Say your goodbyes: it’s now impossible to make “post by others” show on your Facebook business page timeline. We have a super popular post about how to make that possible, but it dates from a few years, and Facebook business pages have changed a lot since then.
However, we still receive questions and comments about why the advice in that post doesn’t work anymore; it’s because you simply cannot do it anymore. The new Facebook business page has a completely different structure.
But it doesn’t mean that all is lost. You can, in fact, learn how to increase Facebook page visibility and enhance reviews you receive on your Facebook business page. In this blog, we’ll explain how to make “Post To Page” more visible on your Facebook page.
What the new Facebook business page is like
Before we begin, let’s have a look at what the current Facebook business page looks like.
On the right, you have your business timeline with your posts and people’s comments on them. On the left, you have the informational stuff: People, About, Photos, etc. So basically, everything that isn’t part of your page’s timeline (basically your status updates and photo, link and video shares) is on the left.
1. Find “Posts To Page”
If you scroll down the page and look to the left, you’ll eventually find “Posts To Page” (the new name for “post by others), usually after your photos and videos. Remember that this is ALL in the LEFT column. The right column is reserved for your status updates.
This is what the section looks like:
Got it? Great.
2. Find the “Manage sections” option
You need to know where to look for this one, but here’s some help. Right to the left of the little “arrow” at the top of the section, there is a hidden pencil icon. Hover in this area, and you’ll eventually find it:
A little “Manage” option pops up. Click on it.
You’ll see another popup, this time called “Manage Sections”:
Click on that.
3. Change the position of the “Posts to page” in the right column
When you click on “Manage Sections”, you’ll see this window:
Once you’re here, all you need to do is click on the little shaded area to the right and drag the sections around to change their order. If you want the Posts to Page to appear higher on your Facebook page, simply move it up.
Note that you cannot move “People” and “About”. The position for these sections is set in stone (or code, really).
Once the sections are in the order you like, click “Save”.
Tadaa! You can now your Post by Others section closer to the top.
What do you think of this new structure? Do you think that posts to your page timeline should still be integrated in it, or is it a better idea to keep them separated, as Facebook seems to think?
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