Finally, FB introduces free Facebook Appointment Feature to business pages. On 7th May 2019 Facebook announced about the appointment feature both on Facebook and Instagram. Through the social platform now it’s audiences can book an appointment with business.
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What is an Appointment on Facebook and Instagram Platform
Before the launch of this Facebook official Appointment Feature, the business owner’s doing this using third-party apps. Which is messy and requires quite tech knowledge. This feature is rolling out to the business pages. By using this feature a user can directly book an appointment from Facebook and the business owners confirm appointment from his end. You can easily turn page visitors to paid customers.
The benefit of using an Facebook Appointment Button Feature
There are several benefits according to the nature of your business. under the following focused some major benefit of Facebook Appoint Feature.
- Save times – It’s easy to set up, for this it doesn’t require any prior tech knowledge. Business owners can easily manage appointments without leaving Facebook. Communicate via Facebook.
- Free tool – Facebook has several tools for small business owners, recently they have introduced the Facebook Appointment Feature which is free. All business pages are eligible to use this feature free.
- Reach broader audience – Through Facebook now you can earn more. Reach more audiences and get a schedule to appoint request. Clients can book you through Facebook directly and confirm for a scheduled appointment.
- Manage appointment – From the page, the admin can schedule the appointment with the client.
Facebook’s new feature is rolling out to the notification of page. If you got a Facebook Appointment setup notification you can follow the instruction, that will guide you through the complete setup process.
On the other hand, if you haven’t seen this in your notification or trying to set up the Facebook Appointment feature for your business page then, follow along with the article to get it done.
Setup Facebook Appointment Feature on the Business page
To add this feature login to the page and navigate to Add a Button. Then click the Add a Button.
Next, the prompt appears something like this. From the dropdown choose Book with you > Book Now then click to next page.
Choose Appointment on Facebook then Click the to Finish to continue the process.
From here choose your Time Zone and Business working hour then click Next. The process is all most done. Now add your services to pages. If you haven’t added Services Facebook before then create one.
In this prompt adjust your Appointments. Here Appointment is Manual, you can set it automatic. Customize those Appointment approvals, Advanced Bookings, and Appointment Start Time Display settings according to your business nature.
Note: I already integrated with google calendar, For this reason, the additional Email, contacts, and calendar events are showing. It automatically saves the event to google calendar.
As you can see I’m in the Services tab of the page. Here you can add or edit an existing one. You can add one or multiple services to the page.
It’s done now. You can manage an Appointment from the page. Go to top of the page click Appointments tab to manage settings and schedule the meeting.
Appointment Feature User Experiences Preview
When user click Book Now button the prompt appear like this and then use will choose the available date and time.
After that user will be directed to fill some phone number and Additional Notes to make a Request Appointment.
Note: To set up a Facebook Appointment feature you need to have admin,
editor or moderator level access.
If you followed with the guide instruction then you successfully add the Appointment Feature to Facebook. Still having issues to config the setup comment below the assistance for our team. So, guys, do you think these free tools will help you to boost your business! Share your thoughts.