According to Facebook, all pages will be converted to the new Timeline on March 30, 2012. Before then, however, page owners can preview their page to see what the new Timeline will look like and switch over earlier. When I previewed my page, I kind of liked the new Timeline look, so I decided to switch over early.
Facebook makes it so user friendly to figure out how to use everything. You simply need to hover over items to see what needs to be done, such as “Change Cover” or “Edit Profile Picture.” The first thing for pages is to add a cover photo. Facebook’s policy is that covers cannot include the following:
- Price or purchase information.
- Contact information.
- Calls to action, such as ”like,” “share,” “get it now,” or “tell your friends” links or information.
Page owners can now easily highlight posts and pin posts to the top of the page. My Twitter feed that I had embedded into a page previously was automatically converted over. However, now the Twitter link appears along the top row rather than on a sidebar to the left. I think it actually stands out more this way.
The two videos below are from Facebook’s YouTube page (http://www.youtube.com/user/theofficialfacebook), which are great easy starters on customizing your page and controlling your posts.
See what my page now looks like here: www.facebook.com/ThomsonBusinessServices, and if you like it, please like the page.
Stay tuned for my important upcoming milestone to be added to Facebook in a few weeks, marking my anniversary date for being in business.