How to Enable Facebook Timeline

Announced today at the f8 conference is a completely new redesign of Facebook; this new design is more customizable to your needs and filters out a lot of the trash that can build up over time and ruin the quality of your Facebook experience. If you’re an impatient person like me and you want to access the new Facebook Timeline layout, follow these simple steps to activate it.

Once you’ve logged into your Facebook account, enable Developer mode.

To do this, go to the search bar and type Developer. You’re looking for an application made by Facebook — it should be the first result that appears. Once you click on it, give it permission for your account.

How to Enable Facebook Timeline

If it doesn’t automatically get you to a screen that looks like what you see above, head over to the Developer section of Facebook and create a new application.

This application will not be seen by anybody, but it is needed to activate Facebook Timeline. Once you name your application, you must agree to the platform privacy agreement.

Once your application has been created, head to the Settings page in the Developer application. Under the settings for your application, look for where it says Open Graph and click on the Get Started Using Open Graph link.

Once you click that link, there will be a form where you may enter test actions. In these two fields you may enter whatever you wish, as long as it goes along the lines with the statement.

How to Enable Facebook Timeline

Once you press the Get Started button, you should be thrown into a configuration prompt and you may change data and save it again.

Now it’s time to wait (not long — only five minutes or so) and head back to your main Facebook profile.

On the top you should see your invitation to the Facebook Timeline beta. Presto! You’re in!

Have fun with the new Timeline and tell us what you think about it. Is this the last time Facebook will make a major change, or will it happen again soon?