Facebook Tests Another (Flipped) Timeline Layout

    January 24, 2013
    Josh Wolford

Your Timeline is most likely getting a fairly significant redesign – but it’s still unclear exactly when it will launch globally and exactly what it will look like.

Facebook has been pretty busy testing new Timeline designs as of late. A new, streamlined one-column Timeline made an appearance for some Facebook users back in October 2012.

And earlier this month, that test rolled out to users in New Zealand, Facebook’s favorite testing ground for new products and features.

Today’s new Timeline test is very similar to the aforementioned test, except that it’s been flipped.

Like the other Timeline test floating around, the column that contains user posts has been expanded. It’s streamlined and single-column, meaning that ‘message’ style posts will only appear in one column. And Open Graph actions, friends, and other information is the only thing that will appear in the other column.

The image tiles at the top that allow users to access your photos, friends, likes, and map have been replaced by tabs for “Timeline,” “About,” “Friends,” “Photos,” and “More.”

Profile pics have also been moved out of the cover photo a bit. The stuff that was previously below the profile pic (location, job, etc.) has been moved to the right.


Posts on the right, Open Graph activity on the left. It’s a bizarro Facebook Timeline.

[Inside Facebook]


Josh Wolford
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