If you administer several different business pages, you may have found yourself constantly switching back and forth between yourself and your various pages. For a long time, it seemed that this was the only way to get things done. Thankfully, Facebook has made some changes in your favor!
Whether you manage one or a hundred pages, here are a few tips that will save you some time and confusion going forward!
1. The “Use Facebook As Page” option.
Once upon a time, it was awkward and complicated to get to your page from your personal profile. And it was awkward and complicated to get back. Now, there is a “Use Facebook As Page” option under the account tab at the top right of your page. Select that and you will be able to choose from the list of any pages that you administer. When you want to switch back to being you, simply visit the Account drop down again and select “Switch back to…”
2. Stop “Liking” Yourself!
Has this happened to you: You posted something on your business page, and then went back to your personal page to “like” what your business page has just posted. Only when you look to see who has liked your business page’s post, it shows that your business page is liking its own posts all the time?!
You can (and should) put a stop to that right now:
- Use Facebook As Page
- Click on the Edit Page Button on the upper right
- Select “Your Settings” from the menu on the left hand side of your screen.
- UNcheck the box next to Posting Preferences
3. “Add to My Page’s Favorites”
You no longer have to switch back and forth between profiles and pages in order to “Like” a page on behalf of your business page. While you’re browsing around with your Personal Profile, you will notice that when you are looking at a Business Page, on the left-hand side below the profile picture, you will see a link that says “Add to my page’s favorites”
Click on this link and a list of all of your business pages will pop up. Select the page that you would like to add this page as a favorite to and continue on with your browsing.
4. Featured Likes
When viewing the profile for your Business Page, you’ll notice that the other pages that you like are featured on the left hand side. If you would like to select which pages are shown there, you can!
Click “Edit Page” from your business home or profile page. Select “Featured” from the menu on the left hand side. Click on the button that says “Add Featured Likes.” You can choose up to 5 pages that will be featured there all the time. Or, you can choose more than 5 and Facebook will rotate them through.
5. Featured Page Owners
Increase the visibility of key business page owners by featuring their Facebook profiles on the left hand side of your page. Follow the steps for adding Featured Likes to your page and instead, select “Add Featured Page Owners” and follow the steps!
Is there something that you love or hate about the latest incarnation of the Facebook Business Page?