How to Remove Facebook Timeline And Get Old Profile Back

Few weeks back Facebook started updating Timeline feature for all users. Some people don’t like this new Facebook Timeline Feature. There is no Option to Go back to Old Profile Layout. Many people queried  me regarding “How to Remove Facebook Timeline” so I came up with this post. Before that you should know its not the permanent solution and it only works in your browser, because I am going to do simple trick in your browsers. So others can view your timeline, but u can’t able to view Timeline.

So now a little bit of info about how actually these tricks work -

Facebook Time line is Not compatible with Older browsers like Internet Explorer  7, So if you are using Old browsers, you can’t view timeline in your profile. If you are using upgraded Versions, you have to change the Compatibility to Older browser. You have to undo the steps which you are going to do for this step to make the browser works like Latest version.

Here I will show you how to use these tricks in Chrome,Firefox,Safari & IE 7+browsers.

remove facebook timeline

Now I will explain step by step procedure for each browser -

1. Google Chrome users follow the steps below :

Step 1:

Go to your Desktop and find the Google Chrome icon, where you launch your Google Chrome Browser.

Step 2:

Right Click the Chrome icon and Select Properties. It will open Properties Dialogue box.

Step 3:

In the Properties Dialogue Box, You can see the TARGET Text box which has URL to Launch Google Chrome. Now you should Copy and paste the Following Code in that Target Text box after  ‘chrome.exe’ (Note: leave space after chrome.exe and paste the code).


Code is Only for Windows 7 and Windows XP users. Not tired in Vista or any other Operating Systems. (Try and Let me know it is working or not.)

  • For Windows 7

–user-agent=”Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)”

Note the beginning of the  Code line should be two hyphens (–), not the long dash (-).

  • For Windows XP

–user-agent=”Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1)”

Note the beginning of the Code line should be two hyphens (–), not the long dash (-).


C:\Users\Wolverine\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe –user-agent=”Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)”

Now Click Apply and OK.

Then Open the Google Chrome from the Desktop Icon where u changed the Code. Open Facebook, Login and Enjoy the Old Profile Layout.

2. Mozilla Firefox users follow the steps below :

Step 1:

Open your Firefox and go to Add-on screen.

Step 2:

Search for “USER AGENT SWITCHER” , If you can’t able to find the addon, You just go to this link

and Install the Add on and Restart the Firefox.

Step 3:

After Installing, check User Agent Switcher button is available in Navigation bar, if not Just Right Click on theNavigation bar and Click customize and drag & drop the User Agent Switcher add-on to the Navigation bar.

Step 4:

Click the User Agent Switcher Button in the Navigation bar and Choose INTERNET EXPLORER 7. Now Go to Facebook and See your Old Facebook profile layout, not the timeline.

3.    SAFARI users follow the steps below :

    • Open safari; click “Alt” button to display menu.
    • Now, go to Developers > User Agent > Internet Explorer 7.0

  • Restart the browser and then go to
  • You’ll now see your Facebook profile with the old interface and not the new Timeline interface.

4.     Internet Explorer users follow the steps below:

For those who are using Internet Explorer 7 their is no need to do any change because Facebook Timeline would not be visible to them. For others :

  • Open Facebook Profile Page.
  • Press Alt Key. Click on Tools > Compatibility View Settings.
  • If is already filled in, Click on Add else fill in and Click on Add followed by Close.
  • Refresh the page.

So Just follow the above steps to remove Facebook timeline and get your old profile, Do let me know by your comments how these tricks worked for you.


An about to be Engineer currently pursuing my degree in Mechanical Engineering .A Tech-obsessed guy,a total Gadget freak,and an excellent online researcher,posing some good knowledge of gadgets,technologies,and hacking related stuffs..

16 Responses to “How to Remove Facebook Timeline And Get Old Profile Back”

  1. Sheshnath

    Mar 04. 2012

    A nice tips thanks for this trick…

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  2. Saikrishna

    Mar 05. 2012

    Great one. It works thanks for share.

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  3. Amit Shaw

    Mar 05. 2012

    Nice Tricks Pallab. Hope it will be helpful who dont like the new awesome TimeLine Look.

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  4. Abhishek

    Mar 06. 2012

    nice post i was looking for dis one from a long time …
    will it completely remove the timeline or it will just disable us from looking it and others can look it..???

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    • Pallav Abhishek

      Mar 06. 2012

      Abhishek,well u cant remove this timeline thing completely as its kind off compulsory for all user as said by can only disable it in the particular browser.Others as well as u can also see this timeline while you access from some other browser.

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  5. Kuldeep Khatri

    Mar 06. 2012

    Great share, It works.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Jagadeesh

    Mar 06. 2012

    Thanks for sharing. In past, I Searched this topic to with draw the timeline feature. But now timeline us my favorite :)

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  7. Pallav Abhishek

    Mar 11. 2012

    Thanxx Bro.:)

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  8. Edna Hardy

    Mar 22. 2012

    I have tried several times to follow the instructions that you mentioned to remove timeline on Facebook by using Internet Explorer… I do NOT have Internet Explorer 7… I have Internet Explorer 9 and it is STILL NOT WORKING!!! I FOLLOWED the Instructions STEP by Step and I still SEE Timeline on Facebook.. HELP!!!!!!!

    Reply to this comment

      Mar 23. 2012

      You must have missed something. As we mentioned above only you will be able to see the old profile back rest will see your timeline only.

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      • Angela

        Apr 05. 2012

        I also have internet explorer 9 and followed all of your instructions, several times. I can still see timeline. Please advise! Thanks!!

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        • Pallav Abhishek

          Apr 06. 2012

          I recommend you upgrade your browser by installing either Chrome or Firefox and then follow the steps outlined above for the specific browser you have chosen to install.and if you want to struck to IE only then degrade your version to 7.0 or 8.0.

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          • ovais

            Jul 29. 2012

            i am really fan of ur trickzz……..

  9. Ronak

    May 31. 2012

    Ya lot of people don’t like the revolutionary timeline. Even though it is much more efficient than the earlier profile. This is a nice trick to use facebook as you want.

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