How to get Facebook Timeline

By Liam Foy

Facebook’s redesign rollout has finally arrived. Timeline creates a whole new Facebook experience and since September we have been working with it to discover it’s pros and cons – and its pros far outweigh the cons.

So, how do you activate Timeline… it’s easy and takes a few minutes. Here’s the simple steps:

1. Click on this link  to get to Facebook’s “Introducing Timeline” page.

2. Click “Get Timeline”. This will enabled Timeline for you but not publish for everyone to see.

3. Click “Publish Now” and everyone will be able to see it!


Once you have clicked “Get Timeline” you have seven days before it automatically publishes. If you want to do it sooner, just head straight to “step 3”. The benefit of not publishing straight away is that you can amend your privacy settings – which are far more comprehensive with Timeline – or add in landmarks throughout your life to populate your profile more. This is the bit where you wished you had kept it tidy in the first place!

Any questions about Timeline, hit us up with a tweet, put a post on Facebook ( or drop a comment below.

This post was written by Liam Foy

As Head of Client Services, Liam ensures that all of his clients’ strategies are on track, delivering ROI and coming up with new ideas to drive them forward. Beer makes him tick, reading, learning and drinking it.