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Facebook Timeline: How to Enable it Now

A lot of users on Facebook are anxiously awaiting its new Timeline feature. It’s being rolled out slowly to users. If you don’t want to wait, here’s how you can enable it today.

First go to the Facebook Timeline developer page. Then click Allow when it asks to access your basic information.

Request for Permission

On the next page, click Create App at the upper right corner of the screen.

Apps Page

Now give type in an App Display Name and App Namespace. It doesn’t matter what you enter in either of these fields. You just need to make sure the App Namespace is available. Click Continue.

New App

Enter the correct Captcha security words and click Submit.


If you haven’t verified your account yet, you’ll need to. You can verify it with your cell phone or Credit Card. I recommend using the cell phone method. Click the mobile phone link.

Verify Mobile

Enter your Country Code and mobile phone number. Click Confirm.

Confirm Phone

A code will be texted to your phone. Enter in what Facebook sends you and click Confirm.

Confirm Code

After verifying your account, the Facebook Developers page comes up. From the menu on the left, click Open Graph.

Facebook Developers

On the next screen, type anything you want into the the two available fields. Again, it doesn’t matter what you type in. Click Get Started.
Open Graph

You don’t need to enter anything in the next screen, just scroll to the bottom and click Save Changes and Next.

Save and Next

The same applies for the following screen. Just scroll down and click Save and Finish.

Save and Finish

Now, on the Open Graph screen. You don’t need to do anything on this screen either. Open a new tab in your browser and go to your Facebook homepage.

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Open Graph 2

Check your Profile and wait until the invite for the Facebook Timeline shows up. It can take several minutes until you see it. When it appears, click Get It Now.

Get It Now

There you are. Now you can start exploring what the Facebook Timeline feature has to offer.

Facebook Timeline Access

There is quite a bit going on with the Facebook Timeline. I suggest you start the tour and check out what it has to offer.

Timeline Cover

Remember, if you do set it up and publish, it will be live.

I’ve just started exploring the Facebook Timeline. I’ll have more coverage on how to set it up, lock down privacy settings and features it offers.

Check out this video by donnyhouse which shows you what you can expect from Facebook Timeline.

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3 Responses to Facebook Timeline: How to Enable it Now

  1. Ron White October 17, 2011 at 12:44 am #

    Good one, Brian!

  2. Donny House January 21, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Thanks for linking to my video! 🙂

    • Steve Krause January 22, 2012 at 10:26 am #

      @Donny – You’re welcome! Nice vid.

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