Facebook changes constantly, sometimes in a big way, sometimes in a small way. Or in this case, the small ways are big! Understanding Facebook and how to use these changes to your advantage can help in your business and save you a lot of time. Here are 10 changes to Facebook you may not have noticed:
Photos now have a new size – bigger and better than ever before. Photos are 25% percent bigger in the new one column format. Facebook photos squares are now 504 x 504 – a size to take advantage of!
Facebook tabs are still there, but different than before – where before Facebook tabs were displayed as images, now there is a text link to your first tab and a drop down menu to view the rest
3. Left Menu
Left menu sections are now moveable! Everything that is not a page post is now in the left side bar – you can easily move these sections by clicking manage sections with the pencil icon and dragging wherever you wish.
4. Activity Tab
The activity tab now is home to messages and notifications – you can view, respond, and manage messages on your page from the tab.
5. Facebook “Use As” Option
The Facebook “Use as Page” Option has moved – to find it, you must click the drop down arrow at the top right of your Facebook page. From there, click “Facebook Use As” and select the page you would like to use.
6. Website Links
The “About” section of your Facebook automatically displays the URL link to your Facebook page – a link that you had to use hacks to retrieve before, is now easily accessible right on your Facebook!
If you have a local business page, your reviews will now be easier to find and read. Located right under the profile image at the top left of the page, simply scroll over see a breakdown of your ratings.
8. Posts to Page
Posts to page are now more visible and, like everything else, has moved to the left side of the page – larger and more visible than before so you can be sure not to miss it!
They key settings of your Facebook are now bundled in one area under the settings tab – make it easier to find and update!
10. Page Action Snapshots
Snapshots of page action are now available – the snapshot allows you to look over statistics of the week just by hovering over different areas of Facebook, such as page likes or post reach, to see more information.
These little but significant changes to Facebook are important to know and understand, both for personal and business use of Facebook. Social Media Examiner does a great job on elaborating why!