Facebook Insights Gets A Makeover

Facebook Page owners, rejoice: Facebook Insights, the social network’s analytics dashboard for public Pages, is getting a makeover. A small, random group of beta testers will get access to the new desktop design on Wednesday, with a broader rollout to follow at an unspecified date.The new design is simpler, cleaner and more intelligible. Stats that were previously rolled in together (i.e., “People Talking About This”) have been broken down into separate charts that allow Page owners to individually measure the reach and engagement (likes, comments, clicks and shares) of individual posts. Additional charts make it easier for users to see what kinds of posts — say, those with videos, or ones targeted to certain groups — have better reach or more positive engagement than others. Owners can also now break down demographic behavior on individual posts to see, for example, if one was their Pages are better at engaging women ages 18 to 24, or men older than 65.

No changes are being made to the Page Insights export or API for now, Gayln Burke, a product marketing manager for Facebook, told Mashable in a phone interview Tuesday. Once Facebook has taken and incorporated feedback from the beta testing period, Insights will be rolled out to other Page owners, but Burke could not confirm whether that would happen before the end of the year.

For a visual overview of the changes, check out the before and after screenshots below.

Old overview tab:


New overview tab:


Old post analysis:


New post analysis:


New “people engaged” tab (by demographic):


Images courtesy of Mashable, Facebook


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