This past Wednesday Facebook released another new feature (and confirmed it!): Timeline Cards, which activate when you hover over a name. Although, the new feature is nothing of large significance, it’s still a neat tool which allows users to quickly identify mutual friends and friends’ occupational status, along with buttons for messaging and categorizing friends.
In comparison to the older hover designs, the new Timeline design is mostly the same with the exception of being much larger and added job information. For users who have not yet set up their Timeline profiles the older design will still apply when hovering over their names.
The change applies for both Facebook users and brand Pages.
According to the LA Times, Facebook confirmed the new feature is not a test. So, that said, this is not going away whether you like it or not. As my mom always told me “… get use to it.”