It has been officially confirmed we were right when we said yesterday Tab Apps have won a jackpot with the latest Facebook page timeline design. Tab Apps with images are back to stay! It makes sense since applications are a professional way of promotion on Facebook and the best solution available for businesses to collect personal data from their fans in order to convert them into customers.
If this is so, it really didn’t make no sense to remove these tools and disable businesses to use them for future promotions and advertising. Decision to change design layout from the one presented on Monday to the one rolled out yesterday has definitely confirmed the importance of applications for Facebook fan pages.
After days of speculations and different opinions on the latest design updates, Facebook has finally rolled out new Page Timeline and put it in action on its Facebook for Business Page.
In the last few days many were speaking and speculating on the future of Custom Tabs. When Facebook announced on Monday Pages will get a new look, similar to personal profiles, screen shots provided have shown us Custom Tabs were missing. Visually at least, since the new layout features five textual page tab links (Timeline, About, Photos, Videos and More) but Custom Tabs, as they were presented previously, were missing. The first reaction was shock but Facebook spokesman explained that apps are there but will from now on be a part of the More menu with a drop down. Continue reading
Following recent Facebook’s updates on new Page design introduced on Monday, buzz around Tab Apps and fact that from now on these features will be placed under the More menu is not calming down.
Although Facebook stated their main intention with these changes is to “help Page admins find the tools they use most”, it seems that Page managers are most concerned about the lack of Tabs.