Alternatives to Facebook’s broken “Suggest to Friends” feature

You may have noticed that the option to “suggest page to friends” has been removed from Facebook Pages for non-admins.

The feature still appears to page admins; however, it doesn’t seem to be working, and hasn’t worked in over a month.

So how can you suggest a page to your friends with this feature removed?

1. Use the “Share” feature. On the left side of Facebook Pages, look for the share link:

share facebook page with friends

When you click Share, you have the option to post a link to the page on your personal profile (which means it will show up on your wall & in the newsfeed of your friends):

share page with friends

You can also choose to “Send as a Message Instead” to invite specific friends to like a Page. This is the closest thing to “suggest to friends” currently available.

2. In the status box, type the @ symbol followed by the first few letters of the page name (you have to “like” the page before you can do this):

how to post link to facebook page with @ symbolChoose the page you want to suggest and facebook will create a link to the page:

how to link to facebook page to suggest to friendsOnce you click “Share,” the post will have a link to the page you are trying to promote. When you tag a Page this way, it shows up in your newfeed, on your wall, and on the wall of the tagged Page.

There are still ways to suggest pages to your friends, and page admins- your friends aren’t ignoring you, they probably are not receiving your page suggestion.

Personally, the last page suggestion I received was on January 22 of this year.

Any other ideas on suggesting pages to friends?

10 thoughts on “Alternatives to Facebook’s broken “Suggest to Friends” feature

  1. Thank you for posting this; I’ve been tracking what is happening and got your article via a Google Alert I have set up for “suggest to friends”. Here’s an article I wrote a few weeks ago about it, with interesting links. http://creativebizguru.com/suggest-to-friends/

    I hope FB gets this sorted out asap.
    many thanks,
    LisaBeth

  2. Thanks LisaBeth! Great article on your site as well, and I’m now following your facebook page for further updates 🙂

    -Lauren Coudrain

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