invite non friends

When we create a page for our business or blog we invite our friends to like our page. Even if all your friends liked your page you still want to continue to grow your followers. Hopefully the content you share and create on your page is content your followers will see, find engaging and share with their friends, giving your page the potential to gain new followers. To read more about the impact of the Like and Share actions on Facebook, you can read a past post I did to explain it here.

But did you know you can also invite non-friends to like your page? Previously you could only invite your own friends to like your page but changes to Facebook have allowed page owners to also invite people who’ve liked a post to also like their page.

There is a limitation to this functionality though. Your post has to have enough people like it until you get the “and XX others like this.” This is where the magic happens. Let me show you …



Here’s a post I did on Facebook that did really well. It had a reach of over 1,200 users and was liked by 12 people.

If I click on the “10 others” link a pop up will appear listing every Facebook user who liked that post with the option to Invite any users who don’t already like your page.

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Here you can press the Invite button providing an opportunity for your page to be liked by non-friends.

Exceptions to the Rule

There are a few requirements to be able to do this:

  • You need at least four or more users to like your post before you see “ .. and XX others like this” link, to be able to invite those non-friends to like your page.
  • Right now this functionality only works on the desktop version of Facebook, so you won’t be able to do this on the Facebook Page Manager App.
  • To be able to invite non-friends to like your page, you need to be viewing the page as yourself, not as the business itself.

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  • There will be some people you will notice you can’t invite, that is due to their privacy settings.

And there you have it, how to invite non-friends to like your Facebook page. We tend to put so much focus on getting a large number of followers, but at end of the day it’s the sales transaction that count.

By | 2016-02-01T22:42:21+10:00 February 2nd, 2016|Social Media, Uncategorized|


  1. Haidee@Maybe Baby Brothers 02/02/2016 at 10:48 AM - Reply

    Yep, this is a trick someone told me about not long ago! I feel a bit funny implementing it at times though as I don’t want to appear pushy! If their profile picture has young kids though I will because they’re my target audience. If it’s a man then I won’t for obvious reasons! Haha 🙂 #TeamIBOT

    • Camielle 02/02/2016 at 1:56 PM - Reply

      Not pushy at all. I believe they only get the invite once, unless they decline it. And unlike previously when FB would notify you of the invite every couple of days, it just stays on their add/request area until they action it. Agree it’s about inviting the right target audience.

  2. I do this often and always after I have advertised on fb as that’s when I get all my post likes

    • Camielle 02/02/2016 at 1:57 PM - Reply

      Same Natalie, I only do it closer to month end reporting for my clients hehehe

  3. EssentiallyJess 02/02/2016 at 9:26 PM - Reply

    I never knew this! I don’t know if I would do it though. As a FB user, I think I would fee annoyed if I received an invite. I will like off my own volition.

  4. Renee Wilson 02/02/2016 at 10:06 PM - Reply

    I have heard this and have done it a few times, but also worried it was pushy. Just a question for you, does the invite come from the business or yourself?

    • Camielle 03/02/2016 at 11:38 AM - Reply

      It does come through as yourself. Business pages can’t be friend users. So it’ll say “{Name} invited you to like {Business’} Page.

    • Camielle 03/02/2016 at 11:40 AM - Reply

      It does come through as yourself Renee. So Facebook user will get “{Your name} has invited you to like {Business} Page.”

  5. Janet aka Middle Aged Mama 02/02/2016 at 10:27 PM - Reply

    Yes I’ve noticed this, and I definitely send the invites – why not!

  6. Jo @ You had us at hello 03/02/2016 at 2:14 PM - Reply

    I never knew this! Wow! I do worry it could come across pushy but the worst that could happen is it doesn’t happen! Thanks for the tip and I’m off to find you on Facebook to give you a like 🙂 xx

    • Camielle 23/03/2016 at 9:17 PM - Reply

      Thank you Jo, you’re too kind. I will go look for you too now!

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