Shhh, it’s a secret: How to Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page!

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How to Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page

STOP PRESS (14 June, 2016):  

This feature (as described below) seemed to go missing for a couple of days for everyone and was replaced with an “Invite Friend” option instead. However, it returned again today. Yippee!!!

If you have not had this feature restored (or if this happens again) we recommend that you report this issue with Facebook.

P.S. This feature only seems to be available for Pages with less than 100,000 Page Likes.


There’s a little known secret going around Facebook Town. It’s a secret that has the potential to increase your Page Likes without you having to spend money on Facebook Advertising.

Yes, FREE page Likes!

Now I bet that’s music to your ears.

But the best bit about these potential new Likes is that they will come from people who have already actively engaged with your page, but haven’t actually Liked your page yet.

Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and pretend they just forgot to Like you. All they need now is just a gentle reminder to Like your page and all you have to do is…

Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page!

Now, you’re probably wondering “how are people liking your Posts if they haven’t already Liked your Page yet?”

Quite often it’s because the Post has been shared by a Friend or another Page that they follow, allowing your Page Post to show up in their Newsfeed, even though they haven’t Liked your Page.

Another way they can see this content is when a story about one of their Friends interacting with one of your Posts appears in their Activity Feed; you know that face-paced stream on the right hand side of a desktop which is also known as the Ticker (I personally like to call it Stalker Vision).

Regardless of how they discover your Post, they then have the opportunity to engage with your post and may choose to Like, Comment or Share the Post, but they won’t necessarily take that next step and Like your Page.

The good news is that if they have already Liked your Post, then you may be able to help them take that next step to Liking your Page by inviting them to do so in a manner which is going to make it super easy for them to do so.

How Can You Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page?

Before you can start inviting your “engagers” to Like your Page, there are two things that have to happen first:

  1. You need to be logged into Facebook (desktop version, not mobile) and be using your Page as you (i.e. not being logged in as your Page).
  2. You need to have more Likes on your Post than can be listed individually within the space provided for the post, resulting in the rest being grouped under a hyperlink that total the number of “others”.

The number of Likes required to trigger the “others” hyperlink will depend upon the length of the names of the people who have Liked the Post and whether or not there is any other links on that same line, like “Top Comments”. The example below only has three Likes and nothing else taking up space in this area, so all of those names fit within this area, therefore the “others” hyperlink has not been triggered.

How to Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page - 7 likes

However, when you get more Post Likes than can be listed individually in this area, you end up with a hyperlink to view the “others” that couldn’t be listed. The example below shows that there are “36 others” who also Liked this post. This is too many to list individually within the space and therefore the “others” hyperlink appears.

How to Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page - 7 likes

Once you click on the “others” hyperlink, it then opens up a box that allows you to “Invite People Who Like This Post to Like Your Page”.

You can now clearly see who:

  • Likes your Page
  • Has already been invited to Like your Page
  • Who you can invite to Like your Page

How to Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page - 7 likes

From here, you just simply need to go ahead and invite those people who don’t already Like your Page to Like your Page.  I recommend doing this within 24 hours of the their engagement on the Post (where possible) in order to maximise your conversion rate.

It’s important to note that people who get an invite to Like your Page, are getting the invite directly from you, via your personal Facebook Profile.  So before you go ahead and invite anyone, decide if you want to remain anonymous or not.  Remember, you may be sending invites to people who are strangers to you personally. If you are not happy with this request coming from your personal Profile, then don’t use this feature.

How to Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page - 7 likes

Will They Actually Bother To Like Your Page?

How to Invite People Who Like Your Facebook Post to Like Your Page - 7 likes

I tested this on the Facebook Page for my photography business, The Memory Supply Co.

Of the 39 people who Liked this Post, 18 of them didn’t actually Like my Page!  In fact, one of these 18 people who didn’t Like my Page actually Liked this image so much that they even commented and shared it – perhaps a sign that they DO actually Like my Page and might want to see more of the content that I share (even though they never got around to pushing that Page Like button).

So I sent these 18 “engagers” a Page Like Invite and waited to see what would happen…

Within 5 Minutes of sending these Page Like Invites, three of the “engagers” accepted!

That equates to a 16% conversion rate.

Admittedly, 24 hours after sending the Page Like Invite, I had no other conversions, but it’s also important to note that the post I used as an example here was four months old at the time that I sent these Page Like invites, so they would’ve been receiving this Page Like Invite completely out of context.

Ideally, I should have sent the Page Like Invites to my “engagers” within 24 hours of them Liking my post and I probably would’ve got an even better result.

So this really does work!

Not only is this a great little secret to build your Page Likes organically, it also provides another reason why you should be trying to get more people to Like, Comment on and Share your Posts. Those engagements are increasing the chances of your Posts being seen by people who don’t Like your Page and then once they Like your Post, because you have had so much activity on the Post, you are more likely to trigger the “others” hyperlink, which will then give you a direct method to reach out and invite them to Like your Page.

Cool hey?

Give this a go and let us know how many extra Page Likes you are able to achieve as a result. If you have any other hot Page Like tips, feel free to share them with us in the comments below. 

By the way, even though this is a little known secret. We actually don’t mind if you tell other people else about it. Feel free to share this blog post so that other businesses may benefit from knowing this secret too.

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  1. Fantastic tip – took exactly 5 seconds to get my first page like after trying that Facebook tip.

    • That’s awesome Danee and hopefully many more to come now. 🙂

    • I used to be able to invite people who liked my post to like my page, but suddenly now instead of the “invite” buttons on the right, it only lists “add friend”, which isn’t practical to adding all these people I don’t know as friends. I just want them to like my page. Anyone knows what gives?

      • I am not sure why that is the case. I still have the function on all of the Pages that I manage. Maybe check back again regularly as I find features come and go for me at times on Facebook.

      • When I reached 100k likes on my page the Invite button was transformed in Add friend on the Likes list. I think this option is only for small pages.

      • I’ve been using this trick for a while now since the company I work for is keen on growing organically rather than through paid posts/advertisements.

        The feature was gone since yesterday (just when we’re hitting our highest engagement to date too).

        Hopefully Facebook doesn’t make this one of the ways by which they force people to pay for boosted posts.

        • the feature is back now – yipee! I’ve been initing my theatre-lovers all morning!

        • Laura says:

          I’ve just found this out wow thank you. I managed to go through a few months posts yesterday and invite dozens of people then suddenly it wouldn’t invite when I hit the invite🤔Any help would be appreciated, it is still showing who can be invited and who has already liked but just doesn’t do anything when i hit invite. Thanks

  2. Now that’s a nifty little secret! thanks Loren

  3. Wow this is a cool technique. I have just been through and done this for my last month of posts and there were dozens of people I invited. I will let you know the results. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Marilyn Merrilees says:

    Tried this and 25 new likes already this morning

  5. wow.. thanks for the share …… and thanks for the tip

  6. Jennifer says:

    Hi Cherie
    I went through the procedure you describe to invite people who have liked a post to like the page. I got the list
    with the heading People Who Like This Post to Like Your Page, exactly like the screen shot in this article BUT no box beside it with the word Invite in it. Just the picture of the person and their name.
    Can you help me please

    • Hi there !

      What you do is you go clean the history up to your “cache” in your browser. You don’t have to clean your password. Get back on your page, you’ll to log back in FB. Then you’ll see the “Liked” and “Invite.”

      Not sure why it’s doing that, but that’s how I solved it.

      Apparently there is a java script you can insert somewhere that will “invite” them automatically, but I prefer to do them myself. You never know when these scripts will be deleted for some techie reason.

    • topada says:

      be sure you are logged in as administrator of the page (not the page account itself), as facebook pages cannot invite people!

  7. This is a great tip, thank you. I love the way you have written it so that you don’t have to be a marketing expert to understand it!

    • I had a go at this and the ‘invite’ button changed to ‘invited’, but when I closed the box and opened it again, the buttons reverted back to ‘invite’ again. Do you know if the invite has been sent or not?

      • Cherie McKay Cherie McKay says:

        Hi Karen, Yes the invite has been sent. If you invite them again they will get multiple invites from you.

        Kind regards,


  8. Cameron says:

    I have a post that’s gained about 400 likes, and I tried this trick. Very cool! The problem is, as soon as I refresh the page, all of the people I sent invites to have a brand new invite button.

    If I keep inviting them are they going to get multiple requests from me? Is there anything I can do to keep track of who I’ve already invited? I would hate to start spamming people invites to my page.

    • Cherie McKay Cherie McKay says:

      Hi Cameron,

      It is pretty cool isn’t it! Yes, Facebook does seem to allow us to invite people multiple times. There isn’t anything within Facebook that can keep track of who you’ve invited, maybe you could use screen shots or jot down names as you go. I imagine inviting 400 post Likers to Like your page will take a bit of time, but I’m sure it will be worth it. Good luck and let me know how you get on.

      Kind regards,


    • There is a 150 a day limit. It resets and the invites do not stick if you go over that, it is not sending two invites, the first one just did not work. There was a time at the end of last year 2015 that it stopped working for everyone temporarily, but Facebook fixed it now. The feature occasionally does not work, but it always comes back.

  9. Ian McRae says:

    Hi Cherie.
    This feature has been working great for me all year, until just a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been trying to trouble shoot and unable to find the root cause or any solution. Wondering if you have any insights?

    Here is the scenario: When I click on “Invite,” the status immediately changes to “Invited.” When I close that window and open all the visitor likes again to show all the names, the ones where I clicked on “Invite” have reverted back to the “Invite” status and allows me to click on it again. It is as if the “Invite” feature is not sticking, nor working at all. I can definitely tell there is no visitor response to me clicking on the “Invite” button these days. I’ve tried this via IE, Google Chrome, and 3 different computers. Is it FB? Is it my own account? Is it something else? Any insights would be great. Thanks much.

    • Cherie McKay Cherie McKay says:

      Hi Ian,

      Glad to hear it’s been working all year. From my experience, I’ve noticed that you can invite people more than once and as you say, every-time you refresh and come back to the page, you’re given an opportunity to hit invite again. Facebook tend not to release detailed information and they do and can change things on us without warning. Fingers crossed the function is still working 😉

    • There is a 150 a day limit. It resets and the invites do not stick if you go over that, it is not sending two invites, the first one just did not work. There was a time at the end of last year 2015 that it stopped working for everyone temporarily, but Facebook fixed it now. The feature occasionally does not work, but it always comes back.

  10. Edwige says:

    Thank you for the tip!!
    I started doing this and after 3 days it is not working anymore! 🙁
    I click the “invite” button, and when I refresh, the button is still there. No invite has been sent out. Do you know what I need to do?
    I logged in and out, used a different browser, emailed Facebook. Nothing. I wonder if it is because I invited too many people at once.
    Thank you!!

    • Cherie McKay Cherie McKay says:

      Hi Edwige,

      Even though the Invite button is still there when you refresh, the invite has been sent. This just means that you can send people more than one invite.

      Keep going with it and good luck 🙂

  11. Been using it for about two months with great success – do you have an idea if there is a maximum that can received an invite. I was doing great even during the day but wanted to resume tonight and the functionality is no longer there on either my profile of my husband’s one??? We run events so we did invite massively in the past two months – do you think Facebook could have penalised us for using it too much?

    • Impactiv8 says:

      Hi Marianne,

      SO glad to hear you’ve had great success with this. That’s excellent! I don’t think there is a maximum per se, and it’s not something Facebook has given us detailed information about so we can only speculate.

      I have also seen the function disappear only to return a few weeks ago. Again, I don’t have any information about this, but I can only guess it’s got something to do with Facebook upgrades and changes.

      Hope that helps.


      • lalit says:

        This has stopped working for many people(scroll facebook questions). Just like it stopped working for many people several months ago and was fixed later. Hope it gets fixed again.

        • Cherie McKay Cherie McKay says:

          Yeah you’re right. It’s still working for me, and fingers crossed it comes back again for anyone else.

  12. This option disapiered right befire I going to use it.

  13. This option disappeared right before I was going to use it. Reported a problem to Facbook, but I don think they will come back soon. Lets see.

  14. This had been working for me and was great but it’s not working any more. FB removed that option and I can only invite people to become friends of my personal profile, which defeats the purpose of having a business page. Any ideas on what’s going on?

    • Cherie McKay Cherie McKay says:

      Hi Eva, It seems that this feature has been turned off for some people and sometimes it comes back and sometimes it doesn’t. We aren’t really told why this happens. The only advice I can offer you is to report the issue with Facebook or try it again in a few weeks.

  15. I hope this works. I tried it out and it seems like a wonderful idea! Especially since it is people that are already interested in what you are posted. 🙂

  16. Gina Hagler says:

    I can do what you say to see the list of people who liked the post, but all I get is a gear with the choice to Ban them from the page. does that make sense?

    • Yes, it seems to be a bit inconsistent Gina. I have no way of explaining that Gina, except to make sure that you are logged in as yourself and not your page, as that can sometimes be the issue.

      • Hi Loren, How do I log in as myself and not my page? If I log in as myself I am no longer on my business page. I am on my personal page and cannot view my business page. I am the admin on my business page. Do I need to change that in order to log in as myself?

        • If you are an admin of the page, then you should be able to login to Facebook as yourself and then navigate to the page and then you should be able to do all these things.

  17. I have been doing this on my posts for almost a year now. Recently I had a few posts that were getting a huge number of likes. One is up to 3000 likes now. I was inviting all the engaged users to like my page and after I sent a few hundred requests FB told me I can’t send anymore for the day. Not sure what the cap for this is or how long they will actually keep me from inviting more but it is something to be aware of (its been 12 hours since they stopped me).

    Also I notice that I am able to get many more like when boosting a post and inviting the post likes than when actually running an ad for page likes (granted you need to have engaging content). For example recently I boosted a post for $65 over a week and I received closed to 4000 post likes. After inviting all post likes that didn’t currently like my page I ended up getting 800 page likes. That is $0.08 per page like compared to $0.20 to $1.00 per page like with an ads I have used in the past.

    In the end, this feature is a great resource, but be careful if you have a viral post and send out hundreds of invites because FB could be looking at that a spammy.

    • That’s a fantastic tip Levon. Makes for a very cheap way to convert page likes off boosting a post. Thanks for the warning about not doing too many at once though. 🙂

    • Jordan Sprigg says:

      Hi Levon

      Thanks for the input. Just wondering how long you were blocked from sending requests? I sent the cap (150) in a day and have been blocked for over 48hrs now. Just wondering if you had a similar experience.

      Ive only just discovered this handy tool and I noticed that I would have over 1000 “invite” requests I could send. However Im unsure whether to send them as I could risk my page being blocked again.

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  18. Great information! Went back to popular posts and invited a few dozen people.
    Thanks for sharing!

  19. This is a fantastic tip..
    But can you do it from your companys page instead of using your own personal facebook profile.?
    When I invite people it is from my own profile and not my companys

  20. I run several pages. I have used this for a while but, now after 10-20 invites I get message from facebook that I have sent too many invites, and when I try to send invites on other pages I get the same message even when I haven’t sent one invite on that page for several days…

    • That’s interesting Ana. Maybe they have an invite to acceptance ratio? If that was the case, then you would need more people to accept your invite before you could invite anymore again. It would make sense that such a restriction would work across all your Pages. This might be a preventative method to stop people abusing this function across all their Pages. I don’t know this for sure, but other platforms like LinkedIn have done this, so it wouldn’t surprise me if Facebook did similar.

  21. Allan McHugh says:

    Do you know who the invite to like the page comes from – your page or yourself (as it does when you invite friends to like your page).

  22. I have been doing this for all my pages- except one! The largest page (over 155k likes) is only giving me the “add friend” from the personal account. I have tried refreshing, I have tried mobile vs desktop, I have tried reporting this to facebook- nothing. All other pages I manage works beautifully- except this one.

    Any insights?

    • I have heard this is an issue for a few people, but I am not sure of a fix unfortunately. It seems that this function works on some pages, but not all. I would just keep trying at different times in hope that you get the feature at some stage. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful on this one. 🙁

  23. Yes, it was great to use, while it lasted…

    After I discovered that option 2 years ago (thanks to my co-admin at the time) I used that “invite” option a lot after that, only on posts that got 10k-50k Likes in a few days to a week, cos the button to hit “invite” was endless on my viral posts and it was great!!!

    When you invite people to your page, they dont see your name or your personal profile info/image, they see “Kitten Are Cute page has invited you to like their page” so they only see that the page itself has invited them to like the page, it wont mention anything about who the admin was that invited them there.

    And being warned that you’ve sent too many likes from Facebook is normal.. I’d send a couple hundred likes once a week, and stop when facebook gives me that warning, just to make sure they dont block me for 24/72 hours from commenting/liking too much on facebook because they thought I was a robot using it for the wrong reasons..(cos that did happen once! got blocked for 72 hours 🙁 was not fun I tell ya!!)

    My page just hit 100k+ likes tonight, super happy about that, however, the “Invite” buttons are now gone!
    Besides their names now is an “Add Friend” button, or a “Follow” button.. I have no idea why it’s changed.. I assumed immediately that Facebook has once again changed the page/Facebook abilities around, but once I heard from other page admin friends that they can still use the “invite” option for their pages, I’m completely at a loss as to why, once I hit 100k Likes, that the “invite” buttons are gone for me 🙁 ?

    Sucks 🙁 and it seems like no one here who commented has the same issue unfortunately 🙁


    • I don’t think it is size-related: my page is 1.8K and still overnight the option changed (for the worst). 🙁

      • Cassandra Kavanagh says:

        I’m so upset…as an emerging artist I really relied on boosting my posts and being able to send invites to people who liked my art work to like my art page…there is no point boosting a post if I can’t invite the people who liked my art !!!! I just paid $42 so I could invite people to like my page ! I do NOT want to be friends with them and that is the ONLY option I have now !

  24. I need to know how to invite to like my page of all the people at once who already liked my post …Thanks in Advance.

  25. Excellent advice Cherie! This worked like a charm! I can’t believe I had never seen this before. While the 3 pages I manage have been pretty saturated, I did find a handful of people who liked the posts but haven’t liked the page.

    This is definitely something I will work into my weekly workflow though.

  26. Tony Oliver says:

    This feature seems to have disappeared. It was working now I get the list of people and only ask them to be friends.

  27. Hi, today it doesn’t work. I discovered it 6 months ago, my pages are running…now it is not possible, I think Facebook decides to stop this fantastic way 🙁

  28. This was working great for me across the pages I manage, but has stopped working today 🙁 I wonder if it is an invite to like ratio thing?

    Anyway hope it comes back soon as it was a great way to get likes to the page



  29. Unfortunately I lost this option too.

    It sure was a great feature to help grow our audience, but those where the good times, it seems…

    Our page has “only” 1.8K likes, so size doesn’t appear to be a factor in who loses this ability. My best guess is that Facebook is slowly rolling out the change across the field, as they do with other implementations.

  30. this feature seems to have stopped working today….now they only let you invite as friend

  31. Prasad says:

    Facebook have removed this feature since today morning 🙁
    I hope it is just a temporary change.

  32. Roman says:

    Same problem here 🙁

  33. Carlton says:

    This feature changed for me today too. The button has changed to ‘Add As Friend’. I really hope the bring it back it was such a great to way to get people to like your page.

  34. Facebook has become way too greedy now. The invite to like page has been removed from my page as well. It was removed a few weeks ago, but came back. Even when you do boost posts, I have to question the reach and who actually sees them. No more page boosts for me.

  35. Grant Turner says:

    I already reported this issue. If it doesn’t return I am going to be very disgusted with Facebook!

  36. manfred says:

    Facebook,please bring back that important function, otherwise there is lot less motivation to promote a post.

  37. JaredM says:

    How do we report or put pressure on FB to bring back this feature? As you make deal about it being free in the first line of the article no doubt they have seen it as an opportunity to somehow add it as a boost feature or something?

  38. Michael says:


    I just came across this function on my page. It says invite for me. My page is relatively new though. Has this function returned for you folks, or should I look forward to it disappearing?

    Any word from Facebook about it?

  39. i have been using this feature since a long time and i’hv got a lot many likes …. you can send upto 500 page invites in a day and easily get 30-40 likes without spending a single $

  40. Katie says:

    Is there a way to do this action on a post that is on a page other than your own?

  41. Natacha says:


    Since monday I can’t invite people to like my page, facebook says to try tomorrow… but nothing….

    Does someone have the same issue ?

  42. I”ve been doing this for a long time BUT still can’t figure out how to do it from my iphone..??
    does anybody know?

  43. Hi guys,

    I’m seeing the invite button on my iPhone and I’m able to click it. But what’s weird is that I’m seeing it next to some people who already like the page and are active all the time. Any idea what that’s about?

    • Not sure why that is the case. Usually it says “Liked” when people already like the page or “Invited” when you have already invited them, but they haven’t responded to that invite request as yet. Could be Facebook Buggs. This feature seems to be quite buggy at various times.

  44. Great tip I discovered by accident. It’s really neat (except for showing your real identity).
    I searched if this is possible with people who shared your page, but I think this is not possible. Have you tried?
    The reason is that I have a post that some people liked but exponentially more people shared. There seems to be no way of getting to this audience, though.

    • You are correct that there isn’t a way to invite people who shared the post. That would be good. I quite often find that most people who share the post also like it, so you can catch most of them that way. 🙂

  45. I have been using this feature , but today i am getting notitfications “We’re sorry, more invitations to like this Page can’t be sent today. Please try again later.
    If you think you’re seeing this by mistake, please let us know.”. I have less than 10000 page likes.

  46. It appears that this has gone away for me. What about others?

  47. Does anyone know how many invites you can send? – I think I sent around the 200 mark. I got this message yesterday and still getting it today.
    We’re sorry, more invitations to like this Page can’t be sent today. Please try again later.
    If you think you’re seeing this by mistake, please let us know.

  48. Alina says:

    I’ve been using this feature for quite a while, and it’s a great tool, but recently I got a problem – Facebook has blocked me from sending such invitations right on my first day of a new job where my primary task is to grow the number of followers! The block has been active for three days, although it says that it’s only for one day. This is frustrating!!! Can anyone help me solve this issue? I would be forever grateful!!!

  49. It looks like they might have removed this feature again, at least for iOS users. I just “updated” my app and now cannot invite people from post likes…I’m not happy about this!

  50. It’s around 250. Just a little hint i’ve used. My page has 4 admins and total is not cumulative so we can actually sent 1,000 invites a day. We do product listing ads that target a specific group to get likes. For example our latest ad has got 1,400 likes and we have received 300 page likes from 450 invites. But like Loren said it’s important to do this ASAP after they have liked it.

    Another hint is when you have over 50 like it shows 50 at a time so when you click view more it shows the next 50. That’s a good way to keep count on the number you have invited. Just count the already liked and number of times you have clicked view more and do the math. Been doing this a week and it works great. Found this post trying to figure out the number but figured out it’s around 225-250 and thought i would come back and share.

    @stickerpunk Facebook
    @stickerpunk1 Instagram

  51. Sarah says:

    You can use “Fanpage Boost” to automatically find and invite all people, that have liked your posts, but not your fanpage:

  52. I would like to know if there is a limit! Thanks for sharing this tip.

    Thanks 🙂

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