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Facebook set to revamp its 'Timeline' feature

Washington, Dec 21, 2012 (PTI)

Social networking site Facebook may be redesigning its 'Timeline' feature, as the firm confirmed it is experimenting with new ways of laying out users' pages.

"This is a new design Facebook is testing with a small percentage of people to make navigating timeline even easier," a Facebook spokesperson told ABC News.

Tabs are back with this new look, doing away with front-and-center thumbnails for 'friends' and 'photos,' a move that may further bury some marketing efforts for brands that rely on apps. The result is a cleaner, bolder menu for navigation. In this design, your name is lifted into the cover photo as well.

Having text over the photo evokes Twitter's header images, implemented over the last month, which use the art space in a similar informational capacity. The text is white with a barely visible shadow behind it, the report said.


In the new design, users looking for 'about' information on a profile page will not have to click to a new page with a new address. They can stay on the profile page they are browsing. Scroll down past the 'about' information and a 'friends' list will pop up. Keep scrolling and 'photos' become available as well.

The 'subscriber' count at the top of the profile page now shows the precise number of followers; up to now, if someone had 180,023 subscribers, it would be shortened to '180K'. The word 'subscribers' has also been replaced by 'followers', something Facebook already confirmed it was planning to change.

Browsing through Timeline currently, the user has to dart back and forth, left and right, to see posts chronologically. In this design, Facebook returns to a single stream of posts on the left, with friend/photo information to the right. The right hand stream eventually ends, leaving the single stream on its own. This would make it much easier to see one's chronological stream.

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