A few things to know ahead of time.
- It worked for me and others.
- This workaround is for power users (many bugs)
- Only you will see your timeline at first unless you change the settings.
- If you log in into Facebook on somewhere else you can get back to your timeline by going to http://www.facebook.com/YOURUSERNAMEHERE?sk=timeline
- You’ll need to have a “verified” account for one of the steps, which should just be a phone number attached to the account.
Still want to try it? Here’s how to do it:
- Log into Facebook
Enable developer mode, if you haven’t already. To do this, type “developer” into the search box, click the first result (it should be an app made by Facebook with a few hundred thousand users), and add the app.
Jump into the developer app (if Facebook doesn’t put you there automatically, it should be in your left-hand tool bar)
- Create a new app. Give your shiny new app any display name and namespace you see fit. Read through and agree to the Platform Privacy agreement. This is the step you need to be verified for.
- Ensure you’re in your new app’s main settings screen. You should see your app’s name near the top of the page
- Look for the “Open Graph” header, and click the “Get Started using open graph” link. Create a test action for your app.
- This should drop you into an action type configuration page. Change a few of the default settings (I changed the past tense of “read” to “redd” — again, only you can see this unless you try and submit your application to the public directory), and click through all three pages of settings
- Go back to your Facebook homescreen. An invite to try Timeline should be waiting at the top of the page. Thanks Cnet