Facebook Testing New Timeline Layout

Ever since Facebook launched the Timeline, users have been complaining about the complexity and cluttered organization of posts. With that, users have also disliked the permanent switch to the new profile layout. The switch was made as a beneficial factor for Facebook’s advertisers and marketers, ignoring the concerns of its users.

However, looks like the social media giant is about to bring about a change by tweaking the Timeline, making it more of a single-column layout.

According to Inside Facebook, the social media giant seems to be testing a new layout for user Timeline, which “puts all posts in a single column on the left and any activity modules in a narrower column on the right.”

This change will make the entire left column a little wider to house all posts published by the user while the column on the right hand, which will be slightly narrower, will include the active modules. According the test profile shared by Inside Facebook, all the user wall posts appear on the left hand side, while open graph actions such as songs listened to on Spotify and recent activity will be stuck on the right hand side. Everything else — tabs, profile picture, cover image and dates along the right hand side — seem to remain the same.

Here’s how the new layout looks that Facebook is testing:

Facebook New Timeline Layout

Facebook New Timeline Layout

The Next Web reports that they got in touch with a Facebook spokesperson and told that, “This is a new design Facebook is testing with a small percentage of people to make navigating timeline even easier.”

Well, if Facebook had separated wall posts and activity modules, I’m sure many users would have loved the Timeline rather than hating it and finding ways to disable it. Nevertheless, Facebook hopes that this change will enable users to navigate through the Timeline easier and reduce the clutter caused by the current layout.

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