New Facebook Timeline Rolls Out
(NEW YORK) — Remember that redesigned Facebook Timeline we saw a few months ago? That’s what your new Timeline is going to look like soon.
On Wednesday, Facebook announced a redesigned version of its Timeline, and unlike Graph Search or the new News Feed, it started to roll out to everyone on Wednesday. Facebook’s Malorie Lucich confirmed to ABC News that all Facebook users will have it in the next two weeks.
So what’s different about it? First, it’s a bit more organized. While your posts and events used to be scattered across the two-column view, now they will be larger and stacked in order on the right column. Everything else, including boxes that house your photos, about information, and “likes” of music, movies, books, etc. will live on the left side of the screen.
A big part of the redesign is around the content and the apps that you like. You can “favorite” different movies, books, music and they will be added to that left rail.
“If you’re a movie buff, you can add your favorites to your movies section or use apps like Flixster and Netflix to share what you’re watching,” Facebook’s Rose Yao wrote on Facebook’s blog Wednesday afternoon. The integration comes just as Netflix has announced its social watching tools, which allow you to see what your friends have been watching.
You can also place your apps on the left side. You will be able to add apps like Pinterest or Instagram to your Timeline and see content from them directly on the page.
ABC News first reported on the Timeline changes in late December. Facebook had been testing the redesign with select users.
The Timeline redesign comes after two major Facebook feature changes — Graph Search and the News Feed redesign. Graph Search, which allows users to search across Facebook’s users for different criteria, is still in a limited beta mode. Facebook says the new News Feed, which was introduced last week at an event held by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, will bring larger photos and a cleaner design to the mobile apps and desktop versions of the site.
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