For many of us, we jumped on the Timeline Bandwagon about a month ago. For those that haven’t yet…whether not too excited about it, forget to change it…or maybe not a frequent enough user… Facebook has announced that the Timeline changes will start now and the remaining balance of 800 million personal profile pages will happen over the “next few weeks.”
Facebook users will be informed of the change at the top of their profile page after signing in to the new Timeline. Users will then will have seven days to ‘clean’ up their page with the new look, add photos, and edit/ delete anything…before their page is shown in the new Timeline look. If you feel overwhelmed with this or would like to see if you’re editing everything, here is a guide, to help walk you through the process.
Last September, CEO Mark Zuckerberg made this annoucement at the f8 Developer’s Conference, “We wanted to make Timeline a place you were proud to call your home. Timeline is a completely new aesthetic for Facebook.”
Why forcing the change now? All about timing for Facebook as last week, announced the kickoff of additional Open Graph applications. These applications combine the activities that Facebook users both on the social network and offline. Whether a user is watching their favorite tv reality show, listening to their favorite band on Spotify or reading a great article that you’d like to share, your Facebook friends will be able to see all of this… and then join in, if they would like. The key component for making this happen and linking this together… is Timeline. Makes sense. I’m surprised it took this long for the whole Timeline change but Facebook is officially ready.
Some LOVE it… while some don’t really care for it and want the old Facebook back. Not happening. Takes time to adjust to the new settings but we will all be used to the new changes before long.