Timestamp Your Facebook Updates – New Facebook Feature

Now travel back in time, even before the inception of Facebook. The new feature rolled out by Facebook, allows you to add a timestamp with a past date to your status updates and photos. This is mainly done to fill in those blank spaces on your Timeline as you update status messages about your events and occasions in the past.

When you are updating your status, you will notice a small clock icon at the bottom-left corner of the update box. Clicking it will first let you enter the year, followed by the month and then the date. You can also add the person who you were with, or share the location if you remember it. However, this will not allow you to schedule a post for the future.

The feature is available to only those users who have installed the Developer application. If you haven’t installed it yet, here’s a post which will help you Enable the Facebook Timeline

Here’s an update that I posted with a timestamp –

Timestamp - Facebook Update

The Timeline is basically intended to act as a visual representation of your life and the events surrounding it. With new feature rolling out slowly, Facebook is hoping its users will share more information on its platform. With Timeline, Facebook urges you to share more personal content, and make sure that the information shared is more social than it was on your old Facebook profile.

Facebook had scheduled to roll out the Timeline feature on September 22, but it was pushed back after a trademark lawsuit over the word timelinewas filed by Timelines.com.   Now, the Timeline is expected to go live on Monday, November 7, 2011.

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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.