Even for those of us immersed in social media there are updates and changes to our favorite platforms, like Facebook, that go unnoticed. There’s been much written about these new features, but many of you may be so busy living your lives (imagine!) you didn’t pay attention. So I’ll recap them for you!
Facebook Post Scheduling
Yes, Facebook finally integrated a post scheduler into its own platform. Now you can schedule posts from your profile and from your fan page, under certain conditions. If you’d like all the details on this feature you can read my recent blog post to get started.
Assign Facebook Page Admin Roles
Instead of one role as admin, Facebook now lets page admin choose a more defined role with limited permissions. For example, you can give your SEO person access to page analytics without the ability to post. Here’s the complete list of page admin roles and their functions.
Add Posts by Others to your Timeline
Sometimes a fan posts a wonderful message to your timeline and you’d like to share it with your fans. Facebook allows you to highlight that message on your Timeline by hovering your mouse over the x on the right until you see a menu appear. Choose “Highlighted on Page” and Facebook will move the message to your Timeline. Cool huh?
Edit Facebook Comments
Until Facebook added this feature the only option was to delete the comment and start over, unless you clicked edit immediately after the post. Now you can click the pencil icon in the comment and choose edit. Facebook will leave the original version and add the edited version so you can read them both and follow the thread.
When you upload a photo to accompany a post Facebook will crop it automatically to fit, sometimes cutting off an important part of the photo (like your spouse’s head). You can fix that by clicking the “edit or remove” icon and choosing “reposition photo.” Try it! (Unless you have something against your spouse.)
Edit Facebook Links and Descriptions
This one has been available for a long time, but a colleague of mine who is well versed in social media noticed me doing this recently and was shocked that she missed this function. If she didn’t know, I figure there’s lots of others that don’t realize this is available. You can change the link title and description by double clicking in the respective boxes and typing your own title and description before posting. Here’s a screenshot.
I’m sure there are a few I’ve missed! Have you come across any new functions the world may not know about? Share them here in the comments or post them on my Facebook wall. I’ll make sure to highlight them!