Fill In Facebook Timeline – Tips & Guidelines

  • You can use the floating add-on bar at the top of the timeline to add new events. The bar stands still even while you scroll down. Click ‘+’ button to get more options and add new events.
  • New events are organized in following sections
    • Work & Educations [briefcase icon ]
      • Add Job
      • Retired
      • Studied Abroad
      • Graduated
      • Volunteer Work
      • Military Service
      • Other Life Events
    • Family & Relationships [Love symbol]
      • Got Engaged
      • Got Married
      • Add a Child
      • Add a pet
      • Lost a Loved One
      • Other Life Event
    • Living [Home icon]
      • Moved
      • Bought a Home
      • Add a Roommate
      • Add a vehicle
      • Other Life Event
    • Health & Wellness [Apple icon]
      • Broke a bone
      • Had Surgery
      • Overcame an illness
      • Other Life Event
    • Milestones & Experiences [Flag icon]
      • Add a hobby
      • learned a Language
      • Got a piercing or a tattoo
      • Got a license
      • Traveled
      • Achievement or Award
      • Other Life Event
In all sections you facebook timeline have an option for adding “Other Life Event” which are not listed in the options, so that you can fill in at your convenience.

Facebook added a convenient feature that you can also add events directly in the Timeline.  To add an event directly in the Timeline just hover over the central blue line and click the “plus” to add new event.

All the events in your Timeline are default to “public” view. You have set the privacy by clicking the drop-down menu on the bottom of the event box where it says “public”. You can restrict the timeline event view for friends, family or relevant groups or set up a custom option to show to certain people.

You can hide or delete your timeline events.  To hide/delete, click the pencil button at the top-right of the event box.

You can minimize your timeline events.  To minimize, click the star at the top-right of the event box.


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