How to automate messages on Facebook

The Facebook Messenger bot sends direct messages (DMs) in Chrome, sourced from a Google Sheet. It cycles through profile links in the sheet, opens them in Chrome, clicks on the message button, types a message, and presses return to send. After sending a message, the bot deletes the row and proceeds to the next profile.

# Get started: Set up your Google Sheet

Create a new Google Sheet. You can do this in your Chrome browser by typing 'sheet.new' into the address bar, assuming you have a Google account. Name your sheet something like 'Facebook Messenger bot’. Set up a tab with profile links to message.

# Install the Facebook Messenger bot

To install this Facebook Messenger bot, click 'Install template'. If you’re a new user, you’ll have to click 'Install Chrome extension', then create a free Axiom.ai account to edit the template.

Once installed, click 'Start'.

Axiom.ai will guide you through the steps you need to configure in the app.

# Configure your Facebook Messenger bot in four easy steps

  • Step 1.0 - Read data from Google Sheet
    • Spreadsheet - Search for the Google Sheet you created. Once found, click to select
    • Sheet name - Choose the tab with the Facebook profile links
  • Step 2.0 - Loop through data
    • Step 2.1 - Go to page: Profile page
      • Enter URL, click 'Insert data', choose 'google-sheet-data', and select the column with Facebook profile links.
    • Step 2.2 - Click Element: Message
      • Preconfigured
    • Step 2.3 - Enter Text: Message
      • Text - input message to be sent
    • Step 2.2 - Press Key(s): Send message
      • Preconfigured
    • Step 2.5 - Delete rows from a Google Sheet
      • Spreadsheet - Search for the Google Sheet you created. Once found, click to select
      • Sheet name - Choose the tab with Facebook links

# Run your Facebook Messenger bot

To test this Facebook Messenger bot, disable step 2.2 to prevent messages being sent. If you wish to schedule the bot add steps to login.

# Customize your template

Like all Axiom templates, you can use our no-code bot builder to customize any bot according to your requirements. For example Step 2.3 you could personalise the message by passing in a name from the Google Sheet, simply click 'Insert data'.

# Tips

We recommend you watch the video to troubleshoot. If you wish to schedule the bot you will need to share the Cookie in settings or add steps to login.

  • Step 2.0 - Loop through data
    • Step 2.1 - Go to page: Profile page
      • Enter URL - Click 'Insert data' select [google-sheet-data] then append '/discography/all' after the token
    • Steps 2.2 Click element: Message
      • Message button is not clicked? Click 'Select' and reselect the button
    • Step 2.3 - Enter text: Message
      • Preconfigured
    • Step 2.4 - Press key(s): Send Message
      • If the message is not being sent? Try re-recording the return key action

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