2 Apr 12
I don't think so, there must be a consent when timeline is about to launch and its up to the user will he/she will choose to set a timeline or remain into the default interface of his/her account.Your friend might did something before the timeline to his facebook has set or published and beside you have to set a timeline background before it has to be publish.There must be someone who did that to his facebook account or otherwise...
2 Apr 12
I disagree with your first sentence. Why should their be consent from a user? You are using their service afterall. Same with this site (mylot) they can change it in any way they wish with little or no user base feedback. Just because you use someones site doesn't mean you have the right to say 'im not using this at all take it away.' They have always said that the time line feature will roll out slowly and only those that wanted to opt into it would, however they also made clear that it was the way facebook was going and like it or not everyone would get the rollout eventually. The time-line feature has been around for what, over 6 months now? So launch has long past. I can't put my hands on the article right now but I did read one a while back which stated either Q1 or Q2 (quarter 1 / 2) of this year for the rollout to all users. On my own personal experience ive been using it since the first versions were in use and I actually like it compared to the old dreary fb profiles. Just one of those things once you get used to the layout its not a bad profile setup. It was time for a change in my opinion from the old facebook profiles.
3 Apr 12
They usually asked you to activate your timeline or else they won't be able to launch.Unless you are to activate your timeline no one can activate that and not with any admin in the FB. I mean to say its your own choice that's why they will still need your consent whether to have your timeline activated..
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
16 Aug 12
I know! Who is Facebook to determine that 'what's ideal for them' is the same as 'what's ideal for everyone.' For me, it's their thinking that everyone's machine is 'chat-ready.' I don't know about anyone else's, but mine is NOT! Yet--no matter what I do--Facebook keeps RECONNECTING my chat-bar & REUPDATING my news-feed page WHILE I AM ON IT (which I DO NOT WANT THEM TO DO!) ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHH
• United States
7 Apr 12
I looked on facebook this morning because I heard they were forcing people in to the timeline but, for now, I have not been switched. I am still under the same layout as I have been. I have actually heard from a lot of people that we will not have a choice but I don't know if we will or not. They haven't changed me yet.
• Holiday, Florida
2 Apr 12
i dont know if it went aoto but i wish i had not agreed to have it. i hate it so it seems does about everyone else.. things are even harder to see and move around there now and i had issues before but not as much seems like every time everyone gets used to a page/site and you finally figure out how to work with it they change everything for the worse.
• Cambridge, England
2 Apr 12
Timeline is part of the basic functionality of Facebook. You cannot remove it or opt out of it. It is possible to change YOUR view of the page but this article explains why that could be inadvisable: http://www.azfamily.com/news/technology/Data-Doctors-Can-you-remove-Facebooks-Timeline-feature-143858996.html
13 Feb 13
The quote section is gone and the about me section is gone. The old profile was more clean, minimal and simple. Now when you look at the timeline profile page its big,an waste of space. Now am still trying to get use to it,every day is a new change in facebook. So look out for a new change again.