It’s official at last. Facebook is bring the much awaited and highly anticipated Timeline for pages on March 30 of this year 2012. With still nearly a month on, Facebook has enabled the quick preview of the Timeline for pages. If you are the owner of a particular fan page you can enable the Timeline for your page right now and get familiar with things. On the other hand, you can wait till March 30 just to see Facebook pushing that Timeline feature down your page’s throat.
If you are the admin of a particular fan page you will be really surprised to see a big box at the top of your page, quoting the message “Coming Soon: New Facebook Pages. On March 30 2012, all Facebook Pages will get a new design. Preview your page now to see what it looks like and try out the new features.”
Once you hit the Preview button available nearby in that big banner, your page will be transformed to the Timeline format, looking similar to that of Timeline for users. As usual, it’s time for you to review all the posts in your page and arrange them. Once you are quite done, you can hit the Publish Now button available at the top and the new view goes live to all the fans. 😀
Based on my observations, the Timeline for Pages shows a info section below the profile picture, and four tabs lying nearby. The first tab features the photos section while the second one shows the Likes count. The third one shows the videos and as for the last one, it features a third party application used for that particular page.
While the Timeline features a two columns layout, the right side shows the posts in which an user has mentioned the particular page. Next comes the Recent Posts by Others on Page. And finally, there comes the Likes section. And later on, the posts fill the entire Timeline.
And when it comes to controlling the page, there lies a button named Admin Panel at the top right of the page. Clicking on it will bring a big box down, showing the Notifications, New Likes, Insights and the Messages section for your page. Do check that out. And finally don’t forget to add a big 852 x 315 pixels Cover photo at the top of your fan page. 😉 Here are pretty cool geeky covers for your Timeline page.
Haven’t got the Timeline for your page yet? Make sure to grab this ultra cool preview for your fan page and get familiarized with it. Feel like a rockstar on March 30. Hurry fan page owners!
About the Author: Gautham Paul is a manager at a popular firm and blog when he is free. He uses Free Timeline Maker to create wonderful timelines in his presentations.