Once again Facebook is moving the goal posts with “Timeline” arriving and a few new restrictions to Facebook Pages.
As of the end of march, cover images must be at least 399 pixels wide and price or purchase information, such as “40% off” or “Download it at our website” contact information, such as web address, email, mailing address or other information intended for your Page’s About section or references to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, are not allowed.
Calls to action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends” are also not allowed anymore.
Profile Picture which will initially be the top part of your avatar, now must be square and at least 180px wide
Welcome pages and tabs still exist, but you can no longer default to land on any tabs.
Photos, likes and apps are now at the top of your Page.
Photos show in the first spot, but you can change the order of everything else so people see what matters most but you can’t land on your custom landing tabs anymore!
The main design is the same as your profile page and you can add posts at different dates in the past. You can also feature your post by clicking the star so it covers the width of your page, or you can hide it from your page altogether, but the really cool feature is being able to pin specific posts to the top, kind of like a ‘sticky’ post in forums.
There’s a brand new admin panel from which you can see your notifications, new likes, insights and the new private messages that people can now send you from your page!
From your admin panel you will also see the “Manage” button which gives you access to the main editing section of your page (Basic Info, Manage Permissions, Apps and so on).
Not much has changed in there apart from the Manage Permissions section which no longer has the default landing tab section.
Also from the admin panel, you can access Facebook ads, a function to share your page and to invite friends, plus access to Facebook’s help section.
The new design arrives on March 30th so make the most of it, because it’s coming whether you like it or not!