How to get Facebook’s new Timeline and What the heck is it?

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Can’t wait to get Facebook’s New Timeline ?

You will have it very soon, don’t worry! However if you have been chomping at the bit since the launch of Timeline in December for your Facebook Profile to change and can’t wait any longer you can get it right now.

Before we go into that, some are still asking – What is Facebook timeline?  Facebook timeline is a new profile layout that will show your Facebook activity from the time you joined Facebook. In a Time… Line!  Clever?  So, now your Facebook friends can look through your whole Facebook networking history not just what you posted today or last week.  Fun or Scary?  You may want to change some settings, I will show you how. I’m surprised actually that some of my most safety conscious friends are loving the new timeline.

This is Mick Say’s Timeline…He’s from the Online Marketing Academy – I’m sure he won’t mind me showing you what it looks like.

I do like the fact that you can have a cover picture (the large picture at the top) it makes the page look much more professional and interesting.

Ok I will stop going on and tell you how to get the new Facebook timeline now.

All you have to do is go to Facebook’s page Introducing timeline and click the green button at the bottom of the page get timeline

Thankfully you have a full Seven days to play around with how it looks and the privacy settings, which you will want to change, before it actually goes live on your own Facebook page. However if you are finished editing or don’t want to you can publish it whenever you like.  Even if you don’t activate the New timeline now, when it eventually does come to you, you still get those seven days to adjust the settings or remove posts that you don’t want to be seen.

I can see this being a problem for those people that only go on to Facebook once a week – I’m sure there are such people – they won’t even know that the new timeline is on their page.  So getting it now might be an option for them.

You can remove certain stories – posts or comments for which I wrote a blog about in  September on Adding and Removing Stories (Pictures and statuses) from your New Timeline.

To alter how posts are seen and who by

Go to your Activity Log which is the button on the right under your cover picture.

Here you can alter each item to Public, Friends, friends except acquaintances, only me or custom, and more. Or you can remove it.

This on the Facebook help pages there is  “Timeline: A New King of Profile” this will give you all of the information that you need to know about the timeline.

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I think that just about covers it, I hope that you are now clear on what Facebook’s new timeline is and how to change the settings.  If you have any questions and can’t find the answer, please don’t hesitate to put a comment here and I will try to help you with it.
Hope this helps.