We knew it was coming, but at last today at the Facebook Marketing Conference in New York City, Facebook officially announced that it is rolling out it’s timeline features for pages.
You don’t have to wait for the roll out, either! Right now, this second, if you go to your Facebook page you can set up the timeline features and publish it live. It’s super easy.
I already updated mine (with a very fun but likely temporary cover photo, thanks Robin, Katherine, Leah, and Blissdom!). One thing that’s nice is the way the admin page is laid out now. Here’s what mine looks like (this section is now above the cover photo, unless you choose to hide it):
As you can see, it’s now quite easy to click through to Insights, get the latest updates on what is happening on your page, and more. I LOVE this new admin panel. So quick and easy to take the temperature of your page and know everything immediately.
According to ZD Net, Facebook stated the following about the new timelines for pages:
“Facebook will communicate to admins about the Page redesign when they visit their Page next,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. “This will include a tour of the new Pages and functionality. Admins will have until March 30th to finalize their new Page design and can publish any time before that.” This is on the desktop version of the website; the mobile version will get Timeline for Pages later this year.
So, yes, no timeline yet for mobile devices. Which is a shame, really, since some 60% of all internet traffic is mobile these days. But still, it’s nice to finally be able to make your blog page look at cool as your profile.
Anyway, have fun setting up your new page. Which you’re likely already doing and no longer reading this. Heh.