Changes coming to Facebook business pages in August

Facebook has announced yet another change coming to the platform, this time to business pages.

The company sent emails to business page administrators in early August, announcing that business pages will automatically switch to a default template prechosen by the social platform. The default template chosen for each business was based on information previously provided on the business’s Facebook page.

Fortunately, Facebook is letting businesses opt out of the change, or switch to a different template. In all, the social platform has 10 business page templates for admins to choose from:

  • Business
  • Services 
  • Venues
  • Movies
  • Nonprofit
  • Politicians
  • Restaurants & Cafe
  • Shopping
  • Video Page
  • Standard

If you do not like the default template Facebook has chosen for your business page, don’t panic. Here are the steps to change the template:

1. On the business page, click “Settings” in the top right corner.
2. On the next page, go to the left column and choose “Edit Page” (third option down).
3. The information on the right will update and the top section will be “Templates.” You’ll see an option to edit the template. Click the “Edit” button, and the template choices will appear in a pop-up window.
4. Choose the template you like best and click “Apply Template.”

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