Are you ready for Facebook’s Timeline? The new-look profiles will be rolled-out over the next few weeks. Here’s what you need to know:
The Cover Photo
The most noticeable new feature is the cover image that will appear at the top of your profile. This super-sized photo (optimum size 840 x 310 pixels) gives Facebook-ers the opportunity to be creative and express themselves beyond the current profile picture.
Show off a favourite picture of yourself, showcase your photography skills or upload a cool design creation. If you don’t want to create your own, there are already several sites that offer free cover photos – such as CoverPhotoFinder.com, FaceCoverz.com, MyProfileCover.com, CoverPhotoz.com and Coverize.me. Uploading a cover photo is a great way to make your Facebook profile personal to you. What will yours look like?
The next new feature is the Timeline itself. This is basically the story of your life, from the day you were born, through all your educational, professional and personal milestones, right up until the present day. Of course, it’s up to you if you want to add your entire life story, just some details, or nothing at all. What do you think of this? Will you add your life story to Facebook? Will you go into as much detail as this user?
Sharing on Facebook is about to go into turbo-mode. Share with your friends everything that you do on the internet and “express who you are through all the things you do”:
• Use the Netflix app to share what movies you watch
• Use Spotify to tell your friends what music you’re listening to
• Show off how far you can run with RunKeeper
• Recommend the books you read on Kobo
• Let your friends know what news articles you’re reading via different news sites
You can set these apps to publish your activities automatically or, if you don’t feel like sharing your Justin Bieber obsession on Facebook, you can control what you share. Make a start: share this article via the Facebook button below!