Facebook Group Comment Picker

Choose a winner for your giveaway or contest in your Facebook groups.

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Facebook Group Giveaway Picker

Facebook Group Giveaway Picker is a free tool to pick a random comment as winner from a Facebook group post of your giveaway, contest of lottery in your Facebook group.

We support posts and videos of the last 90 days from both private and public Facebook groups.

Note: This tool can only be used for Facebook Groups. You can use the Facebook Comment Picker for Facebook business pages.

Important Pre-Installation requirements

Before you can use the Facebook Comment Group Picker app, you should install Comment Picker group app in your Facebook group and ask group members to allow read access to the group app.

If we have not access from a group member we can only show the comment ID and not the name of the user.

Learn how to install the group app and allow access as group member.

Login with Facebook

Please login with admin of the Facebook group and allow permission to "authored posts and comments in groups" for this group. We need this permission to get all posts and comments of the group. We don't have permissions to publish anything on your behalf in the group.

Note: Facebook Login doesn't work in embedded browsers. Please open website in a modern browser, e.g. Chrome, Edge or Safari.

Facebook group & posts and raffle settings

Facebook groups
Facebook group posts Select Facebook group posts

Selecting multiple group posts is a Premium feature.

Facebook giveaway settings & filters
* Enabling this will filter out group members who have not granted access to the Comment Picker group app and from which we can only get their comment ID.
* You can only filter duplicates from group members who granted access to Comment Picker group app. Members who did not granted access will be excluded.
Use a comma to separate multiple hashtags or words. E.g. #giveaway, #groupcontest.
Number of extra entries: 0
Excluded users: 0

The wheel of names animation is a Premium feature.

Start contest & choose winner

How to pick a winner from a Facebook Group?

After you have installed Comment Picker group app in your group and asked members to allow read access you can select a winner for your Facebook group giveaway in the following steps:

  1. Login with Facebook as admin of the Facebook group.
  2. Select Facebook group and allow permissions.
  3. Select Facebook group post.
  4. Select giveaway settings and filters.
  5. Block users and add extra entries.
  6. Get comments.
  7. Press start or spin wheel to pick a random winner.
  8. Save raffle & share results.
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How to make Comment Picker work in my group?

In order to make the Comment Picker app work for your Facebook group, there are a few pre-installation requirements that you and your group members needs to do. You need to install the Comment Picker group app to your Facebook group and ask group members to allow read access to the 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 read access as group member.

How to add Comment Picker group app to my Facebook Group?

To add Comment Picker group app to your Facebook group you should be a admin of a group. You can currently only add group apps via the browser on desktop. You can install a Facebook group app via the following steps:

  • Navigate to Facebook group.
  • Click Group settings in the left menu.
  • Scroll to Manage advanced settings.
  • Press edit icon to the right of Apps.
  • Press Add apps.
  • Search for Comment Picker.
  • Select app and press Add to install group app.

Comment Picker is now added to your group apps.

Having issues? You can find more info on how to add Facebook Group apps or watch our video on how to add a Facebook Group app. You can also send us a message on Facebook.

How to allow access to Comment Picker group app as a group member?

In order to obtain names of commenters on group's posts, it is necessary to request that members of the group grant the Comment Picker group app access to their posts and comments within the group. It is important to ensure that the Comment Picker group app has been added beforehand.

  • Navigate to Facebook group.
  • Tap 3 dots in the upper right corner.
  • Tap Manage group apps.
  • Tap Comment Picker under Apps You Can Allow Access.
  • Enable setting Authored posts and comments.
  • Tap Allow access.

You will now see a popup with Access allowed. Press Done to close.

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. By default, we don't have access to personal user data of the group members. That's why we need group members to allow access to the group app. With this permission from the group member we can get their 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 giveaway settings & filters

Once you have chosen your Facebook group and post, you will have the ability to select various options for your contest. We will provide an explanation of those options below.

Include comment replies

Enabling this option will result in comment replies being included in the comments for the raffle. By default, comment replies are excluded from the raffle.

Filter unknown users

Access to the name of the commenter is dependent upon their granting permission to the Comment Picker group app. If access is not granted, the winner's name will be replaced with their comment ID, making it difficult to identify the winner. Enabling this option will filter out all users who did not grant access to the Comment Picker group app.

Filter duplicate users

Enabling this filter will result in the exclusion of multiple comments made by the same user, which is defined by a unique user ID provided by Facebook. When this option is enabled, only users who have granted permission for information sharing with the Comment Picker group app will be included. If permissions have not been granted, user information such as name and app scoped user ID cannot be obtained.

Filter comments based on a specific text

Enabling this filter will generate an additional text field where you can input specific text, hashtags, or answers. A comment must contain this specified text to be eligible for inclusion in the contest.

Add extra entries

To add additional entries, select the "Add extra entries" option, which will prompt a text area where you can include the names of the extra entries. These entries are not linked to individual commenters and will be added to the total number of comments. Each entry can be added on a new line or separated by a comma. This option can be used to include participants who have liked your page, shared your post, or signed up for your newsletter.

Exclude or block users

To exclude specific users, choose the "Exclude/block users" option, which will display a text area where you can enter the names of users you wish to exclude from the contest. Each name can be added on a new line or separated by a comma. This feature is particularly useful if you want to prevent previous winners from winning again. When entering a name, be sure to use the name that is displayed on the user's Facebook profile.

How to add a Facebook Group app?

Learn how to add our app to your Facebook Group by watching the following video.

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.

We only can get the name of the commenter if they allowed access to the Comment Picker group app. IF they didn't allow access, we will show the comment ID. Please ask your group members to allow access to the Comment Picker group app.

In order to obtain all necessary data for Comment Group Picker to function properly, Facebook requires us to request certain permissions. Without these permissions, we are unable to access all data required to randomly select a winner from your group post and comments.

Yes, Comment Picker does support both public and private/closed Facebook groups. To use the app, the Comment Picker group app must be added to your Facebook group, and members must grant permissions to our app in order for it to function properly.

If you are unable to see any posts, the first step is to confirm that the Comment Picker group app has been installed within your group and that all permissions have been granted during the Facebook login process on our website. Please note that the Facebook API only provides access to group posts from the past 90 days, so this may be the reason why you are unable to view all of your group's posts.