Now that you having a basic understanding of a Facebook page vs. a Personal Profile, it’s time to look at customizing your page.
Facebook gives you the ability to:
- Add custom apps
- Customize App Photos
- Add a Cover Photo
- Change your profile picture
- Change the information in your About section
There are plenty of tutorials on adding custom apps, do a Google search and you’ll certainly find a plethora of selections. Adding a custom app for Twitter or blogs posts is fairly straight forward so we won’t cover that here. You do however have the ability to swap out the default image for apps. You can also swap app positions.
1. Hover over the app
2. Click on the pencil at the top right
3. Select “Edit Settings”
4. Select “Change” on Custom Tab Image
5. Upload new Image
6. Give Custom Tab a Name
7. Save (all done!)
The default size for cover photos is 399 pixels wide. Your image at minimum needs to be this size. The dimensions for cover photos are 851 pixels wide by 315 pixels tall. You’ll may also get better quality by using a PNG file.
If your image is smaller than the dimensions listed it will get stretched to the appropriate size which can have an effect on quality. You’ll also have the option of re-positioning photos if they are larger than the default size.
1. Go to your page
2. Hover over your cover
3. Click the pencil at the bottom righ of your cover
4. Pick on of the options from the pop-up menu
5. Save your changes
Profile photo’s are important not just because it’s the first thing that visitors see, it’s also what show’s in the newsfeed every time you make a new post. Make sure you adjust your design accordingly. Profile photo dimensions are 160 pixels by 160 pixels.
Customizing the About Section Under your Profile Picture
You can edit the about section anytime you like, however, you cannot choose what fields are displayed there. It varies depending on what type of page (category) you have. An example would be a restaurant will show price range, address and phone number while an musicians page shows the About field of the Page’s basic information.