How to disable Facebook Timeline (Step-by-Step)

Disable Facebook Timeline

As you might have heard, a new load of changes are coming to Facebook and one of them is the so-called Timeline. I already put together a guide that details how to enable the feature, all explained step-by-step, but there is also a chance that after trying it, you might not like it. One of the reason could be because you realized that your new Timeline page will only be visible to developers and no one else, unless you give them the specific URL to view the new profile design from another computer (e.g., For whatever the reason, if there is an ON switch, there is always an OFF switch too — use the steps below to get rid of Facebook Timeline.

Follow these steps to disable Facebook Timeline

Really Important Update: Facebook does NOT allow users to revert back to the old profile style and eventually every user is going to get upgraded to Timeline. The step below worked in the past if you created an app to enable Timeline, otherwise you won’t see the Edit App button. Alternatively you can use a trick to get around Timeline — Check it out.

1.  Head over to the Facebook developer web page, log in and click on Edit App.

Remove Facebook Timeline - Edit App

2.  On the left side of the screen, click Delete App.

Delete App

3.  In the dialog box, click Confirm and the just click Okay.

Confirm Disable Facebook Timeline

Done! You just learned how to remove Facebook Timeline from your profile.

As you see, the process wasn’t difficult at all. Now, if you change your mind, you can always get it back by going through the previous step-by-step tutorial.

Dec. 15, 2011 update

Sadly now that the feature is available worldwide, the company is not letting users to revert to the old profile style. Once you’ve been upgraded there is not a way back. 

This guide to disable Facebook Timeline you’re reading today worked in the past because the new designed was in its beta stages, now that the social network giant is making the feature available to everyone, it is unlikely that what’s described above will work.

You can always learn how to get started with Timeline, you may find out that it is not as bad as you think.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].