Facebook rolls out Timeline globally, the changes arrive quickly on Android

Facebook rolls out Timeline globally, the changes arrive quickly on Android
Facebook Timeline has finally gone live and this time you’ve had plenty of time to prepare psychologically for the huge change. The visual overhaul makes pretty much everything in Facebook larger and easier to tap, and is now available across the globe. 

This time, the social network is more careful rolling out such a huge update - it’s giving users a 7-day trial period before everyone of your friends starts seeing the timeline of your life in this new way. Plenty of time to untag, delete and tweak, isn’t it?

You can also promote some events or activities which you’re especially proud about, and hide others you’d wish not everyone sees. And hey, even Britney Spears has it already, though we won't judge whether that's an incentive to update or not.

To activate Facebook Timeline go the the Timeline page (external link) and hit the “Get timeline” button in the bottom.

Now, in terms of the mobile experience, you can still log in to the website and see the Timeline, but an update to the Facebook app for Android has already rolled out and it’s prettier than just the web UI. The old homescreen is now nowhere to be seen and you’re treated with a brand new sidebar. You also have a different messaging app, but this time you might not like the change that much - the novelty seems to be that you don’t see when someone is typing. 

How do you like the changes? Don’t hesitate to unleash your rage / excitement / indifference in the comments section below!

source: Facebook via SlashGear



1. PatrickFHam

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

"has went" in the first sentence. Kills me. And it's a run-on. Aaaaanyways.... Timeline is cool. I'm just ready to hear EVERYBODY complaining about it all the time. "Why don't they just leave it alone. Facebook changes, like, every week!" Blablabla.

2. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

I LOVE THE NEW MOBILE APP!!! much much better and user friendly. more like the website with the "notifications, friend requests and messages" icons at the top. and the sidebar for all the things such as events ect really really makes it easy to FULLY navigate facebook via the app. its just android so far? o well. sucks for iphone users. ull get it soon tho.

3. jaabubby

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

I don't see the problem if one just sets up the proper security on their account and use "lists" to control access. My timeline isn't divulging anything more than what I already allow to be seen. I think it's pretty neat.

4. maork

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

Check out Cover Photo Magic athttps://apps.facebook.com/coverphotomagic It’s a Facebook App that will allow you to create a personal unique cover, based on photos from your FB albums. Over 200 pre-designed templates. NOT the common cover wallpaper app.

5. gaby1451

Posts: 119; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I just hope this new Timeline feature is voluntary. Personally, I think it reveals too much information even if one has control over it. I'll be sticking with the current profile set up thank you very much.

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