Deploy to Facebook Messenger
Click the Log in with Facebook button. Dexter needs to link to your Facebook account for your bot to work.
Select the Facebook Page you want to deploy your bot to, or click Create New Page to make a new one.
Toggle on Deploy and your bot is live!
Custom Deploy Settings
For advanced users, you can deploy your bot using your own Facebook App instead of using the Facebook App Dexter has configured. Enable the Customize Deploy Settings toggle. If you have not already, create a new App on Facebook here.
Once created, you will need to provide the new Facebook App ID and App Secret under Custom App Credentials. You can find these details in your App's Settings Page > Basic.
You will also need to provide our Redirect URI to the Facebook page. Add the Facebook Login product to your Facebook App and venture into Settings. Copy and paste the URL from the Valid OAuth Redirect URI into the Facebook Login Settings here.
Now, click Authenticate and Redeploy. When you toggle on Deploy, your bot is live!
But you still need to do a little more work to publish the bot to the rest of the public. Learn how to do that by reading how to Configure Your Custom Facebook App.
My page doesn't appear on the list, what do I do?
When you connect Dexter to your Facebook account, Facebook gives you an opportunity to select which pages you wanted to grant Dexter access to. If you missed a page you wanted Dexter to see, or if your authorized your application before the fall of 2019, you'll need to update your list of authorized pages. To do so, follow the "Update your authorizations" link below the page chooser, click "Edit Settings" when prompted, and choose your new pages.
You're Deployed, Now What?
Now that your bot has been deployed, you can message it on Facebook. Learn more about how to make the most out of your Facebook bot in our Facebook guide.
Discover more features for Messenger bots with Dexter:
- Customize your Messenger bot with a custom Persistent Menu or a Get Started button.
- Make use of special Facebook-specific features like referral parameters and quick-reply buttons.
- Read more about how to create webviews or use Chat Extensions for Messenger.
- Apply for subscription messaging to increase your access to users