Why is Instagram & Facebook Booking Awesome?
- Turn more followers into customers: Enabling followers to book you without ever leaving Instagram means higher conversions for potential customers. Cut out phone calls, back and forth, and even extra clicks!
- Get discovered and booked: Potential customers that aren't current followers can discover you and your beautiful services easier than ever -- all in a single click.
- Make booking for existing clients easier than ever: Now, give existing clients a way to book you in one click instead of two!
- Show customers that your business is cutting edge: Customers want to know that they're coming to the best professionals. When they see that your business is easier than ever to work with, they'll know that you've put thought into the entire client experience -- from web to waves!
Step 1: Set up a Facebook Business Page
To set up Instagram Booking, you need to have a Facebook Business Page. Setting one up is free and easy. If you already have a Facebook Business page, skip this step.
If you need to set one up, click here, or login to your Facebook > Settings > Pages > Create Page. If asked about online booking, click “Not Now”. For detailed instructions on setting up a Facebook Business page, click here.
Step 2: Convert your Instagram Account
Instagram requires your account to be a "Business Account" to link booking (don't worry, this is also free). If your Instagram account is not a business account yet, you can switch it in seconds with these instructions. If it's already a business account, skip this step.
Step 3: Turn on Instagram Booking through Facebook
Head back to the GlossGenius App and tap:
Settings > Facebook Booking > Connect to Facebook
Login into Facebook > Continue as Your Name > choose your Facebook Business Page > Toggle on "Enable business features on your page" > Next
Toggle on “Also connect my Instagram Business Profile” > Done!
After you do this, you will see the “Book” button appear on your Instagram profile!