How To Hide Facebook Timeline? Use IE7

recently rolled out the Facebook Timeline to all users. Unfortunately, it does not have any option for users to disable it making several users angry about the fact.

Facebook Timeline

Now there are several scripts and User styles which will allow you to disable the Facebook Timeline. However, most of them require you to perform several actions before you can get back to your old profile. Also, the same solution won’t work for all the browser. So, if you are looking for a simple solution to disable Facebook Timeline with minimal efforts, here is what you can do.

Please note: This trick will only disable Facebook Timeline for yourself. It will not hide your Facebook Timeline from your friends and they will still be able to view it.

The Easiest Solution – Use Internet Explorer 7. Facebook Timeline is not supported on IE7 and probably won’t be in the future too. If you don’t want to browse your profile or your friends profile with Facebook Timeline, just use Internet Explorer 7.

If you use browsers like , or you can still mimic your browser string as Internet Explorer 7 and fool Facebook into believing that you are using IE7 thus disabling or removing the Facebook Timeline for you. You can use the following , and tricks to fool Facebook.

For all purposes below, the user agent string for IE7 is given below:

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0;)

Firefox Users – Install the User Agent Switcher add-on and follow the instructions given at this link to add a new IE7 user agent to the add-on and then use the user agent while browsing Facebook.

Google Chrome Users – Create a new shortcut for Google Chrome and name it Facebook or something. Once you have done that, edit the shortcut and add -user-agent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0;)" to it. Once you have done that, use the shortcut while you are browsing Facebook and the timeline will be disabled. (Find Instructions for creating and editing the Chrome shortcut)

Safari Users – Enable Develop mode in Safari by going to Preference -> Advanced and selecting the check box next to "Show Develop menu in menu bar". Once you have done that, select the "User Agent" sub-menu from the Develop menu and select "Internet Explorer 7.0" from the available options.

Internet Explorer Users – If you are using IE7, you don’t need to do anything. If not, you can make use of an IE Add-on called UA Pick. Instructions on changing your user-agent in IE at this link.

Opera users have it a little bit tougher since you will have to modify Opera configuration data so I will leave it out for now and will add that information as a separate post later on and link it from here. In the meantime, you can always use one of the browsers mentioned above.

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  • Chinmaya Pradhan

    but where is the switch to delete timeline.

  • Yasir Bilal Ali


  • Cris Ocenar

    go to and search for it.

  • Bunty Barjatya

    I also want to de activate.

  • Nathaniel Baltazar


    • Arnie Ezekiela Militar

      pano ba alisin ang timeline at ibalik sa dati ,.? plz help nman,.,..,.

    • Nathaniel Baltazar

      @[100002670614825:2048:Arnie Ezekiela Militar] hindi ku nga rin alam ei .

  • someone

    seriously? Internet explorer 7? I’d rather just use the timeline..instead of using that crap..

  • Rabiaa Ben Ahmed Haddad


  • Siddhart Prasenjit Barua

    me too

  • Mayur Umredkar

    f.u.c.k timeline tell me how can I back my old profile..

  • Imrich Horvath

    crap crap crap, don’t belive there is no way back :-(

  • Azuan Mars

    someone please help me. seriously I hate use timeline.

  • Zed Ebiru

    damn timeline!

  • nour moustafa

    Please…I want to someone to help me..I hate timeline

  • Nour Moustafa

    I hate timeline plzzz tell me how can I back my old profile.

    • Romaissa Elissa

      dear you cant get back your old profile coz the Administration of facebook make it obliged for all who actived it . but you can use ur profile like ( the old facebook ) if you use “explorer 7″ , but ur freinds who dont use “explorer 7″ they ll remain see your profil as timeline theme .

    • Nour Moustafa

      @[100002277057291:2048:Romaissa Elissa] Oki Thank you alot

    • Nour Moustafa

      But how can I download it ?

    • Romaissa Elissa

      click on the link above

    • Nour Moustafa

      OKII Done…Thank You Sweety <3

    • Romaissa Elissa

      2) clic on

    • Romaissa Elissa

      it will start dwnloading ; next instal it :)

    • Nour Moustafa

      Look ..Now im using the old one…I ask you to tell me ..if it’s appear to you when you visit my profile.if the old one id done..

    • Romaissa Elissa

      do you finished downlaod and instal explor7 ?

    • Nour Moustafa

      Yeah..I guess

  • GRv Papneja

    I hate new timeline I am not able to deactivate…… I deactivate please tell me?

  • Searjie Kixx


  • Amy Emylia Natasya

    I hate the fuckin’ timeline!

    • Afrina Shafrina

      Adik boleh ubah jadi biasa .. tp Adik je boleh tgok jadi biasa .. Orang lain tgok adik punye timeline ..
      Nah , try ni :)

    • Amy Emylia Natasya

      @[100002439995214:2048:Afrina Shafrina] adik tahu yg tuu..tapi taknak la..sbb adk nk semua orng tgk profile adk tanpa timeline tuu tapi taklehh kan kan

    • Afrina Shafrina

      Kalau mcm tu , dah mmg tak boleh nak hilang kan dik .. :/

    • Amy Emylia Natasya

      Afrina Shafrina tulaa!! geram tauu!!

  • Karen Gutierrez


  • Cachetona Rivera

    I HATE IT how can I go bak?

    • Nitesh Chaurasia

      no way buddy….

  • Kiana Monique’ Gentry

    whoever made timeline is straight dumb. I want my old profile back…

  • Princess Pineda

    SHEEET! timeline! no no no! I hate timeline! BAKIT PA KASE NAUSO YANG TIMELINE NA YAN! bwiseeet….. pano ba ibalik ung dating profile!

  • Malek Al Farttoosi

    I hate timeline>> how could I get back my old profile?

  • Kpn Silwal

    I hate timeline………………………………………………………..

    • Daman Jalan Giri

      Kpn ahile samma kina na suteko

    • Kishmat Poudel

      malai pani timeline man nai parena tensen va6…ufff kasari hataune hola ….

    • Kpn Silwal

      tesai nin aayena so

  • Kishmat Poudel

    I don’t like timeline.

  • Esza Mercado

    pls remove my time line :'(.