You may have spent recent months ignoring Facebook's Timeline other profiles, but ready or not, you're going to get the timeline in matter of weeks when it becomes mandatory, according to Facebook's blog post.

Over the next few weeks, everyone will get timeline. When you get timeline, you'll have 7 days to preview what's there now. This gives you a chance to add or hide whatever you want before anyone else sees it. Facebook's Paul McDonald said in a blog post.

For those who still don't know  what the Facebook timeline is, the clue is in the name. The new format of your profile makes your past more accessible, splitting events, posts, photos and shares under dates and years-- from the day you were born to the present day.

When you upgrade your profile to the timeline, you will have seven days to review it before making it public. During this time you can feature or hide stories, and see all your activity through the activity log.

One of the biggest changes is in the lay out, (it takes time getting used to) once you've converted, the social media giant opens you up to a new kind of challenge: Picking cover art.

Cover Art selection is the first stage of the timeline conversion, and choosing it can be hard. In October. Here are a few tips to help you with the process:

Cover Photo Finder: The Website allows you to log in with your Facebook account and select from high resolution photos of nature and animals.  The photographs are ideal for the long narrow template of the cover art page.


Face Coverz: The site allows you to choose your photograph by categories including: Abstract, Animals, Arrows, Art, Awareness, Black and White, Brans and cartoons, just to name a few.

My Profile Cover: Includes photos with motivational slogans incorporated into profile photos. For Example a black and white photo of Steve Jobs comes with the Slogan, Because the people, who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Cover Photoz: The site incorporates its name in the shot, but allows users to choose from different categories and slogans.

Get Timeline Today:

Getting Timeline is easy; simply go to the Introducing Timeline page on Facebook and click on Get Timeline. This will transform your profile and allow you to start customizing your page while exploring the new features.