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Facebook Timeline: A New Kind of Profile Goes Live Across the World

Facebook Timeline, an entirely new kind of profile now available everywhere. To get timeline, simply go to the Introducing Timeline page and click “Get It Now.” Or you can wait until you see an announcement at the top of your profile.

Starting today, timeline will also be available on Android and m.facebook.com, blogged Facebook.

“Timeline gives you an easy way to rediscover the things you shared, and collect your most important moments. It also lets you share new experiences, like the music you listen to or the miles you run.”

Facebook Timeline Now Available Across the Globe

Here are the Timeline features:

  • 7-day review period
    “When you upgrade to timeline, you’ll have seven days to review everything that appears on your timeline before anyone else can see it. You can also choose to publish your timeline at any time during the review period. If you decide to wait, your timeline will go live automatically after seven days. Your new timeline will replace your profile, but all your stories and photos will still be there,” informs Facebook.

    If you want to see how your timeline appears to other people, click the gear menu at the top of your timeline, and select “View As.” You can choose to see how your timeline appears to a specific friend or the public.

    Facebook Timeline: 7-day review period

  • Feature or hide stories
    As you explore your timeline, you may see stories that you want to feature, “to feature something on your timeline, roll over the story and click the star to expand it to two columns,” Facebook explained.

    And, to hide or remove some stuff from your timeline, you can click the pencil to hide, delete or edit a post. Use the privacy dropdown to adjust who can see any of your posts. You can even select “Only Me” for posts you want to keep but don’t want others to see.

    Facebook Timeline: Hide or Show stories

  • See all your activity
    Now you can access a new tool called “Activity Log,” is a place where you can review all your posts and activity, from today back to when you first started using Facebook. Only you can see your activity log.

    “You’ll see two dropdown menus next to each story in your activity log. The first lets you see and adjust the privacy of a post. The second lets you decide if you want the post to appear on your timeline. You can feature, hide or delete any of your posts,” said Facebook.

    To quickly find a certain type of story, click the “All” dropdown at the top of your activity log and select what you’re looking for. For example, you can choose to see only photos or posts from apps.

    Facebook Timeline: Activity log

Here is the video introducing Timeline — a new kind of Facebook Profile:

Update 12/15: Mobile Timeline is now available on touch devices using m.facebook.com, and Facebook for Android (version 1.8.1).

“Mobile timeline starts with your unique cover photo. As you scroll down, you’ll see your posts, photos and life events as they happened, back to the day you were born. Photo albums and other posts are horizontally swipeable, so you can quickly view multiple photos or posts inline without leaving timeline. You can also swipe through the views at the top of your timeline to navigate to your map, photos, subscribers and more,” blooged Facebbok.

Making stories more visual
Your posts now appear in several different ways on your mobile timeline. The photos you share are bigger, and friends you’re with and places you visit appear on a map.

Mobile Facebook Timeline Facebook Mobile Timeline

Facebbok Mobile Timeline on Android

Mobile Facebook Timeline: Making stories more visual Mobile Timeline on Android

Facebook Mobile Timeline on Android

Earlier last week, Facebook app for Android received an updated includes:

  • Photos and albums are up to two times faster than the previous Android app. It’s also easier to share photos, view comments and edit captions on the go.

    Facebook app for Android: View photos with tags, comments and likes

  • Your messages and notifications are now at the top of your screen. You can respond to friends and stay updated without leaving the page you’re on.

    Facebook for Android: Get notifications and messages at the top of every screen

  • You can quickly access your News Feed, Groups, games and apps from the new left-hand menu. The features you use most are now at your fingertips.

    Facebook Android App: Use the left-hand menu to get around

You can download Facebook for Android on Android Market.

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