HOW TO Get Back Old Facebook Interface [Updated]

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Facebook chat had been changed long back with the introduction of the sidebar, after which they had introduced the sidebar ticker for a small period of time. You can also disable Facebook sidebar Ticker. A few hours back, Facebook has changed the entire interface and design by making changes to the News Feed and a few more options. But you still have an option to revert back to the old facebook design and this post explains how to get back the old facebook design/interface.

The current Facebook design looks like this:

New Facebook interface

I liked it and hence I would not switch back to old facebook interface but if you do not like it, here is how you can switch back:

  • Go to Account Settings->General
  • Click on the “Edit” link near the Language option.
  • Change your language to “English UK” is you are an English speaking person. You can change it to any other language except English US
  • Click on Save Changes.


Doing this will help you switch back to old facebook interface. But this is merely a temporary method and will not work when Facebook rolls out this new feature to other territories/languages which the social network supports.\

Update:The current method does not work out now as I had already mentioned, this is a temporary method. Facebook will be rolling out the new timeline to everyone and to get back the old facebook design you can install Fix New Facebook or Unf**k Facebook Scripts for Mozilla. Chrome users can add Facebook Classic Extension to get back the old Facebook interface.

You can also try by deactivating your Facebook account once and reactivate it again. I hope that helps but Facebook didn’t let me deactivate my account. Let me know if it works for you.

  • http://www.blog.web6.org Kimi@tablet review

    Hi Lalit,

    I personally don’t like the new interface with that recent/top stories, so I will definitely will try this method.

    I am sure this will be soooooo useful for others too,

    Thank you!

  • http://www.infogenra.com/ Raj @ Blogging Tips & Tricks

    This one is not working anymore, any other alternatives??

    • http://www.blogotechblog.com Lalit Indoria

      Hi Raj,
      The post has been updated! Hope you find your answer now :)

  • Katy

    New interface is cool, whats the worry.

  • Anurag

    this aint working now ..btw chekc the commect section here ..http://wiredcpu.com/how-to-get-old-facebook-interface/

  • http://techdraginfo.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-download-youtube-videos-on.html shenoyjoseph

    yeah facebook has done some new changes after getting alot of bad reviews about new chat interface. :)

  • http://gumbumper.com Gumbumper

    I’ve gotten use to the new facebook now.

  • darlen

    how to go back in old facebook coz im from in facebook timeline

    • http://www.blogotechblog.com Lalit Indoria

      I’m afraid that’s not possible and it’s a permanent change. However you can deactivate your account and reactivate again by logging in. Let me know if that helps.

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  • http://facebook.com/WeROneFamily Andrea Hammer

    I upgraded to the new timeline and I don’t know how to get back to original

    • http://facebook.com/WeROneFamily Andrea Hammer

      I just read your answer to someone else with the same question…. If I deactivate fb and reactivate do I have to start all over?

    • http://www.blogotechblog.com Lalit Indoria

      No you don’t have to start all over. While deactivating, you can choose “This is temporary. I’ll be back” Though this option does not make any change and it is just to inform Facebook why you are deactivating. Also note, you can download a copy of all your Facebook data before you deactivate. Let me know if this helps.

      Thanks

  • http://www.dohack.org Ankit

    I like new interface.It is the best design of Facebook ever.