Facebook Changes To Fanpage – Act Quick

Many of you have already heard about this, but if you have not taken action it is time to.  As of March 10, 2011 Facebook is doing away with the FBML application.  The FBML application allows you to make custom landing pages or custom tags on your fanpage.

After March 10 Facebook is implementing Iframes, but here is the kicker….Facebook is not creating an iframe application like you now have for FBML, which means you have to create your own.  If you know how to create an iframe app great, but if you do not you will have to hire a service which usually has monthly fees.

Here is the good news; you still have time to add the FBML app to your Facebook fanpages.   According to Facebook if you install FBML application you are safe at least till the end of the year.  Then who knows what they will do.

So that is the dish as I know of it now.  I have a few fanpages that need the FBML app added, but I am really starting to debate on even bothering.  Yes it would be nice if Facebook will let you keep your FBML tabs, but that “end of the year” thing is a bit concerning.

Your thoughts or anything to add?


8 Responses to “Facebook Changes To Fanpage – Act Quick”

  1. Make sure you all copy the sourcecode of your FBML applications as you can often use this to build into a page on your site that you can iframe perhaps into Facebook Fanpage.

  2. Jenny says:

    Great tip Justin Thank You!

  3. Working with iframes in Facebook may not be such a bad thing after all. I had a hard time trying to get around the FBML limitations and it’s proprietary code. I wished I could just plug in a page I had made elsewhere. Hope it’s gonna be that simple :)

  4. Jenny says:

    I hope you are right that it will be that easy, love your site…:)

  5. I’m more concerned with the fact that the “Suggest to Friends” feature hasn’t worked for weeks. What a drag! 😉

  6. Jenny says:

    I agree with that one Jon Facebook seems to have become the social media nazi……

  7. Edmund David says:

    I had a hard time trying to get around the FBML limitations and it’s proprietary code. I wished I could just plug in a page I had made elsewhere, thanks for the post.

  8. Jordan says:

    This is great to know. This would explain my recent attempt to try to install an FBML application. I guess I will have to look into Iframes. Thanks for the heads up.

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