Converting Your Facebook Profile to the New Timeline Layout

You may have visited the Facebook profiles of your friends and noticed that some look different now! Facebook is rolling out a new layout for profile pages (and some say for business pages coming next) and you have the opportunity to get it early and play with it before it is forced on you.

The following video explains how to convert your regular Facebook profile to the new Timeline layout if you wish. Once you have activated the Timeline you have 7 days to play with it before it goes live to your friends – or you can click on a Publish button to force it to go live early.

I have to say that after some initial resistance (it is SO busy-looking) I am really liking this new format. I especially like visiting friends’ Timelines and browsing through their past posts and photos. It makes it easy to catch up with old friends or see what you’ve missed if you didn’t catch all their posts in your News Feeds. What do you think? Leave us your thoughts in the comments area!

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  • Renae Milburn January 3, 2012, 8:14 pm

    Thank you, this really was helpful to get my facebook change over alot easier. instead of trying to find out by reading.

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    • Grace August 1, 2012, 10:26 am

      Facebook sucks!

      Reply
  • Karen
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    January 3, 2012, 8:53 pm

    Great! I’m so glad it was helpful!!

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  • Qasim Khan January 30, 2012, 9:45 pm

    thanks, very easy and helpfull

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  • Najeeb Abrahimy February 12, 2012, 3:48 am

    Thanks

    Reply
  • Jennifer Maguire March 1, 2012, 5:29 pm

    this was so helpful, thx!

    Reply
  • Rim March 21, 2012, 10:48 pm

    Hi Karen
    This was so easy but not working for me as I can’t see the green button “get Timeline” when I go to facebook.com/about/timeline—what I am missing here? Could you help please? Thanks so much

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  • Karen
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    March 21, 2012, 11:02 pm

    Hi Rim – this post was for the TImeline for personal profiles – if you are not seeing the green button it is because you already have Timeline for your personal Facebook? If not then maybe they moved it… I cannot see it because I already have the Timeline… If you are looking for Timeline for your business Pages, you should see a dialog box at the top of your Page asking you to Preview the new Timeline. Here’s anoher post that might help: http://www.mybusinesspresence.com/new-timeline-for-pages-for-facebook-business-marketing/

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  • Lone An Lone March 25, 2012, 9:06 pm

    Dear Karen

    I try my facebook to timeline but i don’t see green timeline too. how can i change my facebook to timeline. Can u help me ?

    Thank

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  • Karen
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    March 25, 2012, 9:37 pm

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  • Raman March 30, 2012, 6:27 am

    how to change my existing facebook id into timeline. Please tell me in simple steps.

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  • Karen
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    March 30, 2012, 6:54 am

    For your personal page, go to http://www.facebook.com/about/timeline

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  • Tracy Dockins April 15, 2012, 10:09 am

    My boyfriend just opened up a fb page yesterday. We went to the timeline page but the green button that was there before that said get timeline is now gone. How does he get his switched to timeline now?

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  • Karen
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    April 15, 2012, 9:18 pm

    I have heard of others not being able to get it either so I searched and found this article http://abrax.us/Facebook/GetTimeline.php Seems others have the same trouble and say you won’t be able to get it till your account is 30 days old? Maybe you need to have some “history” before it can create a timeline?

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  • Nadira Begam May 21, 2012, 6:31 pm

    I try my facebook to timeline but i don’t see green timeline too. how can i change my facebook to timeline. Can u help me ?

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    • Karen
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      May 21, 2012, 6:33 pm

      Do you happen to have a new account? Wait a month and try again?

      Reply
  • K.C. Adaniya June 5, 2012, 10:53 pm

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    Reply
  • Larry Ehl July 14, 2012, 9:49 am

    Very helpful, thanks very much. I’m still having a problem with scheduling posts: I can see everything except “hour.” I was able to fix this in my business page by adding a “founding date” but can’t figure out what to do on my personal page.

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    • Karen
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      August 8, 2012, 4:44 pm

      On a personal Profile you cannot pinpoint it that much – it is more for adding something in the past to your timeline. The scheduling feature is for business pages only (for now!)

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  • Khan August 3, 2012, 10:50 am

    Hi dear. My face book acount was hacked and now i get back. Now when i log in i just see on front page Advertise on Facebook.. Can you help me to get my old acount back. I even can see msg, profile and when i open my friend i can msg them. How to desible this msg of create add..

    Reply
  • Khan August 3, 2012, 10:52 am

    Plz reply me i am waiting

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  • Amber Hicks August 19, 2012, 8:55 am

    This is great, but my facebook keeps saying that I already have it, even though I don’t. It is very aggervating because I want it but when I went to click the “get timeline button,” and it says “You’ve already adopted the new timeline!” Ughh. :/

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    • Karen
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      August 24, 2012, 9:43 am

      Oh that would be frustrating. Is there a place on there to contact them? Since they are automatically converting people I guess you will need to wait until that happens?

      Reply
  • Jagdeep sharma December 27, 2012, 8:26 pm

    I have a facebook account i play on mobile it not seaing timeline it saw a profile plz help

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  • busisiwe nxumalo September 3, 2013, 2:11 am

    I want time line on my profile please;)

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  • Azmir.murad January 30, 2014, 8:53 pm

    There has a problem in my fb profile.
    When I go on my profile on fb in my mobile its show me as wall, not timeline.

    m.facebook.com/azadfah

    There are not started the timeline in my fb profile.

    So I face so many problem.

    When I go on my friends profile its show me wall.

    But when I use pc or android device, it is show me timeline

    Please start the timeline.

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    • Karen Clark
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      February 5, 2014, 10:14 am

      You are visiting the Mobile version of your Facebook. On the www. version it shows the timeline. Try visiting it via a browser http://www.facebook.com/azadfah I see a regular timeline there.

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