This post was originally published December 4, 2014. I have updated it extensively and republished it on February 11, 2016.
Just got your new Facebook business page set up?
The only problem?
You current have zero likes on your page. And manually inviting your 3,400 friends one at a time will take all day — time you could be investing into growing your business.
But don’t worry… I have a solution!
In just four steps, I will teach you how to invite all your friends to like your Facebook page at once using a single line of code in your address bar.
But if all you’re looking to do is invite all your friends to like your Facebook page, following these four steps will do the trick:
Navigate to your Facebook page using Google Chrome. You must navigate to your page using your personal profile, not while using Facebook as your page or Business Manager.
(Or, in this particular case, I navigated to my wife’s Facebook page…)
And yes… for this to work, you must also use Chrome. I also highly recommend you do this from a desktop or laptop computer.
- If you are an administrator of this page, click the … (ellipsis) in your cover photo and click Invite Friends.
- If you are not an administrator of this page, click Invite friends to like this Page in the left sidebar.
Either way, an Invite your friends to like… window will pop up.
With the Invite your friends to like… window open, scroll to the very bottom of your friends list. To accelerate this, click the name of any friend on your list, and then hold down space bar or page down.
In the following steps, be sure to leave the Invite your friends to like… window open with all your friends loaded.
Next — and this step is very important — manually type
To do this final step, you are first going to need to carefully copy some code. Remember, if you miss even a single character, this code won’t work.
Click this green button to open the code in a new browser tab:
Got the code copied?
Return to the address bar above your Facebook page, and paste the code you just copied immediately following
Now hit enter.
The Invites Were Sent
Please note… if you are using an older or slower computer, or if you have an especially large list of friends, it is possible that your browser may freeze or crash during this process. If so, start over. Chances are, some of your friends received the invite, and some did not.
Repeat these steps — if necessary — until you have managed to invite all your friends to like your Facebook page.
Wait… were you looking to invite all your friends to an event or to join your Facebook group instead?
Either way, I’d love it if you left me a comment below.
Let me know that the code above worked — or if you had any challenges following these instructions.
Oh, and lastly… big thanks to Creative Suite for developing the Chrome extension that made this code possible.