How To Add Official Facebook Page To Your Personal Profile


  1. Hiya Ching Ya,

    As always great post.

    Since the introduction of community pages I had been hesitant about adding my employer information, I had actually deleted it.

    Thanks to your detailed and informative post , am off to put this to good use:)

    1. Deidre, good to know. 🙂 I’m too excited when I learned about this tip, very handy & can do us all a big favor. Appreciate your comment and visit.

    1. Thank you Aswani for dropping by. 🙂 It’s great to know that people are benefiting from the tip, even if saving it for later-use. No problem and I appreciate your feedback as always.

    1. Appreciate the kind words, Gera. Thank you for taking the time to drop a few words. Hope you’re fully recovered from sickness. All the best! 🙂

  2. Ching Ya:

    You are an INCREDIBLE resource – and that tip is simply amazing!

    I’m suddenly wondering what other uses there must be for that ‘Web Developer’ extension… one would assume that any social media profile could be customized in a similar manner.

    Any creative ideas? Ching Ya? Anyone?

    1. My guess is as good as yours, Jon, but certainly would like to try more with this new found plugin. 🙂 I’ll keep you updated. Great seeing you here, thanks a bunch for visiting. Hugs.

      1. I have created my company page and have linked it as my employer. Now how does a employee add my business page as their employer? My page still does not drop down on the employer list. What should they do?



        1. Thank you for dropping by, Clint.

          You may ask your employee to try again by removing all the added page(s) in employer section and re-add it once more. Some people told me they had to try several times to get the page ID attached via this method, or, add a page duration, or try to ask them to use another browser instead, for example if they are using firefox, use Chrome for a change (as it also has the plugin):

  3. Hi Ching. Long time no see. Sorry for being too silent lately. You probably know that I had some personal matters that required my attention and little by little I am getting back. Anyway, as I have mentioned before, I am not a FB expert. Actually most of the things I know, I learned from you 🙂 This one may fit in a gap I was looking for. Thanks and all the best.

  4. Very informative article. I would really want to add my current employer’s link and this process is indeed what I need. thanks much for sharing

  5. Thank you so much ! Facebook kept selecting the wrong employer page for me… with this tip, I finally managed to get it right !

  6. I am having trouble getting this to work with the new FB profile. I tried adding the employer id number to the grey , but nothing happened. Any ideas on how to modify this fix to get it to work with the new profile page? THANKS!

  7. Not having luck with this. I keep pasting the page ID… but it’s not connecting to my fan page. Is the ID only the number? or is it the whole entry: id=120406610619&sk=basic? When I hover over the link on the personal profile for work, shouldn’t I see my logo from my fan page? I guess I’m not getting it. Can you help?

    Thanks… I appreciate your time… and thanks for the tip.

    1. Deb, yes just the number. If your page ID is ‘120406610619’, then just input these numbers at the field box where the code ” is displayed. If need to, try to add a duration of your employer before Save Changes. See if that helps.

      1. I am having the very same problem as the person above. I even printed the instructions so I could follow to a T.

        I tried deleting all of my employer information and starting over – no luck.

        Any more tips? Just like Julie – the ID number wouldn’t stick.

        1. Hi Janet, did you try again after this? Were you able to insert the code inside the grey box successfully? Unsure why it won’t stick, I tried it and the code was able to stay in the grey box for my firefox browser. Can you try a different browser? Say firefox or Chrome (whichever you have yet tested on) and let me know how it goes?

          1. Sorry, forgot to mention that it only works when you add a new employer or school, not when you edit. So I’ve just been re-adding them and deleting the old ones.
            And thanks so much for this awesome tip! I love having everything link to its proper place 🙂

  8. Thank you very much! Worked like a charm, but only after several tries (of doing the same thing). My advice to some, if it doesn’t work the first time, keep trying! 🙂

  9. Pretty crazy, they just took my info away, worked to find out how to change, but could not get last above suggestions, so I just took everything off the profile but my “employer” to point to my fan page JacktheDog; listed the link at the top. Seems to be one answer, but will miss the about me box dearly.
    Info page not a real good option, doesn’t show until searching diligently.

    1. Yes, there is a lot to digest with the new profile. Not always happy with all the facebook changes but if we are to stay there, gotta adapt, sigh.. I even had some problem finding my video tab until I know it is actually in the photo tab: I just hope they have a clearer guide on how to work around the new profile.

      Thanks so much for visiting.

  10. Excellent info, shared with my fans. I still have the old profile layout but wanted to control what people with the new one would see up top. Wish I knew I could fix this earlier, very cool! Thanks for the info and excellent tutorial!

    1. You’re most welcome, Karen, so happy to see you here. 🙂 Yes, some people have better luck with new profiles where their pages are listed in the selections. But my guess is that sooner or later, everyone will be able to do that with their own pages. Let’s just hope facebook team is on it to improvise their employer section.

      1. Ching Ya! First just let me thank you for sghring your tips! I unfortunately was unable to make my employer link to thofficial page using this process. Whats strange is that on my profile I didn’t have ay trouble at al, and even withthe new facelift that facebook made. When you go to my profile you will see that when you hover on the link it pulls up our actual page, and logo. Unfortunately, every one of our employees cannot seem to do the same. So I logged into their accounts and tried exactly what you said to do, and it still doesnot work? Any suggestions?

        The only thing that I noticed was that where you said to put the page id #, read differently….
        instead of this…

        It read this…

        1. Hi Chris, I believe the codes you posted was omitted by WordPress commenting system, can you try the contact form here instead to paste the codes:
 (scroll all the way down to locate the form).

          Or, can you send me the screenshot instead? You can try to post it on my page Wall so can have a look at it: (click at Photo icon -> ‘Upload a photo’ from wall

  11. Hi,

    This did not work for me. I tried several times, following the directions perfectly. I’ve got the new FB profile and Firefox Does that make a difference?

    1. Nancy, it won’t matter with the new profile, in fact the workaround for new profile is prepared at the lower part of this post. Kindly refer to that.

      As for the firefox browser, were you able to get the plugin installed to firefox successfully? Is the toolbar appearing inside the browser? If not you may consider to upgrade your browser to 3.6 at least.

      1. Excellent info and it has all worked EXCEPT —thank you

        The only thing now is that althoguh the right thumbnaila nd profile pic and link are on my profile and work when clicked – the actual link isnt showing at teh top of my page on the new profile and it still says enter employer details?



  12. Just posted link to fab tutorial. BUT I CANNOT get “Add a Job” to appear! I ONLY can “Add a project” to an existing job! I have tried for days.

    Plus I do THREE jobs: punk photographer, holistic healer and web marketing coach. Doesn’t FB realize MANY of us juggle many “jobs” at once?

    I simply DO NOT SEE “Add a job.” I’m stuck!! ANYONE else have this problem? I searched and searched the web.

    Very upset cos I just started w/a networking biz, many of my pals wanna know, many ppl searching for this, and I merely have “self-employed.” That serves no one. Thanks. Namaste!

    1. I think I figured how to post more than one job/activity: NOW jobs ONLY can be added IF either a Community Page or Biz page. I need to create a Community page which lists all my “work,” then link to it. Better, create a biz page, keep it simple/sweet, list my various activities, and their links, and LINK THAT Page to my “works at.”

      That should work til FB changes it again! Oh, nice way to waste an evening … IF ONLY FB posted this little tidbit.

      1. Bravo to you Jenny for making it worked at last. 🙂 And it’s great to know you from this post as well. Hope to see you here again sometimes. Happy holidays!

        1. Thanks for the reply. FB is trying to force us into categories so we can be marketed. They don’t care if we do several things, or want to share various educational tracks. Does not serve them, cos then we are no longer a TARGET.

          We can ONLY link to a community or biz page, so make a BIZ page. Cos community pages are NOT OURS. We have no control and they can take them away. So make a biz page, put whatever we need on it.

          THEN with YOUR GREAT illustrated tips, we can link our customized Biz Page to our Personal Profile.

          Yikes, whatta lot of freakin’ extra work. Been working w/computers since 1987. Figured out tons of stuff WITH other’s input.

          YOUR info was the missing link. I SEARCHED and searched Google and asked ppl on FB. MARI SMITH gave me yr link. I had found it. I was stubborn til you verified I could never again just Add a Job and put whatever in the field.

          Now, how to do for education? I am proud of my MANY degrees, certs and various schools. Should I highlight Cal Arts or UCLA? TWO art degrees or my legal certs? See how they limit us?

          THE only time I can ever be put into a box will be a coffin. Wait, I wanna be cremated. Ok, ashes in a box. Til then, WE should have CHOICES what we want to broadcast to the world.

          THAT is what Social Media is about. Facebook doesn’t agree. They are turning into the world’s biggest online store. And that works for US, IF we know how to use it correctly.

          **IF you figure out how to indicate MORE than one school, pls let us know!!**

          I had to change dates so Cal Arts appears.

          BUT they say ATTENDED. Heck NO, I earned a Master of Fine Arts in Design degree. VERY few artists earn MFAs. Why don’t they let me POST and BRAG about that in status bar?

          How’s that for punk attitude? Can take the camera away from me, but not being a punk. I call it as I see it. 😉

          TMI, LOL. Happy New Year, everyone! To an ABUNDANT 2011!!

            1. Juan, seems like this comment thread is getting narrower. 🙂 Can you please start a new comment and explain what did you do so far and which step is not working. Thanks.

  13. Actually,
    after some more testing:

    it seems that you can’t (at least I haven’t managed to do this) edit an existing job experience created with the new profile, but you can hijack the id field during the creation.

    So enter any company name first (I always chose something existing) and change their ID to the ID of your choice. This still works.
    Also works for projects!

  14. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I had changed to the updated profile on facebook, and when I tried your updated instructions for the updated facebook (as opposed to the basic instructions) it worked perfectly! Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you!

  15. Ok, I have a huge problem and I don’t know how to fix it.

    I followed all the steps you described, I even managed to learn my facebook ID :), but, after I make the change and I press “save changes”, the ID doesn’t change.

    There is no error and it looks like the changes have been made but, when I check again the ID, it is the old one… X-(

    1. Ines, did you try to add the work duration for the page? Also, if after numerous time it’s still not working, try to work on another browser type, other than the one you’re using. If you’re using firefox, switch to Chrome instead and see how it goes.

      1. Or, maybe you can try to remove the existing job (fan page) altogether, start over fresh by adding new job instead of editing it repeatedly.

  16. Thank you so much. This was so useful! I had a similar problem as some people above as it was not recording the changed id and I had to remove my job all together and then add new job. I am working on firefox.

    1. Great suggestion given, Shalini. Thanks so much for willing to share your feedback here so others can try it out if stuck. I really appreciate it.

  17. Hello Ching Ya ! With the new Profile on facebook I have been unable to add my Fanpage Like badge to my personal profile page. Is this possible today? Thank you

    1. Hi Kristin,

      I think it’s not possible to add a fan page like badge on a new profile, but you may attach your business page to your profile’s Employer section for extra publicity so your contacts/visitors will know about the fan page when landed on your new profile. Have you done so? 🙂

  18. I was working through the steps of your tutorial when I realized that the reason my Fan Page wasn’t coming up when I typed it in the Employer box was that I had special characters in the Title. As soon as I removed those characters and saved the new Fan Page name, I was able to quickly type in my new Fan Page name and it popped up with the photo immediately.

    Thanks for your article. This is one of those tweaks I’ve been meaning to do for some time.

    1. Thank you so much for the tip, Denise. Indeed, sometimes trial/error works. 🙂 So glad you’re able to get the right employer link on your profile. Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you Delson, truly appreciate your kind words. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your family as well. 🙂

  19. I think there is an easier way to get your Page-ID. If you export your “Insights,” the first column is what Facebook calls a “Post ID”. It consists of two 15-digit numbers separated by an underscore.

    The first 15 digits of the Post ID is your Page-ID, while the last 15 digits are the actual posting number.

    If I enter it will take me to the post page.

    If I enter just it takes me to my fan page.

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