7 Things You Need to Know About the New Facebook Page Layout [2019]

If you’re managing a Facebook page, you might have noticed that your layout changed sometime in July. That’s because Facebook was experimenting with a few layout variations.

Now it appears that Facebook has finalized the new layout and rolled it out across the board on all business pages. Love it or hate it, the new layout is here to say.

In this post, we’ve outlined 7 things you need to know about the new Facebook update.

1. The Facebook cover photo size has changed

Although the new size hasn’t changed by much, you may need to make some minor adjustments when creating Facebook cover photos. The old Facebook cover size was 851px by 315px while the new cover photo displays at 828px by 315px on desktop. This means that the width of the cover photos has slightly decreased.

Not to worry, we’ve already updated our Facebook cover size and all of our templates inside of Snappa. If you need to convert an older cover photo to accommodate the new size, you can make use of our image resize feature.

2. The profile photo no longer overlaps with the cover photo

This is one change that we were very excited to see. The profile pictures is now located on the left side of the cover photo. new-profile-pic-location

With the profile picture out of the way, this frees up a lot more real estate on the cover photo itself. You no longer need to worry about accounting for the profile picture.

3. The like and share buttons have moved

Once again, Facebook has made the smart decision to move the like, message and share buttons that were previously overlapping the cover photo. Now they appear directly under the cover photo.

Like and share options

If you hover over the “More” dropdown, it gives you a full range of options for engaging with the company’s Facebook page.

This means that 100% of your Facebook cover photo will now be visible.

4. The navigation tabs are now on the left (and you can manage them)

Another thing that’s new is the location of the navigation tabs. Previously they were located on the top navbar and now they’ve moved to the left hand side of the page.

Navigation tabs

What’s cool about the new navigation buttons is that you can actually add, remove or reorder the tabs. To do this, click on “Manage Tabs.”

manage tabs Manage sections

5. The Call To Action button is prominent and customizable

In my opinion, this is one of the best changes that Facebook’s made in the new layout. Now all pages have a prominent blue call to action button on their page that is fully customizable.

New CTA button

On our page, you’ll notice that we have a “Sign Up” button since we want people to try our software. However, you have tons of different options.

To customize your CTA button, hover over the button and click “Edit Button”. From there, you can specify what the button says and the website/app URL.

Edit CTA button

6. You can search for posts on the page

Facebook has introduced a handy little search box so you can easily search the page for older posts.

Search box

7. Sections are on the right side

The sections of your Facebook page are now located on the right hand side. This includes things like photos, videos, events, and so on.

Right side sections

Just like the navigation tabs on the left, you can fully customize your page sections. By hovering over the the labels, you can click the pencil icon to add, delete, or rearrange sections.

Re-order sections

Conclusion

As you can see, there’s quite a lot to like about the new Facebook page layout. The layout is super clean, there’s a prominent call to action, and there’s lots of possibilities to customize the page how you want.

Do you like the new layout? Let us know in the comments below!

About the author: Christopher is the co-founder of Snappa – the fastest way to create graphics. Get started for free.

  • MacKenzie Whyte August 24, 2016, 3:25 pm

    Thanks for the update Chris. I have to make some new covers now!

  • Christopher Gimmer August 30, 2016, 2:32 pm

    You’re very welcome MacKenzie 🙂

  • Sigrid Llavina January 31, 2017, 3:09 pm

    I really hate the new layout! 🙁 maybe cleaner even aseptic…no, its not personal or attractive like before…..sigh…..buaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Dani Searle March 7, 2017, 3:57 pm

    Absolutley HATE it. People have to scroll down through all this garbage to see my posts. I think it’s just a way of making us promote via boosting. Even the ‘pin post to top of page’ is useless. Please let US choose how we want our business pages to look. I NEVER use video, yet I have a video post – I don’t need photo album at the top of my business page either – particularly being more prominent than a post. Hate it. Just Hate it.

  • Alan Falconer March 9, 2017, 3:26 am

    Absolutely loathe the new layout. I can’t find my personal page and the resolution of posted photographs is appallingly bad. Poor show. Design looks like it was produced by has been produced by a group of chimpanzees.

  • Chandlerart March 16, 2017, 3:06 am

    I WAS liking the new layout, but it converted back to the old format today. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • Carmine Incendio March 17, 2017, 12:02 am

    Why do you like having only two posts show before the rest of the posts are blocked by a ‘box’ of photos and videos – which cannot be moved to a sidebar or rearranged? Can page visitors can even find your (only two) posts under the “Featured for you” and etc at the top of the page?

  • Luis Serrano April 24, 2017, 1:56 pm

    hey there, I can’t find help for this – hoping you may have insight. But I am admin of my page and suddenly can’t see anything on htat left side (no matter what browser) – so I can’t see the profile pic or any of the tabs,etc. I have another editor on the page and she can see it jsut fine (even if on same compute and browser).

    ANy ideas? It’s driving me nuts!

  • Gene Smith January 23, 2018, 1:15 pm

    This happened just recently. The Like, Comment and Share buttons have been ‘tabbed’ over to the right. It’s annoying as hell. Can anyone tell me WHY??? Here’s a graphic: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/873eb70653ee6b82f6193cebe1d86ad62131c637a87c8602a0964ac67a8930df.jpg

  • Michelle Anderson May 13, 2018, 9:53 am

    where are our game gifts???? its driving me crazy

  • Sherry Harvey March 6, 2019, 1:01 am

    Not enough space for posts – those are our big deal and they are no longer in the center.

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  • anthony_gaupo June 28, 2019, 1:21 am

    Hi! Id like to ask if you experience having only follow button on your page instead of the usual like button or both? Mine was changed to follow button which i am unaware of. I would want to have the Like button instead of the follow button. Will appreaciate your help. Thank you!!