How to Remove a Get Started Button from Facebook Page Messenger

I have discussed in a previous post about How to Enable the Get Started Button in Facebook Messenger Bot. In this post, I’m going to show you how to remove the “Get Started” button from a Facebook Messenger Bot or Page.

Postman

Download and install the Postman application. It is a very handle tool that every developer should have for sending requests to different API endpoints.

You can just skip the above step if you already have Postman.

Removing the Get Started Button

  1. Launch the Postman application and create a New Request project.
  2. Change the Request to “DELETE”.How to Remove the Get Started Button in Facebook Messenger
  3. Set the Request URL using the following:
    https://graph.facebook.com/v6.0/me/messenger_profile?access_token=**PAGE_ACCESS_TOKEN**
  4. Update the “access_token” parameter using the actual token that you can generate in your App Dashboard for the Facebook page app you want to remove the “Get Started” button.
  5. Set the “Content/Type” in the “Headers” tab to “application/json”.
  6. Navigate to the “Body” section, select the “raw” format, and make sure the data type is set to JSON. Then paste the following object.
    {
     "fields": [
    	"persistent_menu",
    	"get_started"
     ]
    }

    As you can see, we included the “persistent_menu” in the example as that is required to be able to remove the “get_started” button. Apparently you won’t be able to use the Persistent Menu if you don’t have the Get Started button.Remove the Get Started Button in Facebook Messenger App - Request Body

  7. Click the “Send” button and you should get the following response.Postman New Request Response

Confirmation

You might need to delete the conversations if you have previously interacted with the Facebook Messenger app. Then try searching the Facebook Page again in your messenger app to see if the Button has been successfully removed.

You should see a “Message” instead of a “Get Started” button.

If you’re still having trouble, please let me know in the comments below.

Cromwell Bayon

He is a self-tutored programmer and a Full-Stack Developer. He strives to excel in the newest technology as possible. He has a very high sense of technicality and analytical skills which allows him to resolve any kind of issues related to technology. He also loves woodworking. Read more about him here...

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