Installing Gleam to a Facebook Tab

Whether you're creating a Competition or a Reward within Gleam we make it easy to add it to any Facebook Tab that you manage.

After you setup your competition or reward you'll see the Installation Options page, simply click to turn on the Facebook Tab option.

Once the tab installation panel drops down you'll see a clickable link. You can click this link to start your installation, you can also share this link with partners to allow them to install to their own Facebook tabs too.

The first step to complete once clicking the install link is to Connect your Facebook account. This account must have Admin access to the page that you want to install your campaign on. Once connected, simply select the page & name the tab. You can replace existing tabs using this install method.

You are currently limited to a maximum of 3 live tabs on a single Facebook page. You can however install the campaign to as many individual pages as you want.

Getting a Partner to Install Your Campaigns

You can also provide the install link found above to any partners that you work with. This will allow them to install your campaign to their page.

We also generate a partner specific Smart Link which you can find on your Preview tab once installed.

Removing Facebook Tabs

Removing Facebook tabs once your campaign is finished is done inside the Facebook interface.

Go to More > Manage Tabs > Add or Remove Tabs

Custom Like Gates

Like gates have been retired from November 5th. For more information see our blog post.

Styling Your Facebook Page

We mirror your brand settings inside the Facebook tab, free users will see the standard gleam branding on their competitions:

Pro & Business users can choose a custom background color in their Site Settings. Or they can choose an image background under the Landing Page settings.

We plan to have additional ways to customize this page in the near future.

Adding a Custom Tab Image

You can add a custom tab image for your competition or reward once it has been installed to Facebook. First you need to be logged in as the page and visit:

Go to More > Manage Tabs > Add or Remove Tabs > Edit Settings

You'll be able to upload a custom tab image on that settings page.

Facebook Smart Links

If you are running a competition Facebook you may be tempted to announce the URL of the app to your audience. However, mobile users will be unable to see this page (as tabs do not work on mobile devices).

Gleam has a workaround, whenever you install a competition to a Facebook tab we will generate a special Smart Link to share. You can find this link on the Preview tab of any competition that has been installed to Facebook.

You can wrap this Smart Link in your own URL shortener if you wish, this link should be used any time you:

  • Post about your campaign on Facebook in a post or an Ad

You can read more about Facebook promotion strategies in our contest promotion guide.