This facebook major lay out changes has been around for few weeks now but it is not officially launched yet. I was not really interested on what changes facebook has made until I saw the Map feature where it shows the places of your activities on the map, and you can actually do some creative stuff with the ‘cover’ image and your ‘profile photo’. Just so you know that there are some exciting new stuff like no other social medias have had before. I was about giving up Facebook because it gets boring and no major changes happened beside friend’s updates and craps they posted. Anyway here are what it will look like in the timeline:
1. Huge ‘Cover Image’ at your home page. Before timeline, we only have our profile picture as our cover, but now they provide us with huge and wide image behind our profile picture. The container size is : 1021×378 pix. It will look like this:
2. And then the other most important changes is that now we will have Map of our activities that will connected in any post including your photos and statuses:
3. This feature is probably why they call it Facebook TIMELINE because we can look back on what was happening in our facebook trough out the year:
4. And few minor changes on Likes and Friend Lists. Also there are new options on the profile landing page of “Work and Education”: bag icon , “Family and Relationship”: heart icon, “Living” home icon, “Health and Wellness”: apple icon, and “Milestones and Experiences” flag icon which includes when you have tattoo or piercing.
About when is Facebook going to officially launch its Timeline, I’m not sure. Some say that it suppose to be launced this week and some say it will be launched in February but the news said that it is on delay because of law related issue with Timelines Inc. who sued Facebook for trademark infringement on its new Facebook Timeline product, arguing that implementing it would put Timelines Inc. out of business.
Personally I’m excited with Facebook Timeline for its new features. And if you are not patient enough and wanting to see how it look like yourself, first of all you need to verify your account either with credit card or mobile phone and then follow the tutorial here. And here are some stunning and creative cover image for facebook timeline