Facebook has made significant design changes in its Facebook Pages. It has dropped the ‘like’ button from its redesigned public pages used by artists, public figures and brands, and will only show followers.
Facebook Pages will also have a dedicated News Feed where users can join conversations, interact with peers, and engage with fans, the company said in a blog post. "We are removing Likes and focusing on Followers to simplify the way people connect with their favorite Pages," Facebook said about the redesign. For the first time, Page managers can now view a dedicated News Feed, which is separate from their personal feed. "We are bringing the power of News Feed to Pages for the first time. Now Pages can discover and join conversations, follow trends, interact with peers, and engage with fans." Facebook has made it easier to find the page managers who are running the page. Bios of Page managers are now more accessible.
Navigating between a personal profile and pages is also much easier now. Users can choose to give trusted page admins full control or partial access with the new admin controls. "You'll now be able to grant varying levels of access to manage specific tasks, including Insights, Ads, Content, and Community Activity & Messages. This will also ensure account safety and integrity," Facebook said in the blog. Other than public like counts, nothing is getting removed from Facebook Pages as part of this update. Admins will continue to have access to everything they did previously.