Change default tab in Facebook page

Learn how to customize the default tab in your facebook pageAfter you have created custom tabs on your Facebook page, you might want to change the default Facebook setting, that controls which of the available tabs on your page that’s initially displayed to your visitors.

The good news is, that although this important functionality is hidden a little too good according to my taste, changing the default tab is very easy in Facebook.

Changing default tab in Facebook

To change default tab in Facebook, simply go to the page that you administrates and click on the “”Edit Page” link in the left column.

edit page link in faceboook

Next, click “Edit” under “Wall settings”

Edit the wall setting in Facebook

Under “Wall settings”, unfold the menu “Default Landing Tab for Everyone Else”.

When this menu is unfolded, you can select which of the available tabe for your Facebook page that should be displayed by default when someone visits your page.

how to change the default tab in facebook

And then you’re done.

If you want to test how it works, try accessing your page when you’re logged in as a another user.


The combination of custom tabs, and customized start page in Facebook can be a quick and powerful way of lifting your Facebook presence to a new level.

The best thing is that you can complete both tasks within 30 minutes.

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Jørgen Nicolaisen has been passionately interested in everything online since 1995. His experience is based on working with small hobby projects as well as high volume websites. Jørgen is currently focused on the PHP based programming framework - Codeigniter, and WordPress naturally

One Reply to Change default tab in Facebook page

  1. Alex says:

    The above is no more valid.. after the layout changed – now there is no ability to change the tab using the above method. Do you know how that is possible with the new system/layouts?


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