Facebook Launches Timeline for Android, and Mobile Web

UPDATE:    The iPhone version is now available for download from the  Apple App Store.

After the worldwide release of Timeline yesterday, Facebook has now made an announcement that the new profile layout is available on both the mobile web (m.facebook.com) and the Android Facebook app, which can be downloaded from the Android Market here.

In a blog post, Facebook explains –

Mobile timeline starts with your unique cover photo. As you scroll down, you’ll see your posts, photos and life events as they happened, back to the day you were born. Photo albums and other posts are horizontally swipeable, so you can quickly view multiple photos or posts inline without leaving timeline. You can also swipe through the views at the top of your timeline to navigate to your map, photos, subscribers and more.

Apart from photo albums, subscribers, and maps, users can now know which apps they are using on their Android smartphone. The social networking giant aims to create a highly visual experience. However, it’s strategically taking advantage of the ever-expanding mobile market, focusing mainly on increasing its user base from 800 million to a big milestone.

Facebook Android App

With the new mobile app, Facebook users can easily scroll through previous updates, featuring larger photos and the ability to swipe horizontally to see additional information (or content) without leaving the Timeline. Similar to the full website version, the mobile app allows users to browse all rich media and to hide, or delete items. However, these editing controls are less in number compared to what the full website provides.

For instance, users are not allowed to edit the Aboutsection of their profile using the app, however, they can change their cover photo. Users also cannot change the privacy settings of an existing post. Mobile users are also unable to add life eventsor make posts that are dated in the past.

Worth a mention, the mobile Timeline also features Open Graph app activity. For instance, tapping on any Spotify content will open up the native app if it is installed on the device.

Facebook Android App

iPhone users will have to wait a little longer as Facebook hasn’t mentioned about the release date for Timeline in the iOS app. However, Facebook notes that the app is underway. iOS apps go through an approval process before making its way to the Apple’s App Store.

To find out more about the new Facebook Timeline, check our in-depth guide.

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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.