Facebook Launches One-Column Timeline with More Focus on Interests

    March 13, 2013
    Josh Wolford
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It looks like the news feed isn’t the only Facebook product getting a major refresh.

For the past few months, Facebook has been testing a one-column Timeline layout that puts all your posts in one, larger column and everything else like music, photos, recent activity, and other Open Graph actions on the other side.

Today, Facebook is beginning to roll this new Timeline out to all users.

The new layout puts all of your post on the right-hand side in a single, streamlined column. Everything else, like friends, photos, and more now rest in the smaller, left-hand column:

Your About page is also getting a facelift, with more focus given to your interest (music, movies, books, TV, etc.) and the apps that deal with them. Each interest gets its own section, for instance “Movies” allows you to easily add films you’ve watched, films you “want to watch” and films you “like.”

You can either manually add movies to this list or you can let apps like Netflix (which just opened up Facebook integration today) or Flixster do the legwork.

You can also add custom apps to your Timeline to express what you’re most interested in, for example Instagram.

“To simplify how apps are displayed on timeline, we’re replacing aggregations with app sections. Previously, only top-ranked Open Graph stories and aggregations would appear on timeline. Now, when someone adds an app section, it will appear in the same place until they edit the order or visibility,” says Facebook.

If you want to add a specific app to your Timeline, all you have to do is click the “add to profile” button on you app section page.

Facebook says that they will roll out these changes over the coming weeks, so be patient.

  • http://singleaktiv.de Sandra

    I think that the one-column Timeline layout will give the readers of the Timeline something back that is in the moment really hidden or to small – so maybe a internet-marketer could also get some benefit of bigger posts

  • http://N/A Marta Burgess

    I definitely don’t like the new column of the timeline I found today on my facebook. It is horrible, not enough room for bigger pictures, cannot highlight the ones that barely fit on the space they are giving us, the highlight does not work like it did before. Is just messy, not cleared, it looks disorganized to me. and it seems to be geared for people with jobs. I don’t have no intention of using facebook as a job, is pure entertainment and I loved it the way it used to be. A complete fiasco. At least they would let us choose what we want and not just forced it down our throats. Would you please change it back to the first timeline from last year?

  • Erik

    The new one-column page does look like a slight improvement on the double column fiasco, but far better still would be to go back to old facebook, as it was pre-timeline.

  • http://www.bloodygoodgames.com Gracielle

    Timeline is horrible. It always has been. Since Facebook implemented it, I rarely go there anymore as it’s just too confusing. One column or two. No thanks.

    Put it back to the original Facebook layout, please.

  • hotchinesegirl

    IT’S PERFECT! now we can see all the liked pages, favorites and interest. i hope we see the “about me” section also in the timeline profile itself. WE LOVE IT! hope we can manually update this one to our timeline too. WE WANT TO TRY IT NOW! and good job facebook team and Mark Z.

    with this new update “less douchebags” who are annoyingly post status in their timeline like hundred times everyday. i really like that one column for the statuses it’s like bringing back the classic facebook but much neat and elegant with this one. WE LOVE IT!