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How to remove Facebook Timeline and get back your normal profile

Updated on October 5, 2012

Do you want to remove facebook timeline?

The Facebook Timeline ,introduced by Mark Zuckerberg team gave an incredibly visual layout for your profile.Since then everyone turned on the facebook timeline.But later on,the reviews show that there are many users who really hate this new feature.If you are really searching for a way to get back your normal profile layout,this hub will really help you.

Can you really inactivate/delete timeline?

The answer is no.The methods explained below are only ways to hide the timeline feature from your view.You can view your own profile and other profiles in the normal old style.But when others view your profile,they will still see your timeline.Anyway you can try anyone of these to get back your normal profile layout.

  • Use TimelineRemove.
  • Use F.B Purity.
  • Use lower versions of Internet Explorer.

Use TimelineRemove

TimelineRemove is a browser extension that helps you to get back your normal profile view.You just need one or two minutes to install and use this.

Here are few simple steps you need to follow:

Step 1: You can download the extension from here.Scroll down and select your browser.

Step 2: A window will pop up.Click Add and confirm your download.It will start downloading.

Step 3: After the download finishes,go to Tools->Extensions and make sure that the TimelineRemove extension is enabled on your browser.

Step 4: Now open your facebook account and refresh.Now you can view your profile or any profile you visit in the old style.To revert back to timeline,click on the TimelineRemove icon on the top right corner of your browser and change the status.

My profile in the old style with TimelineRemove status enabled

F.B Purity plugin

F.B Purity is a plugin that enables you to hide the timeline view.This doesn't actually give you back the old style,but it gives you a single column layout which is similar to the old style.

Here are few simple steps you need to follow:

Step 1: Download the plugin from here.

Step 2: Go to Tools->Extensions.Drag and drop the downloaded file(.crx format) here.

Step 3: Refresh your browser and open facebook.You will see an icon TL on the toolbar.Click on the icon to enable or disable the timeline feature.

As mentioned before,this plugin will give you a single column layout for your profile.You can still see your cover image .The image below shows how it looks like.

My profile with TL disabled

Use lower versions of Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 7 and its lower versions does not support the timeline feature.If you dont want to install any plugins,go for this option.If you are using higher versions of IE you can install and use the TimelineRemove plugin for IE to disable timeline.

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