How To Change Your New Facebook Page Template Feature

Facebook Page Template Changes – How To Guide

You may have received the email from Facebook yesterday or the other day. It was sent out to all Facebook business page owners letting you know that your Facebook Page Template would be changing by August 24th.

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So, Facebook gives you a choice. You can change it now or wait until August 24th when they will change it for you. It kept me up last night as I had to know more. How this new feature will look and how to go about it. I didn’t want Facebook to decide for me. So, I got up early and began to learn what this update was all about.

Therefore, I saved screenshots so I can show you the choices you have with your own Facebook page.

According to Facebook “this new design will help you connect with the people who care most about your business on Facebook.”

Imagine, there are more than 80 million SMBs (small to medium-sized businesses) that have Facebook business pages on the Facebook platform; reaching more than 1.6 billion people around the world. Don’t get left out when people are searching for your products or services by not having a Facebook page in 2018! I can help you with that today.

According to Facebook 'this new design will help you connect with the people who care most about your business on Facebook.' #Facebooktemplate Click To Tweet

Types of Facebook Business Pages

As you can see in the image below you have several options to choose from for your Facebook page template.

Facebook page services

Facebook also offers templates for those doing stay at home mom jobs, restaurants, non-profits, and more choices to choose from. Each one offers different variables for you to choose from with the Facebook template choice.

The restaurant one looks really cool as it lets people make reservations, see menus and much more. One feature some small businesses may not like is the ability to see “more restaurants around you” feature. (Facebook competes with Google search for local businesses with this added feature.) Another cool one is for beauty salons – a “get an appointment” feature.

Just last week Facebook introduced changes to their mobile Facebook pages. According to Marketing Land there are now a whole suite of actions for businesses like pizza shops. Some of these include the action buttons with options like making a salon appointment or restaurant reservation, ordering a pizza, sending a message to the business or writing a recommendation directly on the business’s Facebook Page.

Facebook also offers templates for restaurants, non-profits, and more choices to choose from. Each one offers different variables for you to choose from with the Facebook template choice. #Facebookpagetemplate #Facebookpages Click To Tweet

Services Facebook Page Template

As you can see from the above screenshot I chose services. If you had a store you could choose that option for your page.

Facebook business pagesWith the services choice you will notice Facebook picks a few of your own from the page as in the image on the side. The Inspire to Thrive Facebook page had offered specials in the past for a social share package and Facebook remembers that. Facebook also picked up on my content marketing services.

As you can see, below the services now shows recommendations and reviews. Feel free to add one for Inspire to Thrive on the Facebook page 🙂

This will make it more visible to users who land on your Facebook business page to see your services tab and make it easier for them to give you a review if they so choose to.

This will make it more visible to users who land on your Facebook business page to see your services tab and make it easier for them to give you a review if they so choose to. #Facebookpagetemplate Click To Tweet

Adding More Services To Your Page’s Template

Next, you can add more of your services yourself to the Facebook page template. You can include the length of time for each service and the price. There is an area for a description as well. Fill out your descriptions with as much detail as possible.

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♠ HOT TIP: If you do add images yourself, make sure they are no larger than 400 wide x 300 height pixel size. Facebook did not provide images for the ones they had done for my own Facebook business page template.

Once you have the services completed they will look like the image below. Notice you can change up the order in which they appear on your Facebook page. If you had prices and time frames they would show up in that manner. As you can see, I set mine to varies for now. I love that there is an edit button for the Facebook page templates!

facebook template

These new changes will help your Facebook pages look more professional than ever before. Be sure to have your images ready when you go for the plunge.

Once you have completed your Facebook page changes, remember to check your mobile view of it.

I love that there is an edit button for the Facebook page templates! #Facebookupdates Click To Tweet

In Conclusion

I really love the changes Facebook is making for business. If you get my newsletter I mentioned this one:

Recently I was invited by email to do a conference call with Facebook on their Facebook ads. It was the best 20 minutes I spent this week learning so much from them. I have another call scheduled next week. It was clever of them as they know business users may spend more money on their ads.

Facebook is really starting to cater to smaller businesses now. I remember when they only talked to people who had “strategic partnerships with them” that cost a fortune! A little business like myself had no way to contact Facebook directly.

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Over To You

Have you changed your Facebook business pages template yet? Do you like the new Facebook page changes?  I’d love to know more in the comments below now!

 

Lisa loves helping others to thrive online through Social Media, Blogging, and SEO. What good is knowledge if you cannot share it with others? She has 30+ years of experience in marketing/advertising with 9 years of experience in content marketing, social media, blogging, and SEO. Check out her latest eBook "How to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter" now on Amazon.

  • “I tried to change and on my FB business page templates – there is no apply button???
    Can you help” I have the same problem, is there a solution? I want to switch from venue to nonprofit. Thanks so much for your help.

    • Tom – Did you try to add your image after filling out the info? There is no apply button but a show service button to toogle on now. I hope that helps!

  • Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for tutorial and detail, I appreciate each of your major points. I have recently changed my Facebook page template and it is a very interesting result.

    Thanks so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge.

    • Hi Boyd, Welcome to Inspire to Thrive. You are very welcome. Did you use the services tab or did you put something else to showcase your business on the top tab? Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend.

      • Hi Lisa, Thanks for reply and remind me to put something on the top tab. Have a great weekend.

        • Hi Boyd, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. You are most welcome, what type of page do you have? Is it for services or products? Thanks for coming by and have a great day!

  • Hi Lisa,

    I so hate it when Facebook changes things I have to do more work to keep up with it all.

    But these changes look like they’re going to be well worth the time for people that offer services … like I do.

    So I guess I should be happy about it.

    So glad I caught your blog post on this.

    It’s going to make the changes much easier to do 🙂

    Thanks for that.

    And hey, why not do an article about all the stuff you’re learning on your one-on-ones with Facebook.

    That would be really interesting stuff huh?

    -Donna

    • Hi Donna, I know huh? They are making changes faster than ever today over on Facebook and Twitter too. I like the new ones for Facebook this time 🙂 You are most welcome and I would love to see how you change your Facebook page Donna.
      Yes, I’m in the process of that article 🙂 and more! I have so many ideas, etc and I’m working on my orphaned content here too. Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend!

  • Thanks for the detailed overview Lisa! I’m glad that you pointed out that we can edit the Page Layout on Facebook, one of my clients wasn’t completely happy with the order of the tabs, so now I’ve been able to edit and put them in a better order that’s more suitable to their business.

    • Hi Anand, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. I’m glad you liked it and can put the tips to practice for your client now 🙂 I had a few clients tell me they deleted the email from Facebook. That’s why so many do need services for their Facebook pages.
      Thanks for sharing that with us here. Have a wonderful Thursday and rest of the week Anand.

  • Hi Lisa,

    I login to my Facebook business page almost every day. However I haven’t noticed any changes as of yet. May be I’ll get the notification in couple of days time.

    You have shared very good information in this post. It is important for business owners to stay updated with new changes and I am glad I landed on your page.

    Thank you for sharing this post. Have a good day. 🙂

    • Hi Sajid, you should have received an email from Facebook about the upcoming change. It contains a link for you to use the new template too. Maybe it ended up in your spam file? Thanks for coming by on this one and have a great day 🙂

  • Hi Lisa,

    How have you been?

    I haven’t checked my Facebook page in recent times, other than sharing blog posts. Though I am not providing any service, but after reading your article, I think I should pay a little attention to make it more engaging.

    I just checked your Facebook page and it looks awesome – easy to navigate and connect. Thank you for sharing this detailed guide Lisa.

    Have a great rest of the week!

    • Hi Manidipa, I’ve been great and you? Yes, you can surely do a few different things with this update. Facebook should have sent you an email for your page about it coming up and it enclosed a link to get started. Thank you for that compliment 🙂 You can easily add and delete things that pertain to your blog or business with this updated Facebook page template. I appreciate your coming by and taking the time to comment. Have a terrific Tuesday!

  • Hi Lisa,

    Shall I call your article a great tutorial, or a fascinating descriptive post? Either way, you sis incredibly well. I haven’t done anything on my page yet, as I’ve not been paying much attention on facebook. But certainly, I will check it all out and see how I can’t get it done. You actually make it a lot easier to follow, Lisa, and you make it seem more interesting. From reasing your article, I believe it will be more fun using these new features.

    Thanks for sharing, Lisa!

    • Hi Moss, thank you so much. Facebook sent out an email to all page owners about this upcoming update. It’s great for showcasing your services. You can add and delete as you go along too 🙂 I’d love to see yours when you have it done Moss. Thanks for coming by and have a great day. I hope you enjoyed your birthday!

  • Hello Lisa,

    I have recently changed my Facebook page template and you know it is quite fun and interesting to play with templates. Facebook have made many changes to engage more audience with your page. You can also change the page elements. Thanks for sharing this.

    Have a Great Sunday 🙂
    Vishwajeet

    • Hi Vishwajeet. Yes, I love how you can change up the page elements now and show off the ones you want viewers to see first. It still amazes me how fast things are changing on the social networks. Facebook is getting friendly and Twitter is becoming more pay to play! Thanks for coming by Vishwajeet and have a great week ahead!

  • I’ve not done this yet Lisa but good to know, as your breakdown is clear and easy to follow. Really I’ve paid little attention to Facebook Page-wise but completely passive – well almost passive as I post blog links there 😉 – Page Likes and post Likes do flow in. A clue that folks are digging it and I am popping up on the radar a wee bit.

    Ryan

    • Hi Ryan, Thank you. I do try to keep it simple here for my readers 🙂 I wonder how you would do with it if you engaged with others as the page? I know it does help. You could sell your eBook right from the page too 🙂
      So much is changing so fast now Ryan – a much quicker pace then when we all started blogging. Are you into 10 years of it now? I’m getting close. I just noticed over 500 posts and 17,000+ comments. Time flies when we are enjoying it. Thanks for coming by Ryan and I hope we can meet up in CT. I’ll message you soon!

  • Hey Lisa. I saw the requested update on my page the other day. I opted against it because I like my page the way it is. It’s had my services on it for quite some time now. I’m just not a fan of showing my google map addy on there though. Bleh for that one. Anyway, thanks for sharing this updating and explaining more about it. You know I’m passing it along! 🙂

    • Hi Bren, you should check out the services part though, It’s must better now Bren and you can eliminate the map. Do check that out! You can see on my Facebook page there is no map either. Thanks for coming by Bren and have a great rest of your Sunday 🙂

  • Hi Lisa,

    I agree with you – I love the changes Facebook is making, too. I’ve already updated my pages – I love the services template!

    How awesome that you were invited to sit in on those meetings, you are becoming the Facebook queen! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this screenshots and for the tip about the images!

    Hope you’re having a great weekend so far.

    Cori

    • Thanks Cori. Yes, finally they are making some great changes on Facebook. I loved the meeting with Facebook and look forward to my next one. I know it’s to get me to spend more money on their Facebook ads but if it works for me and my customers then it’s a win-win 🙂
      So much is changing at a rapid pace and what worked last year or last month is no longer working today and new things are working better. It’s amazing when you stop and think about it Cori.
      You are most welcome and enjoy your Sunday 🙂

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