Setting your Welcome Tab as the Default View of your Facebook Fan Page

After creating a custom welcome tab for your Facebook fan page, a couple more steps are required if you’d prefer that tab to be the default landing tab for your new visitors.

Please note: Your Wall is always be the default view for existing “Likers”; this is Facebook’s policy.

If you are a visual learner, check out our short How To video.

For those who prefer written instructions:

How to set your Welcome Tab as your Fan Page Default Tab

  1. From your fan page, click “Edit Page“.
  2. Under the Manage Permissions section, select the name of your custom tab from the Default Landing Tab drop-down menu.
  3. Save changes.
Once you return to your fan page view, click the Edit link under your profile photo on the left sidebar. You can then drag and drop your Welcome tab to the top of the list of apps to make it more prominent. Be sure to click Save when you are done.

Have you built your custom Welcome tab yet?


  1. Missy @ Wonder, Friend

    I was just thinking about this yesterday – you guys read my mind! This weekend I’m going to set up my Welcome Page. Thanks!

  2. Amy ~ Eat. Live. Laugh. Shop.

    I had created a welcome page a month or so ago (when you told me to), but had not set it as my default. Duh! Thanks for the quick tip!

  3. Robin @ Farewell, Stranger

    Yes! Thanks to you. 🙂 I had also made it my default.

    Great articles – you’re on fire. So helpful. Keep going!

  4. Elena

    Great tutorial! I haven’t done a welcome landing page yet. Still undecided, but if I do, I’ll definitely know where to look for tips! What I want to know is why hasn’t the hubs “liked” your page yet. Just kidding. 😉

  5. Lisa

    Thank you for this great explanation. I went back to my facebook page to make sure I had mine set up correctly.

  6. Grumpy Grateful Mom

    I appreciated this post! You made it very simple. I still need to create a welcome page, but bookmarked this page for when I do!

  7. Leighann

    So Great!!
    Thank you for this! It was so easy to do!

  8. Felipe

    Hi guys, i’m wondering why i in my “Manage Permision” section can’t choose landing tab. There’s no droplist to select one.
    I’ve created an app in facebook developers wich get a html file to use a landing page. Everything looks fine, but i’m unable to select default tab.

    This is the url of the fan page landing tab i need to setup.

    Plese give me a hand on it.

    thanks, a lot. Felipe from Chile.

  9. Julie

    There is not a default landing drop tab in my manage permissions… Am I looking in the wrong place? Thanks!

    • Admin

      Unfortunately, Facebook discontinued this ability after it rolled out the Timeline. It’s a big bummer for all those fan page admins who directed non-fans through their welcome tab!


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