Pick a random winner for your lottery or contest in your Facebook Groups
Facebook Group Comment Picker
Important: Before you can use the Facebook Comment Group Picker app, you should make sure that our "Comment Picker" group app is installed in your FB group and group members allowed access to the Comment Picker group app.
Login with the Facebook profile that is the admin of the Facebook Group which you want to use for the raffle. We need permission to "authored posts and comments in groups" to get posts and comments of your group. With those permissions we can't publish anything on your behalf in the group.
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How to make Comment Picker work in your Facebook group?
In order to make Comment Picker work for groups, there are a few pre-installation requirements that you and your group member should do. You need to add Comment Picker group app to your Facebook group and ask group members to allow access to this group app.
What are group apps?
Group apps are third-party apps that add tools and features to your Facebook group. They must be added by a group admin to be allowed access to a group. Apps can see group posts and comments once they've been added to a group. The app can't see your name, profile picture, or that you're the author of posts and comments unless you allow access.
How to add Comment Picker Group App to my Facebook Group?
To add a group app to your Facebook group you should be a group admin. You can currently only add group apps via the browser on desktop via the following steps:
How to allow access to Comment Picker group app as a group member?
To get all names of the comments of your group posts, you need to ask your group members to allow our app access to their posts and comments they have written in the group. Make sure the Comment Picker group app is added first.
Navigate to the Facebook group
Tap 3 dots in the right upper corner
Tap Group Apps
Tap Comment Picker
Enable option "Authored posts and comments"
We now have access to your name via our app
Which data does the group app have access to?
The Comment Picker group app has access to the group posts and comments of the group that you allow in the Facebook login. By default we don't have access to any personal user data of the group members. That's why we need your members to allow access to the group app in order to get the names of group member and who placed the comments. With this permission of the member we can get the name and app scoped user ID.
We don't have permission to post anything on behalf of your group of group members. We have been through a Facebook review with this app in order to get the group permissions, which ensures you that we don't store or sell your group data or personal info of your group members.
Facebook Group Comment Picker Options
After selecting your FB group and post you can select options for your contest. We will explain those options below.
Include comment replies
If you enable this option comment replies are included in the comments. By default comment replies are excluded in the raffle.
Filter unknown users
We can only get the name of the commenter if they allowed access to the Comment Picker group app, learn how to give access as group member. If they don't allow access, you will see "unknown" as name of the winner. This makes it very hard to determine who is the winner of the raffle. Enabling this option will filter all user who didn't allowed access to the Comment Picker group app.
Filter duplicate users
If this filter is enabled it will filter out multiple comments made by one user. A user is defined by a user ID that we get from Facebook. When you enable this option, we will only get users who allowed to share information with Comment Picker group app. If we don't have this permissions we can't get user information, like name and user ID.
Filter comments based on a specific text
If you enable this filter an extra text field will appear where you can enter a specific text, hashtag or answer. A comment should have this text included before it's included in the contest.
Add extra entries
You can add extra entries by selecting the option "Add extra entries". You will see a textarea where you can add names of the extra entries. These extra entries are not connected to the commenters and will be added to the total amount of comments. You can add each entry by a newline or separated by comma. You can use this option to add participants who likes your page or who shared the posts or signed up for your newsletter.
Exclude or blacklist users
You can exclude user by selecting the option "Exclude / blacklist users". You will see a textarea where you can add names of the users you want to exclude from the contest. You can add each name by a newline or separated by comma . This option can also be useful if you want to exclude previous winners from winning again. You should enter the name that is displayed on the Facebook profile of the user.
How to add a Facebook Group app?
Learn how to add our app to your Facebook Group.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can find answers of frequently asked questions about our tool in the list below. Is your specific question not in the list? Please send us a message via Facebook or Instagram.
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Yes, we support both private/closed and public Facebook groups. Make sure you add the Comment Picker group app in your Facebook group and ask members to allow permissions to our app.
Facebook requires us to ask those permissions in order to get all the data that we need to make the Comment Group Picker work. Without those permissions we can't get all data to pick a random winner of your group post and comments.
Make sure you don't use any adblocker or privacy badger. These could block the Facebook script that is loading the Login button. In some cases the browser is blocking the Facebook script via Do not track option. Please enable Do Not Track (DNT) in the browser settings if you don't see the login button. Also make sure your browser is not blocking popups.
If you don't see any posts, first make sure you installed the Comment Picker group app inside your group and that you allowed all permissions in the Facebook login on our website. We can only get group posts of the last 90 days from the Facebook API. This might be the issue why you don't see all your group posts.
After a draw, you will see different share buttons and a copy link button. You can use one of the buttons to store the results of the raffle, so you can share them via social media or on your website.