Facebook Begins Timeline Rollout

Posted December 6th, 2011 by AWS and filed in RSS Feeds

Facebook has announced that it has begun rolling out the new timeline to users, starting with New Zealand. Prior to this announcement, the updated Facebook profile was only available to developers.

According to an updated post on the Facebook blog:

We announced Timeline in September and made it available to developers building apps on our platform. Since then, over a million people have signed up for the developer beta to access Timeline. The feedback weve received so far has been invaluable. Starting today, we are making Timeline more widely available as we measure speed and other types of performance. Well begin by making it available to people in New Zealand and then roll it out more broadly in the near future.

As you read there, Facebook will be rolling out the timeline in more areas soon, but there is no timetable at the moment.

For those of you who arent familiar with the Facebook timeline, here is the official description:

Timeline is wider than your old profile, and its a lot more visual. The first thing youll notice is the giant photo right at the top. This is your cover, and its completely up to you which of your photos you put here.

As you scroll down past your cover, youll see your posts, photos and life events as they happened in time. You choose whats featured on your timeline. You can star your favorites to double their size or hide things altogether.

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