How Do I Reconnect Or Refresh My Social Profiles?

Changes to Facebook Groups Publishing

Facebook unexpectedly decided to remove Groups API access, preventing any third-party tools, including SmarterQueue, from interacting with your Facebook Groups. After April 22nd, 2024, SmarterQueue will no longer be able to publish directly to groups you manage. You can still schedule posts for these groups, but will receive email notifications for easy manual posting instead. You may also wish to consider transitioning to a Facebook Page for better engagement.

Reconnecting Social Profiles to your SmarterQueue account will refresh your data with each social network.

If you've changed the name of your social media Profiles recently or updated your password, then refreshing the Profiles on SmarterQueue can often solve common errors with posting.  

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When Will I Need To Reconnect A Social Profile?

Please reconnect your Social Profile if:

  • You have updated the username or icon for a social network
  • You have changed your password
  • A post has failed because your Profile needs to be reconnected
  • You have converted your Personal Instagram Profile to a Business or Creator Profile

How To Reconnect Your Social Profiles

1. Using the top menu on your SmarterQueue account, navigate to the Profiles page.      

2. Click the vertical three-dot button for the Profile you want to refresh.

3. Select "Re-connect Profile". This will prompt you to sign in to your Social Profile.

After you sign in, the name and icon of the Profile will then refresh in SmarterQueue.

Note: Your Social Profiles may become disconnected for several reasons. If we detect this happening, we will move the profile under "Disconnected Profiles" and also show a "Re-Connect" button for it. This way you'll know of the issue and will be able to quickly fix it.

Note: When reconnecting Facebook Pages or Instagram Business profiles, make sure you grant full permissions, to avoid issues using SmarterQueue. We strongly recommend you grant permission to all of your Facebook Pages and Instagram Business accounts when reconnecting every time, rather than granting granular permissions just for the one you are re-connecting. This will ensure you don't inadvertently  remove permissions from other connected Pages/Profiles and that you avoid running into publishing errors that can come up due to one of the many permissions bugs in Facebook's API. It will also make it easier to add any of your other Pages and Instagram Profiles to your SmarterQueue account in the future.

Common Questions

Do I need to reconnect my Social Profile if I change the name? 
Yes! If you've kept the same Profile but changed the name/username of one or more of your Social Profiles, please follow the steps above to reconnect them to your SmarterQueue account to ensure your scheduled content continues to post as planned. 
Will I lose the posts in my Queue if I change the name of my Social Profile? 
No, if you change the name of one or more of your Social Profiles, your content will remain untouched inside SmarterQueue! You will, however, need to reconnect your Social Profiles to SmarterQueue using the steps above as your digital token will be invalidated. Reconnecting the Profiles you change will refresh them and update the name inside SmarterQueue while ensuring all of your posts stay the same 🎉 

Why isn't the profile picture showing for my Instagram account? 

If the profile picture isn't showing for your Instagram account, this means that it is a Personal Instagram Profile and thus shows a generic image. If you'd like the profile picture to populate and to see more in-depth analytics for your Instagram Profile, then you'll need to convert your Personal Profile to a Business Profile and connect it via a Facebook Page. 💪