How to disable Facebook Timeline?

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Facebook timeline logo, source: techbend.com
Facebook timeline logo, source: techbend.com

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).

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.
User-agent String for Internet Explorer 7
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)

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.

Google Chrome User-agent string setting 1

Google Chrome User-agent string setting 2
Google Chrome User-agent string setting

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

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
User-agent string setting in Internet Explorer

User-agent string setting in Internet Explorer

User-agent string setting in Internet Explorer

Disable Facebook Timeline in Apple Safari

Go to  Menu bar > Develop > User agent > Internet Explorer 7

User-agent string setting in Apple Safari for Windows 7 and Mac
User-agent string setting in Apple Safari for Windows 7 and Mac

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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6 Comments
  1. Harkesays says

    suppose i disable my timeline view…then i don’t have too see that jhoor timeline view in my browser, right? but what about other people who wants to view my profile in their computer? do they see old profile view or jhoor timeline view?

    1. Team TechSansar.com says

      Yes, you’re true. It’s only you who can see the disabled timeline, your friends can still see the timeline. It is only for the user in that specific browser.

  2. PrettyMe says

    what if im using fb for iphones? will this be effective?

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