“We announced plans last October to remove application boxes and application info sections as well as reduce the width of application tabs to optimize for the new profile and Facebook Pages format. We will be moving forward with these changes the week of August 23 and want to help you understand what to expect”, according to an e-mail sent by the platform product marketing manager.
To make the transitions smooth and based upon developers feedback, the changes will be made in steps. For Boxes, Facebook will notify users via messaging in profile boxes and in the HelpCenter that the “Boxes” tab, boxes on profiles and Pages, and application info sections will be going away.
In what concerns the application tabs, starting next week, the page admins will be able to preview their custom tabs so they can modify their layouts as needed.
More than that, all profile and Page tabs will be resized automatically beginning the week of August 23, announces Facebook’s representative, in the same electronic message.
“These updates are designed to simplify navigation for users, reduce complexity for developers, and enable us to build the next generation of tools for growing your business with Facebook. Subscribe to the developer blog to learn about our new roadmap in the coming weeks”, Frank Larkin, a Platform product marketing manager, announced.