There has been much speculation about the New Timeline Page Features for Facebook this week, and I have had many emails and enquiries regarding the changes, so I thought I would do a few blog posts on my opinons of the positives of Timeline for Pages on Facebook.
The feature I like the most, is the new message feature. A message Button is displayed on the top right of your timeline, just below your cover picture. (See Example Below) NB: Only those pages that have changed over to timeline will have this feature.
How The Message Button Works: Users or visitors of your page simply click on the Message button (displayed on the top right of your timeline page) and are then taken to another screen where they can type a message to the page owner. There is also the option of adding a file or photo attachment. (See Below)
When Page owners open their business page on Facebook, they are now greeted with the Admin Panel automatically displayed above their timline page. This is where Admins can check their insights etc and also where they check their messages. The message section is located on the top right hand side of the admin panel. (See Below)
Depending on your Facebook Settings, not only will you find your Page messages in the Admin Panel, but you should also receive an update by email to notify you of such messages. With such a great option that is available for free, I do wonder if the Contact Tabs will be no longer needed for Facebook Pages? The Contact Tabs however still provide fantastic links to all of the other social media accounts the page has, so I think the Contact Tab still has its place on Facebook Pages for the time being.
Until Next Time....
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Judi Gray is the Owner Operator of Blue Bird Internet Marketing and has been assisting small Businesses with their online profiles since 2011.