Facebook launches Timeline redesign

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Facebook announced Wednesday that is redesigning its user profile pages, called Timeline, to create a cleaner layout.

The new layout will change the main update feed from two columns to one, which will be on the right side of the page. Apps and interests, like music, movies, TV shows and books will be on the left.

"We heard from you that the current timeline layout is sometimes hard to read. Starting today, all posts are on the right side of your timeline, with photos, music and other recent activity on the left," Facebook said in a news release.

Some users will get the new Timeline today, but Facebook says it will continue to roll out the feature in the coming weeks.

Facebook began rolling out updated new feeds last week and said it was focused on clearing the clutter on the page. Timeline was originally unveiled on Sept. 22, 2011, but the social network has yet to force all users to switch to the new look.

Facebook users have reportedly been resistant to Timeline, with many users complaining that it was difficult to read updates on the page.

Last year, CNET reported the opinion site SodaHead polled Facebook users and a whopping 70 percent didn't like the redesign. Out of 1,981 votes, only 392 liked Timeline, while 1,388 said to lose it.

Facebook was launched in February 2004. The social network reports over 1 billion monthly active users as of December 2012.

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