Are you constantly getting confused by Meta Business Manager & Meta Business Suite and how to use them? In our last social media masterclass, we covered the differences between two and did a deep dive into Business Manager. In this second instalment, we’re going to look more closely at Business Suite and how it works.

What you’ll learn:

  • What is “Business Suite”?

  • How to use Business Suite

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Scope

1. What is Meta Business Suite?

Meta Business Suite is a free tool that centralises Facebook, Instagram in one place.

You can manage everything from Page Notifications, Messages and Posts whilst also being able to track insights and trends.

Business Manager VS Suite

Business Manager = Back-end ownership and access

Business Suite = Front-end management – creating and scheduling posts, replying to messages etc.

2. How to us Business Suite

While it looks quite complicated, once you know your way around Business Suite it’s actually very easy (and useful) to navigate!

Home

When you open Business Suite, it takes you to the Home screen. This is where you will see an overview of your Facebook Page and Instagram account. You’ll see updates, recent posts and ads, and insights. You can also create a post or promote your business from here.

How To Use Facebook Business Suite - Aston Social

Notifications

Here you’ll see new notifications for your Facebook Page and Instagram account.

How To Use Facebook Business Suite - Aston Social

Inbox

Here you can read new messages and comments from your Facebook Page, Messenger and Instagram accounts. You can also create automated responses to help save time when responding to questions people commonly ask.

How To Use Facebook Business Suite - Aston Social

Posts & Stories

Publish or schedule new posts and stories for your Facebook Page and Instagram account.

How To Use Facebook Business Suite - Aston Social
How To Use Facebook Business Suite - Aston Social
How To Use Facebook Business Suite - Aston Social
How To Use Facebook Business Suite - Aston Social
How To Use Facebook Business Suite - Aston Social
How To Use Facebook Business Suite - Aston Social
How To Use Facebook Business Suite - Aston Social

Commerce

If your Business Manager Account has a Commerce Account, you’ll be able to access it from Meta Business Suite desktop. You can also create a new Commerce Account for your business if you don’t have one.

Planner

The planner gives you a calendar view of your past scheduled and currently scheduled posts to help you keep track.

How To Use Facebook Business Suite - Aston Social

Ads

You can create new ads and place them on Facebook and Instagram, boost your posts, and promote your Page.

However, we would still recommend setting them up via your Ad Account as it’s easier to track in one place.

How To Use Facebook Business Suite - Aston Social

Insights

Here you can see details about your business’s performance, such as trends, activity on the content you share and more information about your audience.

How To Use Facebook Business Suite - Aston Social
How To Use Facebook Business Suite - Aston Social
How To Use Facebook Business Suite - Aston Social

More Tools

On Meta Business Suite desktop, you’ll find other Facebook tools and settings you might use to manage your business presence in the More Tools section. This includes other tools, such as Ads Manager, Business Settings and Page Settings. You can also go to your Facebook Page from here.

How To Use Facebook Business Suite - Aston Social