Facebook is currently rolling out the latest round of changes to personal timelines and also to business pages.
On the home page of the personal timelines, this seems to have bigger pictures on a white background, whilst the less important sections are on a grey background. On the actual personal timeline itself, this theme is carried through with a grey background around all the important white background areas.
No one knows how they are deciding who to honour with an earlier upgrade but certainly they are coming to a Facebook business page near you by April 8th.
How to get Graph Search if you don’t already have it
Having said that, many of you in the UK are still waiting for the change in layout that will happen with Graph Search! If you want to make it happen sooner, you need to:
Go to Settings via the drop down menu at the top right of your navigation bar. Click
Now find the Language option. At the end, you will see an Edit option. Click
Yours will be set to English (UK). Select English (US) and save.
Your personal timeline should now change to show the big white Graph Search bar in the blue navigation bar.
Where has the dashboard gone on my Facebook business page?
The new changes which are rolling out have done away with the old dashboard that you could hide or show. Personally, I think that’s an improvement – it used to get in the way and involve lots of scrolling up and down to get to the status updates.
Now you have a small horizontal navigation bar across the top of the page that shows various options. It’s ABOVE THE COVER IMAGE
How can I control who can write on my Business Page – the old Settings menu?
Find out more about controlling your Facebook Page Settings so people can write on your wall.
Click on the Settings tab.
It is the first option in the left hand sidebar.
Where is the Update Page Info option on the new Facebook Business pages?
It’s now under the Settings tab along with all the other areas that control what people can see on your page
Where can I add or remove admins on the new Facebook Business pages?
Again, it is under the Settings tab.
Look in the sidebar on the left hand side.
How can I control Featured Likes on the new Facebook page layout for businesses?
Again, it is under the Settings tab.
Look in the sidebar on the left hand side for Featured. Click and the option for Featured Likes and Featured Page Owners will appear.
Where has Facebook put the tabs/apps on the new Business Page layout? – updated for May 2014
So, this is the killer one. Gone are the three images underneath the cover image. The stats say that no one really used these. But I think it was always ‘another source’ of potential traffic if you changed those in and out with eye-catching images.
The tabs/apps are not gone. But they are much harder to find.
What was previously the first of your three tabs now shows as a title only under the cover image. You need to click on the More option to see a full list of all your apps.
The three tabs that used to show as images under the cover image are also reproduced vertically in the left hand sidebar as an Apps section. But you have to scroll down a fair old way before you get to them under the Contact info
Where have the reviews gone in the new layout? – updated for May 2014
In the left hand sidebar under Photos – but you can manage your sections and move them further up the page – see instructions below. It doesn’t look as if you can highlight them any more but you can embed them on your website or use them in a milestone.
Recent Posts By Others is now Posts to Page – updated for May 2014
Recent Posts By Others has become Posts to Page and in the first incarnation was in the same box as Reviews. However, in the May 2014 update, they have been separated out – hurrah! And, like Reviews, you can no longer highlight these posts to page.
Move sections around in the left sidebar on the new layout for Facebook Business pages – Manage Sections update May 2014
Hover over the top right of any of the sections in the left hand sidebar.
A pencil will appear.
Click the pencil and you will see the option to Manage Sections.
Click on Manage Sections and a pop up dashboard will appear with the named sections listed.
Drag and drop your section to the position in the sidebar that you want it to show. For example, you could bring Reviews up to underneath the About section for maximum visibility.
Remember to click the blue SAVE button!!
With thanks to Lorna Withers of Essex Acupuncture for allowing me to use her page as an example for many weeks. Lollipop Local now has the upgrade so I can start to show you examples from our Facebook Business page.