Business Page Permissions - Facebook Channel Troubleshooting

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This post is a part of a larger thread that includes the required permissions to successfully connect to the Facebook Channel. You can find the Table of Contents for all required permissions here.

When connecting to the Facebook channel to your Shopify store, you may find that the Facebook page you wish to connect to the channel does not appear as an option. Alternatively, you may see the page you wish to connect, but get the following error during the onboarding process: 

You need admin access to the page you're trying to connect. To transfer this Page, make sure you're the admin of the selected Business Manager and the admin of the Business Manager that owns the Page. 

A common misconception is that many users assume that they have admin access to both their page and their business manager when this is not always the case.

In order to resolve this issue, you will need to make sure you are the admin of the page you want to connect, as well as the business manager that owns it by following the steps below. 

1. Go to your Business Manager and select Business settings > Users > People




2. Confirm that you have admin access to your Facebook Page by going to your Business Page settings > Page Roles




Note: The Business Manager that owns your page is shown under “Page owner”. You must have admin access to it in order to connect your page to the Facebook channel (see 1).

  • If you find that your page isn’t owned by the Business Manager that you have connected to the Facebook channel, you can either:
    • Connect this Business Manager to the Facebook channel instead
    • Transfer page ownership to the required Business Manager 

You can find out how to transfer page ownership by following Facebook's guide on transferring ownership here.

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