Now there’s a completely new (user) Profile design after some profound changes, Facebook revealed at its f8 conference in San Francisco, on the 22nd of September 2011. At the f8 conference (which has been taking place every year, since 2007), Facebook announces new and interesting products. And this time, the main topic was about a major profile re-design, which is said to be one of the greatest changes since the inception of Facebook.
At f8, Mark Zuckerberg spoke about the new profile, how to handle it, how it works and much more – in so much detail. And I know that, at this point, you’re very curious to take a look at the new profile design. Here it is.
Of course, it looks different… But what’s really new with this profile?
Timeline – On the top-right of your profile, you’ll see a list of years and recent months. You can now go back to your past (to a particular time), with just a click and see all your status updates, the photos you’ve posted, applications you’ve used, the places you’ve visited and all other things you’ve done. There’s no need to keep scrolling down your wall to find something, anymore. It’s all here; simple and neat, in just one page. The scrapbook of your life.
Note: Timeline is still in beta version. Once the developers are done with everything, you will be opt-in to use the new profile. Can’t wait? Enable the Facebook Timeline for your profile.
Other significant changes include:
- Cover photo. That’s going to be the large photo at the top of your profile. Mine’s a turtle; I did that piece of photography. There’s no regulation as to what type of photo you need to post there, it could be just about anything creative.
- You’ll have a smaller profile picture at the left, and your basic info just below that – where you study/work, what languages you know and where you’re from or where you live.
- This is how your personal information will be organized. Here, there is not much of a difference to be seen, except for the design itself.
- You will see your friends randomly displayed on the “Friends” page, with bigger display pictures; you can still search for friends.
- Add your favorite applications on your Profile, for easy access.
- The Map shows all places, you’ve visited. You can now know, where you’ve been, when. (You have to check-in.)
That’s pretty much it. What do you think about the new Facebook Profile? Cool or not? Let us know, in the comments.