How To Switch Back To Old Twitter Interface

Whenever an online social media platforms makes any changes to it’s interface, there’s going to be some blowback and Twitter is no exception.

The recent Twitter desktop re-design borrows a few elements from the look of its mobile app, a look that some long term Twitter users aren’t very fond of.

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It appears that Twitter has started removing options discussed below.

You may still try them but may want to check out our follow-up guide on reverting Twitter’s new design here that offers methods that work 100%.

Over the past few months, the micro-blogging service has been testing a new interface, or “re-design” as some may call it. One of my accounts had the new design enabled today (it was already logged in), while an older account did not. Some of my friends told me that their account had the new UI enabled when they logged in today too. This does suggest that Twitter is getting ready to roll out the new UI on a larger scale.

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If you preferred the older Twitter interface, don’t get upset. There are a few ways to return to the old Twitter look.

An extension called GoodTwitter, contributed by Zusor, can effectively revert your Twitter interface back to a more old-fashioned look. It is available for both Chrome and Firefox.

What you need to do is to download the extension from Chrome Store” or Firefox Add On Manager. If you then go to your Twitter page and don’t see any immediate change, try deleting your cache and or reloading the page.

How To Disable Twitter New Interface

1. Login to Twitter.com on your desktop browser.
2. Click on the More option on the left side-bar.
3. Select the option that say, Switch to legacy Twitter.

The page will reload and you will get back to the old interface. It’s good on desktops and works very fine.

NOTE

However, some users on reddit’s r/Twitter say they don’t have this option at all. If you find yourself to be in the same boat, try visiting https://twitter.com/i/optout in your browser. This should force the website to use the old design.

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We don’t know how long the options to revert to the old design may be available, but they should help, until Twitter decides to makes the new design the only option.

If the solution above didn’t work for you, try the below methods:

TRY GOODTWITTER

An extension called GoodTwitter, contributed by Zusor, can effectively revert your Twitter interface back to a more old-fashioned look. It is available for both Chrome and Firefox.

You have to download the extension from Chrome Web Store or Firefox Add On Manager. If you go to your Twitter page and don’t see any immediate changes, try to delete your cache and reload your page.

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CHANGE YOUR FIREFOX CONFIGURATION

If you are using Firefox, you will get the same results by changing your browser configurations.

In the main address field, type about:config.
Firefox may warn you that you will void your warranty. Click on the “I accept the risk” button.

Right click anywhere on the page and select “New” > “String”
A pop-up box will ask you to “Enter the preference name.” Type general.useragent.override.twitter.com and click “OK.”
The box will now ask you to “Enter string value” for that preference name. Type Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko.

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The line will be added to the other commands listed on the page, when you load the Twitter, you will get the older interface. After this, you will have to delete your cache and reboot the browser before you can see the change.

If you change your mind and want to go back to the new Twitter interface, it’s easy to do. You will have to go to about:config, right click on the line you added, and select “Reset.” The value in the line will disappear, and the line itself will be gone once you reboot the browser again. Twitter will switch back to it’s old interface.

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