The first month of this new year has just began, but Facebook has already unveiled several changes they are working on for their platform.
These significant changes focus on Facebook Pages and according to the head of Public Connections and Monetization, Asad Awan, the updates will make it simpler for the public figures and creators to build community and achieve their objectives.
“Today, we’re rolling out the redesigned Facebook Pages experience,” stated the social network’s head of Public Connections and Monetization. Included among the changes are the focus on Facebook Page Followers and the dedicated news feed for the pages.
Facebook Page “Likes” to Be Removed
Facebook “Likes” and “Followers” are two different things. While you can show your support to a Page by liking it, it does not automatically mean that you wan to see updates from the Page, every now and then, on your News Feed.
Although liking a Page will instantly make you follow it as well, you can just simply choose to unfollow it to stop receiving updates from the Page. On the other hand, you can follow a Page even if you have not like it.
“Unlike Likes, Followers of a Page represent the people who can receive updates from Pages, which helps give public figures a stronger indication of their fan base,” Asad Awan further explained.
Thus, “We are removing Likes and focusing on Followers to simplify the way people connect with their favorite Pages,” Facebook’s Public Connections and Monetization head revealed.
Pages to Get a Dedicated News Feed
Moreover, for the first time, Facebook has also introduced the News Feed to Pages. With the The dedicated News Feed, “Pages can discover and join conversations, follow trends, interact with peers and engage with fans,” said Asad Awan.
According to Facebook, comments from public figures will be bumped to the top of the comments section. Thus, enabling people to follow Pages from the comments section.
Other Changes Introduced
Facebook has also introduced simpler and more intuitive redesigned layout for Pages, easy navigation between personal profile and Pages, updated task-based admin controls, new Q&A format, improved Page management tools and safety features, and many other updates.
“This is just the beginning — we’ll continue to roll out the new Pages experience to all Pages in the upcoming months,” stated the social network’s head of Public Connections and Monetization.