Finally the waiting is over. Facebook today announced that Timeline is now available for everyone worldwide.
Timeline is a new type of profile page which allows users to add any information they feel worth sharing with friends or public like when they born, when they graduated and many more. Not only adding major life events you can also add any special memories at certain point of your life. Unlike other traditional way of managing your social networking profile, Timeline offers a slite different way to manage and showcase your profile.
Facebook announced Timeline in September 2011 at Facebook f8 conference. Since then it was available for Facebook developers to write and test their new applications which targets this new feature. Dreamsrain has provided steps to activate Timeline for other users. Many of our readers activated the Timeline and most of them deactivated. Recently officially started roll out of Timeline and the first to get was New Zealand. Facebook Timeline is getting mixed feedback from users. Major concern with Timeline is privacy. As Timeline encourages users to add lot of information of their life may lead to identity theft.
Users need to be more careful from now onwards when they are adding any information to their Facebook profile. Activity log feature lets users easily manage what should appear on Timeline. You can also use impersonation feature to find out how your Timeline appears for your friends and public.
How to activate Facebook Timeline now
Soon Facebook automatically pushes it for everyone but if you cant wait to see what Timeline is all about then just follow the simple steps listed below.
Click on Get Timeline button located at bottom right side of the Timeline introduction page.
You will be taken to your Timeline page with a greeting on top of the page. You can modify your Timeline then publish.
From the day you activated Timeline it wont be visible for your friends for 7 days. Facebook is giving 7 days grace period to let users to manage their Timeline before others can see it. Once you finished reviewing and modifying the Timeline you can publish it anytime or Facebook automatically publishes it after the 7 days grace period.
When Facebook Timeline available for brand pages?
Currently Facebook Timeline is not available for brand pages. Facebook want to first focus on individuals but they will look forward to think on how they can bring same experience. There is no official statement from Facebook on Timeline for brand pages but eventually Facebook will introduce.
Based on the internals of Timeline, it will benefit brands more than individuals. Companies can deeply customise the pages and let users learn about the history of the companies.
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