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How to Remove Facebook Timeline in Chrome/Firefox

disable deactivate facebook timeline image How to Remove Facebook Timeline in Chrome/Firefox

 

Facebook is world’s top most used social networking site with almost 750+ million of users signed up. Facebook is well known for it’s simplicity in it’s UI which other social networking sites lacked.

Recently Facebook unveiled a new experimental feature called Timeline which is a replacement for older version of Facebook profile. Below is a small video introduction to Timeline:

Introduction to Timeline (Video)

Well there are few users who didn’t like this new Facebook’s Timeline feature as they are pretty much happy with the old interface and moreover the new interface is a privacy killer. Your Timeline will act as your Digital Journal which can be accessed by your friends in the form of a diary icon wink How to Remove Facebook Timeline in Chrome/Firefox

Few months back,we had written an article on how to tackle the Facebook’s New Interface by removing the ticker which is still annoying to many users and today we are going to guide you on removing the Facebook’s Timeline feature and revert back to old interface, but just to let you know this hack works only in Firefox and Chrome Browser.

Note: This hack only removes the Timeline and reverts back to old profile interface within your browser, which means your friends will still have access to your Timeline.

Following are the 3 ways to remove the Facebook  Timeline in Chrome and Firefox browser.

#1. Remove Facebook Timeline using Firefox Addon

Step 1: Install User Agent Switcher.

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Step 2: Restart Firefox browser and check whether User Agent Switcher icon is available on the navigation bar. If not then right click on navigation bar and customize by dragging and dropping the Add-on.

Step 3: Now click on switcher icon and select Internet Explorer 7 option. Refresh your profile page to get old Facebook profile back.

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#2. Remove Facebook Timeline using Chrome switch

Step 1: Right click on Chrome browser launcher icon and select properties option.

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Step 2: On properties window, navigate to Shortcut Tab.

  • Windows Vista/7 users: Append –user-agent=”Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)” in Target Box as shown below.
  • Windows XP users: Append –user-agent=”Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1)” in Target box.
google chrome properties add switch image How to Remove Facebook Timeline in Chrome/Firefox

Step 3: Click Apply and OK. Open your Chrome browser and navigate to Facebook Profile page see the changes.

#3. Remove Facebook Timeline using Chrome Extension

Step 1: Install Timeline Remove extension

Step 2: Restart your browser and navigate to Facebook Profile page to see the changes.

Note: This Chrome extension is not working for many users. Please try your luck and let us know if its working fine with you.

Don’t go away yet! We have a question for you. Why do you hate Facebook timeline? Share your thoughts and share this article with your friends if you think it’s useful for them.

Tech18 Staff

Currently a team of 2 :) Sunil and Vinay :D

4 Comments

  1. Good post here!  It tells you exactly what you should do if you want to remove facebook timeline in Chrome.  

    As for me, I love the timeline profile and will continue to use it.  Thanks for sharing!

    • I also love Timeline and moreover I’m not addicted to the old interface of Facebook for which I’ll have to hate the New Facebook ;)

      Thanks once again for your comment :D

  2. This is a temporary measure to disable timeline, but useful is someone really wants to get back the old profile look. Same can even be done on Internet Explorer with UAPick User-Agent Switcher.

    • Hi Namit !

      Yeah this is just a temporary measure and I don’t think so Facebook will ever allow users to switch back to old profile unless Google+ comes up with some patent issues on Facebook Timeline ;)

      I myself never use IE bro, but the timeline doesn’t seem to work in IE7 so as you said User agent can be applied to IE also.

      Thanks for dropping by :D

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