How to Edit Updates and Milestones on Your Facebook Business Page - dummies

How to Edit Updates and Milestones on Your Facebook Business Page

By Jamie Crager, Scott Ayres, Melanie Nelson, Daniel Herndon, Jesse Stay

You can edit a milestone or status update on your Facebook Business page by clicking the drop-down arrow in the upper-right corner of the update. From here you can choose from the following:

  • Pin to Top: Pin a story to the top of your timeline for seven days. Facebook limits the time to seven days to encourage business pages to create new content at least each week. After seven days, the story returns to its dated place on the timeline. Pinning a story to the top of your timeline helps draw attention to it and ensures that it doesn’t get buried.

    For example, if you’re hosting a giveaway on Facebook or offering a special discount to new followers, you may want to pin the post with that special information to the top of your timeline so it’s easily viewed by everyone who visits. If you don’t pin the story to the top of your timeline, it will move down the timeline each time you post a new story.

    One of the best ways to get the most out of a pinned post is to use a strong call to action in your update, and then provide the means to complete that action (such as including the link to a specific page).

  • Change Date: When you click this option, the Change Date dialog box appears, and you can change the year, month, and day of the story. This option appears only for regular status updates, not milestones.

  • Highlight: The update will take up the full width of your timeline. It’s a great way to make a video or an important update stand out. Some page owners don’t like the left and right, back and forth setup of the timeline and have chosen to highlight every post so that things are easier to read.

  • Edit: This option appears if you’re editing a milestone. When you choose this option, you can change the milestone’s event title, location, date, or story text. You can also add or delete an image.

  • Hide from Page: Hide your story or milestone from the timeline.

  • Boost Post: Run an ad using this post.

  • Delete: Delete your story or milestone from the timeline.

  • Report Story/Mark as Spam: The title of this option depends on whether you’re editing a regular story or a milestone. Use this option to tell Facebook if a story is violating the Facebook Terms of Service (TOS) or if your intellectual property is being used by someone else.

  • Embed Post: Embed any post into a website or blog post. When you select this option, a box appears with embed code. Copy and paste that code into your blog post or your website.