Beginning in January 2012, the service transitioned to something g called Facebook timeline, which presents information in a more scattered, curated format. Therefore, as an online magazine, it is centered on the user which will tell other users of what you really are. More so, this tells a specific story about you by means of pictures, comments, and posts to give a glimpse of your personality.
Furthermore, this is one of the first optional services from Facebook. Subsequently, Facebook has to make a new format, prompting users to move to the new one. However, this is not a compulsory state as it was optional but soon it became mandatory for Facebook users.
Particularly, for some while, Facebook has been bringing out some timeline features in their new Facebook Update. Basically, the F8 Facebook developer conference was where they first introduce the feature. Therefore, users can as well move to the new timeline update when they wish to. Up till this date, this is one of Facebook ambitious projects ever.
More so, it is said to be the Facebook users digital scrapbook. Therefore, this feature has the ability to save a user’s life history on the platform. Especially stuffs like date of birth to the users present day. Also, users can review older posts easily.
Facebook Timeline Basics
To switch your profile to Timeline on your own, visit www.facebook.com/timeline and click the “Get It Now” button.
Particularly, after a user makes the switch, Facebook immediately transfers the user to a new Timeline page. At this point, only you can see your new TimeLine –all your Facebook friends will see your old profile design.
Therefore, the day the user updates his or her timeline [or from the day that Facebook switches you], the user will only have a week to keep any changes. This includes deleting of old posts, adding life events and more. Furthermore, this process is before your new profile goes to live for your friends to see.
Facebook Timeline Updates: New Features
Therefore, there are a number of new features and component that you will discover once you access the Facebook Timeline update. here are the few of the important ones:
- Inline privacy control: When you update your status, you will notice a drop-down menu that shows exactly who is sharing a post with public, Friends, Only Me or Custom. Therefore, when a user changes the settings, it will remain the way you set it for future posts until you change it again. Also, you can position status for certain lists.
- Navigating Timeline: There are two easy ways you can revisit your posts. First, you can choose a year by clicking on the Timeline slider on the right side of your screen, then drill down by month. Furthermore, you can start by clicking the options behind your name and the next the “Activity Log”.
Therefore, with your Activity Log, you can sort your past posts by everything from only items you post. Also, posts by others, comments, notes, likes, info updates and more. This comes in handy when you are deciding what you want to keep on your Timeline.
Facebook Life Event Post
- Adding “Life Events”: just above your inline privacy controls in a new option- “Life Event” just as you can share a status or photo with your friends. Users can as well input their Timeline by highlighting events from your past. Such as previous jobs, family and relationships, location moves, travel and more. After you choose a category to update, you will be brought to a form to fill in your details:
- The location.
- Who you were with.
- The date.
- Photos and privacy settings for who can see this life event.
- Highlight Major Matters: Particularly, as part of Timeline’s more visual interface, you are able to denote which posts deserve more prominence and which are less important, which is reflected in the size of the post.