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Facebook’s timeline to become mandatory

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By John Glenday, Reporter

January 26, 2012 | 1 min read

A previously voluntary Facebook upgrade is being made mandatory by the social media giant via the introduction of an automatic update at the top of users screens.

When users click on the ‘update’ icon they will be given just one week to filter their post history between what they want show – and what they do not.

In a blog post the firm announced: “Last year we introduced timeline, a new kind of profile that lets you highlight the photos, posts and life events that help you tell your story.

“Over the next few weeks, everyone will get timeline. When you get timeline, you'll have 7 days to preview what's there now.

“This gives you a chance to add or hide whatever you want before anyone else sees it.”

The new look sports a magazine like feel with priority given to images alongside chronological lists of all posts made on the site.

In conjunction with various Timeline apps, such as Spotify, this can also list what your listening to when – to the annoyance of many.

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