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When Will Facebook Timeline Be Released to the Public?

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When will Facebook Timeline Go Public and Be Mandatory?

That is the question that a lot of Facebook users have been asking since the public announcement of the timeline feature at the 2011 F8 conference.

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Update (05/02/2012): Although Facebook announced in January that Facebook Timeline would become mandatory for all users within the next couple weeks, there are still users that do not have Facebook Timeline.

For the most up to date information on when Timeline will become mandatory, you may want to check out my article containing information on when Facebook Timeline will become mandatory for everyone.

Update (01/29/2012): Facebook announced this week that the Facebook Timeline update will be rolled out to every single Facebook user during the next couple weeks. The update will be mandatory but users will still have a week to prepare their profiles before their updated profile will be visible to friends.

Update (12/15/2011): Facebook officially announced the worldwide release of Facebook Timeline today on the official Facebook blog. According to the social media giant, all 800 million Facebook profiles will receive the update within the next week.

If you want to get it right now, visit the Facebook Timeline page and click the “Get Timeline” link at the bottom.

Alternatively you can also watch my video tutorial on how to enable Facebook Timeline.

There are a lot of changes that come with Facebook Timeline – I’ve had mine enabled for a couple months now. It will save you some time if you read up on how to prepare your Facebook profile for the Timeline update.

You may also want to learn more about the new apps that will be available in Facebook Timeline.

Enjoy it everyone – and if you have any questions or concerns, please leave them in the comments section below!

Update (12/08/2011): According to an article on CNN and to multiple New Zealand Facebook users, Facebook has finally begun to roll out the Timeline interface to non-devolopers! The feature was announced in September of 2011 but was put on hold most likely due to a copyright infringement lawsuit pursued by “Timeline Inc.”.

Facebook officials say that the feature will be rolled out to most countries other than New Zealand in the near future!

I actually enabled my Facebook Timeline a couple months ago, right after the announcement. You can enable Facebook Timeline right now as well!

After enabling the feature a message was displayed saying that Timeline will be going public on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Well Thursday has come and gone and the new Facebook profile page has not yet been released to the public.

I was able to find a post at EvadDesign.com which makes it appear that the new Facebook Timeline feature will go public on Thursday, October 6, 2011.

Unless you follow my tutorial on how to enable Timeline right now, looks like you’ll have to wait another week.

Anson Alexander

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