How To Enable Facebook Timeline

Facebook announced some new features to the site along with the introduction of the revamped newsfeed, Ticker and Lists. During the f8 conference yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg and his team announced a new feature called the Timeline – which is a visual representation of your life and the events surrounding it.

Mark Zuckerberg at f8 Conference 2011

The feature is something totally new and wonderful, and in a unique way expresses a person’s identity. The feature is currently in beta and can be accessed by developers only. This article shows how you can enable Timeline for your Facebook account.

Before I tell how you can enable the Facebook Timeline, let me explain you the various sections it has. The topmost portion of the timeline has a large space for a lead photo, which allows you to add an image to make your page look attractive. At the bottom-left it has your standard default overlapping display picture.

The next portion is called the Cover, which basically has your personal information, friends’ list, photos, likes, votes and so on. The next section serves as a dock for all your activities (stories) you do on Facebook. Here the section is split into two columns which are presented with all the activities chronologically. It also contains the Recent Activitysection and also a box to update your current status.

To know more about Facebook Timeline, click here.

Enable Facebook Timeline

#1 To enable Facebook Timeline, the first step you need to do is to activate the Developer status for your account. To do this, login to your Facebook account and type “developer” into the Facebook search bar. Click on the first result, and add the app (Or click here to directly go to the app page).

#2  You will be asked to grant permissions for the app to access your basic information like name, profile picture, user ID and so on. Click on “Allow” and you will be taken to the Developer page. Click on the “Create New App” button. Provide a display name, app namespace and click “Continue”.

New Facebook App

#3  Now you will be taken to your app’s main settings page. On the left sidebar, click the “Open Graph” link. You have to enter the action and object in order create a test action for your app, like “watch” a “movie” or “read” a book”.

Facebook Open Graph

#4  On the next screen, just scroll down to the bottom and click “Save Changes and Next”. It might take a couple of minutes to save, so be patient until it loads the next page. Continue this for the next two pages. When you finished with the saving process, you will land on a page something like this –

Facebook Open Graph

#5  Now go back to your Facebook home screen and you will notice an invite on top of the page to try the Timeline feature. Click on “Get it now” and you’re done.

Facebook Timeline

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Joel Fernandes

Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr.He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte.Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.

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  • Rudy

    Thank you for the article i have tried it and it’s really working. Cool.

  • joe bang

    google got its’ hustlers,
    yahoo got its’ bums,
    facebook got a new timeline, a smooth flowin’ lifetime sum.
    it’s big & bright, a pure delight,
    it’ll keep facebook number one!

  • awdq

    fucking timeline

  • leo ralph

    how to remove that ? the timeline in facebook?

  • jkhkj

    didnt work for me -_-

  • Marielle Bebar

    how to out timeline.

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    • Richard Morrow

      you cant

    • Maricris Vermug

      Richard Morrow hope i can :(

    • Jared Jugganauts


    • Maricris Vermug

      Jared Seiple :(((

    • Ian Buelens

      i think send a e-mail to facebook??

    • Maricris Vermug

      Jared Jugganauts yeah right !

    • Mariann I. Bergeron-Foti

      Richard Morrow u can remove timeline. i’m looking at the 5 steps but it’s so complicated tho.

  • Natsumix Anima

    how to remove timeline?

    • Natsumix Anima

      tnx LIKERS !

    • Natsumix Anima


    • Priscilla Desiree Echevarria

      Natsumix Anima how did u remove it

  • Aaron Morison

    doesn’t work

  • Eunyse Astada


    • Rhenz Amoroso

      how ?

    • Moin Mughal

      plz plz plz tell me plzzz :(

    • Jared Jugganauts

      Please let it not be going to Developers site and edit apps that does not work. or deactivate account and make a new one because eventually they are going to make everyone have the time line anyways.

    • Habibi Emano

      howw ???

    • Janet Makoto Takahashi


    • MIshel Katz

      Jared Jugganauts…………. When?

    • Mariann I. Bergeron-Foti

      Moin Mughal go to google and type in how to enable facebook timeline and it gives u 5 steps on how to do it. good luck!

  • Terry Powers

    don, t like timeline if it not broke don, t fix it.

  • Sharan Shrestha

    I don’t like this time line how to remove timeline? please help me.

    • Mariann I. Bergeron-Foti

      google “how to enable facebook timeline” and it gives u 5 steps on how to do it. good luck!

  • Jennifer Sierra

    how do you take thios timeline out!

  • Fazira Misrie

    I can’t create App -.- Oh god.

  • Richard Morrow

    can not find ticker.

  • Sania Naveed

    want to get rid ov the timeline…help plxxx.

  • Aiko Mendoza

    how to remove the timeline.

  • Aiko Mendoza

    I don’t like this time line how to remove timeline? please help me! :((

  • Jessica Marie Hafer

    me to I need to get rid of it to please help.

  • Renz Lescano

    fvck the timeline pls remove!

  • Love Arora

    how to romove timeline.

  • Kristine Mae S

    I hate timeline…how to remove it?

    • Kristine Mae S

      did you guys know how to deactivate timeline? thanks i hate timeline badly!

    • Kristine Mae S

      did you guys know how to deactivate timeline? thanks i hate timeline badly!

  • PiChichi Frincez

    how I wish timeline is removable.. :((

  • Muniba Shafiqe

    tell me ways of disabling facebook timeline.