No Green Button to Get Facebook Timeline [Fix]

Solutions to make the green enable Facebook Timeline button appear on the Timeline about page.

There is no green button to enable Facebook Timeline!

If you’re experiencing this problem, you’re not alone.

A lot of Facebook users are very excited to get Facebook Timeline but haven’t been able to because the green “enable” button is not appearing.

Facebook has not released any public announcement regarding why some Facebook users can see the button and others can’t.

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As explained in my tutorial on how to get Facebook Timeline, you can enable the new Facebook profile by going to the Facebook Timeline about page and then clicking on the large green button in the bottom right of the screen:

The problem is that many users are unable to view the green button to enable Facebook Timeline.

Up until now, it seems as though it was random in regards to who was able to view the green button and who wasn’t.

After scouring the web and reading comments left by my readers, I’ve come up with a few possible solutions to make the green button available for you:

Solutions to Enable the Green “Get Timeline” Button:

  1. Add and verify your cell phone number to your Facebook account.
  2. You can verify your Facebook account by adding your cell phone number to the Facebook Mobile Settings page.

    I know some people may not feel comfortable associating their cell phone when their Facebook account and that is understandable.

    That being said, a user recently reported on that, after verifying their cell phone number, they were able to then view and click on the green Facebook Timeline button.

    Original Comment:

    The main purpose for adding your cell number to Facebook is so that Facebook can verify that you’re a real person and haven’t created 20 or 30 different accounts. It is also used to recover your Facebook account if it is ever hacked.

    I have not verified this solution but it did sound promising.

    If you try it out, please report in the comments section whether it worked or not.

  3. Add some more Facebook friends.
  4. Since the release of the real-time activity ticker on Facebook, I’ve heard some users report that the upgrade was not available to them until they added at least 100 Facebook friends.

    This solution won’t work for everyone but Facebook may be looking to upgrade the most active Facebook users before the users that may not be as comfortable with the service.

    Try increasing your Facebook activity and you may gain access to the mythical green button!

  5. Keep checking the Facebook Timeline about page.
  6. I know this one may seem a little tedious but, desperate times call for desperate measures.

    If you’re not seeing the enable Facebook Timeline button and you’ve tried verifying your cell phone number and adding some new Facebook friends, then I would recommend checking back on the Timeline about page that was linked above on a daily basis.

    There is a chance that Facebook only allows a certain number of accounts to be upgraded per day or per week.

    If you catch it at the right time you may be in luck!

I will update this post as more solutions are discovered.

As always, if you have an additional suggestions on how to active the green enable Facebook Timeline button, please leave them in the comments section below.

Anson Alexander

Anson Alexander is a blogger, author, SEO expert, teacher, and tech geek. As the founder of, Anson works full time writing, editing, and producing content for his site and providing technical and business services to clients. He has a BS in international business and information systems from the University of Tampa. In his free time, Anson plays video games, enjoys nature, spends time at the beach, and loves to travel.

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