FACEBOOK TIMELINE

GUIDE TO FACEBOOK TIMELINE PAGES

USING THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, IN SEPTEMBER 22,2011: FACEBOOK LAUNCHES NEW UI TIMELINE IN F8 CONVENTION, DECEMBER 21,2011: FACEBOOK LOG IN PAGE CHANGES DUE TO FACEBOOK TIMELINE ADDITION, DECEMBER 22,2011: FACEBOOK LAUNCHES ITS NEW PROFILE USER INTERFACE, FACEBOOK TIMELINE, ON JANUARY 24, FACEBOOK ANNOUNCED ITS NEW PROFILE DESIGN, “TIMELINE”, WILL BECOME MANDATORY AND PERMANENT FOR ALL USERS, ON FEBRUARY 29, FACEBOOK ANNOUNCED THAT ALL OF THE PAGES WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY UPGRADED TO ITS TIMELINE VIEW ON MARCH 30,2012.

TAKE YOUR TIME, I AM SURE YOU STILL HAVE SOME TIME TO GET COMFORTABLE WITH THE NEW TIMELINE LAYOUT AND YOU CAN ADD YOUR CONTENT BETWEEN NOW AND MARCH 30. HERE IS A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO ALL THE NEW FEATURES THAT TIMELINE FOR PAGES OFFERS YOUR BRAND

THE COVER PHOTO FOR FACEBOOK TIMELINE

FACEBOOK TIMELINE

THE COVER PHOTO

THIS FEATURE IS ALREADY WELL KNOWN IN THE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY AND IT SEES A GROWING NUMBER OF PROFILES IN TIMELINE FORMAT, BRANDS CAN NOW USE THEIR OWN COVER PHOTOS  AT THE VERY TOP  OF THEIR TIMELINE TO SHOW A NEW ,STRIKING VISUAL LAYER  TO THEIR OFFERINGS ONCE A FAN LANDS ON THE PAGE.YOU CAN ALWAYS PUT A FAN GATE ON APPLICATIONS AND CONTENT, AND NOT ON THE COVER IMAGE, SO ANYBODY WHO LANDS ON YOUR PAGE SEES THE SAME THING FAN AND NON FAN ALIKE. THE COVER IMAGE THAT IS SEEN BY EVERYONE CANT INCLUDE ANY CALLS TO ACTION. FOR YOU TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR COVER PHOTO, CROP A BRANDED IMAGE TO 851 BY 315 PIXELS.

WHEN A PICTURE IS UPLOADED, THAT DOESNT MATCH THE SPACE  ALLOTTED ON TIMELINE, THE IMAGE MAY BE ADJUSTED TO FIT, BY THE SITE, WHICH MIGHT AFFECT YOUR RESOLUTION. PICTURES THAT ARE TOO SMALL ARE STRETCHED AND OVERSIZED ONES  ARE SQUISHED. THE IMAGES SIZES THAT IS BELIEVED TO BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE ARE  – IN PIXELS, WIDTH LISTED FIRST:

  • COVER PHOTO 851 by 315
  • PROFILE PICTURE: 180 by 180
  • APP IMAGE: 111 by 74
  • THUMBNAIL: 32 by 32
  • IMAGES WITHIN WALL POSTS: 404 by 404; AND
  • HIGHLIGHTED AND MILESTONE IMAGES: 843 by 403

YOU HAVE TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION, MUCH SMALLER TRADITIONAL PROFILE PICTURE AND HOW THIS PLAYS INTO YOUR NEW COVER PHOTO. THERE ARE LOTS OF CREATIVE EXAMPLES OF COVER PHOTOS OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS ,SO THE OPPORTUNITIES HAVE NO LIMIT. TRY THE BEST YOU CAN, TO MAKE USE OF THIS USEFUL AND WORTHWHILE FEATURE.

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