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Facebook Timeline: F8 Conference Unveils Facebook Changes

Mark Zuckerberg unveils Timeline during F8 conference

If you weren’t happy about changes to Facebook this week, then you might want to brace yourself for a total change to your profile page.

During the F8 Conference in San Francisco on Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Facebook’s latest feature which will put together a complete history of a users Facebook life right on their profile page. The new feature is called: Timeline.


“It’s much nicer than anything we have today,” Facebook’s leader said on stage.

Timeline will change how a users Facebook page looks, starting with a large cover photo that Facebook hopes will express who you are. The cover photo will dominate the top of your page, but it doesn’t eliminate the profile picture.

Timeline is exactly what it sounds like: Instead of clicking on the “more” button to check out old updates on a profile page, users can scroll down all the way to the bottom, as they view old updates. Timeline starts with recent updates and then summarizes the rest of your life.

Want to check out what you did in 2007? Just click the year on the right of your Timeline and Facebook automatically scrolls down to the year you want.

“It’s the heart of your Facebook experience,” Zuckerberg said of Timeline, which will be rolled out in the next few weeks.

Facebook’s founder said the social network wanted to help people tell the story of their life, and Timeline is supposed to help you do that, he said.

Users can also update their Timeline, Zuckerberg said. If you want to add a teenage picture of yourself, just drop down to the year you want and click “add photo.”

“It’s really cool,” he said, “it’s real fun and easy to fill out your timeline.”

More to come…



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