How To Get Back The Old Facebook Layout?

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Article by Raj Chowdary Posted: September 21, 2011

in How To, Social Networking

Facebook has rolled out today a new layout which is heavily customized and looks very different from the old one. Many users actually didn’t like the update as in the new layout everything looks clumsy and it takes hours for anyone to learn the new changes.

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Facebook New Layout How To Get Back The Old Facebook Layout?

In case you didn’t like the new change in the layout, here is the way on how to get you back to the old Facebook layout.

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How To Get Back The Old Facebook Layout?

  • Login To Your Facebook Account (Of course you have done that, I know you are anxious).
  • In the right hand top corner, click on the arrow and then account settings.

Facebook Account settings How To Get Back The Old Facebook Layout?

  • Click on Edit beside the Language and select English (UK) and save the changes.

Facebook language changes How To Get Back The Old Facebook Layout?

Voila, It’s done you will get back your favorite old layout.

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Do share up with the tips & other possibilities on how to get back old Facebook layout.

UPDATE: This tip worked fine till a couple of hours ago and it doesn’t work anymore. Even our accounts have reverted back to the new layout icon sad How To Get Back The Old Facebook Layout? . Maybe, Facebook has got a whiff of this tweak!! Anyways, we will lookout for other alternatives and keep you posted.

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Derrick September 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm

It didn’t work. It is the same as US version.


eva September 21, 2011 at 8:58 pm

it didnt work?


Ollie September 21, 2011 at 9:17 pm

This doesn’t work, i use google crome, is there any other way?


Ram September 21, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Sorry guys!! Facebook has got a scent of the tweak and it doesn’t allow the changes anymore. Why’s Facebook so hell bent on not allowing us to choose the layout even when we are discomfortable with it?


rainwriterm September 21, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I just tried this anyhow, even though it says it doesn’t work, and so far it actually seems to be working. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that it holds. Will changing to pirate English work too? :)


rainwriterm September 21, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Okay, so it didn’t hold. But, if I go directly to rather than just, it’ll show me the old newsfeed/status update layout.


rob September 22, 2011 at 10:25 am

upside down englisg still seems to work to get the old facebook, but pirate english does not


mhyk September 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm

you can use English (India)
still goes on old layout.


mhyk September 22, 2011 at 8:21 pm

go to account settings then edit the language to English (India)


liz randall September 23, 2011 at 5:12 am

they aren’t even giving me english (india) as an option!! i hate this!! where is the links button? 4 that matter where r my links? now i have to post everything thru the status button? y is my fan page old tho? i really wish i was young and hip enuff 2 know or care abt another site. my friends r on this 1 and this 1 is sh*tting the bed. i liked it when the status was on top and u dint know where everyone is at any given point of there day “mark pritchard took a piss at urth cafe at 3pm”. ugh!


Ram September 23, 2011 at 11:19 am



Devon September 23, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Was 2 good to be true..!!


Matt September 23, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Download Facebook Purity (just google it). You can use it to turn off the ticker and many other features also. I also installed Adblock Plus and it got rid of all the ads on the side of the page.
This fix doesn’t change it back to the last version but it’s pretty close. It’s almost not worth doing though because Zuckerberg revealed the all-new Facebook format at F8 that is going to completely change everything. It’s scheduled to roll out on Sep. 29th.


Nickie September 27, 2011 at 6:59 am


Yes, PLEASE let me know if you find any other ways to change it back, or some kind of Facebook feedback forum, because I absolutely can’t stand the new layout, it drives me crazy! All of their other changes never bothered me as much, but this one is overkill, and it actually makes me avoid using it. There’s so much crap everywhere on the page, and duplicate content, I don’t even know where to start.



Raj September 27, 2011 at 11:03 am

We are checking for the alternatives.. will let you know once we get a solution..


Raj September 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm
Rodders October 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm

It didn’t work, but I deleted the app I created to get the page and now Facebook is back to old


Anurag October 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm

this aint working now ..btw check the comment section here ..


Ruben October 17, 2011 at 9:22 am

My account has NOT been reverted..? My Facebook became very weird, havin’ some updates like the subsription, but no ticker or whatsoever. I use several browsers, but no extensions, https connection from the Netherlands


tongti October 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I was wondering why my facebook was looking different! Doesn’t work!


kishore December 1, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Recently created facebook fan page but they are asking for 25 likes to create a ditect page like What to do? Any way to skip it?


Rajesh December 2, 2011 at 1:27 pm

There is no way to skip it, it is a rule levied by Facebook.. you just work on building the fans.. to start with better you ask you family or friends to like your page..


Autumn January 29, 2012 at 9:18 am

goshness!just go to help!


Austin Lynch February 9, 2012 at 4:42 am

I Don’t like the Facebook Timeline


Tatiana April 19, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Me either. My FB account totally changed on me. I really hate it!!! I want the old FB back!!


Kuldeep @ Cool Tricks February 12, 2012 at 11:40 am

I even really hate facebook timeline. Huh.. Facebook has brought this sucking timeline.


kalai February 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm

hi i think some new social networking site should come instead of FB.. FB time line sucks……….


tara April 23, 2012 at 12:56 am

I don’t like timeline how can I get old version of facebok?? please if some body knows it let me know


anne April 24, 2012 at 10:46 am

It didnt work, but i tried the adblock and fb purity and it works on my timeline. less add and banners but i wish theres a option on how we can get back on our old fb setting, timeline is so annoying..


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