Facebook to Release Eagerly Awaited Timeline Feature
- Posted by Alex Barnes
- 09 December 2011
Facebook are Rolling Out New Timeline on a Region by Region Basis
Facebook has started the official release of the latest of its major update features – the Timeline. Facebook is rolling out the new update feature on a country by country basis with New Zealand currently the only country to get Timeline. In an official Facebook blog post it said other regions are soon to get Timeline in the close future. Timeline has been a much publicised and eagerly anticipated release since a beta version of it was released to developers and users in September 2011. After testers highlighted privacy concerns, a planned release at the end of the month in September was aborted while developers ironed out software issues.
Developers have apparently now corrected privacy concerns and a glitch in the Timeline that shows when you “unfriended” certain people on Facebook. This problem on the social media site has now been fixed.
Timeline is the most sophisticated update yet, giving users a way to illustrate their entire life – not just the part you’ve been living since joining Facebook. Feedback from users on the current version of Facebook is that it is almost entirely based on real time events, with important events often swept under a matt and pushed to the bottom of the news feed and forgotten. Critics reckon Timeline will help chronicle your life’s most important events from birth to current day and therefore be able to recruit another wave of new Facebook users to add to its 800 million empire.