No Going Back on Facebook Timeline
Facebook introduced the Timeline feature to the world earlier this week. Timeline replaces a user’s profile and wall with a reverse-chronological timeline of all activity on Facebook. Facebook users can now easily scroll back to previous years and see what they were posting.
People who choose to upgrade to the new feature will have seven days to review their profile before publishing. If they choose to publish, then they can do so at any point during the seven-day review period. It will automatically publish after seven-days of Timeline activation. However, beware that once you activate the Timeline feature you will not have an option to revert back to the old profile style.
There has been some confusion about this but Facebook has made it clear to us that there will be no reversal to the old profile style. “The opt-in period for Timeline will last for a few weeks so people don’t need to activate it right away…. Whenever they do activate Timeline, from that point is when they’ll be able to review their content for seven days before anyone else will see it. “
The opt-in period will be available for a few weeks before everyone will automatically be switched over to the Timeline format.
Facebook iPhone App Gets Timeline
The iPhone application with Timeline has a condensed page that lets you select a previous year, last month, or current month format. Selecting any of those dates opens up a list of activities, including status updates, published photos and videos, and friendships.
The App also lets users see their own Timelines, as well as their friends’, at least the ones who have opted in to the feature and published their Timelines.
Android Facebook App Overtakes iPhone Number for the First Time
AppData tracking service is reporting that the Android app now has 58.8 million daily active users, while the iPhone version has 57.6 million. Of course, this is not a surprise considering the rise in popularity of Android devices in the market.
On a monthly active user basis, Facebook for iPhone is still ahead, with 99.5 million vs. Facebook for Android’s 86.1 million. However, the daily figure is regarded as a more important measure of use.