Facebook Overhauls Timeline With Emphasis On Apps and Cleaner Layout

by Paul Joseph on March 14, 2013 · 0 comments

Your Facebook Timeline is getting another makeover. After giving its News Feed a major revamp last week, Facebook has now unveiled a redesign for its beloved Timeline in order to give users a more organized profile. First and foremost, the new Timeline layout is less crowded, a change the big blue social network claims was implemented with the help of feedback from Facebook users. The most noticeable aspect of the new Timeline is it has a cleaner layout with all posts appearing on the right side of the timeline and photos, music and other recent activity will feature on the left. The new Facebook Timeline, which comes nearly a year and a half after the social network first debuted Timeline with a two-column layout begins rolling out to members today. Facebook said it’s now easier to organize the things you care about on your About page. Users can list favorite music, movies, TV shows and books in redesigned sections. If there is something that a friend has shared that you would like to add to your Interest lists, Facebook says that you need only click on the add [+] icon and it will be added to the appropriate section. Furthermore members can add individual app sections to Timeline to showcase activity from their favorite applications. For instance, if you are an avid Instagram user, you can dedicate a section of your Timeline to strictly Instagram photos taken by you. For developers, the Timeline now includes a new Open Graph tool  to simplify the setup process, while making it easier to preview News Feed stories and configure sections. Previously, only top-ranked Open Graph stories and aggregations would appear on timeline. Now, when someone adds an app section, it will appear in the same place until they edit the order or visibility. Facebook said the new profiles will gradually roll out to users and developers starting today. The social network did not mention  whether the revamped Timeline will be available for its mobile apps. I personally love the new Timeline as it has a breathing space on the page making it look less cluttered. Also it is easy to explore now as all your important domains like ‘friends’. ‘photo’s and ‘about’ are neatly categorized one below other. I wish these changes land on Android and iOS apps because at the end of the day we check Facebook mostly from our smartphones. Image Courtesy |  developers.facebook Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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