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Have You Noticed The Very Small Yet Useful Recent Facebook Update?

Sharing, liking and commenting as yourself (from your personal profile) on your business pages’ posts have never been possible on Facebook – until now.

Facebook now gives you the option to perform an action on one of your pages’ posts from another page or as you (from your personal profile).

Here’s an example: In order to ‘Like’ the post below on the Carvill Creative Facebook page from a personal profile –  you need to log in to Facebook as yourself and then search for the Carvill Creative page either in search or using the search bar. Once you’re on the page, you will then notice that each post now has a drop down arrow in the bottom right hand corner – this gives you the option to change who you want ‘Like’ and comment as.

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In order to like the page as yourself (from your personal profile), you need to switch the account – in order to do this you need to click on the dropdown arrow and it gives you the option of what profile or company page you want to use to perform an action on this post (see below).

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Throughout the years, Facebook has made a number of changes to the newsfeed. The status updates that now appear in your newsfeeds are influenced by personal connections and activity on Facebook – this is usually the top 10-12% of your Facebook friends or pages that you interact with. The number of likes and comments received by a post will also influence its position in the newsfeed.

Therefore, this new feature will be particularly useful for increasing the number of people seeing your posts on your company page. By clicking ‘Like’ on your own company posts and updates via your personal profile, you will be exposing that post to friends who have not yet liked your company page as well as improving the posts’ ranking in the newsfeed.

This feature is great if you are hosting a competition or wanting to get the word out about a new product or service.

Can you Change the Name of your Facebook Page or Group? Yes and No!

We know how much you love our ‘clearing up social media queries’ blogs  – so we thought we’d help you out, and answer a few more of your social media questions.

Our Carvill Creative director – Michelle Carvill is one of the resident trainers at Business Training Made Simple in London, and she regularly trains candidates on how to leverage and understand social media from a business perspective. In these sessions, she gets a lot of questions.

With Michelle reporting back to us about her sessions, it helps us have an up to date understanding of the questions at large when it comes to social media. Therefore, today we thought we’d answer two that seemed to have been popular at this week’s training sessions.

Can you change the name of your Facebook Page, if so how?

The answer to this is yes and no.

You can change the name of your Facebook Page but only before your Page reaches 200 or more ‘Likes’. Once the ‘Likes’ reach 200 you cannot change the name of your Facebook Business Page.Can you change the name of your Facebook Page

So, what if your page hasn’t reached 200 ‘Likes’ – how do you go about changing the name?

This is a very simple process (or should be). First of all, you need to make sure that you are an Admin of the Page – and have a Manager or a Content Creator status – this is very important as you’re unable to see certain settings if you’re any other type of Admin on the Page.

So, as an Admin with relevant permission rights – here’s how to change your Facebook Page’s name:

  • On the top right hand side of your Facebook Business Page click the drop down arrow where it says ‘Edit Page.’
  • Click on the first choice on the list ‘Update Page Info’
  • After that, on the right hand side of the ‘Name’ field you’ll see the ‘Edit’ button. Click on this and enter your new name.
  • Simply click ‘Save Changes’ and Facebook makes the changes for you.

Once you’ve set up a Facebook Group can you change the name, if so how?

Again the answer to this is similar to changing a Facebook Page – both yes and no.

You can change the name of your Facebook Group, however this is only the case if the Group created has less than 250 members – any more than this and you won’t be able to change it.

For those of you who have less than 250 members in your group, here’s how to change the name:

  • Go to the Group and click on the cog on the top right hand side (remember you have to be an admin of the group to be able to change the name).
  • Select ‘Edit Group Settings’ from the drop down menu.
  • Change the Group Name and click ‘Save.’

Tip: Keep in mind that if you have a few more members over the 250 limit, you can always delete some so that it meets with Facebook’s requirements – and you are able to change the name. If you wanted to add those members back into the Group once the name has then changed, they’d simply have to  request to join again.

We hope that this has helped clear up a few more of your social media queries – and remember if you have any other queries you’d like to ask Michelle or our team, then get tweeting @carvillcreative or post on our Facebook Page and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

Don’t’ forget to check out our Blog for more social media advice!

Written by Michelle Carvill