March 2014, Facebook announced Facebook Pages new design — Facebook Pages will have a new design to improve the look & feel to make it easier for people to find the information and help admins manage their pages faster and easier by providing the tools they use the most in better places with better usability.
The new update refines the look and feel based on admins’ feedbacks, it comes with major changes in the look & feel, photos, videos, tabs, post to the page wall, and other features in the page have been moved to the left sidebar in a more elegant and modern design.
Facebook Pages New Look & Design (Admin View)
Facebook Pages Timeline has been divided to fixed two columns:
It’s not only about the look & feel, it’s about constancy; The right-side column of the timeline now displays all the Page’s posts. This column display means that all posts will appear consistently in one stream.
The left side column of the timeline features information about the Page, including a map, your hours of business, phone number and website URL, as well as photos and videos.
Easy access to admin tools:
It’s now easier to access your admin tools wherever you are on the page, you can now view information about the ads you’re running and new likes on your Page, as well unread notifications and messages. You can click on any section in the This Week section for more detail.
Facebook 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 Ads Manager account.
Pages to Watch is now for all
Facebook was testing Pages to Watch feature months ago on a small scale of pages, with the new design they will release it in the Page Insights tool to all admins. Pages to Watch allows admins to create a list of Pages “competitors” and compare the performance of their Page with other watched pages.
Where to find? On the “Overview” tab of Page Insights admins will see some key stats about the Pages they are watching. The “Posts” tab of Page Insights includes a feature to view the past week’s most engaging posts from the Pages you’re watching.
Where are photos, videos, wall posts, & tabs?
Facebook has removed photos, videos, wall posts, & tabs from the top bar to put it in the left sidebar to be more visible and to give more branding eye catchy look to the page, also when you click on a tab, you will not be directed to a new page, but it will reload in the same page with the same background cover, seeking for more branding.
Live Preview for Facebook Pages New Design
You can check the new design live now by visiting KLM Facebook Page & HYG a snapshot from the page look & feel below.
Facebook will role out the new design during April – so get prepared from now.