Facebook Timeline: Behind the Admin Panel

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Facebook Shop iconThe brand new Admin Panel featured in the latest update to Facebook is a great way to get behind-the-scenes information about your audience and their recent interactions with your page.

When you log in to Facebook and go to your page, Facebook will automatically open the Admin Panel at the top of the page. Don’t worry - customers will never see it and you can hide it temporarily by clicking the ‘Hide’ button in the top right hand corner of the page. You can bring it back by clicking ‘Admin Panel’ in the top right once it’s closed.

Admin Panel screenshot

Here are some of the features including in the new Admin Panel:

  • Visitors can now send you private messages, which are listed in the Admin Panel
  • New notifications collected into one place in Admin Panel
  • New Insights graph gathers together usage statistics – hover over graph or click ‘See all’ to see detailed information
  • Click ‘Manage’ to edit your page and get a snapshot of activity
  • Click ‘Build audience’ for tools which help to increase the reach of your page
  • Click ‘Help’ to access resources which help you make the most of your new Admin Panel

There’s a lot of information being made newly available to you to help you promote your business through Facebook, and the Help section (accessed by clicking ‘Help’ in the top right hand corner of the Admin Panel) has some great resources on making the most of your Admin Panel.

For more information on Facebook Timeline, direct from the horse’s mouth, check out Facebook’s own guide to new Facebook Pages, which features a checklist for your move to Timeline, and also a small list of things that Facebook would rather you didn’t include in your Facebook Page cover photo.

For a detailed, non-partisan look at the new features of Facebook Timeline for Pages, check out Kissmetric’s list of 28 Things you need To Know About The New Facebook Pages.

Thanks for reading these Facebook Timeline articles - we hope they’ve helped you get used to the new format. If you've missed any, you can catch up by clicking the links below this article.

If you have any questions about your move to Facebook Timeline, or if you want to show off your stunning new Facebook page, you can get in touch by leaving a comment below. We want your transition to be as smooth as possible so that you can continue to make the most of Create’s Facebook Shop feature.

And if you haven’t yet taken the opportunity to extend your Create shop to Facebook, take a look at our easy guide to using the Facebook Shop feature.

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