Install Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger can be installed from the Channels Marketplace. Once installed, you can have conversations with your customers over Messenger.

What you'll need

During installation, Facebook will ask you to grant MessageBird specific permissions.

  • A Facebook account.

  • A Facebook Business Page that is linked to your account.

  • Your Facebook login details and password.

  • Two-factor authentication details.

Step-by-step installation instructions

  1. Click the Channels tab at the top of your screen to view the channels library.

  2. Click Facebook Messenger and follow the installation process.

  3. Click Click here to log in, and enter the login details you use for Facebook in the email address or phone number field, and your password.

  4. Grant Bird permission to access your Facebook Page by clicking Done.

  5. You've now linked Bird to Facebook. Click OK.

  6. Optionally, you can change the internal name of your channel.

  7. To complete the installation process, click Install Facebook Messenger.

Changing the channel name in MessageBird does not change the name of your Facebook Page.

Find your Facebook Page ID

Sometimes, during the installation of a new Facebook channel, you might need to find the ID of the Facebook Page that you want to connect.

Follow these steps to find your Facebook Page ID:

  1. Log in to Facebook.

  2. From your Feed, click Pages in the menu on the left.

  3. Click the name of your Page.

  4. Click About at the top of your page. If you don't see About, click More.

  5. Scroll down to find your Page ID.

Installation criteria and rules

Facebook Messenger permissions

During the installation process, Facebook will ask you to grant MessageBird the following permissions:

  • Manage and access Page conversations in Messenger.

  • Manage accounts, settings, and webhooks for a page.

  • Show a list of the Pages you manage.

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