Timeline Application on Facebook

So a new craze in Facebook development occurred and enchanted its users by the name of Timeline. I, too was intrigued with this application and tried it out to see how it works and looks on my profile page. This will only be visible only to timeline users. What I personally like in the application is that you can trackback the happenings of your life by just looking through the month on your profile and even other profiles. For me, it has better arrangement and more aesthetic than the norm.  It’s easy to drag and there are updates and information about you that are pretty exciting to fill up like achievements, health and wellness, and milestones you can mention travel, license etc. They are really fun!

You can almost customize everything and put labels in every event. And most of all the profile cover is the highlight of this application. So here is the first cover I’ve decided to use:

If you want to enable facebook timeline now, here’s the guide I got from Coffeeandcodes.

1. Log into Facebook

2. Enable developer mode, if you haven’t already. To do this, type “developer” into the Facebook search box, click the first result (it should be an app made by Facebook with a few hundred thousand users), and add the app.

3. Jump into the developer app (if Facebook doesn’t put you there automatically, it should be in your left-hand tool bar)

 4. Create a new app (don’t worry — you wont actually be submitting this for anyone else to see/use). Give your shiny new app any display name and namespace you see fit. Read through and agree to the Platform Privacy agreement. This is the step you need to be verified for.

 5. Ensure you’re in your new app’s main settings screen. You should see your app’s name near the top of the page

 6. Look for the “Open Graph” header, and click the “Get Started using open graph” link.

Create a test action for your app, like “read” a “book”, or “eat” a “sandwich”

7. This should drop you into an action type configuration page. Change a few of the default settings (I changed the past tense of “read” to “redd” — again, only you can see this unless you try and submit your application to the public directory), and click through all three pages of settings

 8. Wait 2-3 minutes

 9. Go back to your Facebook homescreen. An invite to try Timeline should be waiting at the top of the page

And tadaaa!!! You now have your timeline running! Enjoy :)

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