Facebook Groups Now with 25% More Awesomeness
Over the last 24 hours, Facebook Groups have begun being migrated to the new Timeline format.
Fortunately, unlike for our profiles, this change only brings a banner image change and does not affect core group functionality (sigh of relief!)
Now, the group admins have a choice of either leaving the default member montage or selecting a cover image/banner for the group.
Default Member Montage View
This montage view “kinda” favors activity. I say kinda because it’s obviously biased to the very last few posts and not a true view of who usually represents activity in the group. This is the default view and the images will shift over time. You can hover over the pictures to make them light up and be clickable to that member’s profile.
By hovering over the default montage, you will get a little tiny popup box that will let you upload a new image:
The dimensions you will need are 802 x 170-180 pixels, leaving a strip at the bottom, 30 pixels high of pure white (which sits behind some stuff and otherwise looks odd). Some reports say height of 200, but I’ve found that to be consistently too tall.
Need to remove, replace, or reposition the image after uploading? Hover over the image again and click the pencil and you’ll get new options:
As you can see, the new Timeline Covers for Facebook Groups are really straight forward and easy to use.
They give us a lot of additional branding space for the group without changing core functionality of how the group works. I like this!
Thoughts on the new Timeline Covers for Facebook Group?
Love em? Hate em? Like the cool new montages? Got your group a new cover image? Sick and tired of Facebook changes? Let me know your thoughts below!