By now you’ve realized that Facebook has changed the layout of your Facebook page again, and you may think you’ve got it all figured out but there’s a few features that are under the surface but help you get the most out of your new timeline.
Your check-ins on Facebook now have a home that looks a lot cooler and more interesting than previously. You can also go back and add old trips and update places you’ve lived and tag pictures with their location.
You can also categorize the locations on your map by places you’ve been, places you’ve traveled to and places you’ve lived, adding people you were with, a story about the trip and your pictures from along the way. Your map pins can also be categorized into a full trip as well, adding all the places you’ve been on the trip.
Timeline is about building a chronological view of your life. How did you become such an amazing, interesting person? Document the journey and add life events into your timeline as a status update. You may recognize some of the icons already, but there are new additions to more accurately reflect major events that define you like buying a new home, having a baby and getting married (in whatever order these occur).
People can also view your profile based on time, so if your novice years on Facebook could perhaps have some incriminating photos you thought may have been buried, think again. By clicking on months and even the key points in your life, people can skip back to events and dates in your past. Scared?
Bonus: View As
This feature isn’t exactly new, but it’s nice to have front and center on your profile so you can see how other people see your profile. With timeline, your privacy settings should probably be reconsidered and you should also be conscientious of per post privacy settings.
How do you like your new timeline?