Why can I not set a default landing page for my Facebook group?

Jonathan Mould August 20, 2011
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I do not get the option to change the landing page for my group when I click on edit page, yet I am able to do this for another page I admin. How can I fix this?

  1. Jajoha
    December 13, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    thanks for your posts, I have been trying to sort this out for aages, now i know i cant ;)

    Thanks again

    • Jay
      December 13, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      Yes, you can relax now,
      or create a new page if you want to set default landing page :)

  2. Jay
    October 10, 2011 at 3:57 am

    sorry for really late reply... just noticed your comment

    https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=412529268248A message by fb team, which mentions "10k". (I am not sure if it is really by fb or not)you will find it on many sites, with the same words.but this problem occurs to some pages only which were created in a certain time period.if you create a page today.you will get a default landing tab, even with zero fans :)

  3. Jay
    August 31, 2011 at 2:31 am

    no you cant do that @1316b0ad4d97262ead0b2d8522d67dff:disqus  and @15211fc678ada9eb7092cf20921067ac:disqus
    acrding to facebook: Once you have secured a username, it is not possible to transfer it to a
    different account on Facebook. Also, when an account is removed from
    the site, its username will be unavailable. Facebook does this for
    security reasons, namely to prevent username squatting.

  4. Scottseibold
    August 31, 2011 at 12:23 am

    This stream has been super helpful.  Danny, I am going through the same thing, please post if you are able to keep your URL or not

  5. Danny Figueroa
    August 30, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Any idea if the custom url is released and can be used again?

  6. Jay
    August 29, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    guys...i am Glad to know...what i wrote solved your problem partially..I think you have to have more than 10000 fans to get a default landing tab on that old page...

    you can also create a new page and invite all your fans to join the new page.
    you just have to notify your fans about your new page from a post on your old page about the new page..
    you can also change your profile picture and put a text about the new page...

    • Abhijit Agarwal
      January 10, 2012 at 5:18 am

      Hi,
      I have more than 10,000 fans on my page and I still don't see the option. I have tried playing with categories..

      • Jay.0
        January 10, 2012 at 5:24 am

        I came to know about 10k fans limit while searching,

        But as I said this problem is with pages created earlier,
        If you create a page today, you will not have this problem.

  7. Jake
    August 29, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    @6341a020e6230d52bb45ed86b3d6f042:disqus 

    is there anyway to update your page to the new one so you can use the default landing page option without having to re-create your page and losing fans?

  8. Jay
    August 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    yup..fb has removed the option for those particular pages

    if u create  new page..you will get the option .

    • Andre
      February 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      I'm experiencing the same problem, but I have older pages that show that option.

      Could it have been some facebook issue at the time the page was created?

      Thanks

      • Jay.0
        February 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm

        Actually pages created between a certain time period have this problem,
        As facebook started to disable this option for that time.
        and enabled it back.
        So, you can just request facebook and try your luck.
        if you don't want to create a new page.

        https://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=pages_bug

        • Andre
          February 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm

          I've already posted a question there.

          The page was created on april 2011. Do you know if it was around this date?

          Many thanks!

        • Jay.0
          February 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm

          I am not sure about the time, at least it should not be after August 2011,

          Because that's when I checked that new pages does not have this problem,

          I remember the problem was perhaps with community pages, which were not authentic pages, but changing the category will not work.

          so if you have a page with no option of landing tab, you can't do anything.

          all you can do is: Report it to facebook.

        • Alexino
          March 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm

           same problem with my page, started 2 weeks ago. Tried to add a new page but there is also no possibility to change the landing page... :-(

  9. 123
    August 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    nope nothing seems to work.  In fact Facebook sucks!

    • Jay
      August 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      yup..fb has removed the option for those particular pages

      if u create  new page..you will get the option .

    • Bob
      October 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm

      Yeah, I have to agree. Just started using it for business and hate it. Can't understand what the fuss is about. I find the site really bland in appearance and the program unintuitive. I have to search for instructions on how to do / find most things instead of just working it out. G+ looks so much sleeker and is at least intuitive to use.

  10. Tina
    August 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Jonathan,

    were any of the answers above helpful? Please let us know whether you were able to change your landing page or whether that turned out to be impossible, indeed. Thank you!

    • Jay
      August 29, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      guys...i am Glad to know...what i wrote solved your problem partially..I
      think you have to have more than 10000 fans to get a default landing
      tab on that same old page...

      but you can also create a new page and invite all your fans to join the new page.as you get the landing tab option in new pages for sure...

      you just have to notify your fans about your new page from a post on your old page about the new page..

      you can also change your profile picture and put a text about the new page that reads "we have moved to ..."

  11. Jay
    August 24, 2011 at 4:59 am

    sorry for too many comments...this one is useful :)
    I found out that the pages I created saying
    "I am not the official person i am just making a community fan page"
    dont have the default page option..
    because i admin such two pages which I created back in 2010 and before

    ..but today if you create a page you don't face such problem...so i will say, create a new page..it will surely display the option.
    I don't think facebook will provide this option in those old pages...because they eliminated that option.

  12. Jay
    August 24, 2011 at 4:32 am

    this is the message from facebook in 2010 not sure it still applicable or not.

    "We apologize for not messaging this earlier. Facebook recently made a
    change requiring that Pages be authenticated before enabling the
    ability to set a landing tab beyond Wall or Info. To be eligible for
    authentication, a Page must have greater than 10k fans or the Page admin
    must work with their ads account manager. If you are already working
    with an account representative, please contact that representative to
    begin the authentication process. If you do not work with an account
    representative, you can use this contact form to inquire about working
    with an account representative.

    Also, for advertisers who don’t have a representative or 10k fans,
    and want to run ads and land users on a specific tab, you can still do
    so with standard Facebook ads by making their Destination URL as the URL
    incl. your tab. Unfortunately, this currently will not work with “Fan”
    ads."
     

    • VeraYingYang
      November 30, 2011 at 1:05 am

      Hi, I had the same problem and just found the SOLUTION!!!? You just have to log out and visit your page or google it, you'll see the change :-) It is explaned in a video called "How to change the default landing tab for a Facebook page" channel: handwebGood luck

      • Jay
        November 30, 2011 at 1:20 am

        thanks for the input but it is not the problem, i just watched the video, she has the default landing tab option when she edits the page.
        this question is by the people who does not have the option to set a d.l.tab.

        this happened to the pages which were created in a certain time period.
        they will have to get 10k fans, or something like admin should be ad account manager.

        but if you create a page today, you get the option to set a default landing tab.
         so anyone with this limited option, should create a new page and tell thier fans about the migration !

        what you said is: how to test the default landing tab change, which is possible only if you have this option :)

        I appreciate  your effort, keep exchanging the ideas !

  13. Jay
    August 24, 2011 at 3:38 am

    post the links of two of your pages..
    one that allows changing landing tab and the one that doesn't

  14. Jay
    August 24, 2011 at 3:38 am

    post the links of tho of your pages..
    one that allows changing landing tab and the one that doesn't

  15. J. Lockhart
    August 23, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Are we talking about Facebook groups or Facebook pages?

    For instance, I manage a private Facebook group for myself and my roommates, and there is absolutely no way to change the default landing tab. However, on my blog's Facebook page, I'm able to change it however I want. 

    There's no way to do this for groups as far as I know. You can pretty much only change the description, name, members, etc.

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