Facebook’s new layout for Pages is in a beta testing phase. It is looking to revamp the whole design of the Facebook Pages that will change a lot of things to maximize the readability and engagement of people. The “Like” count is most likely to be removed from the Facebook Pages to offer a cleaner look.
The beta version was released to a small number of public figures but is slowly expanding to a wider group of Pages. The small group of public figures included actors, authors, content creators, and a few other brands. The page owners will see an option to use the new feature when they log in from mobile.
The main objective in changing the layout is to remove the complexity and help the page owners navigate through the page easily to see any changes. From a visitors’ perspective, the new layout will make it easier for them to see the important information without much hassle. The main thing that visitors will be able to notice is that the Page Likes won’t be visible and the “Like” button itself will be replaced with the Follow button and follower count.
Facebook has a very unique option regarding the Like and Follow buttons. You may have “liked” a Facebook page but might have unfollowed them so that you don’t receive their posts on your news feed. Facebook users can also do this with user profiles. This option is useful when you like a page for a favor but don’t want anything to do with it. When you first like a page, you are automatically following the page until you manually back out of it.
The page owners will now be able to quickly switch between their page profile and their user profile. They will also be able to manage and enable admins and their permissions regarding that page on the “Edit Access” screen from their phones. You will see an abundance of tasks on this screen.
Page insights will be made simpler and page owners and managers will be easily navigating to gain analytics. A single post will also have insight analytics which page owners can look at. Also, the page will be receiving fairly fewer notifications as the new update will bunch together a few relevant notification data such as mentions and post reactions.
It is still a mystery when this feature will roll out as it is still in its testing phase.