Last week Facebook changed its Friend Lists and introduced a Subscribe button to help users tailor the information they saw. Earlier this week, the company’s News Feed was revised - and today a new feature called Timeline was announced.
Timeline offers a history of events in the order they happened, with the ability to add events that weren’t previously included on Facebook. There’s also a ‘private activity log’ that contains everything shared since joining Facebook.
The feature, which was announced at the Facebook f8 developer conference, is expected to become available in the next few weeks.
In a blog post, Facebook product manager Sam Lessin said “Timeline is wider than your old profile, and it’s a lot more visual. You’ll see your posts, photos and life events as they happened in time. You choose what’s featured on your timeline. You can star your favorites to double their size or hide things altogether. If important parts of your story aren’t included on your timeline, you can go back to when they happened and add them. Now, you and your friends will finally be able to tell all the different parts of your story – from the small things you do each day to your biggest moments.”
Timeline is due to be available on mobile devices as well as via a conventional browser.