Now is the time for Facebook pages to get some makeover. Facebook has announced that on March 30, 2012, all Facebook pages will automatically get the new design. The company is actually updating its pages to look like Timeline profiles.
However, Facebook lets admins of the pages preview the new look before the company automatically rolls the new design out.
Users may find the alert related to the new page design as they go the Facebook page. But this is possible only if they are admins of that particular page.
fter previewing that how the new page looks, users can click the “Publish Now” button to get the new design. But if you don’t want the new design at the moment, you should not click the “Publish Now” button. Until you publish your page, you can get back the old design/current design any time.
But the old design is not going to stay forever. Users can only stick to the old design till this month as all pages will upgrade to the new design on March 30, 2012.
I took the tour of the changes that will be automatically rolled out by the end of this month. Let’s see what all new features are going to accompany your Facebook pages:
1. The cover photo is the first thing that people will see when they visit your page. So, it is suggested to choose a striking photo that goes well with your page.
2. The new page design will accommodate your profile picture that is square and at least 180 pixels wide.
3. Once the new design will be rolled out, users will be able to highlight what is important. Photos, likes and apps will be at the top of your page.
4. With the new page design, users can show a maximum number of 12 apps. So, ensure that you put your most important ones first.
5. Users can also review their page timeline. Hover over a story and click on the star (star icon) to make it wider, or on the pencil (pencil icon) to pin it to the top of your Page, hide or delete it entirely.
6. There is an activity log that users can visit to review all posts and activity.
There is nothing to worry about as the new design is quite intuitive. In a nutshell, your Facebook pages are going to look just like the timeline on regular user accounts. To know more about Facebook pages, you can go to the help section of Facebook.