Facebook Company Page: Publish New Design

Yesterday, Facebook announced the release of the new Facebook company page with cover image and timeline. You have already seen this new design on individual profiles and now it is here for pages.

Facebook pages can be used for companies, brands, celebrities, non-profits, and other types of organizations or individuals who would have a following on Facebook.

In this article and video, we refer to it as a “Facebook company page.”

Don’t be scared of the new look and feel. It’s quite exciting and has some nice new features for you! Check out the video below to learn everything you need to know about getting your Facebook company page ready for prime time.

Video Transcription

Hello and welcome to Gnome Tips. Today we’ll talk about the new Facebook company page design and show you how to get it set up and published.

Sign in to Facebook and go to your page. I’m going to use my personal blog page for this example.

You’ll see an announcement at the top that says “Coming Soon: New Facebook Pages.”

Click the “Preview” button to try out the new features. Don’t worry, only administrators will be able to see the change.

If you want, you can take a tour of the new features. Or just keep watching this video! Let’s dive in!!

We’re going to start by adding a cover. The cover is the main image your visitors will see when they arrive at your page. It’s important to select an image that resonates with your audience.

Simply click “Add a Cover” and select if you want to choose from your existing photos or upload a new one.
I’m going to use an existing photo. You can drag the photo to get it positioned just right.

Click Save Changes.

Another features to notice with this update is the prominent placement of the apps. You can move these around to make sure you have the most relevant apps showing at the top.

You can also “star” an entry on the timeline to have it span the entire page. For extra exposure, you can pin a story to the top of your page.

The Admin Panel gives you the ability to see notifications and statistics in one place. I really like this feature. With this new update, a Facebook company page may also receive private messages. You can see them here as well.

Once you feel comfortable with your new page, you can click the green “Publish Now” button to activate the new design. Otherwise, you can wait until it happens automatically on March 30.

Thank you for watching this edition of Gnome Tips. To learn more about social media strategy, visit our website at www.webgnomes.org.

More Facebook Company Page Info

If you want to learn more, here are two great articles related to the new page design. Enjoy!

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3 Responses to “Facebook Company Page: Publish New Design”

  1. Heather March 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Hi there,

    I published my brand’s page, do you know if there is a way to un-publish until march 30th?

    • steve March 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      Hi Heather,

      I’ve done a little research, and unfortunately, I have not found a way to unpublish the new timeline. Someone else asked the same question on Facebook’s support page, but she has not received a response: https://www.facebook.com/help/community/question/?id=2043240

      Monitor that support page, and hopefully, someone at Facebook will give an official response.

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