Facebook Kills Fan Page Custom HTML Boxes

I know that Facebook has been warning us for quite some time about this, but today I – and several of my clients – have finally seen our custom HTML boxes removed.

So you may, or maybe not yet, noticed that any custom HTML boxes on your Facebook Fan Page are gone.

This is a policy implemented by Facebook to get you, the user, to leverage more of the designed interface that Facebook provides (i.e., Favorites, etc…)

If you were like me, I used the HTML boxes to provide navigation to all Fan Pages that were related to that specific page.

So instead of using the HTML boxes now, a great alternative would be to use the Facebook Page Favorites app.

Simply look underneath your Fan Page logo and click the link called “Add To My Page’s Favorites” > then simply select what Fan Page you want to add that favorite page to.

So what do you think about Facebook’s new policy of removing custom HTML boxes from Fan Pages?

  • dood

    I think its annoying while I can understand that facebook is proprietary, needs to maintain control over the site and userbase … and at times might need to step on people’s toes to accomplish that. At the same time, alot of people put alot of work into those pages … only to see it wiped out by facebook. So they shouldve done alot more press releases and notice posting, discouraging fan pages etc., from engaging in the practice in the first place.

    Rather than allowing it to go on and then smacking down the people who put effort into it. As a general rule I dont like big corporations and entities anyway … only interest I have in facebook is as a marketing platform. Dont use it personally. Think facebook is like google, or the other internet gaints ( gaints in any industry/sector ) … they seem to think they’re too big to fail … and have a way of treating people, like they can treat them however they want.