Preparing your account for the first Post

Now that you have added your Facebook account and you have authenticated your apps, it is time to prepare your account for the first post. There are some things that must be in place for you to start using Pilot Poster, and they are;

1. Setting your Time Zone

If your time zone is not set, you might discover that your (local) time is different from the server time when you want to schedule a post. And this might lead to you posting at the wrong time, which might not meet what you have planned.

current server time pilot auto poster

How to set your Time Zone

You can simply set your time zone by going to Settings from the main menu, General Settings, Timezone. As shown in the image below.

setting timezone pilot poster


2. Set your Posting Settings

Posting settings is very important if you want to achieve a great result in auto posting to multiple Facebook groups. To set your posting settings, from the main menu, go to Settings, Posting Settings.

This article is mostly concern with these three options;


  • Show Open Groups Only: This is a unique feature that enables you to hide all the CLOSED and SECRET Facebook books on your list. Leaving you with only the OPEN groups. Open groups allow you to post without direct to the group walls without the group admin having to moderate what you have posted. This tools is great for those who wants their posts to get directly to the targeted audience quickly.
  • Unique Posts: This adds a unique id to each post posted to every Facebook group. This is a feature that protects you from getting banned by facebook because with unique post and your interval well set, you will be invincible to the Facebook spam bot from discovering that you are running an auto poster to post to the Facebook groups.
  • Unique Link: This is almost the same as the Unique posts, the only difference is that unique link adds a unique link to all your links which still points to the same destination. This prevents Facebook from banning or flagging your link. This tool is great for those promoting affiliate links, website or blog post.

Drop comment below if you need help preparing your account.

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  1. I can see my post on my own page but cannot see it on the various group pages. The log is empty.
    I created a group and selected all 53 pages (big green tick on the left) and it says posting was successful.
    What am I missing?

    1. Pilot Poster

      Make sure you are not posting to CLOSED Groups, as they require the admin approval before displaying in the group discussion board. Only OPEN groups allow you to post without admin approval.

  2. SLB


    I’ve tried but seems it doesn’t post to any of the groups.
    I usually just get the error:
    An error occurred while processing this request. Please try again later.

    And is with open or closed groups.. not sure what the problem is. It worked just fine to my profile page..
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you..

  3. Sanji

    How to post with this app without log in to facebook?? I got this error when i posting without logging in to facebook..
    ” Error validating access token: The session is invalid because the user logged out.”

  4. judy


    i have authenticated everything but get a red circle with i inside when posting to groups. yet it post my main profile fine?

  5. kamal

    please help me
    how to upload my image ?
    please reply soon

    1. Pilot Poster

      To attach an image to your post you have two options available;

      Option 1: Click on the Upload option close to the image field, click the ‘Upload Files’ button on the image library. After uploading, simply DOUBLE CLICK on an image to add to your post. A preview will be displayed at the right hand side.

      Option 2: Upload your desired image to any image sharing Platform (e.g Copy the URL of the uploaded image and paste the link in the image field of Pilot Poster. A preview will be displayed immediately at the right side of your screen.

      Kindly let us know if you still have any difficulty.

      Thank you.

  6. mark

    i can’t post to a groups,it telling me looks like i am miss using this app..please what can i do to allow me post to groups

  7. carlene

    Hai while iam adding facebook account it is showing an error as shown below.

    Can’t load URL: The domain of this URL isn’t included in the app’s domains. To be able to load this URL, add all domains and sub-domains of your app to the App Domains field in your app settings.

    could you please help me how to fix this problem.

    1. Hello, unfortunately, Facebook blocked iPhoto.

      The new default app is now Samsung Mobile bada, so you can now add your Facebook account. But do not forget to set Samsung Mobile bada as DEFAULT App.

  8. “An error occurred while processing this request. please try again later.” Got this error for my account. Done following
    1) Reauthenticate the app
    2) Graph API explorer is set public
    3) Time is set as UTC
    4) Deleted the Pilot account and reconnected facebook
    5) Facebook is login while using Pilotposter
    6) No invalid token access error.

    Fade of trying all the possible methods.
    Pls help

  9. Hello, I have two issue in your website:
    1) When I add a scheduled Posts to post in groups I get this error in log page : “An error occurred while processing this request. please try again later” I tried many browser and clear the cache but the problem still the same can you look please to this issue.
    2) I get this message in log :”Invalid Access token” time to time I tried the solution that you explained in yr site but it doesn’t work any suggestion for that.
    thanks in advance

    1. Hello Foud,

      1. That error is caused by your post content. In most cases, it occurs when you have SPACE in the file name of your image. To fix, please rename the image you’re posting replacing every SPACE with the dash (-) symbol.

      2. This happens when the access token of your app expires, and this is every 2 hours for the default app (Graph Explorer). To fix, authenticate HTC sense and set as default app because it has access token that could last for weeks. See guide Here:

      Thank you.

  10. Sam

    I’m having an issue to tell me an error and also when I do schedule it it does a double post in each group that I have had to backtrack and delete every double post from all the group it posted in. What am I doing wrong?

  11. Akshara

    Hi. My name appears as “Last name”, then “first name” when I’m posting. I want to change it to First name and then last. How do I do that?

      1. Akshara

        On Facebook it is mentioned correctly (first name then last). But if I post using Pilot Poster, it appears as last name and then first, which I want to change.

  12. Kirsty

    hello I have connected my account and can see all my pages I like but no groups show up, which is what I need? Any ideas?

      1. omkar ajagunde

        hi ,
        i have created the link post and also added image to it but ,in my post that i published i can you see the link and not the image ?

  13. tom

    Hallo…how can i choose which groups or pages i wish to post to…since i dont want to post in all groups or pages due to the content??

  14. quando imposto il tal giorno alla tal ora che inizi a spedire nei vari gruppi come faccio a capire se realmente li sta mandando??perchè cè status in progress ma rimane sempre a 0 e non va avanti su scheduled posts mentre quando li faccio partire subito con send now li vedo che vengono spediti al momento perchè si evidenziano in verde potreste aiutarmi a capire??grazie

  15. Shaibu Daniel

    Hello admin. Thank you for making this wonderful website available to us.
    I have gone through the processes that will help me post to facebook groups but in the cause of posting I encountered some errors. At the status it all showed invalid parameters and later errors. please what could have be wrong.

  16. Marama Kingi

    I love the pilot poster. Just 1 thing I am wanting to not include the unique post ID# on all of my group posts. It this possible or will facebook admin ban me?

  17. Ciao mi sono iscritto, e ho fatto un errore, non ho dato autorizzazione che i miei post fossero visibili a tutti, ora non riesco più ad impostare questa autorizzazione, quando faccio la procedura per dare autorizzazione Si apre istagram e non più la pagina per l’autorizzazione, come devo fare?

  18. Hi there,
    I tried embedding my page’s post in various groups. (to share the content of my page).
    It shows my post in the pilot poster preview but it doesn’t show the post when i post it. I there a fix for this?

    1. Hello,

      Was the posting successful? Please check your log to be sure it went.

      If it was successful, ensure you’re logged in to your Facebook account while viewing the post.

  19. Hello, thank you for this amazing tool! I would like to know if it’s possible for us to be able to choose which groups we post to. Or should I leave particular groups that I don’t want to post/ promote in?

    1. Hello,

      You can choose which group to post to by selecting the groups before you run any campaign. You can also create categories and add your group of choice to the categories, you can then select a category for a campaign. Lastly, you can HIDE groups you do not want to post.

      Thank you.

  20. habby101

    hello, I just posted to an open group on Facebook but its saying “pending” on the group wall.As i’m promoting an offer which has a shorten url??? Please help???

  21. I want to know if I can post and share that post from my business page and not involve my personal profile, how can i do that?

      1. David

        Do you have any plan to add that feature in the short run or I just forget about it?

        1. This feature is not available on the official Facebook API yet. Although we’re trying to find a way around it due to too many requests. However, there’s no expected time for integrating it yet. Thank you

  22. Sam

    How can I schedule one-time posts?

    Posting just once in a group at a specific date and time.

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