As you have read, Facebook is slowly launching its new Timeline feature, it calls “The Story of your Life”. This is Facebook’s attempt to show your information, photos, likes, and shared items in a way that makes more sense to you and your friends.

I’m taking a look at my profile now in “Timeline mode”, and it’s quite interesting.

Cover

Most notably, you’ll notice the large image at the top of the timeline page, called the “Cover”. This is customizable with any image. Since it’s in high resolution, it will focus on whatever part of the image you like, a great way to get very creative here.

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Views

All of the information you share on your wall is in more of a widget format. This makes things easier to read and interact with.

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The Activity Log

The activity log lets you and others (if you let them) go through your whole timeline since you started using Facebook. All of your posts that you’ve made public are available to friends, and everything you’ve ever posted on Facebook is available to you privately.

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Quite honestly, it’s gorgeous, and is way more functional and readable than the original Facebook profile you’re familiar with.

Stories

The real powerful part is the infinite scroll in which you can literally go through someone’s history without clicking buttons for “more”. It’s seamless, and more visually stimulating by a long shot.

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Our partners and friends over at Simply Zesty have put together this wonderful video tour:

You can sign up right now to get in line to get your Timeline. But remember, it does take the place of your current profile.

Facebook has now become your “Social Desktop”.