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Facebook Timeline Mandatory Date Information

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When will Facebook Timeline be mandatory for everyone?

This is one of the most popular questions that Facebook users have been asking since the announcement of Facebook Timeline in September of 2011.

Facebook published a blog post in December of 2011 claiming that, “Over the next few weeks, everyone will get timeline“.

It has been 5 months since that article was posted and there are still many Facebook users without Facebook Timeline.

If you’re looking to manually enable Facebook Timeline for your profile, you probably want to take a look at my video tutorial on how to enable Facebook Timeline.

The reason many users have been wondering when Timeline will be mandatory is due to a high percentage of negative user reactions regarding Timeline.

See Also: Facebook Users: Protect Your Timeline Profile from the Public [Video]

Really then, when will Timeline be mandatory?

Unfortunately, the exact date cannot be determined. I receive comments every day on my article containing alternatives to using Facebook Timeline by users claiming that their Facebook profiles were suddenly upgraded to Timeline without any warning or notice.

I have also noticed that many users still do not have Timeline and, because Facebook has not made a public announcement about the update since December, there is no sure way of knowing exactly when everyone will be required to use Facebook Timeline.

Over the past 8 months, Facebook has released a slew of updates that I’ve discussed previously in a video regarding the direction of Facebook so far in 2012.

Over the course of the past 8 months, there has also been a great deal of disorganization and a glaringly unprofessional lack of communication from the social media giant. Because of this, it makes it hard to predict Facebook’s next move regarding Timeline.

One thing is for certain though, Facebook Timeline is here to stay and, if you don’t already have it, the time will come when Timeline is mandatory and forced upon you.

If you have any additional information on this topic, please let me know in the comments section below.

As more developments surface regarding what date Facebook Timeline will be mandatory for everyone, I will update this post.

Anson Alexander

I am an author, digital educator and content marketer. I record, edit, and publish content for AnsonAlex.com, provide technical and business services to clients and am an avid self-learner. I have also authored several digital marketing and business courses for LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com).

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