Facebook's Timeline feature shows up on more pages

Facebook first announced its Timeline feature as its way of replacing the normal profiles of its users back in September. It finally started pushing Timeline to personal profiles in January. Now Facebook has started pushing the Timeline design to the profiles of businesses and fan pages, including our own Neowin page.

As you can see in the above screenshot, business and fan pages can now have a huge cover image on top. The About section is also on top of the page which gives businesses and groups a better and more visible way way to tell Facebook visitors what their group is all about.

The new Timeline page can also be changed to bump up news post or even pin them to the top of the page for up to seven days in order to highlight important content. You can also list company milestones on the new profile page. For the Facebook page admin, they can use its tools to track friend activity, control which posts show up on the page and monitor other stats.

Facebook currently plans to make the new Timeline redesign live on all of its pages by March 30.

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I like the graphic at the top of the Timeline pages, but absolutely HATE the layout of the timeline... You don't know where to look...

M_Lyons10 said,
I like the graphic at the top of the Timeline pages, but absolutely HATE the layout of the timeline... You don't know where to look...

I do, as do many others. We look from left to right as we scroll down the Timeline. Stories are in order, so I haven't ever had a problem with finding new or old information on anyone's Timeline.

M_Lyons10 said,
I like the graphic at the top of the Timeline pages, but absolutely HATE the layout of the timeline... You don't know where to look...

I agree.

It would have been nice to have the pages, groups and profiles all having their own layouts. Timeline is not really appropriate for businesses surely?

mdtaUK said,
It would have been nice to have the pages, groups and profiles all having their own layouts. Timeline is not really appropriate for businesses surely?

It is Most companies experience events and milestones throughout their history that are worth sharing with those who are interested in the company. I've learnt a lot from The New York Times's Timeline, which dates all the way back to 1851: http://www.facebook.com/nytimes

Callum said,

It is Most companies experience events and milestones throughout their history that are worth sharing with those who are interested in the company. I've learnt a lot from The New York Times's Timeline, which dates all the way back to 1851: http://www.facebook.com/nytimes

and yet you are a british so of course "learning a lot" is something given you accessed an AMERICAN newspaper.

CMG_90 said,

and yet you are a british so of course "learning a lot" is something given you accessed an AMERICAN newspaper.


That's a ridiculous comment. Living in America doesn't automatically make someone more aware about the history of The New York Times. One's country of residence has no effect on their knowledge of the history of The New York Times.

Yet I still can't get timeline on my profile.

It's true, that image is horrible, looks like an attempt to rip-off OSX aqua via copying a tutorial in 2001.

Mark said,
Yet I still can't get timeline on my profile.

It's true, that image is horrible, looks like an attempt to rip-off OSX aqua via copying a tutorial in 2001.


Anyone should be able to get Timeline Do you see a green button at the bottom of the following page at all? http://www.facebook.com/about/timeline

As far as I'm aware, Timeline doesn't support some browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer 7), so if you don't see a green button on the above page, your browser version could be the issue.

mulligan2k said,

i second that, the text is too big compared to the rest of the page

And the font looks like something from the 90's when everything had to be gradient and reflective...

david said,
I like. Facebook Timeline is awesome. I like it.
the thing i don't like about timeline is that there are two collumns of posts, and only posts on the right ever get any attention