Reminder: All Facebook Pages getting Timeline tomorrow

Summary:All Facebook Pages will get the new Timeline design on Friday March 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM PST. Page administrators that haven't started adding Timeline-specific content should do so asap.

Update: All Facebook Pages get Timeline

Facebook is reminding all Page administrators of tomorrow's Timeline update. Late last month, Facebook announced Timeline for Pages and started rolling out the update. While Timeline is mandatory, Page administrators have had about a month to curate their Page before the new design goes live for everyone on Friday.

Here is Facebook's message to Page administrators:

Reminder! Tomorrow starting at 11am PST we will begin to migrate Pages who have not upgraded yet to the new Timeline format. If you admin one of those Pages, you still have time to get your Page ready by adding a cover photo, milestones, etc. before tomorrow! Check out these tips from other Page admins: https://www.facebook.com/marketing/posts/10150758346981337

You should also check out facebook.com/about/pages and the new eight-page Facebook Pages guide (PDF).

Facebook is highlighting the following new Page features:

  • Cover Photo: Businesses and organizations can now add a cover photo to the top of their Page.
  • Friend Activity: When someone first visits a Page, they may see friends' recent posts spotlighted as friend activity. People will also see how many of their friends are connected to a Page.
  • Larger Stories, Milestones, and Page Timeline: The new Page design allows Page owners to tell stories through bigger photos and milestones that can include a date and other content.
  • Pinned Posts: Organizations can pin a post to keep a story at the top of a Page for up to seven days.
  • Admin Panel: The Admin panel is a new way for Page administrators to track their performance and to respond to private messages from people (Facebook started testing Private Messages for Pages two months ago).
  • Activity Log: Page administrators have access to a log of their Page activity, including tools to easily highlight, hide or delete posts and change the date of a post.

Two months ago, Facebook started rolling out Timeline to all its users. Facebook has yet to give a date for when Timeline for profiles will be pushed out to everyone.

Update: All Facebook Pages get Timeline

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Topics: Social Enterprise

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