The difference between Facebook classic pages and New Page Experience?

Classic is very focused on being a page, and it can be difficult to interact with customers on Facebook as a classic page. But New Experience is focused on being more user interactive. However, it’s not the most user-friendly for people with a strong history with the classic version. The New Page Experience is that they are more like profiles than pages.

Hearing that Facebook might force you to create New Pages Experience pages or switch your account to that format can sound daunting, but after this article, you will feel much better about the switch. 

Major Differences

  • Redesigned layout for a cleaner layout. 
  • Easy switch capabilities to use the company profile to the personal profile.
  • Seamless interactions with other companies, individuals, or profiles.
  • Updated access roles.

 

List of Common Questions:

How to switch back to a classic page from the new Facebook page experience?
Not allow people to post to a page from the New Page Experience?
How to review posts you’re tagged in before the post appears on the New Page Experience?
How to give people access to the New Page Experience?
How to give someone particle access to the New Page Experience?
How to create an event for the New Page Experience?
How to post a job post to the New Page Experience?
How to link to Instagram for the New Page Experience?
How to delete a New Page Experience?
Events Differences:
Issue: I drafted my event but cannot find it.

If you have more questions leave them in the comments below!

How to switch back to a classic page from the new Facebook page experience?

  • In the menu beside Edit Page, click “…” and select Switch to Classic Pages.
  • Follow the flow, and select Continue.
  • This will switch your new Page to a classic Page.

But if you don’t see the option to switch back to classic pages, unfortunately, you cannot switch back to the classic version. 

 

How to add a username to the New Page Experience?

  1. Click on the image top right
  2. Settings and privacy
  3. Settings
  4. Add username

 

Not allow people to post to a page from the New Page Experience?

    1. Click on your profile picture top right
    2. Settings
    3. Settings and privacy
    4. Click on page and tagging
    5. Click on Who can post on your page
      1. Turn to only me

 

How to review posts you’re tagged in before the post appears on the New Page Experience?

  1. Click on your profile picture top right
  2. Settings
  3. Settings and privacy
  4. Click on the page and tagging.
  5. Review posts you’re tagged in before the post appears on your Page – Turn on.

 

How to give people access to the New Page Experience?

  1. Click on your profile picture top right
  2. Under professional tools
    1. Click on professional dashboard
  3. Under page access
    1. Beside People with Facebook access, click on Add new
    2. May have to click next
  4. Search the person’s name or email address

 

How to give someone particle access to the New Page Experience?

Unlike classic pages where there are multiple pages, the new Facebook page only has two options. Full control where it gives access to remove anyone from the page (including you) or to delete the page. And the second one doesn’t have a title currently, but it has the following:

  Classic
Content
  • Create, manage or delete posts, stories and more as the Page.
Messages
  • Send and respond to messages as the Page Community Activity.
  • Review and respond to comments, remove unwanted comments and report activity.
Ads
  • Create, manage and delete ads for the Page.

 

Insights
  • See how the Page, content and ads perform.

Issue: I drafted my event but cannot find it.

We ran into a similar issue. We created two drafted two different and neither one showed up in our events tab.
But here is how you can find it:
Go to the URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/ and you will be able to see your events. As long as you’re still on your Facebook page it should be there. Or try URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/calendar

OR:
Click on your profile picture in the top right corner.
Under suggested, go to events.

 

How to create an event for the New Page Experience?

  1. Click on your profile picture top right
  2. Under professional tools
    1. Click on professional dashboard
  3. Then click on Events
  4. Then click on Create Event

 

How to post a job post to the New Page Experience?

  1. Click on your profile picture top right
  2. Under professional tools
    1. Click on professional dashboard
  3. Click on Jobs.
  4. The process is the same as the classic page.

 

How to link to Instagram for the New Page Experience?

  1. Click on your profile picture top right
  2. Under professional tools
    1. Click on professional dashboard
  3. Click on Linkedin Accounts

 

How to delete a New Page Experience?

  • Click on your profile picture top right.
  • Click on settings and privacy. 
  • Click on Settings.
  • Click on Privacy.
  • Click on Facebook page information. 
  • Click on Deactivation and deletion
  • Choose Delete Page
  • Click on Continue.

 

Differences

Events

  Classic New Facebook Page Experience
Event Admission Cost Available during the setup process. Available for in-person not online.
Recurring Event Available for the first step of the process. Currently not available.
FAQ Currently not available. Available for the first step of the process.
Keywords Currently not available. Available for the first step of the process.
Category Available for the first step of the process. Currently not available.
Event Settings (Let people ask you questions about this event over Messenger) Available during the third step. It’s under FAQ from before.

Issue: I drafted my event but cannot find it.

We ran into a similar issue. We created two drafted two different and neither one showed up in our events tab.

But here is how you can find it:

Go to the URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/ and you will be able to see your events. As long as you’re still on your Facebook page it should be there. Or try the URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/calendar 

OR go through your profile:

  1. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner.
  2. Under suggested, go to events. 

 

If you still have other questions or issues with your Facebook New Experience page please reach out today or in the comments!