Facebook Testing New Design For Timelines

Facebook Timelines might be subject to another aesthetic change if the company gets a good response to the latest features it is testing.

It’s nothing too big, but screenshots posted on Talking Points Memo on Tuesday morning show how a user’s details (name, occupation, location, education) are now situated on top of their cover photo, rather than beneath it.

As well as this, the boxes originally next to the ‘About’ section (friends, photos, likes, places etc) have now been shrunk to small thumbnails. Facebook has also added a small ‘Summary’ thumbnail next to the other standard boxes (that are now thumbnails).

The new look:

new facebook timeline

The old (current) look:

old facebook timeline

This isn’t exactly a major overhaul, but as this article on Mashable points out, it isn’t clear whether users will be able to change the colour of the writing over their cover photo so that it contrasts legibly with the image beneath it. I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough.