Facebook Bookings is an application that brings your current online booking setup to your Facebook page. Now your patients can book an online appointment without ever leaving Facebook!
☝️Note: Early in 2018, Facebook enacted new rule in which a Page needs to have over 2,000 or more followers in order to install the Page Tab. If your page has less than 2,000 followers, you can use a different sort of Page option, which we outline here.
Setting up the integration
You will need to be an Administrator to set this up, and online bookings must already be configured.
Once online bookings are enabled, you can link them up with Facebook!
Head to Settings, and then Integrations:
Under Facebook Bookings, click the Add to Facebook button:
This will prompt you to log into your Facebook account:
And then you will be asked to select the Facebook page you wish to add your online bookings to. Select the page, and then click the Add Page Tab button:
Once you've integrated your account, a Bookings link will appear in the menu on the side of your Facebook page:
Your patient will see this when they click that link:
That's it! Your patients will be able to book online with you on their laptop/desktop without ever having to leave to Facebook! 🙌
Alternative Page options
If your Facebook page has less than 2,000 followers, you won't be able to use the "Book now" option (this is per Facebook's rules). However, there are some other "Page" options you can choose from: Contact Us, Learn More, or Sign Up:
These will all let you include a unique link, so you can paste your online bookings URL into that field. This link would then bring patients to your online bookings page!
Please note that Facebook may update their processes at any time, so it's possible the content in this guide may become outdated. We will do our best to keep it as up-to-date as possible.