Written by Craig Charley – Mon 13 Feb 2012
Facebook Timeline has arrived. First announced in October 2011, Facebook Timeline's official release has been put back, and back, and back again. You've always been able to install it using a Developer preview but at the end of January Timeline went live to the world. Now, it is about to become mandatory.
However, the first thing you will want to do is to customise your Facebook Timeline cover photo! Something you've never been able to do before!
It is a given that by the end of the year, business pages will also have Timelines. This will be a fantastic tool for marketers to make their Facebook page stand out from the rest so use our guide so that you already know what to do when business Timeline is released! For a full course on social media marketing you should come on Social Media Training. We offer some fantastic deals when booked with SEO Training and Content Marketing Training!
As our Google+ profile design template proved so popular we have been kind enough to do the same for Facebook Timeline.
You can get really creative with the new cover photo so we have included some of our favourite designs so far at the bottom of this post.
Leave a link to your profile once you've customised it in the comments section below and we will publish our favourites over the next few weeks.
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We have included a full step by step guide to using the Timeline Photoshop Template in our Complete Timeline Guide. The guide is also useful for changing your privacy settings and delving into all the new features before making your Timeline public.
Remember that after installing the Timeline you have 7 days to get it working how you want it before anybody can see it, so use this time to make sure you're aware of all the changes to privacy, layout and settings by reading our guide.
Here are some examples of creative Facebook Timeline Cover Photos to get you started:
Please let us know if you have any problems using the template and we will do our best to help.