Facebook New Feature – See First

Facebook has a new Feature – See First – have you set yours yet?

Just recently, Facebook decided to give us all the chance to control what we See First in our feeds. Before we had the option to set our feeds by “Most Recent” and “Top Stories”. It seemed to me that most of the time those options seemed to work alright on my desktop, but it was up for grabs what I would see on my Android phone.

Now, this new feature gives you the ability to select who or what you want to See First in your news feed. The challenge will be that if you set too many items in your See First choices, none of them will take priority. Be judicious with your choices, AND of course, add Time2Mrkt to one of your choices!

Here is a screen shot of where it appears on my Facebook page (of course I manage it). The following image is where I found the selection on a page that I like but do not administer. You may need to look around a bit to find the option depending upon the type of page you want to follow.

Facebook See First

Facebook See First Option 2

Facebook See First Option 2

Facebook Fan Pages

Recently I have been working with a national client who has individual locations across different states.  Each location has some autonomy with the marketing of their location.  Some of the locations know more about social media than others.  During a recent survey, I discovered many people had set-up a personal Facebook page instead of Facebook Fan Pages.

Facebook Fan Pages

Allows your followers to “Like” your page.  You cannot invite friends to connect in the same way you do on a personal page. Facebook Fan Pages afford you options that you do not have with personal pages. Facebook Fanpages do not let you do certain things that personal pages allow.

For example – you cannot like an individual’s page with your fanpage, but you can like other fanpages.

Here is a brief how-to video I put together to help you move from a personal page that you might be using for business into an actual Facebook Fan Page.

Thanks for watching and check other posts about LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media tools and tips.

Comment as Yourself

Did you know that Facebook page admins have the option to comment as themselves on posts that the Fan page makes?  The process used to be as simple as a checkbox in the admin settings, but it can still be accomplished.  Here is how:Pages on the Left side of  your personal page.

Go to YOUR personal page

On the Left hand side, you will see a section labeled “Pages”

Select the page of which you are an Admin

At the top of the page, in the blue bar, you will see “You are commenting… as – change to…”

If you want to Comment as the page, do nothing, it will default to the page.  But if you would like to make a comment as yourself, click the “Change to {Your Name}”.  That will give you the ability to comment as yourself.Facebook comment as

So you ask, why would I want to do that?

Suppose you Admin a page for your kid’s sports team, your church, or like me, you manage other people’s posts for them; you make a post as the page and you want to make a personal comment about the post, you can then do it without it being done as the page itself.  This comes in handy when you want to make reference to someone who may have made a negative comment and you want to keep the page out of it. It also may come in handy if you want to encourage a discussion on a post or have your “friends” see the post.

Whatever the reason, you have the option available to comment as yourself should you choose to do so.

What other reasons could you see to use the comment as yourself feature?

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