How to Authenticate Apps & set a Default Application for Sending Posts

UPDATE (15-04-2017):

You’re advised to Authenticate HTC Sense and Set as Default App for a Better Posting Experience. Click Here on how to Authenticate

Note: If you have issues getting Access Token for Apps, Check this Article

One of the two notifications you get as a new user of Pilot Poster is that you have not selected the default application for your account. You can only post to groups with the apps that you have authenticated. And we recommend authenticating as many as possible so you can be switching from time to time.

The list of applications will always be updated by Team Pilot Poster. To ensure safety and avoid ban, we’ll be updating the apps list to give more freshness to posts from our system. So don’t be surprised when you don’t see some apps you’ve authenticated or when you see new apps. We’ll always put YOU first.

 

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It is highly recommended that you add a facebook account first? Here is how to.

How to authenticate and set a default application for your account

Step 1: Goto settings from the main menu and go to the Facebook Apps tab.

By default, the Graph API Explorer is authenticated if you have added your Facebook account.

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Confirm that the name shown in the notification is the same as the facebook account that you want to authenticate, otherwise you can switch account with the Swith fb account button from the main menu.

Step 2:  Click on the app you wish to authenticate. A pop up will come up, then click Authenticate the App.

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Step 3: Another pop up comes up. Ensure you set the permission to PUBLIC and click Okay. You will get a success and a warning message. And then close the pop up.

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Step 4: Now click on Get app authenticate link. A pop up comes up, COPY the entire URL from the address bar and paste in the text area as shown below;

If the pop up window does not load the access token URL, Click here to use the Alternative Method

authenticate-facebook-appStep 5: Click on Set Access Token. And the message The access token has been saved Successfully will appear. Now you have successfully authenticate an app. You can now select this app whenever you are posting.

To set a default application for posting

Goto Settings > Posting Settings > Facebook App

Select your preferred facebook application for posting. This way you don’t have to be changing apps during every campaign.

Drop comment below if you need help authenticating your apps.

 

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38 Comments

  1. Hello pilotposter i wanna ask you what app to choose for better experience to post in facebook groups and no jail ; HTC Sense , Facebook for iPhone , Pages Manager for Windows,
    Graph API Explorer , Instagram or Facebook for Android

  2. Arakan

    At present, I can see 6 apps to authenticate, do I need to authenticate 6 Apps for activities from 1 account OR, 1 App for activities from 1 Facebook account?

    1. You only need one app per to perform all functions. However, it is advisable to switch between apps sometimes. The recommended apps are Facebook for Android and iPhone.

  3. mario

    hello….do not forget to answer my other question from here below, please
    —————————————————————————————————————–
    I encounter another issue – I created an account with your app, I attached a FB account and tried to add my FB app. When trying to authenticate and authorize the app I am redirected to my page instead of being displayed the authorization FB page, also “view-source:” does not help too much….can you please advise

    I tried to write you to your [email protected] but all my emails were rejected

  4. mario

    hello, I have a FB App that I use to post scheduled posts on its dedicated FB page. It does not post using the FB account name it was created with, but with app name. Can I achieve something like this using your app?

    1. Pages you own will post as those pages when you post to them and not as your account. I don’t know if this is what you mean.

      1. mario

        yes, is what i mean. thanks for answer.

        I encounter another issue – I created an account with your app, I attached a FB account and tried to add my FB app. When trying to authenticate and authorize the app I am redirected to my page instead of being displayed the authorization FB page, also “view-source:” does not help too much….can you please advise

        I tried to write you to your [email protected] but all my emails were rejected

        [email protected]

  5. Abu baker

    Hi there,
    I have sign up with you and when I go to settings facebook account and add/update facebook acccount..

    A small box opens and when I click Authorize and copy App URL
    It show the following error

    URL Blocked: This redirect failed because the redirect URI is not whitelisted in the app’s Client OAuth Settings. Make sure Client and Web OAuth Login are on and add all your app domains as Valid OAuth Redirect URIs.

  6. Azzhar

    Hi, can help to check why lately received the below error although after deauthenticated and authenticate the HTC Sense app: Error validating access token: session has expired on sunday, 11-jun-17 19:00:00 pdt. the current time is thursday, 29-jun-17 02:55:38 pdt.

  7. Eugene

    Why should I change the apps? Whats the difference between them?

    1. Hello, switching apps reduce the chances of getting flagged by Facebook.

      However, it is advisable to stick with a more stable app (HTC Sense), for now, pending when we release update 3.0.

      Thank you.

  8. Lesley Anne

    I have authorised HTC Sense but it says its not authenticated but the Graph API Explorer is when i didnt authorise it. How can I fix HTC sense to be authenticated as I cannot post anything

  9. anu

    why my posting are not shown in groups while it shown message posting successful?

    1. Hello, ensure you’re logged into Facebook with an account that’s a member of the groups you tried viewing.

  10. Mildred

    I have authenticated 4 apps for my account and I STILL can not post to ANY of my groups. When I want to schedule or post NOW and I run the post, the groups I selected are highlighted in red with a small i at the end but, it doesn’t show an error code. What the heck is up with that?

  11. Sonia

    I am getting the following error when I am trying to post using Dr. Pepper App or KFV App.
    Error validating access token: the session is invalid because the user logged out.

    1. Hello Sonia,

      I’ll advise you use Instagram App for now. Other apps have access token expiration time of 2 hours. That means you’ll need to authenticate every 2 hours if you want your post to keep running.

  12. hello, i have selected app to use for posting but it not showing in my dashboard. but it their in settings, please help. username: spectacular007

  13. Ale

    I’m using google chrome. When i clic on “get app authenticate link” i get this:

    data:text/html,

    1. Ale

      I solved it. You have to copy quickly the url in the pop up before it changes

      1. Pilot Poster

        We’re glad you solved it on your own. Kudos!

  14. Joy Nanda

    Should I authenticate all of the apps listed? Some will; some won’t.

    1. Pilot Poster

      You only need to authenticate the apps you need. Authenticating more apps gives you more options though and switching between apps reduces your chances of getting thrown into facebook jail. Thank you.

  15. i’m properly registered but the list of groups does not appear, there are only pages.
    Why?
    thanks, Will.

    1. Pilot Poster

      Ensure Show Group box is ticked. You can find it on your Pages List on the home page.

  16. michal dror

    im on google chrome, went through the process again and still getting an HTML code instead of URL…. i tried on different apps as well. all the same….

  17. michal dror

    when i try to get the authenticate link for an app i get this:

    data:text/html,

    and not a link. when i copy and paste it to the window i get an error saying ” Please entre your access token”
    what to do?

    1. Pilot Poster

      Please change your browser. We recommend google chrome.

      If that doesn’t work, contact us on [email protected]. We’ll provide you an alternative way to authenticate apps.

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