Timeline is the most beautiful thing to happen to Facebook, but it’s not without its detractors. Complaint numero uno: the double-column layout is confusing, causing users to panic, unable to discern when events in their lives happened. Why are these two things next to each other? Which happened first? Where am I? Who am I?
Your temporal nightmare may soon be over.
According to InsideFacebook, the company is testing out a new, single-column view, which displays Timeline events in a strictly vertical order. No more having to move your eyeballs slightly from side to side. Newer things are higher, older things are lower. This will be easier to follow, but also wastes a lot of space, making Timeline half as wide as it is now. It’s a tradeoff—and maybe it’ll be an optional layout, who knows!—but it will certainly appease many who still haven’t acclimated to the design.
Facebook confirmed that it’s testing the skinny Timeline with a small sliver of users. If you’re one, drop me an @ on Twitter.