You’ve likely noticed all kinds of little (and big) changes on Facebook again recently, and there’s even more to come! Here’s a quick summary of some of the recent changes on Facebook, so you can reduce your frustration level and increase efficiency.
Notifications: Page admins can no longer take a quick glance at fan page activity in the notification area at the top of the fan page. To find the same information that was once there, now requires an extra click. You will be notified by the same icon along side your fan page at the left of your Newsfeed and a bright red icon will be next to “Notifications” at the top of your fan page when you navigate there so that you are made aware of recent activity. However, you’ll have to click to see what it was. The red icon notification will remain there until you take that step, but will “re-set” itself as soon as you do.
Page Likes: The nifty little box displaying who has most recently liked your fan pages has been replaced with a Facebook promotion box. The “Likes” are still there, but it requires an extra click to see.
Ads: If you run any paid ads, Facebook now gives you a snapshot of how the ad is doing right on your homepage.
Audience Suggestions: Need some feedback from your fans? You can check for suggestions in the admin panel. Facebook added its own icon. I have yet to see anything appear here though.
Specific Replies in Comments: Now you can reply specifically and directly to a certain comment in a thread. This is one of the best, new features added to Facebook in a long time to encourage discussion and better fan engagement. To turn this on, go into your fan page admin panel and check the box as indicated in the graphic above.
Group Post from Home Page: Post an update in a group you are a part of on Facebook, right from your Newsfeed.
There are lots of other changes happening on Facebook soon. You can read more here about how you will be able to alter your personal settings so you see everything in your Newsfeed and not get items censored by Facebook’s algorithm. What change would you like to see Facebook make?