Facebook announced on Tuesday that Timeline will roll out to all users in the upcoming weeks. We posted on our contests’ Facebook pages about this mandatory change, and the feedback that we received was very mixed. There were numerous comments from Facebook users (and our voters) voicing their dislike for the new Facebook Timeline. Most were upset because they do not like the layout and want a choice on whether or not they enable Timeline. Others thought it looks too much like MySpace and even said they would “quit” Facebook and make the shift to Google+.
Although Timeline will become mandatory for everyone, the good news is that once it is enabled, you will have seven days to clean up your Timeline before it goes live. We thought it would be helpful to give a few tips to make the most of your transition to Timeline.
We are still waiting to see if brand pages will get the new Timeline treatment, and if so it would be a great way to showcase products and other aspects of your local business through the prominence of pictures on the main page.
Have you switched over to Timeline yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!