Friday, February 11, 2011

New Facebook Page Review.

I've switched my pages to the new Facebook page format.


1) The layout.

The layout of the page is very clear. On the left side, all the tabs that used to be on top and a little confusing is there on the left below the page picture. I would say this is very pleasant to look at.

Tabs are being removed.

2) Featured -- Owner + Likes

There is also a section on "featured" which allows you to feature your owner's pics for people to connect with the owner of the page.

You can also "like" other pages and link them to your page.


3) You can also convert your profile as a page.

It gave page admins the ability to post and comment on other Facebook Pages through a “Login as Page” feature.


There are some other notable differences between the new Facebook Pages and the old version, especially for page admins. The “Login as Page” feature gives admins the ability to interact with the rest of Facebook as a page, not an individual.

This is great new for companies who are starting their FB page, with their profiles.

Pages can’t do everything a user can, though. Most importantly, they cannot post on a user’s wall or comment on his or her status. The lone exception is for a user who has opted for the “everybody” privacy setting; Pages can comment on status updates for those individuals.

The other update Facebook is adding is an “Everyone” filter that brings the most interesting and engaging posts from a page’s community to the top of the page. This makes it easier for users and admins to easily find the most “liked” and commented conversations on a particular page. The new Facebook Pages are also smart enough to filter out posts that are not in a language you speak.


4) More information

A lot more information can be added to the page.


5) Admin Info.

The right-hand menu has also been tweaked. There is now a section that features the page’s admins (if you so choose) as well as a section that shows users how many of their friends have also “liked” that particular page. Finally, just like profiles, a page can now feature relevant photos at the top. This could lead to some very creative uses for Facebook Pages.



The new design launches today as a preview for Facebook Page admins. Before switching, they can check to see what their page will look like and tweak elements of the design before launch. The company is also releasing a Page Tour and a manual to explain the new design. Admins will have until March 10 to switch over though, before Facebook automatically updates every page to the new design.

Unlike some of the previous attempts of Facebook to change the layout, I kinda like the new layout of the page and how it flows.

Great job guys.

Overall: 9/10

-- Robin Low

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