February 6, 2012 5:21 PM | By Nik Taylor
Facebook Timeline - what you need to know

Timeline is coming to everyone



Facebook is getting a big shake-up. Out are the old, familiar profile pages, and coming in are picture-laden, info-packed pages called Timelines. Once your profile switches over, you'll have seven days to get your new page shipshape before it becomes visible to your friends. Read on for everything you need to know about Facebook Timeline to ensure you get off to a good start. (© Facebook)
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Facebook is getting a big shake-up. Out are the old, familiar profile pages, and coming in are picture-laden, info-packed pages called Timelines. These present a chronological list of everything you've ever done on Facebook, ensuring all your old status updates and photos are preserved forever.

And it's coming soon. Very soon. Timeline has been opt in thus far, but last week Facebook announced on its blog that - love it or hate it - everyone's profiles will be switched over in the next few weeks.

Once your profile switches over, you'll have seven days to get your new page shipshape before it becomes visible to your friends. Read on for everything you need to know about Facebook Timeline to ensure you get off to a good start.

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