This is how Facebook's new desktop design looks (and how you can restore the old Facebook))
Someone at Facebook seems to have flipped a switch as users from all over the world are starting to get invited to try the new Facebook design on the desktop.
Facebook revealed plans to redesign the desktop version of the social media site last year. The company wanted to make things less convoluted, easier to use, and introduce new features such as a dark mode for the entire site.
Back then, Facebook wanted to launch the new version before March 2020 and it appears that the rollout has started.Â Invited users see a small notification at the top on Facebook that invites them to try the new Facebook design. Note that the notification vanishes when you reload or navigate away.
Facebook displays a short intro about some of the new features (light and dark mode can be selected right then and there).
The new interface uses a responsive design that displays content based on screen width and other parameters. If the width of the browser window is sufficient, Facebook displays a traditional but heavily modified three column design.
The design features rounded corners and is more colorful than the current design of desktop Facebook. Text appears larger and there is more grayspace; this may lead to extended scrolling sessions as less content is displayed at a time on the visible part of the screen.
Zooming in or out, or changing the size of the browser window may help display more content on the screen at the same time.
The icon bar at the top provides quick access toÂ various sections on the site including the homepage, videos, marketplace, groups, and gaming.
The new design looks like this when you open a Facebook Page.
Notice that Facebook displays a two column design when the browser width is too small. Which column it displays depends on the page you are on. If you are browsing your home feed, you get to see the feed and the right column with its contacts.
A click on the new menu icon (three horizontal bars) displays the links of the missing left sidebar.
Switch between light and dark mode
The new Facebook design supports a light and dark mode. You can switch between both modes easily at any time doing the following:
- Select Menu.
- Toggle Dark Mode which is displayed in the menu as an option.
The change is instant and the page is either displayed using a dark color scheme or a light one depending on the state of the Dark Mode switch.
How to go back to Classic Facebook
Facebook users who have tried the new design of the site already may want to go back to the classic version; this is possible currently but it is very likely that Facebook will remove that option eventually from the site.
To restore classic Facebook, do the following:
- Select Menu (a click or tap on the profile icon in the top right corner). Note that Facebook changed the design recently, you may need to click on the down-arrow icon instead to display the menu.
- There you should see a "Switch to Classic Facebook" option. Activate that to go back.
Now You: how do you like the new Facebook design?
That’s a big font.
It looks like a nightmare!!! Brash and too massive set out very badly they instead they spent time having proper customer service, and being able to contact live people when we need to. To solve any issues that may need sorting Not on a fancy new looking facebook
IF ITS NOT BROKE THEN DONT FIX IT
Completely agree it stinks. When this is all there is, I will quit using facebook!
Yes. I hate the new look.
When covid is over, (at this rate much much much soonner), I am deleting FB act. Its all take from them and then more take. And then they do demeaning things to the users to purposely make it difficult and annoying to use. NO MORE CORRUPTION. Goodbye Zuck and goodbye fb with you garbage
Totally agree. I hate the new look and now I can’t switch back to “Classic” mode. Therefore, bye-bye Facebook. Maybe it’s a good thing; so much time wasted on FB.
I agree with everyone here. Fb always asks our thoughts and opinions, but I don’t see the point because we don’t matter. Why are we being forced to the new fb. A lot of unhappy people, but they don’t care.
I Agree….. I’m going to just stick with messeging my friends with hangouts or whats app or my text on the phone and dump FB
That is what I already did! Facebook stop letting me revert back to the NICE Classic version so…. I stopped using the PC interface.
Now ONLY using my cell phone interface which hasn’t changed. If that ever does and looks similar like a Child’s Fischer Price toy then I will stop using FB all together….
I HAVE SO MUCH HATE TODAY WITH THIS NEW FB LOOK WHICH I DID NOT APPROVE OF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Me too buddy!
It has done exactly as they wanted. Make it annoying as hell and they have complete control. Tyranny.
ok im saying for those who have bad eye site this new look of Facebook look’s awesome you remember things never last forever things do change you ppl may not like change but i say those who don’t like change need to know were lucky to have Facebook or the internet there are those who remember when there was no internet so be happy we have anything at all i love Facebook and always will if they get rid of the classic Facebook remember change is a good thing just takes time to learn how to use the new Facebook page it took me awhile but i got it figured out no need to get upset and panic those who complain about the new look need to remember that there was a time when we had no facebook at all and complaining gets nothing but ppl upset i admit i was confused at first but now i can use this facebook page have fun why complain why get mad about the new look once you figure out how to use the new page your ready to go have fun i feel sorry for them who have problems with anything just embrace change and remember Tecnology changes all the time to try to make things better for everyone i for one once i learn how to do some thing i am happy cause i learned some thing new and ppl need to learn new things so i close here by saying learn to do things you never done before because learning new thing can be fun once you learn to use the new page on facebook you can start having more fun im never giving up on Facebook i love Facebook i even use Messenger to keep in touch with Family and Friend me and my Sister use messenger and don’t even use the phone so Embrace and learn some thing new don’t give up on Facebook you give up before you even start you may be left out in the cold before you try these changes and your giving up on change not sure how things will be able to do next but remember there even getting rid of Flash at the end of December things will change once again and we need to embrace change one again were all lucky to have anything like Facebook so don’t give up before you have given Facebook a chance those who don’t embrace change are those who are missing out while others move ahead and learn that chance can an will get better as they work on making things better fore every one change can be fun once you get use to it so have a great day and don’t give up
OMG ! That’s the longest sentence I’ve ever seen ! :-)
I agree. Talk about a run on sentence.
Large isn’t the word for the new FB look. Ok, for those who need #16 fonts to read the page, I get that but as of age 67 I do not need those large fonts. Hate the look! Now if Zuckerberg wasn’t the little dictator he would give you the option of which look to choose. But option isn’t what these people are about, they are all about control.
well you need to stop making it look like im the Bad guy i can type long messages all i want you need to get a life and leave me alone what i do is my Business i never caused a problem i just type a long message have a nice day
wonder how much fb paid you to say that crap
I HOPE FB GETS COMPE
TITION WITH A RIVAL COMPANY SO WE CAN FORGET F.B /THE NEW F.B IS A SHAMBLES AND I WILL BE LEAVING IT SOON.
FUCKERBERG MESSED UP THIS TIME
quit being absurd. This new look is absurd. My eyes aren’t great and I’d much rather have the old look. Change for change sake is crazy. This is just crass dictatorship. Try charging for fb and you’ll see them die very quickly. They are the new hated kid on the block. No one except you enjoy being dictated to.
Asking wha people want in these days is how you move forward or risk losing your business. If I didn’t have a couple of important groups I belong to, fb would be gone on my PCs. this is how dick-tators work. Give you what you want for a while then dictate terms when offering something people want.
Ah no it doesn’t! It is blurry as hell, and it takes forever to find things! It gives me a headache just looking at the screen! So, SORRY! your Wrong! This is the worst platform I ahave seen yet! Goodbye Facebook! The frinds, I will miss! But Facebook? Hell No!!!!
You must not be old enough to remember MySpace. Facebook is not the God of all social platforms, so yes I remember when we didn’t have Facebook and things were much better then. So like someone previously said, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. Not all things need change. Especially some non essential social media platform. Sheesh
absolutely. They knew what they were doing. Just being as*holes.
Oct. 1st, and I’m done with FB. These people that think they can just change the user interface at-will have another thing coming. They’re not making the thing any more functional than it is now. It’s a damned WEB PAGE, people! We just want the content. They had a user interface that we knew how to use. I’m not gonna re-learn it AGAIN just because a bunch of interns needed something to do for the summer. Besides, as many have already mentioned: I waste too much time on FB anyway….
I am using this, it is working properly https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/old-design-for-facebook/hbcnpoejcfeljbelbhjecejpfdfmlale
I really wish websites would stop redesigning towards touch interfaces. My bank already does this on the desktop side of things and it’s infuriating to have to click through several large menu buttons just to get to something that used to be a single click on the home page.
It reminds me on Windows 8, or in general Microsoft’s obsession to torture its key customer base with its perpetual inferiority complex to Google and Apple. They are now making another version of Windows 10, Windows10X, and the first redesign victim was, of course, the horror that is the start menu.
It takes forever to find things that used to be all on on page. I don’t even enjoy posting anymore and spend a lot less time on FB. I changed it back to Classic once but it arbitrarily changed back after an update of some type and now my Switch to Classic button is gone.
Same thing here; I hate the new look but don’t have the option to go back now!
This a thousand times…
Basically it’s like Duplo won over Lego, really feels like going backwards.
Speaking of Duplo winning over Lego; well they did need to keep their technicians in India worth keeping right!
So they have them doing stupid ridiculous stuff like this and justifying going overseas…….
The worst thing is that most of the time they don’t work that well with touchscreens. Twitter got so much right with their new website but effed everything up when they changed the layout last minute. I wonder what virus got a hold of those developers.
The new Facebook website isn’t really that responsive and doesn’t support prefers-color-scheme
I switched to the new Facebook, did not like it and now you cannot switch back, so I quit Facebook.
I AGREE: Companies are Deconstructing software like a hamburger. I now have to click 5 times to perform a function i used to only click once. I Dont like Egg on my fingers but apparently FB likes Egg on its face!!!
Exactly. Almost any update is worse version than previous. Especially this new facebook, and they remove the option to switch to classic.
1. Its all set up for them to have more control over our moves and content and our privacy and about making it easier for them to take our informaation and to track us.
2. Its all about the corruption that has begun to go at a hundred miles an hour and making the slaves/humans bow to their will
I suppose websites have to update their layout every now and then, but I’m glad I quit that idiotic and disgusting platform years ago. It’s like a cesspool for narcissists and other mentally ill personas.
Want to know what happens with your pictures uploaded to Facebook? Google “Clearview AI”.
As far as the Facebook userbase is concerned, I have to defend them. You can say the same thing about Reddit or Twitter. The internet is, in general, a place dominated not by the normal, average people, but by those with a messed-up life who have no job and no relationships. They can easily post all day long, in their permanent attempt to make everyone’s life as miserable as their own. The way to deal with it is to learn to ignore them, and to call them out. Sadly, politicians and journalists are willling to regard this bubble as a representation of society; in some cases, perhaps, because they fit into it very well.
There are perfectly legitimate reasons to be on Facebook, like due to business reasons or to communicate with the public (ot just FB users).
My biggest criticism would be, next to the privacy concerns, Facebooks completely bizarre moderation standards, which includes radomly harassing people who use words supposedly tied to “trolls” with outrageous security checks (uploading pictures of you and your identity card, while accounts with obvious fake names seem to get a pass) and even employing an A”I” to automatically suspend people who merely use the term “white supremacy,” even to post statements against it (this has been documented). To cap it all off, Facebook has suspended a grieving mother in Germany who blamed the rape and murder of her Jewish daughter on the federal government; this was, according to Facebook, hate speech.
@Addy T. Hatespeech, that’s code for anyone who opposses the globalists. Your example of that Jewish mother is an outrageous example of that.
Zuckerberg has met Merkel on several occasions and you can bet they have made deals.
On the other hand he is now declared a fascist by the dems, because he seems to see by now that bringing free speech to it’s grave, the new totaliarism takes over.
2.5 Billion FB users in a 7.7 Billion person world.
Evidently, 1 in 3 people are “narcissists and … mentally ill”.
True – The problem is that people on platforms like how FB feeds their need for attention of some sort – one way they do so is to exaggerate things and make out-sized claims.
Exactly. Just think how facebook has a Like button for posts, but not a Dislike button.
Imagine all those attention-addicted narcissists will have a mental breakdown if they start getting dislikes for their garbage posts.
People who make generalizations like you do usually have deeply seated emotional issues.
Most likely just an attempt to break the “F.B.Purity” extension. Though I’m sure the author is working hard to help “US” control what we see on F.B.
Note: I rare use FB anymore so don’t have up to date first hand info at this time.
How do you like the new Facebook design?
I think it looks good, like putting a tuxedo on a stinking zombie.
its garbage design
It sure would have been nice for you to switch on the dark mode and provide a screen shot in this article. Itâ€™s only been the most talked about and requested feature… just saying, since you took a screen shot of the drop down menu, which shows the toggle switch for dark mode.
There is a screenshot with dark mode enabled in the article if you look for it . . . just saying.
I love the new dark mode; it’s a pleasant surprise
To be totally honest I think this new design is only released to get the attention away of the discussion to get Facebook banned, and the directors and shareholders long-term imprisonment.
The new look is easier for the eyes, plus have been waiting for dark theme for ages. Big times !
any way to forcer this new look without the invite ? heaps of people lately is asking for Dark Mode, dunno why i hate it. to hard on my eyes.
just wondering, that Mozilla Extension ” Facebook Container ” wonder if it’ll Break that too
This looks like an atrocious design from hipsters in fashion industry who accidentally landed in tech industry. More useless whitespace, huge fonts, clear text labels replaced by only icons, making it intentionally harder to understand. It is very child-friendly but is it going to be forced on adults? This might give people a reason to quit FB if they haven’t found already. ðŸ˜†
Wow, FB’s ported from UNIX 1992 interface has finally been updated. Why? The interface matters little as long as there’s easy access to their endorphin pump buttons. Whether it works better or still remains a clickbait sink, IDK since I prefer the very, very dark theme, completely invisible, nowhere to be found.
It’s not available here. I still have the old format. I have written a CSS script to make it use the wide screen more efficiently. I would gladly try the new format in dark mode.
I think that Facebook is a some kind of data mining evilness, and this new design is irrelevant enough to transcend his dangerous dark side. In other words “people who blame Microsoft telemetry all day long but they are exposing all their open lives to the whole world”. ðŸ¤¨
I hate the layout and frickin’ huge font on my PC. I want to see more content on my page like before.
I do NOT like the new layout. The font is huge. How do I go back to the old one?
couldnt care about Facebook since im not a heavy user of it i prefer Porn myself, that Rocks
TOTAL FACEBOOK B.S. !!!!!!!
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY “NO OPTION” OFFERED TO “SWITCH BACK” TO THE ORIGINAL INTERFACE !!!
SEND ZUCKERBERG TO PRISON.
I can’t revert back also, I don’t have the option. And I don’t know how to update with this new version because all of their help is from 10 plus years ago. Frustrating
None of my friends seem to see my posts now, before the switch, I always got â€œlikesâ€ and comments from my friends. Now, for 6 weeks, it has stopped. I post the same type of comments every day! Why canâ€™t my friends see them? I hate this.
How can I go back to old version? Thanks
I do not see a “switch back to classic mode” on my account icon. How do i get classic back without this option to click on?
In the dropdown box the option to go back to the old version of FB is not there! I hate the new one. What do I do??
switch back to classic is gone now
That’s a lie. We can still switch to classic version anytime even after we switch to New Facebook, once. The new Facebook is quite good tbh. With dark mode, its such a pleasant wish by us
NOPE. Also not on my drop down menu. It should appear between “Help and Support” and the toggle for “Dark Menu”. NOT THERE!
I do not have an option to Switch to Classic Facebook or I would at the moment it takes 2 minutes to load a picture IF it loads it at all..I seem to have a lot of problem with it and no way back
I really hate this new facebook…picture can take 2 mins to appear on screen or come up with a problem…the notification will only open halfway or not at all and loads of small problems…is there anyone having similar problems…or should I throw the computer out the window
I hate the new design and I want to go back to the old one but I can’t. In my new version there is no switch to classic facebook option. Just below the “dark mode” there is only one option to send feedback. Does anyone know how I can do it?
I hate the new Facebook web layout.
The side tabs are too wide, there are huge columns of useless white space shrinking the content from each side, and the captions below each article are cut off so you that can’t read them.
what if i don’t have “switch to classic facebook” after i click “select menu”?
It looks horrible, how to go back to the old one?
This is horrible. What the fuck were they thinking. Facebook is ran by huge douchebags. Facebook had the best UI layout design back in 2014. After 2016 they started to make useless stupid updates which made the site look even worse. It looks childish and stupid. Even the app was better in 2014, its just cancerous now. I can get eye cancer by just looking at those big ass stupid fonts. So uncomfortable and inconvenient. ALso confusing. I HATE THIS NEW DESIGN, IT FUCKING SUCKS!!!
I can I switch Facebook to the original layout?
VK.com design was and is always epic, better alternative to Facebook. All people in Russia use it.
I am admin on our Charity FB page. There is no option to find visitors post anymore. You have to scroll down the main timeline to find them hidden amongst admin posts. The ‘search box’ has gone so I can no longer search and past posts. It’s awful, really bad design!
From my laptop, through Chrome, I do not even see “menu” on my page. When I click on photos, I am automatically taken to my activity log and can not see all of my photos. This new design for business pages is absolutely terrible, why do they keep trying to change things that are not even broken or need to be changed!?! I now have to consider my business on Facebook as secondary and find new platforms to advertise on.
Where to add stories on a page with the new update? I am lost and my head aches looking for it. Been trying to find where to put the stories my audience expects and I don’t see the option anywhere. The only thing i see is a Story Archive, but nothing to add a new one…
The new version is not bad, I can live with it. However, FB seems to have forgotten about the stories feature. I can’t find anywhere how to add stories to pages now. Also, unlike what is seen in the screenshots of the article, there is no option to switch back to classic mode. FB has just decided to force this incomplete beta version on its users.
My Business page no longer has tabs or an about page. Yet you can reorder the nonexistent tabs in the page settings. A big change like getting rid of people’s content might be worth a heads up…
same here, i cannot switch back to classic facebook. I do not like the new design.
It’s AWFUL I hate it. It’s like being on mobile mode while on desktop. How do I switch back?? I hope FB will take the hint that not everyone likes this and let us revert back to the old layout. This one’s garbage.
I do not have a menu option AT ALL! I can’t switch back! I hate this!
I don’t have that menu option so I can’t switch. I don’t like it and I consider seriously to go away. On my own page is everything very “big” no submenu or space around the picture etc. It is awful!!!
I don’t like the new design either – and I can’t find the menu option either to switch back. Please help!
there is no menu to change back the layout.. where is it exactly??
I clicked to try it today and it won’t load anything at all.You can’t click anything. It’s completely useless. This has pissed me off enough to finally quit fb.
I GOT BACK TO THE CLASSIC PAGE BY HITTING THE TRIANGLE NEXT TO THE ?
Facebook originally promised the redesign would begin immediately rolling out to mobile users, with desktop users to follow later.
I hate this new design. Nothing works and no option to go back to older version.
My “profile” button isn’t allowing me to switch back. How ’bout THEM apples eh?. YEAH, click on it ALL day and it just keeps taking you back to your page. No drop down menu at all with the latest version of Chrome on Win 10.
Thanks for showing me how to get out of the new design. First I didn’t enjoy the restricted field of vision, asp. as then cldn’t see the forest to get out.
hello Miss Kate. Can you tell me how you did it? thank you
Thanks for the almost correct hint for switching to old Faceboo layout.
I’d rather say click on the top right icon of the new facebook (which look like a drop-down arrow)
not the profile icon :) Hehe.. Hurdy mate. It happens to all of us. At least you tried isnt it?
has Facebook canceled this new look? i still got the old one. ( Australia )
Nevermind, i , i see it now . i dont mind it, as im not in Facebook 24×7 so i wont care
Hate the new Facebook !!!! Well this is one way to get a lot of us off facebook. Hope some one starts something new.
If anyone knows how to switch back to the classic style please let me know, on my pc fb, i can do it because there is a drop down on the right and it says switch back but on my partners pc fb he hasn’t got the option, even tried logging him on my pc to see if it made a difference
Hate this New Facebook, how can I return to the original ? There isnâ€™t a Menu at the Top right of screen? Get me off this New F/book Or I will leave period.
Click on the down arrow in the top right. There is an option to switch back to old FB in that drop down menu
I have clicked on that triangle dozens of times, and absolutely nothing happens. I’m supposed to be uploading some photos for a friend , and I can’t do it. From the above comments, this “new FB” only works if you have a touch screen…
i can not active fb dark mood in desktop pc….also cant find dark mood from menu icon,,can you help me?
I hate it, hate it, hate it. Why can’t they leave things alone instead of meddling all the time.
I decided to try it, it won’t show my page and there is no return to classic in the drop down menu. So I have to say I hate it.
My wife tried the new version, hated it, clicked the drop down menu and got the option to switch back.
I tried the new version, hated it, tried to switch back but I don’t have that option. I read on another site that a number of people globally are not being the option to switch back because they’re part of a test group. Effectively, they’re being forced to keep it so FB can monitor their experience. That has annoyed me even more. I’m considering coming off altogether and going on a different social media platform. Really disappointed and frustrated. For me, virtually nothing works properly on the new version, or, at least, nothing works quickly or easily. It’s utter crap.
The new layout doesn’t work all the time. It freezes for me and in the evening it may work better!!! I do not like it, because you cannot depend on it working!!! My cell phone works perfectly, but my computer not so!! Anybody else with the same problem and what did you do to solve it; I tried to go back to classic, but you cannot!!!
The completely overhauled Facebook desktop design first mentioned at F8 2019 last May has been slowly rolling out to users, and the social network said Thursday that the majority of people now have access to the new look, which includes dark mode for the first time.
Was shocked when this new format was forced on me. Thank you ghacks.net for the “road map” back to the old one. The new one sucks. Unable to perform functions the old one allows. Wont use it until the old fromat is not available.
I’ve tried everything to switch back to Classic and nothing works. Every time I click or scroll down on the bar, there is no option to switch back. If I clock on anything at the top where my profile picture is, it opens a new tab and depicts nothing. I’ve reached out to FB; however, no help at all. Is there anything else I can try? Luckily, I didn’t change it on my iPhone or iPad – only on my PC that I use daily. Thanks.
My classic version started to randomly flash and not show my timeline except to one item at the top.
I switched to the new version and found I didn’t like it, so switched back with the same result.
how to get back to old facebook 2019, I’m in some kind of testing, and I can’t switch back.HELP, HELP,
I read all the comments, but no solutions.
hell the new look is like a mobile app its terrible keep the original for the website look hate that new look
Well they said ‘try it – you can always switch back if you don’t like it.’ So, I tried it. And now I want to switch back because even the limited functionality it had before seems to have disappeared and……………… I can’t.
Hated it – difficult if not impossible to find anything, blocks of whitespace everywhere, ability to look at comments restricted. Dreadful experience, so I went back to the Classic FB. IF they force me to go onto the New FB then I am out.
So very frustrating – clicking on the down arrow at top right on my PC shows NO options, let alone ‘go back to Classic’! I don’t see a Menu icon anywhere, so have to deal with the bright white screen.
And I don’t see where I can access my previous posts in a ‘Timeline’ – not just a few from 4 years ago! Nor can I access the posts from yesterday even…
How long will it that Facebook to fix this??? It is my lifeline to friends all over – especially while we have to stay at home. What a horrible time to put out this change!
The new design sucks – period! If and when FaceBook tries to impose that on the desktop version is when I leave FaceBook for good.
I’ve already deleted the app from my phone (in favor of m.facebook.com) and FaceBook should recognize when to leave well enough alone.
Can some company please come up with a competing social media platform to Facebook to give them some reason to actually improve (fix their broken, inconsistent operating system clients and random feature changing) rather than this rubbish? Thanks on behave of the human race.
On my android tablet I don’t have that arrow on top right and no option anywhere to switch back so I deleted the program. I still have classic on my computer but as I don’t use computer much facebook isn’t much use anymore. Funny that I can have classic on one device but not the other. Only used fb to stay in touch with family. Not interested in all the other stuff such groups etc. Anyway guess I’m more or less done with it. Will find another app to use
i hate it and then i have a second thought, i hate it still… and then i have a really hard 3rd and last thought, then realised that I REALLY REALLY REALLY F*—– HATE IT!!!
The new format absolutely bites! Most of the icons don’t respond. When I click on my Profile icon to change back to classic, a new tab opens but nothing every loads. And where the hell do you log out?
I hate the new look and have no option to switch back to classic. Anyone found a way? This sucks. I do not like change. I mean stupid pandemic is enough stress…not FB too please!
I absolutely hate this new format — I have a hard time seeing things and until I found this link I couldn’t find a way to change from the dark mode. Thank you for giving me a start.
I’m older than most users, so I may not be typical, but this new version is horrendous.
There is no menu button to click. How can I change this. Can someone please help?
I HATE changes FORCED on me – right in the middle of my day, the work I was doing. I don’t like gratuitous changes. I want to learn to use an instrument and THEN not have to think about it – only think about the creative work I am doing. I hate having to stop my work and relearn a damn instrument when I haven’t agreed to do so. This kind of thing happens with all the instruments – the TV, the phone and computer. I am an artist – and it’s like walking into my damn studio to find all my brushes have been redesigned and I have to learn how to use them again. Forget about the painting I was going to make. The damn I.T. engineers think we love to f**k around with this shit as much as they do. NOT.
The new page design SUCKS!! Give us the option to return to the classic view!
I agree.. this morning I was onn the classic fb.. this afternoon it changed to the new one.. I hate it.. there is no “change back to the classic” on my drop down menu but there is on my husbands and he has other options too.. wth??
There is a new site called “MeWe” that I have signed up to. It looks similar to the old FB but minus all the spyware and ad crap. People need to leave FB en masse or they just don’t give a toss.
Absolutely hate the juvenile schizophrenic , catering to ADD layout. You screwed this up GOOD!!!. Don’t care to be on it, feel like slamming the one who came up with this piece of crap! Give us back the option.
Not a happy camper with the new Facebook format I found on my desktop when I signed in after a week not being able to get to it and when I click on the down arrow the option to revert back is not there, now what – I need the old format back.
FUCK! The option back to classic disappeared and we stuck with this fucking big lamer fb and sidebar. removing my account and going to mewe.
Absolutely awful awful awful UI.
What cretin at FB thought this was an improvement?
It’s terrible. Far too much whitespace, and large fonts. And the option to switch back to classic isn’t there. If I wanted a small viewport to use facebook, I would have stuck my mobile to the screen
I ***DESPISE*** the new format & now they’ve removed the option to switch back so we’re stuck with this piece of crap. The option to upload pics to an album as part of a new post is gone as are the options for making a selected photo your cover pic, profile pic, etc. They’ve removed useful functionality and replaced it with “Facebook for Toddlers”!!!!!!!
Couldn’t agree more. Peace of c**p.
Piece of crap. I really need the classic back so bad!!!
i go to the spot itsays to switch to old facebook its not there very unhappy
I CAN’T STAND THE NEW DESIGN and it’s not letting me go back to the classic. I find this new design to not be cohesive. It’ all over the place to me…
I hate new facebook. And hate even more that “go back to classic” option is gone. I never ever choose the new look which is ridiculous. It was forced on me, the first time option to go back was there. Now, not anymore. So I guess goodbye fb.
Quitting facebook if this design stays. Listen – easy solution, switch it back
Most comments here seem to have missed the point. Facebooks’ business model is to get as much income from its client base as possible. Its client base consists of its advertisers. The users are NOT the clients they are the commodity! For facebook to consult the users on what their preferences might be is like a supermarket consulting cows how they would like the various steaks and cuts displayed on the shelves.
I hate this new one, it takes a few seconds to load anything I have clicked and when I get a notification and click the notification thing it is all off the side of the screen, and in Microsoft Edge it has changed to the new design, while in Chrome and Firefox it is still the older, better version.
There is no switch back to classic facebook on my screen.. i searched found 3 different sites and 3 different ways to switch it back according to them.. and NONE of them work.. Facebook have removed those ways of doing it. They are forcing people to take the new look.. The last way.. is it contact facebook via the help and support > report a problem.. putting you dont have the classic option.. and then waiting 2 days for it to appear.. well i did that over 2days ago and nothing.. like everyone else.. i dont like it.. i tried posting a picture old style it worked everytime.. new style i click the icon.. and nothing wont open the window to select the picture..
Since I have not been given the option to switch back to the old classic version of Facebook, I have no choice but to leave Facebook for good.
I use Facebook for one reason and that is to search Marketplace for deals. I was suckered into “trying” the new format but was not advised I was making a permanent switch over. I was aware that others had tried it and were allowed to return to the classic. So firstly , I do not like dealing with less than honorable folks. Secondly , the new Marketplace format is slow to respond to up to the minute postings , while my competitors gain the advantage as the classic simply updates instantly. I would dearly appreciate having the classic format returned to me.
I hate this new layout and the support inbox isn’t even intergraded with the new layout so contacting facebook support is useless. The switch to classic button is gone and there is no way for people to let them know for if they send a response to your request you are unable to see it because of the support inbox not working properly. I have sent so many reports and still no response and I even included my e-mail for them to e-mail me directly and still nothing. It is like the messages are not even going through. I am about to log into somebody that still has classic view to post a report and see what gets replied.
do not like the new FB go back to normal having problems
New Facebook is just awful. It might be a better layout for cellphones, but I use a Laptop, with font set to 125%. Can’t get the whole view on the screen unless I reduce to 100% and then have to squint to read it. As I move my mouse around, things pop up that I don’t want, and takes too long for them to disappear. Response time to my actual selections is very slow, and don’t like how hard it is now to scroll through several pictures, or exit after enlarging to view them. Could list more… but especially disappointing is the apparent loss of ability to switch back!!
There was a comment saying the changes were made to please advertisers, and not users. Wonder if they realize that if users stop using FB, they won’t see the ads, either!?
mind doesnt say switch back to old facebook which is bs i want old facebook but they wont let me im thinking of finding another site i hate new facebook
What the HELL is wrong with you? There was nothing wrong with the OLD version of Facebook which I luckily was able to switch back to on my Windows 7 Desktop, but can’t for some reason on my stinking new Windows 10 desktop which I loathe as much as I loathe the “new Facebook look”. AND I WON’T NEED A ‘MOBILE AP’ as I do everything from my desktop keyboards.
Exactly, well said!
I do not have the option button to return to the classic Facebook. The new one is useless to me as it keeps jumping around when trying to post a message. If you try to correct a message it just keeps deleting everything you have written in jerky movements. Want the old classic version back.
Font is extremely large & I can not even see one Facebook add or note. Would like the old Facebook back.
I hate the new Facebook and now I am not able to go back to the old Facebook…
I hate the new layout. Many websites change over to this type of GUI because they think that everyone uses touch screen. Look at Google with all those annoying circles and ovals making it look like buttons. And of course there is not enough info on each page so constant scrolling is needed. HORRIBLE!! And another thing, why put the user images in circles (this was done a couple years ago)?? It’s not a friken BUTTON it makes the images of people look soooooo stupid. What’s wrong with the designers???????????
None of this works. Nothing is where you say it is. It is just one big mess.
I really do not like what has been done. The existing version worked perfectly well for me.So frustrating when the big guys make unpopular decisions.
I don’t like the new setup at all. Nice of them to change it without looking at how facebook users feel about it first. I am sure they will lose a lot of users. Disgusting.
Fonts too big and the overall design too bulky.
If you were 5 years old it would be ok.
As an adult it is horrible and a step back, not sure who in FB decided it was a good design.
I hate the new FB layout. Its hard to post anything by switching back and forth between posting to all my “Friends” and “Friends Except. Also, you can’t categorize your FB Friends as “friends” or “acquitances” or put them on the Restricted list anymore. If this is not fixed, I will stop using FB entirely. This was not a change for the better.
It’s august now and they’ve done the swap over from old to new, dreadful is all i can say
I hate the new look the forced on us. Is there a way to force it back like the Good Twitter 2 script you mentioned a while back?
I agree with others – if FB continues to try to force this down our throats – I will be out. I will miss updated from friends big-time! I think they will find that they won’t have many members when they force this switch.
I totally HATE the new look. I HATE the way the page looks. I HATE the fact that when I type certain words a blue tab comes up and won’t disappear until I type another word. When I type the word “the”, a notice with the names of websites that begin with The comes up. When I typed the word Carolina for North Carolina, up came a tab with the name of my friend Carolina. When I typed the word Georgia, a tab popped up with the name of my friend Georgia. In one of my last comments, the blue tab came up at least 15 times.
What is wrong with Facebook? This is sick.
Does anyone know of a way to contact Facebook and tell them to return to their old look?
Why no cover photo?
This new style is horrible, hate it
I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who dislikes the new FB.
Why can’t we continue to choose to use the Classic?
Pretty horrible and I’m pretty sure ignores basic user interface design rules in favor of pop! and zing! It pops! horrible! zinger!
Unfortunately Facebook claim to be removing their option to switch back to the old design this month, bit I found a browser extensions that can get the old design back even after Facebook has taken away their option to switch. The extension is called “Revert Site” and is available for chrome Firefox and Edge in their respective official extension directories. I used it on Chrome and it worked instantly after I installed it.
This was on ce before, not a new look. facebook to stop making changes when users get used to one look, if users don’t want changing look FB must stop as FB exist because of the members. mark zuckerberg to stop launder money and to pay taxes, this FB is not what he made and it’s not his creation anymore!
This new layout is a disaster for desk top and mouse users, wherever you look we are all being forced into situations where there is no longer any choice, time to move on I think
Now it is not possible to switch back to the old facebook.
But WhatsApp works fine for my needs.
So now Facebook can shut down all the shit.
Everyone chooses whether they want to stay and be guided by others or if they apply to another communication provider.
For me, the answer is simple.
WhatsApp connecting people.
I can’t handle the new FB look. It doesn’t work for me, How do I get the Classic FB Page back and be able to keep it. Thank you, Seinior Citizens who can’t Handle Change.
“FUCK THE NEW FB WEBSITE”… IT REALLY SUCKS….
LET THE CUSTMERS DECIDE WHAT THEY WANT. DO NOT FKING IMPLEMENT ON THEM WHAT YOU FKNG WANT. DAMN CROOKED FB PEOPLES AND CEO AND HIS FAMILY.
Thank you for the Revert Site extension. That does the trick!
The Revert extension does indeed work. I logged out of Facebook, installed it to my browser of choice Firefox, enabled it and then, nothing! It didn’t appear to work at all.
Checked the settings in the extension, closed Firefox, cleared the cache, everything but it still wasn’t working. The instruction indicated you needed to check the box that said “Switch back to old Facebook design?”
I couldn’t find it anywhere in the extension and then after a bit of looking about, it was indeed there but not in the revert settings. It was in the Facebook Purity settings at the top of the app’s menu.
Checked off the box, opened Facebook and voilÃ ! Facebook was back to its old self instantaneously.
So, if you’re using or had already previously installed facebook purity and can’t find that box in the new revert app settings, maybe look in FB Purity.
this is just a lie no one replaced the face book but the operators just put a ban, a block, and your profile can’t work..and you go to the same profile for various internet even then you can’t because your profile is banned: (((you should look for a solution with capable people ,, Thank you who understand me and shame anyone can and look at my suffering and I became ..
The Revert Site extension for Firefox works for now to change it back, but only because it sends to facebook an old browser ID. Eventually Facebook will stop supporting that and won’t load at all with it, and then only the new bloated horeshit that is entirely unusable as it looks like hell and is too slow to load or do anything will be the only choice left. Looks like it’s time to switch to MeWe or Vk!
I use this Chrome extension – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/switch-to-classic-design/oancckmjgaoejmbedngcoiakblhacbog
Works perfectly even when there is no switch button and it doesn’t let Facebook to revert it back to the new layout.
This addon really works – finally found good extention
Many thanks UAchip, Spent the whole day looking for things like this
not really a fan – the new layout puts the little round profile picture smack dab in the middle of the cover photo. most people, like myself, center their subject so that it appears – yep, right in the middle, thus their new format trashs your cover photo (unless you really like the edges and don’t give a crap about what’s in the middle – probably 99.99999999% (or more) of the time, this isn’t the case.
I just can’t stand the new Facebook and Facebook force this crap on us. I want classic Facebook back with one change, use standard classic scrollbars.
Seriously, FB needs to sack those idiots designing this new look. I have a 17 inch monitor and the new interface makes ONE post including ads, displayed at a whole screen.
Some longer posts took 2 screens to display all contents. I have to scroll my arse out to display new data with this stupid interface.
how can we g0 back to previous version??
I use this chrome extension to switch between new and old design in one click – â€œSwitch to Classic design on Facebookâ€
My biggest complaint is I can no longer share photos or videos as nothing will load.I’m on a laptop don’t know if that matters but why have Facebook if you can’t share anything.This never happened with the old format.
I am also on a laptop cannot rearrange photos at all on marketplace anymore on either laptop or phone. Cannot do any edits on listings in market place as you can adjust description and price but you cannot save changes as save button does not light up to do so. Multi listings cannot change photos around at all to spark more interest. I hate that when writing in messenger you try to scroll down at bottom and the emoji button is so close you cannot do so or add to convo without them coming up. There are so many issues to note. There is nothing to like about the new look Facebook at all. Loved having classic back for the short time it lasted though so thanks for that :) :(
Seems to no longer be a CHOICE to TRY the new design. FB changed to the new design on my laptop about a month or so ago with no more option to revert back. I have been fading away on FB over the past 2 years anyway. Now they gave me a perfect reason to cut the connection with FB. Horrible design, buggy as heck, ugly, confusing. See ya Facebook.
The new format is awful. Right now I can no longer upload photos. Seeing a bunch of notifications is now tedious. Why change something that worked and that people liked?
I want my old layout back. I believe people from Facebook have deliberately prevented us from returning to it by not allowing an option.
This is VERY inconvenient, not helpful, annoying, ineffective and less degrading Facebook’s “face”.
Stop advertising this crap. Facebook is not displaying a desktop site. It’s a crappy mobile layout that wastes a lot of space. Not “responsive” at all. Facebook engineers should’ve known people dislike change. So don’t force it.
Don’t like it considering using a diffrent app.
i really hate the new look of facebook. i like the old version.
I don’t really care what the site looks like. I would have been OK with the new design if it wasn’t that slow but this is a totally unbearable waste of time right now. I often find myself just closing the site after a few minutes of trying to use it.
I hate it. When I share something, I can’t even add my own comment without going back after it posts and use the “Edit” Maybe there is a way but I can’t find it. I also can’t find my groups.I don’t like notifications popping up in the middle of the posts I’m reading either.
It is not the facebook theme that is wrong is the design .
I use this Chrome extension called “Switch to Classic design on Facebook”. Just search it in the Web Store. It hasn’t been working for a while but it does again now.
My friend has the three sectioned new layout but can’t get any groups from left screen to open in middle screen, so they are small boxes, not easy to navigate. Any ideas?