Did Facebook Change Its Layout for Pages From 3 Columns to 2?

No: It was just a bug

A cleaner look for Facebook pages? - Credit by Social Pro Daily/Facebook
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Facebook appeared to have quietly swapped out its three-column layout for pages in favor of a cleaner, two-column look, but there was a reason for the quiet: The change was caused by a bug.

Steven Musil of CNET was one of the first to report on the different layout, and the Social Pro Daily Facebook page featured the same look Wednesday morning.

The Social Pro Daily Facebook page with two columns
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However, a Facebook spokesperson said, “We recently experienced a bug that impacted the way pages were displayed on desktop when searching for a page. This bug has been fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

Last August, the social network implemented a host of updates to pages on its flagship mobile applications with a focus on local businesses, including replacing the reviews section with a revamped recommendations section, giving calls to action more prominent placement and enabling pages to share Stories.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.