Facebook is in the process of actively phasing out several “default” applications including the Discussions app.
While most pages doe not utilize “Discussions”, because it’s hard to manage, lacks notifications and takes away from the page visibility (EdgeRank)… some pages depend on it!
Now, there’s a nice Facebook Discussions app replacement, called “Forums for Pages“.
“Forum for Pages” is a is a fairly well suited replacement for the Facebook Discussions app.
It’s important to note that because it IS a non-default application that any fan that wants to write on it will need to approve the app and that because engagements on it are within the app (as was the case with Discussions) that it will not improve EdgeRank and will not display in your fans (and friends of fans) tickers and news feeds.
One really cool point is that if you still currently have a Discussions app with content in it, this application can import that Discussions data so you will not lose it when Facebook removes the Discussion app.
Check it out and let me know what you think!
Are you using discussions or forums in your community building either on Facebook or elsewhere?
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