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Today I learned something new thanks to the Social Media Manager at O’Brien Auto Group, Dane Brooks. He had turned to me for answers on how-to turn off the “Also On” feature that is now displaying on Facebook Pages. This feature is so new, that it had me scratching my head wondering how to respond, so I looked under applications and found nothing to match what was showing on his Facebook Page. Then I suggested turning off “Instant Personalization” to ensure that sites Facebook collaborated with was not automatically showing up on his business’s Facebook Page and that still did not provide a solution.

As Dane and I scrambled to find the answers, and I ready to bunker down and do the research, Dane, finds the solution and informs me of one of the many changes Facebook has made, yet again. As Dane so kindly passed the answer on to me, I will now pay it forward to you.

How-To Turn off “Also On” Feature on Facebook Pages

Note: You must have admin access to change this feature on a page.

1. Click “Edit Page”

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2. Click “Basic Information”

3. Uncheck the “Widgets” Box

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In just three simple steps, you can remove the “Also On” feature that is automatically set as a default on Facebook. The sites it does show are some whom are partner sites and can be beneficial for your business, such as Yelp.  However, since Facebook does not allow you to select which sites you want showing under the “Also On” feature it might show sites you wish not to share and therefore you may want to turn off this feature depending on your preferences.

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I wish to thank Dane Brooks for asking me the question in the first place and ultimately providing the solution. As Dane clearly does, it is imperative to stay up-to-date with what is happening on your business’s Facebook page and to question features you may notice change. Kudos to Dane and O’Brien Auto Group for remaining informed regarding their Facebook Page and for being attentive to notice any changes that occur to their page, just another example of excellent Social Media behavior!

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Written by Erin Ryan
+Erin Ryan is a writer for various Social Media & Tech blogs and currently works as the Director of Social Media for the Internet Marketing Company, Wikimotive. Erin has a keen understanding of the power of Social Media for business and fervently stays up-to-date. Creator and head editor of Socialeyezer She enjoys finding the latest in social media, tech and geek culture. Erin often expresses her thoughts and opinions on TheErinRyan. Connect through Erin Ryan's About.me Profile