How to Customize Your Facebook Fan Page

How to Customize Your Facebook Fan Page

People have a better experience viewing your Page when they see a cover picture that is as unique as your business, brand or organization. A cover picture is the larger image at the top of your Page, directly above your Page’s profile picture

Like your profile picture, cover images are public, which means anyone visiting your Page will be able to see them.

Adding a Cover Picture to Your Facebook Fan Page

Go to your Page

1. Click Add a Cover

2. Choose whether you want to upload a new photo or pick a photo from one of your existing photo albums

3. Once you choose a photo, you can reposition it by clicking on the image and dragging it up or down

4. Click Save

Customizing Your Fan Page

Facebook Page designs give you the ability to:

  • Add a unique cover photo to the top of your Page
  • Star/highlight stories to make them bigger
  • Pin posts to the top of your Page
  • Add milestones to mark key events
  • Arrange views and apps below your cover

Editing a Page Cover Photo

1. Go to your Page

2. Hover over your cover

3. Click Change Cover at the bottom right of your cover

4. Pick one of the options from the pop-up menu (ex: upload a new photo, reposition your current cover photo, or delete your cover)

5. Save your changes

Choosing a cover photo for your Page Use a unique image that represents your Page. This might be a photo of a popular menu item, album artwork or a picture of people using your product. Be creative and experiment with images your audience respond well to.

Cover images must be at least 399 pixels wide and may NOT contain:

  • Price or purchase information, such as “40% off” or “Download it at our website”
  • Contact information, such as web address, email, mailing address or other information intended for your Page’s About section
  • References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features
  • Calls to action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends”

UPDATE: Facebook has lifted the above rules!

Cover photos are 851 pixels wide and 315 pixels tall. If you upload an image that’s smaller than these dimensions, it will get stretched to this larger size. The image you upload must be at least 399 pixels wide.
All cover images are public, which means anyone visiting your Page will be able to see the image you choose. Covers must not be false, deceptive or misleading, and must not infringe on third parties’ intellectual property.

Adding & Changing a Profile Picture on Your Fan Page

1. From the top of your Page, click Edit Page

2. Select Update Info

3. Select Profile Picture in the left sidebar

4. Click Choose File and select a photo to upload from your computer

Page profile pictures display next to your Page name all over Facebook, so it should stand on its own to represent your Page. You can also be creative with how your profile picture and cover photo go together. On your Page’s cover, the profile picture displays 23 pixels from the left side and 210 pixels from the top of your cover photo.

Page profile pictures are square and displays at 160×160 pixels. The photo you upload must be at least 180×180 pixels. It is recommended you upload a square image. Rectangular images are cropped to fit a square.

Pinned posts –  Pinned posts are Page posts that admins have chosen to display prominently at the top of their Page. A pinned post always appears at the top left hand side of a Page timeline and has a  flag in its top-right corner. A pinned post remains at the top of the Page for 7 days, or before if unpinned. After that, it will return to the date it was posted on the Page’s timeline.

Only Page admins can pin posts created by the Page, posts from people who like a Page are not eligible to be pinned posts.

To Pin a Post to the Top of Your Page

1. Click the pencil  icon in the upper-right corner of your Page’s post

2. Select Pin to Top

Your pinned post will move to below the sharing tool at the top left of your Page’s timeline, and an orange flag will appear in the upper-right corner.

pinned posts

You Can Feature Any Post on Your Page by Starring/ Highlighting It:

  • Hover over a story on your Page’s timeline
  • Click on the

This allows you to feature any posts you think are important. When you star a post, it expands to widescreen.

Changing the information that appears in the summary/about box – You can edit the information that appears in your Page’s summary/about box below your profile picture, but you cannot choose which fields display there. The types of information that appear in the summary box are specific to your Page’s category. For example, Pages for restaurants show price range, address, phone number and hours of operation in the summary box, while artist/musician Pages show the ‘about field’ from of the Page’s basic information.

You can however, change your Page’s category at any time.

About Susan Jane

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