Use Facebook Life Event to fill gaps on Timeline with Milestones

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Facebook Timeline makes it easy for you to share your life story online. It is an online scrapbook of important milestones in your life. But what use is a scrapbook if there are a lot of missing pieces? Most of us were already born long before Facebook was conceived so some important events in our lives have already happened before Facebook was created, leaving us with lots of gaps on our Facebook Timeline.

If you feel the need to have a comprehensive online scrapbook with no missing pieces, Facebook offers the Life Event tab to enable you add important milestones from your past and present to your Facebook Timeline.

How to Add Milestones to your Timeline

The Life Event tab on your status update form enables you add milestones on your Facebook Timeline.

Facebook update form showing Life Event

To add milestones to your Facebook Timeline, click on the Life Event tab. This will show a menu with different category of events like Work & Education, Family & Relationships, Home & Living, Health & Wellness, and Travel & Experiences.

Facebook Life Event Options

Clicking on any of the menu options will show some suggestions of some important events in that category. For example, the view when Family & Relationships is clicked is shown below.

Facebook Like Event Options for Family and Relationships

Click on a suggestion that is related to the milestone you want to add to your Facebook Timeline. If none of the suggested events meets your need, use the Other Life Event… option.

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Use Facebook Life Event to fill gaps on Timeline with Milestones was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: October 14th, 2019
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