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How To Link Your Employer’s Facebook Details To Your Facebook Page

Angela Randall 22-03-2011

<firstimage=”//”>add employer link to facebook pageHas your employer got a Facebook page? Have you listed your employer in your profile only to see a link appear to a community page with the same name? Do you want to know how to get it to link to your employer’s Facebook page instead? This happens to a lot of people “” it’s one of Facebook’s special annoyances. Luckily, it’s able to be fixed. It’s a little hacky, but it works.


For many of us, that little link in our Facebook profiles is the only information our Facebook contacts see about our employment. It’s quite important that the link goes to the right page “” for entrepreneurs especially. So, today we’ll take you through a step-by-step process for getting that link right.

1. Get The Web Developer Firefox Add-on

This process will involve both Firefox and the Web Developer add-on. My apologies to non-Firefox users, but this plug-in isn’t available for other browsers as far as I know. Grab the add-on and restart Firefox. A new toolbar will appear, which you’ll need to use later.

2. Go To Your Employer’s Page & Get Their ID Number

You’ll need to visit your employer’s Facebook page to get the ID number of the page. For some, this will be visible in the URL of the page. For others, the page will have a custom URL and you won’t see it there. Instead, simply hover over the page’s user picture and you’ll see the ID number appear in the URL at the bottom left of the Firefox window. See for yourself with the MakeUseOf Facebook Page.

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3. Remove Current Employer Details

You might have already entered your employer details, but often this process doesn’t work when employment details are entered. Go to your profile, click Edit Profile and then Education and Work. Edit the entry and save the information in a text file for now, then delete the entry from Facebook.

4. Enter Employer Details (Again)

Next, you’ll need to add the employer. With the new Facebook profiles 10 Creative Uses Of The New Facebook Profile Page Read More , this page-linking trick only works if you’ve already entered the name and then you edit it. Type the name in and click on the highlighted entry Facebook presents you.

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In the next screen, don’t save the employer by clicking Add Job. This is where you’ll need to use the Web Developer add-on.


How To Link Your Employer's Facebook Details To Your Facebook Page Add Employer Part 2

5. Using The Web Developer Add-on

When you installed the Web Developer add-on, a toolbar will have appeared in Firefox. While you’re adding your employer details, you’ll need to find “Forms” on that toolbar and choose Display Form Details. This will turn your page into a nice mess, but it’s essential to get this working.

employer facebook page

Look for fields marked with input name=”employer_id. There should be two of them visible: one for the field where you would normally add a new employer and one within the details section of the employer you just added. It’s this second one you’re looking for.


facebook employer link to page

Enter the ID number from your employer’s Facebook page into this field (replacing the old number there), then click Add Job. This creates the employer entry with the correct page link. Don’t add any employment details, like your position until later or it won’t save. Just click Add Job and go back to it later and fill in the details.

You may now go to “Web Developer Toolbar” > “Forms” > “Display Form Detail” and uncheck it to go back to the normal view. It’s also now possible to edit the employer details as normal to add position details and length of service.


You should now be able to view your profile and click on the employer link to the correct Facebook Page. If you want some more Facebook reading, check out some geeky Facebook hacks The 6 Best Facebook Hacks to Show Off Your Geeky Skills There are some helpful Facebook hacks that most users won't know about. If you use them, they can show off your geeky skills. Read More .


Has this guide been useful to you? What other uses can you see for this add-on in Facebook? Let us know in the comments!

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Related topics: Facebook, Job Searching, Mozilla Firefox.

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  2. Sharon Alworth
    April 11, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you! I had to search and sort through way too much stuff to finally find it spelled out like this.

  3. Jen Folz
    April 6, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Very cool...tried to do this for a while, thanks!

  4. Marcella King
    March 26, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I use Opera rather than Firefox, is there any other way to do this or do I have to download Firefox just for this?

    • Angela Alcorn
      March 26, 2011 at 3:45 pm

      I haven't found an extension that will do this for other browsers, sorry. For now it's just a Firefox fix.

  5. MayankDhingra
    March 25, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Well, not sure if it's needed at all. It(the employer page sync) worked automatically for me

    • Angela Alcorn
      March 26, 2011 at 3:44 pm

      Sometimes it does just work - you're lucky. :)

  6. Naila B2007
    March 23, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    thanks guys , I've been trying for so long , this time with your guides , it worked

    • Angela Alcorn
      March 24, 2011 at 4:01 am

      You're welcome!

  7. Randy Addison
    March 23, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Oh, thanks a lot for sharing this tutorial. actually I have almost 8 people in my small outsourcing business and I really appreciate this tutorial. This is going to be great help.

    • Angela Alcorn
      March 24, 2011 at 4:02 am

      Glad it's useful!