How to Disable the Facebook Timeline? Here’s One Possible Solution

Facebook announced the new profile layout called the Timeline last year and has now been activated to all 850+ million users on Facebook. Facebook Timeline is a permanent change, no matter you like it or not, the new profile layout it here to stay until Facebook decides to change the layout to something else.

When Facebook released its new Facebook News Feed and Live Ticker, everyone hated it. We showed our readers a trick on how to remove the new Facebook Ticker on Internet Explorer 9. But eventually, users got used to the new Ticker as they were helpless about it. I assume that this will be the same with the new Facebook Timeline, since there is no choice to revert back to th old layout.

Despite the new Timeline giving a new user interface and features, many users on Facebook are finding it annoying and confusing to use. Several Facebook users are complaining about it and are finding ways to disable or hide the Facebook Timeline. Although there is no way you go back to the old Facebook profile layout, there is one possible solution that can help you out with the problem. That is – Browser Extensions.

Facebook Timeline

Disable Facebook Timeline

Here is a way that might help you get rid of the Facebook Timeline. Just install them and the Timeline would vanish!

Firefox Users – All you need to do is install the User Agent Switcher add-on and follow the instructions provided. This will add a new IE7 user agent to the add-on and then use the user agent while browsing Facebook.

Google Chrome Users – Create a new Google Chrome shortcut.  Once done, edit the shortcut and add -user-agent=”Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0;) to it. This will tell Facebook that you’re using IE browser and the Timeline may be disabled while browsing Facebook.

Safari Users – Enable Develop mode in Safari by going to Preference -> Advanced and selecting the check box next to “Show Develop menu in menu bar”. Once you have done that, select the “User Agent” sub-menu from the Develop menu and select “Internet Explorer 7.0″ from the available options.

P.S. If this doesn’t work, then probably its time that you get used to the Facebook Timeline, or wait until I find another trick to disable it. If you know any trick to disable it, then do let our readers know about it by posting them in the comments below.

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