Whether you like it or not, the change is coming and Facebook has announced that the Facebook timeline will be rolled out to all 800 million users over the next few weeks. But don’t worry you will have 7 days to edit any information you don’t want out in the public domain once it is rolled out or from whenever you opt in to the new timeline prior to roll out.
If you haven’t yet opted to move to the timeline you will be notified at the top of your home page when it arrives on your account.
So what is Facebook Timeline anyway?
Well Facebook says its an easy way to rediscover the things you have shared. It is also an easy way to pin point those special times in your life like, when you were born, when you graduated from high school, got engaged, married and more.
The ‘Introducing the Facebook Timeline’ page walks you through the key features, this includes; your cover, your stories and your apps. When you first move over to Timeline your profile will be pre-populated with some of your top photos and stories and you are free to hide or highlight whatever you like.
Reassuringly only the people who you originally shared your content with can see what’s on your Facebook Timeline but you can also go back and change those settings if need be. Facebook has not stated when they will be rolling out the timeline for professional and business pages so you have some time before you have to sort that out too! (That’s if they do at all)
If you use your personal profile to build relationships for your business then there are some cool tips over at Copy Blogger in Andrea Vahl’s 4 Simple Steps to a Facebook Timeline that tells your marketing story. I would advise you to check it out. I have to say I haven’t done all I can with my Timeline yet. But being the ‘creative’ I am I can’t wait to design my front cover.
Check out these cool Facebook Timeline Covers for some inspiration.
You can see some other creative covers here
To Your Success,
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