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Facebook Tests Timeline Redesign

In an effort to avert our attention from the negative news Facebook has been receiving recently (think Eduardo Saverin plus the embarrassing NASDAQ glitch), everyone's favourite social network has decided to apply some positive changes in the form of its design.

Yesterday the company announced that it would be conducting a "small test" of a new Timeline layout, which means another redesign could be making its way to our profiles in the not-so-distant future.

Talking Points Memo managed to get its hands on screenshots of the new feature, with the pictures showing a condensed version of Timeline - with personal details now embedded into the user's cover photo instead of appearing underneath the profile picture.

Here's the current layout:

facebook timeline old

facebook timeline old

The new design:

facebook timeline new

facebook timeline new

Additional features such as photos, friends, locations and Likes are displayed beneath the cover photo - with its images now replaced by thumbnails. Next to these links is a new 'Summary' button, placed in the new design in an attempt to highlight the main concept behind Timeline - to view the user's most significant life events.

"We can confirm this is a small test, but don't have anything further to share at this time," explained a Facebook representative.

How soon this will be coming to our profiles is not yet clear, but no doubt it should hopefully prove to be a helpful change of topic instead of talking about Facebook's financial woes.

Image credit: Mashable

Source: PCWorld

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