Starting March 30th, Facebook will automatically switch company and branded Pages to Facebook’s new Timeline format. To help minimize confusion or frustration for Facebook users, we created a simple guide to walk you through some of the Facebook Timeline changes.
The most visible change to the Facebook Timeline format is the big, front-and-center cover photo, which is displayed as the main image. All cover photos are public, which means anyone visiting the Page will see it.
Another visible change is the new format. The page is no longer a linear representation of activities, but rather, updates are displayed more like a scrapbook with options to “highlight” or feature specific content or photos. It may seem a little overwhelming at first, but just give it some time and you will eventually get the swing of things.
Perhaps one of the biggest changes is the ability for fans to send Private Messages (if this feature is enabled by the Page Admin). In the past, fans were only able to post on the Page’s Wall, but now they can contact the Page Admin by clicking on the “Message” button if they don’t wish to post a public message.
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For a LARGER view of the guide, click on the image below.