The Facebook Timeline is here! Months after Facebook’s initial Timeline announcement the Timeline is finally available to everyone.
Timeline allows you to turn your Facebook profile into a virtual scrapbook. Alongside your likes, friends and list of places you’ve visited, Facebook is giving you an interactive timeline, onto which you can post the story of your life. Mike Wise, CBS News
June 2012 Update: New Facebook users have a 30 days wait before they can get the Timeline. Old user? You can update from any of the prompts on your personal profile and news feed or follow the update directions below. If you are not logged in, the green button on the Introducing Timeline page will read Log in. Only logged in users will see the green button as Get Timeline.
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Why wait for the notification to pop up on your screen? Here is how to change your profile to the new Facebook Timeline today:
Login into your Facebook account and then follow this link: http://www.facebook.com/about/timeline. To upgrade your profile to Timeline click the Get Timeline button. To learn more about the major new components of Timeline scroll the page or click the buttons.
Your Cover: Choose one of your album photos or upload a new one for this large banner image. The cover photo must be at least 720 pixels wide to fill the space. The actual image size is 851 x 315 pixels. After you have selected a photo you can click on it to make adjustments.
Your Stories: Feature your favorite stories by clicking the Star to make them widescreen. You decide which stories appear on your Timeline. Click the pencil to edit, hide or remove stories.
Your Apps: Facebook’s new social apps make it easy to share the things you love with your friends. Use the Spotify app to put the music you are listening to on your timeline so friends can listen along.
Once you have your Timeline installed click the new Activity Log button to review the posts on your Timeline. All your previous posts will display in a list that you can quickly scroll through and delete or hide posts you don’t want to appear on your Timeline.
Important Note: Once you have upgraded to Timeline you cannot roll back to the old profile style. Facebook will be replacing the old profile style with the Timeline for all users as soon as the end of December.
Seven Days to Public
Once you upgrade to Timeline you will have seven private days to review and put your Timeline in order. No will be able to see your timeline until the end of the seven-day review period at which point it will go “live” and become public.
Timeline is also available on Android devices as well as the mobile version of Facebook – m.facebook.com.
- Facebook Help Center’s Timeline Guide: A New Kind of Profile
- Inside Facebook’s How to Use the Facebook Timeline: A Complete Walk-Through of the Redesigned Profile
- Mashable’s: Facebook Timeline: The Complete Guide
Get the new Facebook timeline today! I’ve had mine for a few months now and I am surprised at how much I enjoy it.
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