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Every now and then Facebook tend to make some “minor” changes, which actually make your life a lot easier, but they do not shout about it from the rooftops. So, here are ten Facebook Page new(ish) features, that you may not have noticed, but will certainly make a difference to your everyday Facebook management of your account:
Number 1 – Add a featured Page Owner
You may have noticed that it is impossible to see who is “behind the scenes” and I appreciate that for most people, this is an advantage of Facebook. However, there is a feature where you can add one of the administrators as a “Featured Page Owner” and then if anyone clicks in the about section, then there is a link to that persons personal profile.
Number 2 – Allocate roles to your administrators
This is quite a new feature, but it is something that is needed if you different people looking after different sections of the page. (Usually bigger brands). The roles are a bit obvious , but here is a screen shot of the different areas:
Number 3 – Schedule Facebook posts
I am a firm believer of using a social media dashboard such as Hootsuite or Tweetdeck, however if you are only using Facebook as a social media platform then check out the scheduled posts function (relatively new). All you need to do is click the little clock symbol at the bottom left of the box and choose the date and time you want the post to be published. Unlike Hootsuite, there is no way of seeing what you have scheduled, so just make sure you have made a note so that you dont schedule things twice!
Number 4 – Export your events
For those of you who run networking events, webinars, workshops etc and are using the events feature within Facebook, you can now export your Facebook events so that they appear in your Outlook, iCal and Google calendars.
Simply go to your events page, click on the top right drop-down icon and then click on “Export Events…”
Number 5 – Reposition Photos
This is a feature that I missed, and I am not sure how long it has been around, but it certainly helps with the look of your photos on a page. This feature is not just for business pages, but is also for personal profiles.
When Facebook crops your photos as facebook sees fit and this sometimes is extremely annoying because it cuts out the most important bits? Well now you have the power to alter it. You still need to keep to the same size/shape, but you can reposition your photo within the box to create the most flattering crop.
To achieve this just click the edit icon (the one shaped like a pencil) in the top right of the picture box and go down to “Reposition Photo…”
There are other Facebook features that you may not know about, so I will add another blog next week for you! Stay tuned!
- The Social Media Publishing Schedule Every Marketer Needs [Template] (hubspot.com)
- What’s new in Social Media this week? 28th July 2012 (green-umbrella.biz)
- 3 New Facebook Features You Need to Know About… And Other Hot Topics. (blogs.constantcontact.com)
- New Facebook Features – Making Life Easier for Page Admins (Part 1) (synneo.wordpress.com)
- Facebook rolls out scheduled posts, segmentation and more for Pages (thenextweb.com)
I read lots of blog articles, attend social media webinars, listen to social media podcasts and they all say the same thing… now that Facebook has gone public we will not see as many new changes to the Facebook platform, as people do not like change and the share holders want to protect their investment.
Well, in my eyes this is far from the truth. Facebook is changing into a platform that is geared towards more paid advertising, and although I can understand the reasoning behind this, I am not sure that it is the right way to go for Facebook.
So, in recent weeks, here are 3 changes that you may not have noticed, but you may wish to capitalise on:- Read the rest of this entry »