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Facebook announced plans in October 2009 to remove application boxes and application info sections from Facebook "Profiles" and "Pages"... as well as reduce the width of each application "Tab" to optimize them for a new User Profile and Facebook Page format.
Facebook will be moving forward with these changes the week of August 23, 2010.
The Facebook team wants to help Social Media Marketers such as car dealers understand what they can expect from the new profile and page format.
According to Facebook, the Profile/Page design and layout changes are based on requests from developers. Facebook's technical team has committed to the following plans as a means of ensuring a smooth transition:
These updates are designed to simplify navigation for Facebook Profile users and Page Admins, reduce complexity for FBML social media marketing app developers, and enable Facebook to build the next generation of tools for growing your dealership's business using Facebook Pages and Advertising. Facebook states that they will share more of their plans for the Facebook Profile and Page Roadmap in the coming weeks.
(Fran Larkin, a Facebook Platform product marketing manager, is busy updating the Facebook Profile and Page Roadmap.)