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Get Facebook's New Timeline Features Ahead of Schedule

Yesterday Facebook announced their new Timeline view–a radical departure from the current profile structure. Try it right now with this simple trick.

Facebook is rolling out the service over the next few weeks to all users. If you’re not on the short list, you can still try it out. The trick, as outlined in the article at the link below, is to simply enable the Facebook Developer app, create the beginings of a new app (just a name and the first action), and then Facebook will allow you to use the Timeline view (presumably for testing out your app on the new page). You don’t need to actually create an application of any sort (or even know how) you just need to tell Facebook you want to try.

Hit up the link below for step by step instructions.

Enable Facebook’s “Timeline” Profile [MakeUseOf]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/23/11

Comments (5)

  1. Wayne

    Since I was already a Facebook developer, I installed it yesterday. I like it better than the old profile.

  2. Wofl

    Dead link!

  3. Bonkers57

    You have to elect to do this; they’re not automatically changing our profiles, right?

  4. Sillycita

    @bonkers: nope, sorry! Its not voluntary. All will be switched.

  5. Dardan

    i got the new fb timeline , how can i get now my old profile ?

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