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Video: How To Change App Images On Facebook Business Pages

How To Change App Tab ImagesThe new Facebook Pages incorporating Timeline provide several opportunities for your business to reflect your brand on your Business Page.  One of those is the opportunity to change the images that appear on the application tabs that appear on your Facebook page just below the cover image.

Ever wondered “how to change app images on Facebook Business Pages?”

Here is an overview as to how to change app images on Facebook to optimise your branding and then rearrange the order to highlight the most important apps you want people to visit.

How To Change App Images On Facebook Business Pages

So if you haven't already, be sure to visit your business page and update the application tab images to better reflect your branding and rearrange tabs to highlight your most important apps.

Some other things to note:

  • Facebook calls custom image tabs “Views”.
  • You can no longer set a default landing tab. Everyone lands on your Timeline regardless of whether or not they have liked your page.
  • You can show a maximum number of 12 apps, however only four (including photos) are visible without having to click on a dropdown arrow to see the rest. This is down from the 5 apps you could see under the old design before having to click “more” to see the rest.
  • Page admins will see ALL of their tabs revealed by clicking the arrow.
  • You can uninstall an app by hovering the mouse over each tab's custom tab image and selecting “uninstall app”.
  • The dimensions for tab images are 111px x 74px.
  • Tab widths have changed to 520px to 810px.

Here are some instructions and a short video on How To Make Facebook Tab/View Images Using Adobe Illustrator.

Here is some more details on How To Set Up Your Facebook Page For The New Design And Timeline, as well as some answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Facebook Timeline for Pages.

If there are any other changes to the new Facebook Page design that you would like explained in a short video, please indicate in the comments below.

About Loren Bartley

Loren Bartley is as a social media strategist, educator, coach, public speaker, blogger, early adopter, self-confessed lover of all things geek-eske, and mother of three.

As the founder of Impactiv8, Loren helps businesses grow using the power of social media and lifecycle marketing automation.

Loren has created three online training programs: Social Media Success, FB Business Success and Linked Business Success and she also offers bespoke social media presentations, workshops, one-on-one coaching and social media implementation services.

Loren is also the producer and co-host of the highly successful #BusinessAddicts The Podcast, which she hosts in conjunction with Fiona Redding from The Happiness Hunter.

Comments

  1. Thanks for the video. That was spot-on what I was looking for. It’s hard to find info on the new FB layouts. I know people are cranky that they won’t have a fangate on the home page, but by branding your links in that “ribbon”, you can make a really nice looking page and you can still fangate on your sub pages, right?

    Anyway, thanks again!

  2. Steph says:

    Hi! I tried to do the same but I don’t see the “change” button when I go to edit settings on apps. All I see is “app is installed.” Thoughts? Help? 🙂

    • loren_bartley says:

      It is hard to diagnose without seeing what tab you are referring to and how it was installed. It may have to do with how you installed the app. Did you use a program external to Facebook and use the auto-publish? If that was the case, then you may have to go back into the program you installed it from and use the “custom publish” setting. All of my apps are installed using the custom publishing method and I have the option of changing the tab names, icons and images at the time of publishing and then also later if I choose.

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