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How to Get Facebook's New Timeline Now

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If you're impatient like I am, you want Facebook's new Timeline right now, not in a few weeks. Fortunately, all you need to do is become a developer and you're good to go.

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Note: This is in beta, if you're concerned about privacy or having your entire Facebook history wiped off the face of the Internet, you might want to reconsider before doing this.

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First, head up to the search field of your Facebook page and search for "developer." You should be given a list of apps. The top one that signifies that it's made by Facebook should be the one you want.

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After giving the app permission, you'll be directed to the Facebook developer page. Click on Apps in the top menu bar.

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You'll be presented with a page to "Create new App" button in the top right hand corner. Click on that. Give the app a name and namespace. Note: The name space must be at least seven letters long and all lowercase. Agree to the Platform Privacy Policy.

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You're now on your apps main page. In the left column, click on Open Graph. In the "People can" area add one of the following: Watch, Plan, read, review. In the next area, you'll be presented with a drop down of relevant choices. Choose one and hit "Get Started."

Wait a few minutes, head to your Facebook homepage and you should see your invitation to the new Facebook Timeline Beta.

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Note: It's a beta, so whatever weirdness you encounter, it's on you. [TechCrunch]

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I was going to do this, but it wants me to verify my account by entering my cell phone number or credit card number. I'm smart and don't own a cell phone, and I'll be damned if I give them my CC number.