Facebook Timeline is probably the most exciting change to hit user profiles in a long time. So it’s no surprise that team Zuckerberg was saving it for the f8 Developer Conference in San Francisco. The new feature is like this digital scrapbook of everything Facebook members have ever been guilty of doing on the SNS.
A post on the official Facebook blog has been waxing eloquent on how user profiles have evolved from very basic to what it looks like currently. With Timeline, the focus is shifting from what members are doing at present to everything kind of activity they’ve ever engaged in on the website. This includes updates and other content posted to their statuses.
The point being made is that most of the stuff users share on Facebook tends to vanish as more updates such as things they were tagged in or notifications get added to their profile page. The only way to view content shared previously is to hit ‘Older Posts’ placed at the bottom of the page over and over again.
With Timeline, users can share and highlight posts, photos or events which matter to them. At the top of this section sits a ‘cover’, the first thing visitors to the concerned Timeline see. Additionally, social apps which let other people view what a friend is up to as well as shared content from the concerned user’s private activity log can be added to this section.
Although the newly introduced apps may already be dropped into the Facebook Timeline, members will be able to publish it only after a few weeks.