Facebook Woes
February 14, 2012 9:03 AM   Subscribe

I hate the new timeline on Facebook! Is there a way to change back to the old version?

I'm a facebook dummy. I don't get on it very much. I changed to the new timeline on my profile page because I thought eventually everyone was going to be switched over whether you wanted it or not, but I noticed that a lot of people's profiles are still in the old version. Can I change mine back? I hate the new timeline version! I looked and tried to figure out how to change it back, but I couldn't figure it out.
posted by daydreamer to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
As far as I can tell, once you're on the new Timeline, you cannot go back.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:04 AM on February 14, 2012 [1 favorite]

I cannot claim to its effectiveness or safety, but this process and plugin claim to be able to revert from Timeline mode. Caveat emptor.
posted by griphus at 9:09 AM on February 14, 2012

While the mandatory switch has not yet taken place, nor has a firm date been announced, Facebook said on January 24th, "Over the next few weeks, everyone will get timeline." So while TPS is right that it's a one-way door, you can take some solace in the fact that the complete switchover is coming, and since it's been 3 weeks since that post, it's coming soon (unless they change their minds, of course, which has happened before).
posted by Partial Law at 9:09 AM on February 14, 2012 [1 favorite]

Use Social Fixer. I don't think it will completely undo timeline, but it'll help.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:13 AM on February 14, 2012 [4 favorites]

Seconding Social Fixer. It gives you a lot of options to deal with Facebook's many aggravations.
posted by Melismata at 9:14 AM on February 14, 2012

Response by poster: Thank you everyone. I thought that maybe I had misheard or misunderstood about everyone eventually being switched over, but since I didn't, I will just leave it be and try to get used to it.
posted by daydreamer at 9:40 AM on February 14, 2012

I'm using FB Purity that Griphus mentioned. It's great!
posted by jgirl at 1:48 PM on February 14, 2012

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