The streamlined look for Facebook Pages was rolled out last month. According to Facebook, it aims make it easier for people to find the information they want and help Page admins find the tools they use most.
In this blog post, let’s jump right in and see what the major changes are that you need to be aware of…
1. TIMELINE DESIGN
The right-side column of your timeline now displays all your Page’s posts. This one-column display means that all of your posts will appear consistently on your Page and in News Feed. Also notice that all posts are now displayed in one single column.
The left-side column of your timeline features information about your business, including a map, your hours of business, phone number and website URL, as well as photos and videos.
You can re-order all the blocks on the left column, except “People” and “About”. Here’s how:
- Go to the “Manage” button (the pen icon), then click on “Manage Sections”
- Then use the “drag and drop” interface to re-order the blocks in the left column.
2. COVER AND PROFILE PHOTO
Your Page name and category, along with the Like, Follow and Share buttons are overlayed on the bottom portion of your cover photo.
The profile photo is now moved up farther onto the cover photo image and a bit to the left.
3. APPS TABS
Apps tabs are seen in 2 places:
- Left sidebar below the fold.
- Top menu bar, in the “More” dropdown menu.
4. ABOUT SECTION
Your about section now prominently displays your website URL.
All notifications are now easily accessible in one convenient page named “Activity”.
Very important notifications like new page likes, unread messages are displayed at the right-hand side.
6. PAGE SETTINGS
All of your page settings are in one place. Note that Activity Log and Banned Users have been moved to the Settings tab.
7. INSIGHTS PAGE
All of the Facebook Insights you will need are shown at a high level on one page and includes “Pages to Watch”.
8. ADS MANAGER
No matter where you are on your Page, you can now view information about the ads you’re running. The Build Audience menu at the top of the Page offers direct access to your Ads Manager account.
What do you think of the new Facebook page layout? Do you have any questions about it? I’d love to help. Add your comments/questions below.