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Facebook Unveils New, Streamlined Timeline Design

The social network has adopted a cleaner layout with redesigned sections for interests and a placed a larger focus on apps.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on March 14, 2013.

Fresh off a newsfeed redesign, Facebook has announced improvements to its timeline. It has dropped the two column feed for one with a cleaner and larger layout, after feedback from users that the current design was sometimes hard to read.

All posts are now on the right side of the timeline, with photos, music and other recent activity on the left. The ‘About’ page has become easier to organize, with redesigned sections providing one place to add the music, movies, TV shows and books that interest you alongside your photos and friends.

Facebook Unveils A New, Streamlined Timeline Design

The redesign also places a larger emphasis on apps. Facebook users that love movies can add their favorites to a dedicated section or use apps like Flixster and Netflix to share what they’re watching.

Bookworms can keep track of the titles they want to read or add more with Goodreads. If you’re browsing through books that your friends have read recently and you see one you think you might enjoy, you can add it to your books section by simply clicking the add button.

Facebook Unveils A New, Streamlined Timeline Design

Other apps can also be added, including one that integrates your Instagram photo stream as a section on your timeline. Apps can be removed from the About page at any time by visiting the Activity Log.

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