How to Send a Direct Message to Your Facebook Fans

Facebook loves to change things up – it keeps us on our toes.  This post has been updated on January 11, 2012.  We’ll see when Facebook changes things again and I’ll need to update this post again.

As of September 30th, 2011 you can no longer send an update to fans using Facebook Messages.
Here are some posts you might like with helpful hints on how to engage Facebook fans so that your page’s status updates will show up in their news feeds:

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10 Responses to "How to Send a Direct Message to Your Facebook Fans"

  1. This is so helpful Margelit! Thanks for the tip. Will this also work if I want to DM my Friends? I”m going to try now.

  2. Jersey Tribe says:

    Was really hoping this was going to tell me how to message people from a page the way that groups used to be able to but I find updates aren’t too helpful because users rarely see them.

    Even more concerning – when I logged onto my page today and followed your directions, I got this message from Facebook:
    “Changes to How Your Fans Are Updated
    We want you to connect with your fans in the most effective ways possible. That’s why as of September 30th you’ll no longer be able to send updates to fans using Facebook Messages. The best way to make sure your content is seen is to post it on your Wall so people see your updates in their news feed.
    We’re focused on creating even better tools for pages – look for announcements soon.”

    Darn!

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  4. Nads says:

    Hi,
    The directions here do not match with whats on facebook, Is there a way to this with Facebook now.

    Thanks

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