Facebook set to revamp its `Timeline` feature

Last Updated: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 15:23

Washington: Social networking site Facebook may be redesigning its `Timeline` feature, as the firm confirmed it is experimenting with new ways of laying out users` pages.

"This is a new design Facebook is testing with a small percentage of people to make navigating timeline even easier," a Facebook spokesperson told ABC News.

Tabs are back with this new look, doing away with front-and-center thumbnails for `friends` and `photos,` a move that may further bury some marketing efforts for brands that rely on apps.

The result is a cleaner, bolder menu for navigation. In this design, your name is lifted into the cover photo as well.

Having text over the photo evokes Twitter`s header images, implemented over the last month, which use the art space in a similar informational capacity. The text is white with a barely visible shadow behind it, the report said.

In the new design, users looking for `about` information on a profile page will not have to click to a new page with a new address.

They can stay on the profile page they are browsing. Scroll down past the `about` information and a `friends` list will pop up. Keep scrolling and `photos` become available as well.

The `subscriber` count at the top of the profile page now shows the precise number of followers; up to now, if someone had 180,023 subscribers, it would be shortened to `180K`.

Washington: Social networking site Facebook may be redesigning its `Timeline` feature, as the firm confirmed it is experimenting with new ways of laying out users` pages.

"This is a new design Facebook is testing with a small percentage of people to make navigating timeline even easier," a Facebook spokesperson told ABC News.

Tabs are back with this new look, doing away with front-and-center thumbnails for `friends` and `photos,` a move that may further bury some marketing efforts for brands that rely on apps.

The result is a cleaner, bolder menu for navigation. In this design, your name is lifted into the cover photo as well.

Having text over the photo evokes Twitter`s header images, implemented over the last month, which use the art space in a similar informational capacity. The text is white with a barely visible shadow behind it, the report said.

In the new design, users looking for `about` information on a profile page will not have to click to a new page with a new address.

They can stay on the profile page they are browsing. Scroll down past the `about` information and a `friends` list will pop up. Keep scrolling and `photos` become available as well.

The `subscriber` count at the top of the profile page now shows the precise number of followers; up to now, if someone had 180,023 subscribers, it would be shortened to `180K`.

In this design, Facebook returns to a single stream of posts on the left, with friend/photo information to the right. The right hand stream eventually ends, leaving the single stream on its own. This would make it much easier to see one`s chronological stream.

PTI



First Published: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 15:23

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