Up until now, managing Facebook Pages on your phone has been something of a challenge. Rather than improving the Pages functionality in the core app, Facebook have instead chosen to release a new app dedicated to doing just that - 'Facebook Pages Manager'. But grabbing a copy isn't as easy as you might think!
The application offers the following...
- Helps Facebook Page admins connect with their audience and keep up with activity on multiple Pages.
- Post new updates and photos and respond to comments as your Pages
- View and reply to private messages sent to your Page
- Get notifications about new activity on your Pages right away
- View your latest Pages Insights
The reason that it's hard to get hold of is that the application seems to be available only to a very limited number of territories via the Play Store - I tried downloading here in the UK for instance and the application was marked as 'unavailable in your country'. My usual trick of spoofing my operator to T-Mobile US using MarketAccess didn't work either.
The solution seems to be to either user MarketAccess to set your operator to Canada's Bell network - code 302610 - assuming you have root access, or instead download the APK directly that i've handily uploaded for you.
I've had a quick play with the app and while rather basic it does work fairly well, although there seems to be no way to disable notifications completely which can be a bit annoying.
Let us know what you think!