Facebook Fan Page Timeline Changes – What you need to know and do before March 30th…
so on Feb 29th Facebook announced ‘some’ changes are coming for Fanpages, they will come in to effect on March 30th, and you need to get the changes made by that date or you may potentially lose your fanpage!
I say ‘some’ changes, it’s actually some BIG changes, here’s a quick summary: –
1: Default Landing Tabs:
The old tabs are going and the new tabs will be 810 pixels Wide, so you can no longer create a default landing tab, although you can still create a “fan gate”
2: Photos, Likes, and Apps at the Top of the Page:
Photos will appear as the first spot, but you will be able to change the order of the others to prioritize what is best for your visitors to see.
You can also display a max of 12 apps, so choose carefully and get the best in early.
3: Pinning Favorite Updates:
You will be able to pin a update to the top by hovering over the post and clicking on the pencil.
You can also make it wide by clicking on the star icon.
4: New Admin Panel:
The admin panel is going to give more info about both your activity and that of your fans [‘insights’], it’s all in the activity log.
5: New Admin Levels:
You will also be able to set different permissions for different ‘level’ admins, giving a lot more control over what people can do.
6: Fan Page Messages:
Your pages fans will now be able to contact you privately using messages, the notifications for new messages will appear in your admin panel.
7: Cover Photo:
The cover photo is obviously a LOT wider, up to 850px by 315pixels.
IMPORTANT: the cover photo MUST NOT contain any of the following: –
a. Price, purchase info, incentive offers, or blatant a “call to action”, e.g. as “33% off”, “Free Download”, “Tell your friends” etc.
b. Your contact details, e.g. website URL, email address, telephone number, mailing address or other info. that should be in your page’s ‘About’ section.
c. Specific references to fanpage user interface elements, e.g. as Like or Share.
This is just a quick summary, you should take the time to learn and understand ALL of the upcoming changes, how they effect your fanpages, what you need to get changed AND HOW to make those changes.
Here’s the solution ~> http://mat4.com/fbtimelines
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