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Facebook Fan Page Timeline: How to Pin a Post to the Top

by Wendy Chamberlain on March 6, 2012

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The new Facebook Timeline for pages is here. You can hold off until 30 March 2012, but if you want to change over now, there are a few new features that are worth noting.

Whilst the default landing tab functionality is now gone, Facebook have added the ability to Pin a post to the top of your Face book fan page.

What is a pinned Post?

Pinned posts are posts on your Facebook fan page that you (or your administrator) have chosen as a post that you would like to feature, or display prominently at the top of your page.

Where does a pinned Post appear?

A pinned post will always appear in the top left of the timeline of your Facebook fan page.

You can recognise a pinned post by the orange flag in the top right hand corner:

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How long will a pinned post stay at the top of a page?

Any post that you (or your page administrator) pins to the top of your page will remain there for 7 days.  After 7 days, the post will return to the date it was originally posted on your page timeline.

Which posts can you pin on a fan page?

Only posts created by the page administrators can be pinned.

Posts from your fans (those that like your page) are not eligible and cannot be pinned on your page.

How do you create a pinned post?

On your Facebook fan page timeline, choose the post you wish to pin to the top.

Hover your mouse over the top right hand corner of the post and the pencil will appear with the options Edit or remove.

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Click the pencil.

The menu will now appear with the option to Pin to Top.

Select Pin to Top.

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Your post will now be pinned in the top most left position on your fan page timeline, immediately below the area to post a status update.

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How to remove a pinned post from your timeline?

Just do the reverse to the above when you pinned your post.

Choose the post.

Hover over the pencil in the top right hand corner, then select Edit or Remove.

Choose Unpin From Top.

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The post will move back to the original place on the timeline, based on the date it was first posted.

The orange flag will also be removed from the top right hand corner.

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So there you go.  Now you can pin your favourate posts to the top of your fan page to encourage fan engagement and to showcase your latest thoughts and happenings on your page.

Thoughts

How are you finding the new look Facebook Fan page with Timeline?  Love it or loath it?  Leave a comment below.

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Sandy Moore March 8, 2012 at 9:02 am

Yet another Facebook change Wendy!

I’m not too sure if I really like it yet… still getting my head around it.

Facebook continually updates their site and I think they actually feel threatened by certain other Social Networking sites… lol Hence the “PIN” Option now available on Facebook.

Just a thought…….

Sandy Moore

Wendy Chamberlain March 8, 2012 at 11:52 am

Hi Sandy,

I agree. I think the other social networking sites are keeping them on their toes. :)

Wendy

Ed Oliver March 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Well Wendy

Just StumbleUpon :-) your post here by google, great tip already pin a competition that we are running on our Facebook page.

I’ve now book mark you Great Site full of info

Great Job

Ed

Wendy Chamberlain March 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Hi Ed,

Thanks so much. Glad that you found us! Good luck with your competition. Pinning it to the top of your fan page is a fabulous idea.

All the best.
Wendy

Marisol Lara March 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Hi- I just followed your instructions but Pin is not an option.
It gives me: change date, add location, hide from timeline and delete post as my options. Any ideas on what I can do? Thanks!

Wendy Chamberlain March 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Hi Marisol,

The options you’ve mentioned are what you’ll see on your own personal profile/Timeline.

You can only pin a post on a fan page.

You’ll need to go across to your fan page (one that you are an administrator on) and then the steps will work.

Good luck!
Wendy

Roz Fruchtman March 26, 2012 at 2:09 am

Thanks Wendy:

I just pinned my FIRST post! YIPPY! I forgot how and came over here… THANK YOU!

Roz Fruchtman

Wendy Chamberlain March 26, 2012 at 10:49 am

Hi Roz,

That’s great! Wonderful. Happy to help. :)

Wendy

Mark Lanham June 10, 2012 at 1:47 am

I have no “pin to top” options on my Facebook Timeline page, any ideas why?

Wendy Chamberlain June 11, 2012 at 9:21 am

Hi Mark,

That’s odd. You need to be an admin of a fan page in order to do it. You can also only pin your own content, not fan content. This functionality will not work on your personal timeline either.

Wendy

Bob March 3, 2013 at 1:39 am

Hello….I had a pinned post and i deleted it before I unpinned it..now when I want to pin something it doesn’t let me….know how to fix this..THANKS

Wendy Chamberlain March 3, 2013 at 11:07 am

Hi Bob,

You should be able to go into your Activity Log and find the post to reshow it. You can then remove the pin.

If not, pins are only set for seven days so after that timeframe, a new post could be pinned.

Wendy

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