On Sunday, Facebook announced improvements to the Facebook Profile to make it easier for users to tell their story and for their friends to learn about them.
At first glance, the most obvious difference is that all the tabs at the top of the page have been moved to the left below the profile picture. Below this, is information about your relationship status and family members (if you have listed them previously).
At the top right, you can see a Friendship module that shows off shared photos and and friends. You can click through to explore their Friendship Page.
Here are some of the new features:
A New Introduction
The top of the page now contains a quick summary about yourself – where you’re from, where you went to school, where you work. There’s also a row of recently tagged photos of you.
You can highlight the friends who are important to you, create new groups of friends, or feature friends lists.
There is also a new way to share your interests and activities. You can list the projects you worked on at your job, classes you took in school, your favourite musicians and sports teams, etc. You can also connect to the religions, political affiliations, and celebrities. These will be represented with photos instead of text links.
Part of Facebook’s Premium Ads inventory will also be run on user’s Profile pages come January 2011. We will add update this blog as soon as the changes are rolled out.
If you’re as excited about the new Profiles as we are and would like to upgrade immediately, go to http://www.facebook.com/about/profile to find out more. You can also view a video introduction of the new Profiles here.