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Keeping Up To Date with Changes to Facebook

By Jun 11, 2012 July 2nd, 2014 52 Comments

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Facebook fan pages have everyone worked up into a frenzy lately with all the changes they have been making. Yet, we think some of the changes are for the better.

How Not To Fear Facebook Change

Keeping up with the latest on Facebook may seem overwhelming, but we are here to help you figure it all out every step of the way.

See the Fan Page Updates You Want In Your Facebook Feed

If a person likes 100 pages and every single post showed in their feed, they would be in for hours of scrolling. So, Facebook created a default setting to filter some posts.

When you like a page, you have to make sure you have selected “show in news feed.” All it takes is a click!

Simply click on like, scroll down and select show in news feed. Posts from that particular page will now be visible in your news feed.

Go ahead, give it a try with The SITS Girls on Facebook!

Scheduling Posts on Facebook

Pages now allow you to schedule posts in advance. To schedule a post, simply create the post by updating the status on your page like you would normally do. Once your post is typed in, a clock will become visible in the bottom left hand corner. Select the clock icon, choose the year, month, day and time that you want post to publish, then hit save.

It is important to note that if you select a date and time in the past, your post will show in the appropriate place in your timeline.

What are the Different Types of Page Admins and What Can They Do?

Page Admins can have 5 different roles, each with different abilities. Only managers can change what type of admin role each person has. You are the manager of your page by default.

The table below outlines the 5 admin roles that are now available and highlights what each role is able to do:

How Do I Add Other Admins or Change Admin Roles for Pages?

Only managers can edit admins for a Page. To add another admin to your Page:

1. Open your Page’s admin panel.

2. Click Manage.

3. From the left column menu, click Admin Roles.
4. Type the names of other people you’d like to add in the open field.
5. Click Manager below the name to choose what kind of admin you want to add.
6. Click Save Changes.

To change what kind of admin someone is, follow the steps above but skip step 4. You’ll need to enter your password to confirm the change.

For more information on the different Admin roles for Facebook pages, explore the popular features page on Facebook.

52 Comments

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  • Charlotte says:

    THANK YOU so very much for this. It’s hard to keep up with all the changes FB is making but when it comes to following some of my favorites, I don’t want to be kept in the dark.

    Another great post. THANKS and happy weekend to you all 🙂

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  • Laurie Cohen says:

    So much to learn! Thanks for giving me a place to come and get involved!

  • lucy says:

    I like some of the changes FB has made. I do like the look of Timeline and the Admin addition. I’m not to crazy about the newsfeed though. Thanks for the info 🙂

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  • Bonnie says:

    Thank you so much. I’ve been hearing a lot about the changes, but haven’t been able to look into all of them yet. I still like Hootsuite to schedule my posts, but I’ve noticed that not all of my Hootsuite posts show up on the newsfeed. I definitely get more clicks on updates typed directly into facebook.

  • Thanks for this info. I’m “pinning” this in my blogging board.

  • Ooh thanks for the tip on scheduled FB posts! Off to schedule a few!

  • Keely says:

    Way to lay it out for those of who are- ahem- less than awesomely inclined in the layout and settings department. (Thanks!)

  • Thankyou!!! I did not know about those particular changes
    Big help. Love SITS. Fab.
    xx

  • Emily says:

    I like the new changes, for the most part! I just got my old blog pages designed, and then they switched to Timeline, so I’ve got to start over 🙂 But I do like how the timeline looks, and being able to manage administrators is really helpful!

  • Lee says:

    I had no idea you could schedule posts! That is so cool. I love to engage on my fan page on Facebook and use it so much more than twitter…daily, so knowing that I can schedule is huge, especially if I am going to be out of town. Thank you for that tip! Love to learn new things!!

  • I miss the old look of Facebook pages. I know things have to change and evolve, but sometimes the learning curve gets to be too much to keep up with.

  • Carolyn says:

    I wonder if with all these changes it is time to move to Google+

  • This is awesome! Thank you!

  • Dani says:

    Thanks for the info! Hoping “show in news feed” is default bc otherwise I’m SOL! I rely on that to keep my readership active and involved.

  • This is great. I had no idea that I could schedule posts!

  • Jenna says:

    For some reason, I don’t have the option to schedule posts on my Facebook page for UpCountry Living. Maybe this is another gradual change where they only release the updated functions to certain users at a time?

    • samkanatzar says:

      Facebook claims it is a feature for all pages. Make sure you are using your page “as your page” and not as your self. The clock icon is available in bottom corner of status update (SO hard to see!) then wen you change the date to the future “post” becomes “scheduled” and you just select to move on.

  • Tanya says:

    There is always so much to learn!!

  • Very informative, Samkanatzar!

  • This is super helpful! Thank you!! I’ve been thinking that I really need to start my FB page but have been so intimidated by the process because of the changes. Thanks for clearing some of this up! Love that you can schedule posts.

  • Kim says:

    Well now it makes sense…I kept wondering why I wasn’t seeing things in my feed that I thought I should be seeing! Thank you for the clarification, and the new knowledge of what I need to do to fix the problem!!

  • Thanks. I always need these updates.

    Phew.

  • Shelley says:

    LIke Consignment Chrissy….I checked some of the pages I have liked and none of them show me the show in newsfeed option. I have an unlike option???? That is it.

    • samkanatzar says:

      Shelley – have you updated to the new Timeline layout? (I am not sure if Facebook made everyone switch over yet.) these screen shots are from the new layout.

      When I log in even on a friends page (verse a business or fan page) I can select “Friend” scroll down to the bottom and unselect “show in news feed” or select “unfriend”.

      I’m sorry I’m not much help – its hard to know without seeing exactly what your pages look like.

    • Shelley says:

      Hey I found it I was looking at it all wrong….thanks so much

  • Thank you, as always, for keeping us on top of the latest in social media! 😉

  • I have a quick question… I’m seeing different stories on the “show in news feed”… someone said that it AUTOMATICALLY has that field checked and AUTOMATICALLY shows you a fan page content in news feed. The optional part is… you CAN “hide from feed”… but the standard / automatic is to actually show it. When I go to any of the page that I have “liked” recently, they are all “show in news feed” checked by default….

    • samkanatzar says:

      That my very well be the default setting! Facebook is wonky sometimes though and I’ve seen some of my pages not selected to show in my feed – I simply make sure to double check the pages I really care about.

  • Kir says:

    thank you, for the Non Techy girl I am, these little tutorials are very helpful. 🙂

  • I haven’t gotten the “schedule posts” thing on my page yet. Dangit! I might have actually used that too!

    Thanks for the great tips! It’s helpful!

    • samkanatzar says:

      It Should be available for everyone. Simply type your message in the status update box and then select the little circle (clock) to schedule. Hopefully the clock is there for you!

  • Luci says:

    I agree with all above – I like some of these changes and dislike the newsfeed option. I wonder why they came up with it?

    Anyway, I need to make a fan page eventually. So much to keep up with! Where is my admin? She’s slacking off! Oh, that’s right, I don’t have one 🙂

  • Paloma says:

    When fb changes things around I think I am the only one who doesn’t complain! LOL! … I just feel like “things have changed whether I totally like it or not… so… let’s make the most of it and find out what it’s all about before I say I don’t like it” … it works every time! …. there’s always something interesting and cool about change… and of course there’s always something we wish had stayed the same… but… we have to move on! I think that attitude has helped me get familiar with all their features and I quite enjoy it when friends ask me “what to do” when they don’t understand something 🙂 … very cool! Good post! 🙂

  • Kate says:

    This is a nice, user-friendly guide to all the crazy that is the new fb stuff. I would also suggest creating lists for things to make sure you are seeing everything you want. If you hover over the “liked” on a page you “like”, you can add it to a list or create a new list. I have a list for blogs I read, one for sites I like, one for brands, etc. And if you make your list public, you can share the awesome with the people you are friends with, helping those pages get more exposure…which is nice in light of the new “pay to see” stuff fb is trying to do.

  • I didn’t know about the schedule post, love that.

  • krystle says:

    I don’t like the new feed but I guess I will have to get used to it. Thanks for the info!

  • Sarah says:

    Thanks for posting this, and for including the screen shots! I’ve never had issues with FB, but I find the new Page updates kind of unwieldy and I haven’t been on there much.

  • Some of these changes I really like! Thank you for explaining everything so well. 🙂

  • Laura says:

    I don’t really like the new FB page look (for my personal or blog page), but I will get used to it…I guess.

  • Wheeeeew … More for this grama to learn. Will the virtual world ever slow its pace? I am having quite a time keeping up with all of this, but you have (and always) try to make it all just a little bit easier, and that I appreciate that. Thanks for the info. Between folding flowers i will try to visit my Facebook page and try your suggestions. Karen

  • Jamie says:

    Great info. Thanks!

  • Thank you for this helpful post! I definitely don’t like the newsfeed thing and feel like it is helpful to remind facebook page fans and followers of it every now and then. I do like the scheduling posts, though. And I did not know that until right now, so thank you so much! 🙂 I love SITS!

  • Brittany says:

    Totally agree, the scheduled posts are awesome!! Not to fond of the whole news feed thing, though.

  • Denise says:

    Great information. Change can be good 🙂

  • Angie Nelson says:

    The ability to schedule updates has been a dream come true! Thanks for the updates.