How to start using the new Facebook Timeline now

At its annual f8 conference this week, Facebook unveiled a major profile redesign for users of the social network. The new profile design, being codenamed “Timeline,” shows all of your activity since joining Facebook in a timeline view. The design will begin rolling out sometime in the coming weeks, but Facebook has provided a way for anyone who wants to get Timeline early to do so.б═

Step 1: Be sure you are logged into your Facebook account and visit: http://developers.facebook.com. In the navigation bar at the top, click on “Apps.”

Step 2: Click the “Create New App” button in the top right hand corner of the page. Enter whatever value you would like for the “App Display Name.” Enter whatever you would like for the “App Namespace,” but the field can only accept lowercase characters and dashes (no numbers or underscores). Agree to the Platform Privacy Policy and click Continue.б═

Step 3: Enter any security verifications that may appear and click Submit. Once you are brought to a page that looks like the following, scroll down to the bottom and click “Save Changes.” Do NOT change any information on this page.б═

Step 4: On the same page, you will see a navigation bar on the left side of the page. Click on the section that reads “Open Graph.” In the “People can _______ aб═_______” field, type random things. For example, “People can read a book.” Once you’ve filled them out, click “Get Started.”

Step 5: Once you are brought to a page that looks like the following, scroll to the bottom and click “Save Changes.” Do NOT change any information on this page.б═

After roughly five minutes of waiting, return to your Facebook homepage. You should notice a notification on the top of the screen inviting you to join the Timeline developer preview. Follow the instructions onscreen from that point. б═

Credit goes to TechCrunch for providing basic outline steps.б═

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