Facebook has become an integral part of most internet users around the world. It would not be wrong to say that Facebook has even helped in the growth of internet especially in developing countries. Many people nowadays use the internet primarily for interacting with their friends on social networking websites such as Facebook.
Facebook was launched in 2004 and has been growing steadily ever since. It is the second most popular website in the world after Google and boasts of a massive user base of over 800 million users as of now. One of the main reasons for this phenomenal growth is that Facebook has been rolling out new features at regular intervals throughout all these years. One such feature which was made public recently is the Facebook Timeline.
Facebook Team came up with the line “Tell your life story with a new kind of profile” when they first launched the Facebook Timeline feature. And they were quite right in the choice of words. Timeline combines “different parts of your life story” and arranges them in a “chronological order in your Facebook Profile”.
The Facebook Timeline is designed as an online biography to help your friends and contacts know you a lot better. On installing the Timeline, all your posts and updates get arranged as per the date and time of the post with the newest ones first and the older posts at the last. The name of the months are displayed on the right side of the page. On clicking the particular month all the updates, photos, posts, approved friend requests etc. of that month are displayed on the screen. This chronology is the most unique feature of the Timeline which has been appreciated by a lot of Facebook users.
There is another interesting feature in the new Timeline. You can display a large photo or image of your choice at the top of your profile. These images are called Facebook Profile Covers and you can use any image of your choice to reflect your personality.
Your can also display the places visited by you in the month by using a map. Similarly, the books which you studied in that month can be displayed along with the pictures of the book cover in your Facebook Timeline Profile.
And one of the best things is that all the new features does not come at the expense of your privacy. You can control who can see your updates, posts etc. in every part of the Timeline Profile. There are privacy settings for every section of the Timeline Profile including posts, photos etc. and you can adjust them to make sure that strangers cannot view your updates.
Facebook has confirmed that every user of the social network would need to activate the Facebook Timeline in the long run. After installing the timeline, you will get a period of seven days during which your contacts or other Facebook users cannot see your timeline profile. So, you can make necessary changes to suit your requirements such as changing your timeline cover, changing your privacy settings and arranging your updates to make sure your profile looks neat, clean, graceful and attractive.
Facebook Timeline provides a neat and elegant look to your profile. And every Facebook user would need to activate it in the long run. So, make sure to upload and activate the Facebook Timeline Cover and change the privacy settings before your Facebook Timeline Profile becomes public.
To activate your Facebook Timeline, please visit this page and click on the “Get Timeline” button at the bottom right of the page.