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Facebook Announces New Timeline Feature Is Now Available Worldwide

by Killian Bell | December 15, 2011December 15, 2011 5:17 am PDT

It’s been months since Facebook first announced its new Timeline feature, which began its rollout in New Zealand on December 7. If you weren’t one of the first to get it then, you should have it now, because the social network has just announced that Timeline is now available worldwide.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Timeline feature, it’s “an entirely new kind of profile” that does away with the traditional Facebook feel and presents your profile in a vertical timeline documenting your entire life on the social network. You, and visitors to your profile, can go back and look at everything you’ve ever posted.

On its blog, Facebook describes the new feature as “an easy way to rediscover the things you shared”:

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.

If you may have previously shared things that you don’t want people to see again, then Facebook says you have 7 days to review your timeline before anyone else can see it. Once you’re happy for it to go live, you can choose to publish your profile early, or leave it to go live automatically after the first week.

I’ve been using the Timeline feature for a number of months — after publishing a how-to on getting it early — and I think it’s great. Facebook users famously don’t enjoy major changes to the service, but I think that once you get used to it, you’ll agree that Timeline is a fantastic improvement over the old profile view.

What do you think of Timeline?

[via The Next Web]


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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