Monday, 25 June 2012

How to Unpublish Your Facebook Fan Page

Are you managing a Facebook fan page? Yeah your Facebook fans gather around your Facebook page and see what's new happening over there. Sometimes you may wanna make few changes to your page, such as editing basic information, changing page name or adding applications to your page. In
such scenario, you may need Facebook users out from your Facebook page or just wanna make sure it's inaccessible until you done with a process on it. Hmm.... If you need you can post a message that your page is going through a maintenance in such period of time. But still they can access your page. Wouldn't it better if you can make your Facebook page inaccessible from public?

Why You Need to Make Your Fan Page Inaccessible?

Changing basic information and settings doesn't take much time. But in some scenarios if you are adding applications to your fan page, you may have to spend lot of time with the application to customize it before enable accessing for public. Eventhough you are busy with customization, meantime users land on your page may try to access them even you are not done with them. Also sometimes you may wanna edit content or remove application from your page without further commenting or accessing. Or if you have got a fresh page that should post from scratch, you may wanna synchronize posts to your wall before showing it to public. Further you may have got similar situations.

Let's Unpublish...

Are you aware of seeing your fan page before commit all changes? Then you might have to notify your users to not to access your page in such time period. isn't it? Nope. You can do it easily without passing any messages around. Facebook allows you to unpublish your page from users until you done with changes to your page. By unpublishing, your page will be invisible for external users and users who liked your page too. At that state, only administrators will be able to see their fan page with the indication of your page visibility. So if you are hoping to do any major change on your fan page, you will find this option really awesome and it will prevent you from seeing ongoing changes by other users.


1. Sign in to your Facebook account.

2. Navigate to your Facebook page.

3. Find Admin Panel on top of page.

4. Click on Edit Page on drop down menu.

5. Now select Manage Permissions.

6. Navigate to Page Visibility setting and tick on Unpublish page option.

7. Now click Save Changes button.

Note: Once your page switched to unpublish state, you will see following notification on top of your cover.

More Information:

* To publish your page again, click on publish this page link on the notification bar or follow same steps above and untick Unpublish page option.


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