Zuckerberg announces new Facebook Timeline feature

September 23, 2011

David Beharall
David Beharall

The F8 Conference

Yesterday millions tuned in to watch Mark Zuckerberg’s latest announcements at the F8 conference in San Francisco.

Zuckerberg said he wants people to share “their entire lives” on Facebook and users have no way of sharing their stories once they fall off their profile page.

The CEO and founder of Facebook announced this will change over the next few weeks. The social network site has introduced a new feature called Timeline, which organises all your information on your profile into days, months and years.

The user can even fill in the blanks right back to your birth. Zuckerberg used the example of a baby picture he added to his profile.

View a live demo of the Timeline

New partnerships

The Timeline is only one of the exciting features to be announced. Facebook’s CEO also revealed a number of new partnerships with Spotify, Netflix, Zynga (creator of Farmville) and The Washington Post.

Soon you will be able to listen to music with your friends, watch movies and read news without leaving the social network site.

Zuckerberg stated instead of liking a movie fan page, he wants users to be able to watch the film. Talking at the conference, he seemed excited about being able to share music with your friends and check out what they are listening to.

The Open Graph

Facebook will also be releasing another new feature called the Open Graph, which helps users interact with apps on their news feed. Apps that were mentioned at the conference were jogging routes and recipes that you can share with your friends.

The social media world is set for a big change

Zuckerberg stated he has been working on the new Timeline feature all year and I have to say I think the new feature and partnerships will have a big impact on social media. He has wanted to try and keep users on Facebook for longer and I think the partnerships and new apps will certainly achieve that.

The F8 conference announcements were impressive and I am eager to see the new features unfold.

Get Timeline Early

To get Timeline without having to wait, simple follow the instructions on Tech Crunch.

What do you think of the new Timeline feature?

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