Facebook’s new timeline feature has recently been compulsory for all its users. The new timeline is more designed to be like a life journal – telling your life story with a new kind of profile according to the Facebook. However, many users doesn’t seem to like it, the first reason being – The Facebook timeline requires skills to use initially. So, people started searching ways to disable the Facebook timeline despite the company’s policy to mandate this new feature.
Every popular internet browsers can be modified to disable the new Facebook timeline feature temporarily. Watch the video below prepared by TechSansar.com to disable timeline for 4 different popular internet browsers, namely Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Apple Safari. Facebook Time line is not compatible with older browser versions like Internet Explorer 7, if you live in backward techno world chances are you are still lucky with non-timeline preview of your Facebook profile (your friends still see your Timeline, however). [su_note color=”#FFCC00″]The main solution to disable new Facebook timeline is to use the User-agent settings of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 where Facebook doesn’t support the new timeline. So, if you are a geek, then just apply IE-7 User-agent to your browser and achieve Facebook without timeline. However, this is a temporary solution and Facebook can disable anytime.[/su_note]
[su_spoiler title=”User-agent String for Internet Explorer 7″ open=”0″ style=”2″]Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)[/su_spoiler]
Disable Facebook Timeline in Google Chrome
Go to Settings > Tools > Developer Tools > Setting button at the bottom right corner > change the User-agent. Refresh your facebook profile page ie facebook.com/gotechsansar NOT the facebook.com.
Disable Facebook Timeline in Mozilla Firefox
Install User Agent Switcher addon > Tools > Default User Agent > Internet Explorer > Internet Explorer 7.
User-agent string setting from User-agent switcher addon for firefox
Disable Facebook Timeline in Internet Explorer
Go to settings > F12 Developer tools > Browser mode IE7
User-agent string setting in Internet Explorer
Disable Facebook Timeline in Apple Safari
Go to Menu bar > Develop > User agent > Internet Explorer 7
Here is a video we prepared, for disabling facebook timeline using Internet Explorer 7 user agent string. Hope it will be useful to users.
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