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Monday 23 April 2018

Facebook rolls out its new type of profile called Timeline

Emma Barnett

FACEBOOK has begun the global roll out of Timeline, the site’s new type of profile which allows users to tell the story of their life on a single page.

Timeline allows users a much more visually impactful profile and the ability to share the story of their whole lives.

Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive and founder, explained the thinking behind Timeline, saying: “Millions of people curate stories of their lives on Facebook every day and have no way to share them once they fall off your profile page...we have been working on ‘timeline’ all year…it’s the story of your life and completely new way to express yourself.

“It has three pieces: all your stories, your apps and a new way to express who you are.”

He said that wanted people to be able to share “their entire lives” on Facebook and have “total control” over how their content appeared online. Using his own profile to demonstrate the new timeline, Zuckerberg showed photos of himself as a baby which he has inserted into the new profile page which is organized by years.

The Facebook chief stated that he wanted people to “fill in the gaps” so that all users’ personal information was on their Facebook profile.

Beginning today Facebook users will receive a notification on their profile asking them if they want to download Timeline.

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