After months of slow, gradual rollout, Facebook Timeline is now available to all users.
The Timeline is a radical redesign of Facebook’s user info page, introduced at Facebook’s F8 conference in September 2011. Instead of merely listing your interests and personal info, the Timeline shows a detailed overview of your life on Facebook, with the ability to check out what you’ve been out to at a particular point in time.
Timeline comes with a new tool called the Activity Log, which enables you to finely tune what appears on your Timeline; you can “promote” a post to featured status, you can hide it from the Timeline or delete it altogether.
Like all major Facebook redesigns, Timeline was greeted with a fair share of criticism. Some users were concerned about Facebook’s request that users add even more personal info, as well as the fact that Timeline makes this info easily accessible, which could lead to identity theft.
The good news is that Facebook is implementing a seven day grace period, where you can review anything that appears on the timeline and decide whether or not you want anyone to see it. However, once you upgrade to Timeline, that new profile will “go live” at the end of the seven-day review period.
As of today, Timeline will also be available on Android devices as well as the mobile version of Facebook – m.facebook.com.
1. View All Your Timeline Content
Facebook's mysterious algorithm decides which stories will showcase on your Timeline.
However, it also includes half-hidden posts. Posts that are marked on your Timeline, but not displayed, are noted by a blue dot on the central line. You can view these posts by clicking on the individual blue dots.
A quicker method is to click on the three blue dots underneath each year. This gives you the option to view all stories within that year.
Facebook Timeline Now Available to Everyone
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 13:20:07 GMT