permission.



Reference: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/facebook-login/permissions#reference-user_groups

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