Facebook is Changing Your Timeline…Again

March 15, 2013
By   Jen McDonnell
Category   Social Media

The news feed isn’t the only section of Facebook about to go through major changes. Earlier this week, Facebook announced yet another round of modifications to personal timeline pages. Timelines are soon going to be reorganized, with the left half of the page displaying your activities, and the right half devoted to your most recent posts/photos/status updates.

“We heard from you that the current timeline layout is sometimes hard to read,” explained Facebook in their announcement. The new timeline will boast a cleaner look, as it will separate your posts from your likes, friends, third-party applications, etc. As well, your posts will now be consistent with the updated news feed’s larger image format.

Facebook Timeline

In keeping with Facebook’s move to Graph Search (which allows you to create searches around what your friends are liking and sharing), there is now greater emphasis on your “activity.” Your new timeline will allow you to better display the movies and TV shows you’re watching, the music you’re listening to, and the books you’re reading (or want to read). These redesigned widgets will allow you to better interact with your friends’ activity, as well. For example, if you see a book your friend is reading, you can click the + icon and add it to the Books section on your own timeline.

Facebook Timeline books

Your new timeline will also feature redesigned areas for your third-party apps, allowing you to better showcase your activity on sites like Flixster, Netflix and Instagram.

Facebook Timeline Instagram

Facebook will slowly be rolling out the timeline changes in the coming weeks. Timelines on business pages are not expected to change…yet.


Facebook Graph Search news feed social media Timeline


Jen McDonnell

Jen is Reshift Media's VP of Content and Social Media. She worked in online journalism for a decade before transitioning to content and social media strategy.

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