New Call-to-Action Button Options for Facebook Pages

Up until now, Facebook has allowed brands to use call-to-action button on their posts and pages, but the actions were limited. Facebook’s latest announcement puts power behind the buttons placed on pages.

Integrate with Third Party Services

This has been a long time comin’. Up until now, if you wanted to drive sales with your call-to-action button, you probably connected it to an external link going to your website. As a result, users were taken out of the Facebook environment and were likely to abandon.

But now Facebook is partnering with several services to allow businesses to offer a seamless experience for buying a meal, purchasing tickets or booking an appointment.

Here’s a look at the current list of services for appointment booking or requesting contact:

  • HomeAdvisor
  • Microsoft Bookings
  • MyTime
  • Booker by Booker Software
  • BookingBug
  • Front Desk
  • Porch
  • Setster
  • SimplyBook.me
  • TalkLocal

You’ll first need to own an account with one of these services to be able to allow users to book appointments with you on Facebook.

There are also currently two services for making food orders through Facebook:

  • delivery.com
  • Slice

Within their announcement, Facebook also mentioned being able to buy tickets through Eventbrite, Ticketmaster, and Fandango.

How to Add Integrated Services CTA

The rollout of these buttons begins in the US, so you may not have this yet. To check to see if you do, click “Add a Button” under your page cover photo.

add-cta-button

You’ll then see five different button options…

cta-button-options

You can expand each item to get detailed options…

choose-cta-button

Anything listed directly under the button is a native option. But if you click “See Options” you’ll get the third party integration options…

booking-services

When you find a service you like, select it and click “Add Service.”

add-booking-service

You’ll then need to log into that account to proceed.

Book Appointments with Messenger

Even if you aren’t using one of the services above, you can use the new CTA buttons to drive appointments and conversations through Messenger.

Here’s what will be available:

  • Get Quote
  • Request Time

“Get Quote” has limited availability while “Request Time” is currently available for companies that added a Services section in the US.

Your Turn

As with all new Facebook features, this is a rollout. You may have some features now, or you may have none of them. It may take days, weeks or months for you to get them. But you will get them!

Source: Jon Loomer

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