Facebook Begins Timeline Rollout

    December 6, 2011

Facebook has announced that it has begun rolling out the new timeline to users, starting with New Zealand. Prior to this announcement, the updated Facebook profile was only available to developers.

According to an updated post on the Facebook blog:

We announced Timeline in September and made it available to developers building apps on our platform. Since then, over a million people have signed up for the developer beta to access Timeline. The feedback we’ve received so far has been invaluable. Starting today, we are making Timeline more widely available as we measure speed and other types of performance. We’ll begin by making it available to people in New Zealand and then roll it out more broadly in the near future.

As you read there, Facebook will make the timeline available in more areas soon. Currently there is no timetable on when it will be fulled rolled out.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Facebook timeline, here is the official description:

Timeline is wider than your old profile, and it’s a lot more visual. The first thing you’ll notice is the giant photo right at the top. This is your cover, and it’s completely up to you which of your photos you put here.

As you scroll down past your cover, 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.

Are you looking forward to having the timeline? Tell us your thoughts below.