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Connect Merit to Facebook and Twitter

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2018 12:58PM EDT
Post achievements to your institutional Facebook page and Twitter accounts using Social Media Connect. Social Media Connect can be found under Settings > Connections.

Watch the video to see the process:

Connecting Facebook:

To connect to Merit to your Facebook fan page, first log in to Facebook.

Note: You must be an Admin of your institution's Facebook fan page to connect Merit to Facebook. In addition, the page you want to connect must be a published page.

Click the gear icon (settings) at the top of your Merit Dashboard

Select "Connections" from the left menu.

Click "Sign in with Facebook." You must be signed in to the Facebook account which serves as an admin to your institution's page.

Next, follow these steps:

Step 1 Click "Okay"

You will see your Facebook picture here
. You will use your personal Facebook account to log in to Facebook as an Admin of your institution's Facebook fan page. Don't worry, Merit will only connect to the fan pages you're an Admin of.

Step 2 (also click okay)

Step 3 - Click okay

The final lightbox will ask you to allow for Facebook to  "...manage your Pages and access your Facebook page and Apps insights." You will have to select Okay, you can not skip this step.

After clicking Okay, you will be redirected to Merit where you will find a notification that states you have successfully connected Merit to your institution's Facebook fan pages.

It's easy to disconnect a Facebook account after you have added it. Just click the red X next to the account. 

Connecting Twitter:

To connect Merit to Twitter, follow the above steps, but select "Sign in with Twitter"

After you click Sign In, you will be directed to Twitter, requesting authorization from Merit. Allow the 

If you have connected successfully, your Facebook fan page and Twitter accounts will appear in Social Media Connect. To remove an account, click the "x."

Note: Merit will never automatically post an achievement to these accounts. You will be asked, in Step 4: Distribution Channels, to select a box that allows Merit to post the achievement badge and title to Facebook and Twitter.

If you have any trouble connecting Merit to Facebook or Twitter, please contact us at


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