Facebook Has Been Liking Your Own Facebook Posts for You – But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry!

April 20, 2016 separator Uncategorized

Facebook Glitch - Liking Your Own Facebook Posts


Do you run a Facebook page — either for your blog, a business, or a hobby?

If so, you might have noticed last night or this morning that you’ve “liked” ALL your own Facebook posts. And if you’re anything like pretty much everyone else I know, you kind of hate the idea of liking your own posts. I just don’t see any added benefit to it, and I feel like if I posted it, I obviously “like” whatever it is. I feel like actually clicking the like button feels like a weird pat on my own back, if you know what I mean.

So I took to a couple of my favorite Facebook groups and found out it was happening to everybody. But KEEP CALM, you guys. I have good news! It’s just a glitch (we think), and more importantly, you’re the only one who can see it! 

P.S. We’re chatting about the glitch — and how we feel about liking our own Facebook posts over here. So join in!

Logged in as Admin:

To show you what I mean, here’s a screen grab of a post with me logged in as an admin. And as you can see, it was “liked” by Shrimp Salad Circus (liars!).

Facebook Page Glitch - Liking Your Own Posts - April 20 2016

Viewing as Non-Admin:

But here you can see from the same post that anybody who’s just a random fan viewing my page doesn’t see that I’ve liked it! Thanks to my buddy Laurel at A Bubbly Life for experimenting for me! 🙂

Facebook Page Glitch - Liking Your Own Page Posts - April 20 2016

It sounds like it’s related to the universal roll out of the new Facebook page management system, and I’m sure it’ll resolve itself shortly. But for now, rest easy knowing that any pages you manage — either for yourself or clients — aren’t going crazy!!!