Report: Some Brands Will Get Facebook’s Timeline This Month

facebook-logo-squareSome U.S. companies with Facebook pages will be able to use Facebook’s new Timeline interface at the end of this month, according to a new report.

Ad Age is reporting that Facebook will launch Timeline for brands/business pages during its fMC conference in New York City on February 29th. FMC is Facebook’s first event geared specifically to marketers using the company’s platform.

Facebook announced Timeline at its F8 conference last September, then formally launched it to non-business users in mid-December.

Ad Age reports that Timeline for brands will only be available to “a handful of partners” in the beginning, and will later be expanded in stages. The business version of Timeline will reportedly be similar, but not exactly the same as the version that regular users can access now.

Facebook didn’t give Ad Age a comment about its report.

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Facebook: Pages | Facebook: User Interface | Social Media Marketing | Top News


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  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to seeing how Timeline for brands will look! In the meantime, here’s a countdown site for Facebook brand pages, based on current rumours. 

  • Facebook Cover Photo

    I’ve got mixed feelings about the new Timeline, but I think the Cover Photo would be great for marketing. However, one big beef is that the Cover Photo is so awkwardly shaped. It’s expansively wide and really stout. All the photos I want to use either get cropped severely or don’t fit right. I did find an app that lets me make my Cover Photos look really good that I wanted to share. 
    It allows you to use multiple images and add text.

    You can see some pretty inspiring user-generated samples here:

  • AC Repair Snellville

    I was about to start a fan page for my site, but I think I will wait to see what the new timeline will look like

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