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Facebook from Scratch: How to make custom social media app tabs for Facebook (video tech tutorial)

There are a lot of ways to create functional, beautiful Facebook app tabs for your FB Page, but this is the fastest & easiest solution I've found–and for your social media apps like Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram, it's completely free.

In this video tech tutorial I will show you (in 10min!) how to set up social media app tabs using WooBox, and make them look super custom & professional.

(You’ll want to make this video large and possibly change the video quality so you can actually see what I’m doing.)

In order to make your app tabs beautiful, create some custom images using PicMonkey (here's a PicMonkey tutorial to get you started) or check out an online marketplace like Etsy for oodles of gorgeous, pre-designed tabs.

I hope this helps you create a Facebook Page you can be proud of : )

My “Facebook from Scratch” Page Report:
My Facebook page(see my page)

7 weeks ago (last report): 114 likes & 15 ‘talking about this'
This week: 153 likes & 42 ‘talking about this'

What I've done:

  • Hosted my first webinar (on creating your Facebook Page from scratch)
  • Began promotion for my first class, Facebook from Scratch: 6 weeks to a thriving FB Page

I’d love to hear from you

Do you have any custom tabs on your Facebook Page? What do you wish you could do with your app tabs?

Share your new, beautiful app tabs with us! Leave your Facebook page URL in the comments so we can check it out (& give it a like!). Let me know if you enjoyed this video tutorial, and please ask any questions you might have. (I read & respond to every single one.)

If you found this video tutorial useful, I’d love if you shared it with a fellow Facebook page owner who might want to create some custom app tabs for their social media profiles! And please share it on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ using the buttons right below : )

PS: If you are looking to go deeper, my brand-new class Facebook from Scratch is open for enrollment until Monday, November 4th!

6 weeks to a thriving Facebook page (Facebook from Scratch)

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>> In this free training you'll learn:

  • The number one mistake people make when it comes to their social media content
  • How to generate a month’s worth of content in a few short hours(using the same system I use AND teach my private clients)
  • What works (& what doesn’t) on Facebook and Twitter (with TONS of real examples)
  • How to automate this piece of your social media presence so it works hard getting you noticed while you’re busy doing other stuff

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8 Responses to Facebook from Scratch: How to make custom social media app tabs for Facebook (video tech tutorial)

  1. Linda November 1, 2013 at 14:00 #

    I’m so pleased to have found your site! You speak a language I can easily understand (!) and I shall go ahead and sort out my tabs, which have always been a bit of a mystery to me..

    Thanks, Jackie, for all your hard work, on our behalf!!

    • Jackie Johnstone November 1, 2013 at 14:07 #

      Thank you, Linda! I’m so glad you found this tutorial helpful — sometimes it’s nice to having someone walk us through things, eh? You are so welcome and let me know if you have any questions!

  2. Nicola November 14, 2013 at 23:35 #

    Thanks for this Jackie! I found it really helpful! Will go check out woobox now… :)

  3. Michele November 21, 2013 at 19:05 #

    This was awesome, thank you! I’d been looking for a tutorial like this.

  4. Stephanie February 20, 2014 at 19:31 #

    Hi Jackie,

    Thanks so much for the tutorial. I have an additional question about sharing the tab since you cannot see tabs on cell phones. There is an area to edit for sharing the tab, but I cannot get it to show what I have saved. I add a picture and text to show when I share the tab, but when I actually go to share it, I get a generic shared link. Do you have any idea what might be going on?

    Thanks again!

    • Jackie Johnstone February 21, 2014 at 21:41 #


      I’m not exactly sure what’s going on there BUT it might be a Facebook cache issue. You can force Facebook to reset the cached image and description for any link but putting it in the Facebook URL Debugger: (It’s a developer tool so all kinds of stuff is going to show up when you punch in your URL but just ignore it and go try sharing the link again.)

      Let me know if that doesn’t work and we’ll keep digging!

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