Facebook is getting creative to manage the COVID-19 crisis. The company announced a number of initiatives to help businesses use the platform to facilitate better communication around the coronavirus pandemic.
If you have a business that is impacted by COVID-19 and it is changing its hours, then you can update your Facebook page with temporary service changes or temporary closures. Additionally, you can also pin a post to the top of your page’s timeline.
How To Publish Hours Updates and Service Changes
To make the changes:
- Go to the Settings page.
- Click on Edit Page Info on the left side of your page.
- Scroll down to Update Temporary Changes.
- Indicate the changes or choose other options under “Open with Service Changes.”
- Click Save Changes.
Where Will the Changes Show Up?
All of the changes will reflect on your Facebook page itself, page reviews, search results, and curated lists of local resources on Facebook.
With armies of people now mandated to telework due to the COVID-19 outbreak, these initiatives by Facebook are a modest effort to help businesses get proper COVID messaging to their communities and their customers.