Use Applebistro to Find Apps to Add to Your Facebook Marketing Page - dummies

Use Applebistro to Find Apps to Add to Your Facebook Marketing Page

By Amy Porterfield, Phyllis Khare, Andrea Vahl

You want to find apps to install on your Facebook Page, but what if you don’t even know what to search for? Go to Appbistro and browse the categories to find the app you want to install on your Page. Then customize it for your Page.

Before you add an app to your Page, take a moment to consider whether or not it is truly useful.

Follow these instructions to find an app through Appbistro and install it on your Page:

  1. Go to Appbistro.

    You’re prompted to connect Appbistro with your Facebook account. You have the option to do this or just browse.

  2. On the left menu, click the category of the type of app you want to put on your Page (Contact Form, Coupons, eCommerce, Polls, and so on).

    You can browse by app type or by Page type. The large button below an app’s title designates whether the app is free or one you have to pay for.


  3. Find an app you want to install, and click it.

    Read the description of the app before you install it on your page.

  4. Click the Install on Facebook button.

    The Request for Permission dialog box appears.

  5. Click the Allow button to connect the app to your business Page.

    A new dialog box appears.


  6. Choose the Page to which you want to add the app.


Now that you’ve added an app through Appbistro, there are a few more steps to customize it for your Page.

  1. On your Page, click the Edit Page button at the top of the Admin panel.

  2. Choose Update Info.

    You’re taken to your Page dashboard.

  3. Click Apps on the sidebar of your dashboard.

    The next screen shows you all the applications installed on your Page. Remember that an app that’s installed may not be active until you click Edit Settings for the app. When an app is active, it appears in your app boxes below your Page’s Cover photo.

  4. Scroll down the list to the new app you just added to your Page.

  5. Click the Edit Settings link below the app you just added.

    A new dialog box appears.

  6. Click the Add link (if necessary), and change the text for the new link in the Custom Tab Name field.

    Facebook still calls this link a tab.

  7. Click the Change link next to Custom Tab Image to upload a new image for this app. A new tab will open.

    A new interface will open and you can browse your computer for the image you want to use. Select the image you want.

  8. Go back to the original tab, click Save, and then click Okay to close the dialog box.

  9. Click the Go to App link.

    This link takes you back to the app’s interface or to an interface on your Page (depending on the app) where you can modify what will end up on the Page.

Go back to your Page, and see if the new app box is there. If you don’t see it in the Featured app space (top row of apps), click the drop-down arrow, and find it. If you want it to be in the top row, hover over the app, and click the pencil icon. Then select the app you want it to swap places with.