Recently Facebook announced and rolled out the updated design we have all gotten to know on our personal Facebook pages….Timeline. Below are just a few tips that might make your transition a bit quicker.
If you would like to see what you hospital”s page will look like simply navigate to the page and at the top you will see this:
Now simply click on the “preview” button and you will get a look at what your current design elements will look like translated into the new design. In short not so great.
So here are some tips/suggestions from recent migrations I have finished for clients.
The core elements you will most like need to create prior to the conversion are:
- A branded cover photo
- A new profile picture (thumbnail image)
- New images for applications installed on your page(s)
- Optimal size is 851px x 315px (The minimum is 399px wide)
- There are many restrictions on the new format (ex: no call to action), you can learn more here.
Profile Picture (previously thumbnail image)
- Optimal size is 180px x 180px
Application Thumbnail Image
- Optional size is 111px x 74px
Renaming an application and swapping out the image
This option allows you to customize your Facebook Page to resemble a more traditional web presence. You could add sign up forms, blog postings, review applications, etc.
First you will need to add the application to your page. In this example I am using to add an eNews Sign Up form. (Wufoo has Facebook integration built in)
- This is the appearance after logging into my Wufoo account and adding the built in app to my Facebook page:
- Next by hovering over the application I can edit the settings, swap the location, uninstall, etc.
- After picking “Edit Settings” from the drop down menu I am able to rename the application (“Custom Tab Name”) for my page”s use as well as swap the image (“Custom Tab Image”) that is displayed.
Here is a finished product –