You have probably noticed the prompts from Facebook that started back in March encouraging you to make the switch to the new page design. Ready or not, you’ll get the shove from Facebook on June 13, when the social media giant makes every business page comply with the new design. Don’t worry, we’ll help you make sense of Facebook’s new page design.
As with many Facebook changes, the new page design elements have been made with usability in mind. Essentially, Facebook streamlined things to make it easier for users to find the tools they use most often. This includes easier access to admin tools and a streamlined timeline, designed as a single-column newsfeed. Another addition is the “Pages to Watch” feature, which allows you, as a page admin, to create a list of businesses similar to your own, comparing performance. We definitely recommend using this tool – what a great new way to deepen your insight into your Facebook reach.
All apps used are visible to the public, with the new page design, as opposed to only the top 12 apps, like before. This means any apps used that you wouldn’t want your customers or Facebook visitors to see need to be uninstalled. Or, use a service like ShortStack to set widgets to be “admin only”, increasing your app privacy settings.
Got questions? Facebook has answered five of the most often asked questions regarding its new page design:
1. What information will appear in the left-side column of my Page?
2. Where will my apps appear?
3. Where can I view messages?
4. Will other Pages know I’ve added them to my Pages to Watch list?
5. When will I have access to the updated design for Pages?
Read the answers HERE.