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What Is The Facebook Timeline?

Last updated 6 years ago

Many of us know our Facebook profiles well with the wall, photos, and more, but the social media giant has just released news about our Facebook profile: say goodbye to your Facebook profile and say hello to Facebook Timeline

Facebook Timeline is your Facebook profile transformed.  Facebook Timeline is an online story book of your life including your status updates, wall posts, photo albums, and additional features, too. 

Luckily for you, Mashable recently spoke to a Facebook spokesperson about the new Facebook Timeline, so your transition will be seamless.  Here are some takeaways from their discussion.

  1. There is not an exact date for when the Facebook Timeline roll out will be complete, but you can expect the transition to occur within the next few weeks.
  2. Facebook Timeline will replace everything; you cannot go back to your old Facebook profile once the roll out is complete.
  3. To prepare for your upcoming Facebook Timeline transition, first select a cover photo.  This photo will be the center photo of your new profile, so choose wisely.  Your cover photo is not your Facebook profile picture, by the way.  Second, you should work on your activity log, which represents all of your activity in Facebook in addition to activity from apps or websites you use as well.  Think of your activity log like your content hub where you can approve or disapprove what gets posted on your profile and what doesn’t.

Have you transitioned to the new Facebook Timeline yet?  If so, do you like it or not?  Share your feedback in a comment!

About Alan Moore: Alan is an Internet Marketing Consultant with ReachLocal Baltimore.  His mission is to help you increase your revenues and decrease unproductive advertising expenses through proven, online marketing strategies.  He manages over $1.4 million in annual marketing budgets and has worked with local businesses, agencies and the US government.  Give him a call at (877)655-3438 to schedule a free consultation.




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