If you haven't seen them yet, get ready - changes are coming to Facebook (again).
Facebook's "What are you doing?"
The latest addition? When you click in the status update box to post to Facebook, in addition to options to indicate who you're with, where you are and when your post will appear on your Timeline, Facebook has added a new option: what you're doing.
The new option is designated by a smiley-face icon at the bottom of the status update box (like the others mentioned above, it only appears once you click inside the box to begin writing your post):
Once you click on the smiley face, you'll see a number of different options to respond to the question, "What are you doing?"
As you can see, each category has an arrow next to it which provides additional options. For example, clicking on the "feeling" section will bring up a menu of icons to choose from that express all different kinds of emotions. Similarly, clicking on "reading" will bring up a list of books. But you can also add your own by simply typing into the space that appears under the dotted line.
If you post in one of the categories such as reading" or "listening to" these items will also be added to your About section that corresponds to that activity.
As of this writing, you are restricted to one feeling or activity per post.
New Guidelines for Facebook Business Page Cover Photos
Facebook has also recently updated its guidelines for cover photos for Facebook Business Pages. Previously, Facebook restricted cover photos for businesses to prevent them from including contact information, pricing information or calls to action (such as "Contact us at: 555-1212" or "Download your free report here") as part of the cover photo.
The new guidelines simply say that your Business Page cover photo cannot include more than 20% text, and that text cannot be "deceptive, misleading, or infringe on anyone else’s copyright." And you cannot encourage others to upload your cover to their personal Timeline.
Facebook News Feed Changes
Facebook is also rolling out a new, less-cluttered version of News Feed. You'll have more options for filtering what you see in your Feed, and the experience across desktop and mobile applications will be more consistent. You can find out more about the new news feed here.