Finding Ways to Disable the Timeline? Unfortunately Facebook Doesn’t Let You Do That

Earlier this week, Facebook rolled out its new Timeline feature to all 800 million users on its network. Although the new profile layout offers new and interesting features, some users on Facebook are finding it too complicated and cluttered with the advertisements and news ticker on the right hand side. Annoyed users are dreadfully finding ways to disable and get rid of the Timeline feature.

Facebook released a Developer application through which you could enable the Timeline and test it. Users also had an option to downgrade to the old profile by simply deleting the app from the Developer settings page.

Now that the Timeline has been released for all users, Facebook stated that it will go live automatically after seven days, no matter if you like it or not. Timeline is here to stay, at least for the next few months. Unfortunately, there is no way you can disable it.

Facebook Timeline

Also See: How To Hide Facebook Timeline For Yourself

A spokesperson for Facebook explains –

Once you click Get Timeline,you will have seven days to review everything that appears on your timeline before anyone else can see it.

If you choose, you can publish your timeline right away. If you decide to wait, your timeline will go live automatically after seven days. Your timeline will replace your profile.

Eventually everyone on Facebook will be rolled over to timeline.

You have no choice, but are forced to get used to the new profile layout. When Facebook released its new Facebook News Feed and Live Ticker, everyone hated it. Users had no choice, but to accept it. Few users also announced that they would delete their Facebook account and switch over to Google Plus. However, that never happened. I see the same set of users now likingthe Timeline. Such straightforward statements don’t bother Facebook, since they know that people will eventually get used to it.

If you’re finding the new layout too cluttered, then you can try disabling the ticker and chat. We had posted an article earlier on how you can disable the news ticker on the right.

We have posted an in-depth guide about Timeline. I recommended you to go through it and know all of its features. Who knows, you may start loving it.

Also See: Easily Hide/Remove Facebook Timeline With This Trick

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  • angela

    hehehe because i dont now how to erase the timeline becuse i don’t like time line pls get me

  • katrina

    come on guys, dont be a communist. bring back at least the old profile before realising timeline.. i hate myspace and i left.. and now, facebook? oh come on. is this the way you want to close facebook? make everyone hate you? :/

    • asdasdad

      gag0 ka !

  • Tsunayoushi

    F**K THIS SH*T!! I’ve been tearing my hair out trying to figure out how to get this off and now I’m being told that in the end I’d have to revert to it?!?! WTF?!

    Seriously?? I think you should make it an option to take it down at any point in time.

    FB I really, really hate you now… Google+ here I come

  • shsshshsh i have a lot of notes in facebook now i can’t find the note section im so pissed of

  • i cant remove my time line in facebook..
    i want the old one..
    i hate time line..


  • Miss Elodie

    I want to deactivate Time line on my facebook a/c….Please help me..

  • Taylor

    I HATE THIS TIMELINE!!! I have been doing everything I can to figure out a way to delete it…but no luck. I really don’t like seeing some past things from like 2009 on Facebook and I really don’t want to go through and delete every single thing!! A lot has changed in 3 years and I would like to leave the past in the past! Grrrr…

  • Theres an easy method for getting rid of the Timeline here:

  • hahahhahahahhahahahahahhahhahhahahaha

  • i hate timeline ive been trying to get back to the old facebook we should have the options to do so i think its unfair that we cant i really hate it and want to go back to the old fb.

  • none

    ARROGANT.. Why users not able to choose what they want? This damn timeline just make my head dizzy to see. Yoo Mark.. Get over it!

  • cathee ureta

    can i activate timeline? how?

  • cathee ureta

    can i deactivate timeline? how?

  • ranell nuñeza

    disaable my facebook timeline and get back to old profile.

  • Krizha Jean Duarte

    sana matanggal na ung Facebook timelie ko
    nakakainis kxii tingnan

  • Boi

    Someone should make an exact copy of FB, rename it and keep the old version. Market it and sell it

  • C

    Is there anyway that Zuckerburg (or however you spell his name) can die soon…PLEASE!

  • Theres a simple guide to disabling Timeline here:

  • Renzoe

    you must think first before u made your timeline now you all wanted to remove it.. sorry there is no way to undo it..

  • We can delete the facebook account and start a fresh one.

  • maria

    i hate time line
    i like back old facebook

  • remove time line now

  • sajjan giri

    i need to disable timeline… bcz i m a user i have right to enable nd disable timeline….

  • Lancy Tan

    Excuse me?
    We liked the Live Ticker?
    There was a “hide it” function.
    That’s what.
    I want my old profile back.

  • claudioberdin

    plssss remove the timeline in my facebook