Consistent branding is SO important for your blog and business, but there are many missed opportunities. One of those is the images that show up next to tabs on your Facebook page.
I’ll admit they are not as prominent with the new Facebook page design, but they are still important to creating a cohesive Facebook page for your business.
Wondering what a tab is? Well, sometimes they are referred to as Apps. Basically they mean the same thing and are interchangeable.
Now this is probably obvious, but before you can customize tab images, you must first have a tab or app to customize!
There are some tabs that do not have images and come with all Facebook pages. The ones that are always visible include About, Photos, Likes and Videos. There are others like Events, Notes, Shop, and Services that typically come with all Facebook pages (depending on the page type) that are visible by default but can be turned off.
So, Where Are the Tabs in the New Facebook Page Design?
Not too long ago, Facebook tabs were shown on the left-hand side. You probably remember seeing them pretty prominently and pretty high up (not as buried as they are now).
Now they are on the right-hand side once you scroll down beneath the About section, and a list of all your tabs are now on the left-hand side.
Only three tabs will show, visitors can access the other apps by clicking the right carrot ( > ). A pop up with all of the tabs will appear.
What Makes a Good Tab Image
- Size is 111 pixels wide by 74 pixels high and saved as a JPG, GIF or PNG
- Uses brand colors, fonts and imagery
- Easy to read with clean and simple text (it’s a small area, so make sure it is readable)
- Description or call-to-action (for example, my Pinterest tab is called “Pinterest”, you could name it something like “Pin Me” if you want)
How to Add Custom Tab Images for Your Facebook Page
1. Go to your Facebook page Settings.
2. Click Apps and go to Edit Settings of the first tab image you would like to set.
3. Click Change on the Edit Instagram Page App Settings pop up. Here is where you can change the tab name as well.
4. Hover over the current image and click Edit. Click Choose File and chose the new tab image and click Open.
5. An updated image should appear. Close out of the window and repeat until all of the tab images have been updated. Once complete, go to your Facebook page and see the new images in use!
This simple update to your Facebook page helps tie your entire brand together. I believe the little details are what really make a brand stand out.
How do your custom tab images for your Facebook page look?