New Facebook Page design: How to re-order the left and right hand columns

How to move the sections on your Facebook Page’s left and right hand columns

Facebook’s new Page design may well have left your Page displaying some elements less prominently than you would like. The right hand column in particular can leave users scrolling for an eternity until they find the content they are looking for.

Some of the sections in the left and right hand columns can be moved around.  In the left hand column scroll to the “Manage Tabs” option:

Facebook left hand column manage tabs

You’ll then get the change to reorder them. The About tab has to stay at the top but all the others can be reorganised. If you want to add or remove tabs (mine were a disaster zone before I did a little trimming and admin) click “Add or Remove Tabs” and follow the instructions.

Facebook Manage Sections

In the right hand column the Search, Info, About and Page Tips sections are immovable but the sections under those can be rearranged.

Click on the little edit icon to the left of the > arrow in any of the sections:

Manage Sections on Facebook Page

A box will appear that will enable you to drag and drop the sections to rearrange them according to your Page’s priorities:

Facebook Manage Sections

Don’t forget to save after reordering.

Your Page may well have fewer sections than the example above. Simply decide what is most important for visitors to see.

Marie Page

About Marie Page

Marie Page is one of the UK’s leading Facebook marketing experts. She is a founding partner of digital marketing consultancy The Digiterati and the Digiterati Academy e-learning portal for marketers and entrepreneurs. Her book (and companion online course) 'Winning at Facebook Marketing with Zero Budget' is an Amazon bestseller. Marie's work on the Facebook News Feed algorithm was featured in The Huffington Post. Marie is a regular guest on digital marketing blogs and podcasts including Social Media Examiner and Smart Insights. In 2018 she is speaking at Brighton SEO, Europe's biggest search and marketing conference. Marie is also author of two Smart Insights books: 'Smarter Guide to Facebook Marketing', now in its fourth edition, and 'Facebook Ads Guide', both edited by Dr Dave Chaffey.