The difference between Facebook classic pages and New Page Experience?

Here is your New Pages Experience User Guide to cover your questions about the pages! The Classic pages version is most likely the one you are currently using. It’s focused more on being a page, rather than an account that you can interact with customers on other Facebook mediums (groups or posts). 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 in terms of settings. The New Page Experience is more focused on being a profile 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 guide, you will feel much better about the switch. 

Here is our overall Facebook new pages experience guide to make the switch a little easier.

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.

Read our blog post that goes over the difference between Facebook New Page Experience Vs Classic in detail.

User Guide

For the most common questions, we have created a list for you to get to know the new format.

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR November 8th 2022

Facebook has emailed one of our marketing specialists that, “Starting soon, the option to switch back to the classic Pages experience will no longer be available for your Page(s). Over the coming months, all Pages will be updated to the new Pages experience and the classic Pages experience will no longer be available.
Thanks,
The Facebook Pages Team”

Which means that you will no longer be able to switch back to classic and the New Pages Experience will remain.

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 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

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.

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. 

 

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 Linked 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.

Overall we hope that this Facebook new pages experience guide was helpful, if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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