Facebook Upgrade for Pages

Facebook on Thursday announced they're rolling out major improvements to Pages with new features that will help you “manage communication, express yourself, and increase engagement.” If you're a Page admin, an option to upgrade your Facebook Pages early is available effective today.

Facebook Pages Upgrade
Facebook Pages Upgrade
Facebook Pages network wide will automatically be upgraded on March 10, 2011. Once you implement upgrade for your Page today, you'll notice the following improvements:
  • Photos at the top: The most recent photos that you post to the Wall of a Page you admin, or photos you tag your Page in, will appear here. This area will not include any photos posted by people who like your Page.
  • Use Facebook as your Page: You will be able to receive notifications for your Page, view a News Feed for your Page, and like and post on other Pages as your Page.
  • Wall filters: Pages now have two publicly visible Wall filters-"Posts by Page" and "Everyone." When viewing a Page Wall with the "Everyone" filter, the most engaging posts will appear at the top (i.e., posts will not appear in chronological order). Page admins will be able to view additional filters-"Most Recent" and "Hidden Posts."
  • Email notifications: You can opt to receive notifications when people post or comment on your Page.
  • Featured Pages and admins: You can feature other Pages your Page likes, or admins of your Page, in the new "Likes" and "Page Owners" sections on the left side of your Page.
  • Mutual connections: When people visit your Page, they will be able to view friends who also like your Page, as well as other Pages that both they and your Page like.
  • Navigation: The content that you formerly accessed by clicking the tabs at the top of your Page can now be found in the column underneath your Page profile picture. The text in the box that used to appear in the box underneath your Page profile picture will now appear in the Info tab.
  • Profile picture size: The profile picture size for Pages has been adjusted from 200x600 to 180x540.
By choosing to upgrade your pages, Facebook noted that visitors to these pages will begin to see the new layout, and you will not able to revert them to the previous layout.

We're lucky to have been notified ahead. In order to substantiate this report, we took screenshots of the upgrade on one of our Facebook Pages and post them below.

Pages Upgrade
Pages Upgrade
Pages Upgrade
Pages Upgrade
Pages Upgrade