Facebook said today that user will soon start to see a new version of Timeline, some users got access to last month.
The new layout puts a user’s posts and life events on the right, and their About info and app activity on the left. This reduces the need for users to look back and forth between two columns to read posts on their page. The About page now gives users more options to show off their favorite movies, books and music, as well as their fitness activity and other stories they’ve shared through Open Graph apps.
“We heard from you that the current timeline layout is sometimes hard to read. Starting today, all posts are on the right side of your timeline, with photos, music and other recent activity on the left,” Rose Yao, product lead for Facebook Open Graph, wrote in a blog post.
You can add things to the new books, music, movies, TV, and fitness sections manually or by choosing to include content from the apps they use. For example, users that enjoy sharing what they’re reading on Goodreads can choose to include books from apps in their books section.
You can also add an app as a stand-alone section on their timeline and About page. Each app section is comprised of one or more collections, and developers need to configure the data that appears. You should setup up collections to showcase the things people will want to proudly display on their timelines. For example, Instagram’s section displays a user’s photos and those they like.