You’ve probably already noticed that business pages on Facebook are starting to look more like the personal pages. This Saturday Facebook will switch over any businesses who haven’t already done so to the new Timeline format. This is going to change the way businesses use Facebook for marketingâ€¦again, and probably not for the last time. If you haven’t changed yours yet, or even if you have, here’s what you need to know about it:
1. The Cover Photo â€“ Just like the personal pages that use the Timeline design, business pages will have a cover photo. The cover photo is the big photo that goes directly behind your profile picture. This offers a lot of design freedom to businesses. You can get creative with the design of the cover photo and even have your profile picture and cover photo flow together. See what we did with our cover and profile photos here.
2. The Welcome Page â€“ The page that businesses you didnâ€™t already â€śLikeâ€ť had when you first viewed their page is no longer an option. That means there wonâ€™t be a â€śWelcomeâ€ť tab anymore either. Speaking of tabsâ€¦.
3. The visible app tabs a business can have is now maxed out at 3. Your business can have more apps on its page than that, but only 3 at a time will be visible (not including the photos tab).
Weâ€™ve updated our Facebook and our clientsâ€™ already. Have you made the switch yet?