Facebook adds admin roles, timed posts to Pages

Facebook has updated its Pages features, adding new abilities to help administrators more efficiently manage and update their pages.

The first new feature, noticed by The Next Web, allows page admins the ability to assign administrator roles to other admins or themselves. The new roles are (from highest level of authority to lowest level) manager, content creator, moderator, advertiser and insights analyst. Facebook has given the roles the following descriptions of abilities:

Manager: 
Can manage admin roles, send messages and create posts as the Page, create ads, and view insights.

Content Creator: 
Can edit the Page, send messages and create posts as the Page, create ads, and view insights.

Moderator: 
Can respond to and delete comments on the Page, send messages as the Page, create ads, and view insights.

Advertiser: 
Can create ads and view insights.

Insights Analyst: 
Can view insights.

A chart displaying the full list of the capabilities granted to each new administrator role can be seen at Facebook's Help Center post on the matter.

The second new ability for administrators is the option to add a schedule for when to release posts (including updates, photos and more). According to The Next Web, administrators with the ability to post to pages will be able to schedule posts up to six months in advance. The feature has not yet rolled out for most pages, however.

Earlier this week, Facebook also rolled out the ability to begin promoting posts directly from writing an update. By promoting posts, administrators can pay a small amount to get people who like their page to see their update. The posts will show up similar to a featured story in a fan's newsfeed. The feature can be applied to new posts or posts up to three days old. Promoted posts will last for a total of three days.

Source: The Next Web | Thanks to Neowin user JTaylor69 for the second image!

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Finally! I was just thinking about this when I'm using Tumblr.

Wait when you said Timed Posts, I thought you mean when it's time for the post to publish like Tumblr, not these promotions. Dammit.

Edited by Mr.XXIV, May 31 2012, 2:15pm :

MrXXIV said,
Finally! I was just thinking about this when I'm using Tumblr.

Wait when you said Timed Posts, I thought you mean when it's time for the post to publish like Tumblr, not these promotions. Dammit.


I did. The promotions is a separate thing. None of the pages I help run have the timed post feature yet, as it hasn't rolled out to most pages, so I couldn't give an example.

Anthony Tosie said,

I did. The promotions is a separate thing. None of the pages I help run have the timed post feature yet, as it hasn't rolled out to most pages, so I couldn't give an example.

Ahh, that makes sense. I usually like to stay updated with Facebook's features. I've been specifically needing the timed posts due to always posting images on an hourly basis.

Anthony Tosie said,

I did. The promotions is a separate thing. None of the pages I help run have the timed post feature yet, as it hasn't rolled out to most pages, so I couldn't give an example.

http://imgur.com/gemWt

It's available on my page.
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This is indeed a great feature set they have introduced. I'm excited to in turn introduce these features to other companies I work with. Facebook gets a from me today.

Wait, you are happy that you have to pay $50 for 11000 people who have already 'liked you' to see anything you write (every time)? Without the payment, they do not see anything you post? Personally I think they are adding a positive feature to gloss over the other ****ty feature that is about to hold business to ransom. All the work people have put in to getting your business on Facebook is now wasted unless they pay

kowcop said,
Wait, you are happy that you have to pay $50 for 11000 people who have already 'liked you' to see anything you write (every time)? Without the payment, they do not see anything you post? Personally I think they are adding a positive feature to gloss over the other ****ty feature that is about to hold business to ransom. All the work people have put in to getting your business on Facebook is now wasted unless they pay

Before going on a rampage, you should probably read what the article says first.

You don't have to pay for anyone to "see" the post. You are paying to PROMOTE the post so that it will show on people's news feeds like featured stories do. Many people don't see the updates from pages that they "like" because they have so much other stuff in their news feed, people don't have time to see it all. By paying, you can ensure that more people with busy news feeds will see your post.

hahahaha.. heres some sweet features to keep your facebook page running. Oh, and now if you want people to see your posts - you have to get them to click 'like' and also pay us $5 each post... Happy June!

also - whats 'estimated reach?' does that vary with the amount you pay them? or is that just how many people that 'like' you and will always see your post for the next 3 days?

srbeen said,
hahahaha.. heres some sweet features to keep your facebook page running. Oh, and now if you want people to see your posts - you have to get them to click 'like' and also pay us $5 each post... Happy June!

also - whats 'estimated reach?' does that vary with the amount you pay them? or is that just how many people that 'like' you and will always see your post for the next 3 days?

Maybe you should read as well. Scroll up.

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