Your new Facebook for Business Page will look a lot more like a personal profile very soon.
Facebook announced the changes coming to Business Pages this week. The company says that the layout redesign is meant to “streamline” the look of these pages often used by brands and small businesses and that should be a good thing for your business on Facebook.
In a post on the official Facebook for Business blog, the company explained:
“We’ll begin rolling out a streamlined look for Pages on desktop that will make it easier for people to find the information they want and help Page admins find the tools they use most.”
The new Facebook Business Page layout for your business will have your News Feed – a listing of all your posts – in a single, straight-line column. If your Page hasn’t changed yet, you know that posts from your business appear scattered across two columns. Your feed will appear between two other columns.
Information about your business will appear in a single column under your profile picture along the left (pictured below). That information includes a map, your hours of business, a phone number and website URL. Your business’ photos and videos will be organized there, too. That column also has an easy way for visitors to invite their Friends to Like your Page.
Ads will be banked in a column along the right, according to Facebook’s announcement. That column will also include shortcuts to your previous years’ posts.
For Admins of Facebook Business Pages, there are several changes that should make finding information easier. Stats such as Page Likes, the number of active ad campaigns, your Post reach, and your Notifications will also appear in a toolbar in the right column.
“We’ve also added new navigation options to the top of the Page, making it easier to access your activity, insights and settings. The Build Audience menu at the top of the Page offers direct access to your Ads Manager account.”
Last week Facebook rolled out a redesign for its News Feed with some very simple changes, The Verge reports. The new News Feed includes bigger photos and different fonts.
The new look actually makes the desktop version look more like the mobile version. This offers a more unified experience for your visitors no matter what device they’re using to follow your feed.