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Facebook Beta-Testing Timeline Changes

January 14, 2013 4:08 am

By Nick Caruso

Over a year ago, Facebook introduced Timeline, a chronological way to re-vamp the Wall and organize your content and posts. But heads up, Facebook users: the company is already beta-testing changes to Timeline in New Zealand and parts of Europe and these changes may come our way soon. What can you expect? Here's a first look:

• The boxes below your cover image will be replaced with a more functional tabbed design. This includes the sections for Friends, Photos, Map, Likes, Notes, etc. Say goodbye to those clunky boxes and hello to a sleeker display.

• Your "subscribers" will now be called your "followers." Making it similar to Twitter, this simply shakes up the semantics of the "subscriber" notion. Your "Friends" will remain so, and no changes to Friends are due at this time.

• Posts will now show in a single wide-column display on the left as opposed to two split-screen columns.

• Names will now be displayed over the bottom of cover photos, and basic info will be located on the right side of the profile photo instead of below.

• Facebook is adding a new collections manager, which allows users to reorder collections so they can put maps, friends, etc., wherever they want them. This allows for more customization and control amongst pages.

For the time being, these changes will only take affect on personal Facebook profiles, but Facebook will most likely make these same changes to brand pages as well.

Source: Chicago Tribune

Published with permission from RISMedia.

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