Jeremy C. Owens
San Jose Mercury News

Facebook users who have not changed their profiles to the company’s new Timeline feature won’t have a choice much longer.


The Menlo Park, Calif., social network announced in a blog post Tuesday that Timeline, Facebook’s most expansive change to its signature profile pages, will go live for all users in the next few weeks.


Users will be informed that their profile is being switched to Timeline by a message at the top of Facebook’s home page. Then they will have seven days to view and edit their past posts, photos, videos and more to ensure that only the information they want to appear will show up on the new profile page.


The visual new feature, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced at the company’s Developers Conference in September, began rolling out on a voluntary basis in mid-December.


It allows Facebook members to store and share videos, photos and posts from the most important moments of their lives, organized year by year.


“We wanted to make Timeline a place you were proud to call your home. Timeline is a completely new aesthetic for Facebook,” Zuckerberg said at the Timeline announcement.


Facebook members who have not yet received the notification that they are being switched to Timeline can still switch over voluntarily by going online to the site www.facebook.com/about/timeline.