Friday, 11 February 2011
New Facebook Pages - What are the changes?
Social Media Podcast No.29 recorded back on 21st December last year. Here are some of the main changes:
You can now use Facebook as a Page or as a personal profile so, you now have the option to post to your Page using your personal profile rather than as the Page Admin.
This is one that will please most people. You can now get email notifications when people post or comment on your Page so, now no need to constantly check for activity, you will be notified (optional).
There is now a news Feed on your Page.
The tabs are now down the left hand column. Along the top of the page there is now a feed from your photos.
Pages can now "Like" and post on other Pages.
It looks like .fbml pages are now reducing from 520px wide to around 492 - 493px wide. This will mean anyone using splash pages and welcome pages will need to resize their images otherwise the right hand side will cut off. if you are a fatBuzz client, we will do this for you but, it may take a day or two because we have so many to change over.
Update 11.15am on 11th February: Thank you to Stephen K Knight (@FanPageGuru) who sent me a message on Twitter, apparently the width issue may be a bug in the Facebook coding and the width will be 520px as it was before so, please don't amend your .fbml page widths just yet)
The Pages can be switched over to the new layout now however, the full automatic switch to the new Pages will take place on 10th March.
We will be exploring all of the changes in more detail over the next few days and we will let clients know if anything affects them or, what new opportunities are available to you as a result of the changes.
If you have any questions about the changes please ask in the comments box below or, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen to Social Media Podcast No.29 here:
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