The Timeline will replace users' profile pages, which will include a documented 'timeline' effect ranging back to the day they first started on Facebook, with the option to document life events along the way.
But the grace period of one week may not be enough time for users in the run-up to the busy Christmas holiday.
By using cleverly designed macros and screen-recording utilities, it alleviated most of the pressure off my continued clicking of the 'remove' button. But many users will not have this technical skill, and will feel forced into deleting each post one-by-one, or disabling their profile altogether.
Earlier this month, Facebook began its wider non-developer rollout to New Zealand. Facebook explained that it wanted to try the feature out in a native English-speaking country, which would allow the site to receive timely feedback to make "improvements quickly".
Though many will be wrapping up work for the year, time is limited for the vast majority during the busy Christmas period. Many will not be able to get their Timeline before the grace period is over.
The social network did not have an easy time in getting the feature out there, battling a lawsuit along the way, that threatened to throw Facebook off the launch altogether.
On the bright side, a least Facebook is giving users the grace period; something it has not done before. Facebook users normally lead a revolt for the first few days after a major site redesign, after which the dust settles and many simply get used to it.