Top Questions regarding Facebook Changes – Timeline for Business
Facebook’s Timeline for Business pages will be here soon. With the March 30th deadline for Timeline for Pages we are getting a lot of questions around the changes.
The following are some of the top questions we are seeing. Hopefully this will help you understand some of the changes. Remember this is NOT optional …on March 30th Timeline will be in place for all Facebook pages.
Will I be forced to move my Facebook Page to Timeline?
Yes, this is a mandatory change – no opting out. On March 30, 2012 all pages will have timeline applied to them. Right now you have the ability to play around with your page and make changes and if you are ready you can switch now.
Can I see what my current page will look like once Timeline hits?
Yes, Facebook is providing a tool that you can use to preview what your current page will look like once it is converted to timeline. You can access this tool here (https://www.facebook.com/pages/status/ ).
Can I find more information on the changes from Facebook?
Yes, Facebook has put together a tutorial that can be found here (http://www.learnfacebookpages.com/ )
Can I specify a default landing tab for non-fans?
Unfortunately, Facebook is taking this option away from us. You can still have custom tabs, BUT, you cannot send your non-fans here by default. You can however link to a particular tab if you are sending visitors to your Facebook page from your website or other marketing material that you provide a link to.
Can I customize the Custom Tab Images that appear under the Cover Photo?
Yes, you are able to customize these images. The size will be 111 x 74px. You however won’t be able to customize the look for the default apps from Facebook (Photos, Notes, Events, Videos, and Links). Note that only four tabs will be displayed.
Will I still be able to have a photo strip on my page?
This has been removed and will no longer be available
What are the dimensions for the images for the new Pages on Timeline?
The timeline cover will be 851 x 315 pixels. This is great for helping create and showcase your brand, but keep in mind you cannot include a call to action or even your phone number or web address in this image. The profile picture which will sit to the bottom left of your cover has an upload size of 180 x 180 pixels, but will be scaled down and displayed as 32 x 32 pixels.
We understand that these changes may seem a bit overwhelming at this time, however we can assure you that once you get used to them life will be good. In our previous post we covered some of the benefits of the changes which include the ability for fans to message you as a brand.
If you are struggling with these new changes here at SourceOne Technologies we can help you get ready. If you just need a timeline cover designed we can take care of that for you. If you want to really take advantage of the changes and use custom tabs to bring in more content and provide more opportunities for fan interaction we can do that too.
Please feel free to contact us from the form below so that we can discuss your needs and help you prepare for the change to Facebook Timeline for Business.