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Facebook creates new collage layout for photos section of Timeline

Facebook today announced changes to the photos section of Timeline that makes photos larger and easier to interact with. Users can also highlight particular photos, similar to how they do on Timeline, to make them stand out among other images. … Continue reading

Timeline still optional for Facebook users more than 6 months after global launch

More than six months after Timeline launched for users around the world, Facebook still hasn’t made the new profile mandatory. Timeline, like most Facebook changes, has a large group of critics. But unlike most Facebook changes, this one has been … Continue reading

Facebook complicates privacy settings and hide users’ email addresses, favoring its own messaging platform

Facebook appears to have hidden users’ third-party email addresses from Timeline, but left users’ Facebook.com addresses visible. It has also added a confusing new setting to the email portion of a user’s contact info. Although users can choose which of their … Continue reading

Facebook now asks for more details when users report fake or abusive accounts

Facebook has updated its user flow for reporting fake or abusive accounts to include clearer options that could improve the level of feedback Facebook receives. It’s unclear exactly when Facebook made this change, but now when users click “Report/block” from … Continue reading

Facebook may allow children under 13 on its social network: could it solve age verification on the Internet?

There’s certain to be a lot of scrutiny and backlash over any implementation of Facebook accounts for children under 13, which the social network is reportedly exploring. But if the company can find an appropriate balance of features and parental controls, … Continue reading

Facebook starts verifying popular accounts

Facebook will allow a small number of public figures to verify their accounts beginning today, a spokesperson from the company confirms. Users with verified accounts will appear more often in “People To Subscribe To” recommendations on the site, but unlike … Continue reading

Facebook Takes Additional Measures to Introduce Timeline to the World

Facebook is offering an extended opt-in period for Timeline and promoting discovery through friends. The company has taken learnings from past launches and shown a new level of PR outreach that should serve it well through such a major change, … Continue reading

Facebook: A Year in Review

Facebook’s “Move fast and break things” mantra was put into action again this year as the company overhauled a number of its products, introduced many new features and eliminated old functionality. Here is a month-by-month review of changes that most … Continue reading

Timeline Goes Live for Users Around the World

Facebook’s new Timeline profile began rolling out to users in several countries on Wednesday night. It appears that typing “Timeline” in the Facebook search bar returns a result for “Introducing Timeline,” which leads to a page explaining the new format … Continue reading

Facebook Reveals More Details About Timeline, Including an Approval Process for Open Graph Apps

“We’ve tried to be mindful about the lessons we’ve learned” Facebook Product Manger Manager Carl Sjogreen told me this morning when we sat down to discuss Timeline, the redesigned version of the user profile that debuted at f8 last month. He says that as the product rolls out over the next few weeks, Facebook will be [...]