Revert Site v9.2 now lets you revert the Newsfeed to the old Facebook layout / design!

Revert Site v9.2 now also lets you revert the Facebook Newsfeed to the old Facebook layout / design!

Added Revert Site to my browser and got the old Facebook design back

Added Revert Site to my browser and got the old Facebook design back

Revert Site v9.2 now has 2 “switch back” modes, Mode 1 and Mode 2. Mode 1 attempts to do a full facebook account switch, which will revert the whole Facebook site back to the old design, including the Newsfeed. Mode 1 is the default mode that is enabled when Revert Site is first installed. Unfortunately, Mode 1 is not compatible with everybody’s facebook account, so it won’t work for everyone.

When Revert Site is first run, it will twice attempt to load Facebook in Mode 1, and if it fails both times, it will automatically switch you to Mode 2, the fall back Revert Method. Mode 2 is the same Revert method used in the previous version (v8) of Revert Site, and has a few drawbacks and limitations. The main one being it can’t Revert the Newsfeed Page, so when you visit the Newsfeed page Facebook redirects you to the mobile version of the Newsfeed. To make it a bit easier to navigate I have managed to add a sidebar to the mobile newsfeed, so it looks a bit more like the old desktop newsfeed. On the bright side Mode 2 can revert nearly every other page on the site, including Personal Profiles, Business Pages, Events, Messages, etc.

If you are an admin of a facebook Group or Page, and have been using the built in facebook admin option to switch back, and also have Revert Site installed, make sure you switch Revert Site to Mode 1, as if you have it set to “Off” Revert Site will attempt to switch you back to the new facebook design. The good thing for Page/Group admins who use Revert Site and have it set to Mode 1, Revert Site will automatically reset your admin switch, and revert you back to the old facebook design, whenever facebook deciedes your 24 hours or 48 hours is  up and tries to switch you back to the new design.

The benefit of using Revert Site for FB Purity users is that FB Purity works a great deal better on the old Facebook layout, as that was the site style that FBP was originally designed to work on. Also if you can only get Mode 2 to work, FBP can benefit by making links in the mobile newsfeed go to the old desktop version of the site.

Get Revert Site free via: https://revertsite.com

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FBP v29.0.6 has been released – with a few minor fixes

FB Purity lets you clean up and customize Facebook

FB Purity lets you clean up and customize Facebook

Changes in F.B Purity v29.0.6

  • Fixed the “Clear Advertisers” button
  • Fixed the “Custom Reactions” functionality
  • Fixed the Hide “Pages” left column link option. (This option has actually been renamed from “Pages Section” to just “Pages” as Facebook removed the “Pages Section” of the left column quite a while ago now)
  • Fixed the Hide “Stories” option for when the Stories box appears in between posts in the Newsfeed.

Important Information for Chrome Users of F.B. Purity

Recent FBP Chrome news. FB Purity was rather abruptly removed from the Chrome Webstore recently by Google, as they wrongly claimed FBP was violating one of their policies. I and many FBP users protested against this, and we eventually got it re-listed again.

FBP Chrome Update Process: After FB Purity for Chrome is first installed, you should from then on receive automatic updates (Chrome checks for extension updates once every 5 hours). If you don’t want to wait, and know an update is available you can force an update by turning on “Developer Mode” on the Chrome extensions management page, then clicking the “Update” button at the top of the page (make sure you don’t have any facebook tabs open, so Chrome can unload the existing version first).

 To let other Google Chrome users know that FBP is safe and a great way to clean up Facebook Please leave a 5* review for F.B. Purity in the Google Chrome Webstore

Important information for Firefox users of F.B. Purity

Once you have installed the Firefox version of FB Purity, it should auto-update itself when I release new versions. Firefox users who are getting the “Connection Failure” error when trying to install FBP should know this is a known bug in Firefox that occurs if you are using Antivirus software that monitors your web browsing. The work-around, as mentioned in the FAQ is to right click on the install button, then select save, then install the extension by dragging and dropping it on to the Firefox extension management page. This Firefox bug can also prevent Firefox from automatically updating FBP when new versions are released.

Important Information for Microsft Edge users of F.B. Purity

FB Purity is now available as an official Microsoft Edge extension obtainable directly from the Microsoft Edge store If you install the official Edge FBP extension from the Microsoft Edge store, it should auto-update when new versions are released in future. Be aware however that the Microsoft Store has a slow (manual) approval process for accepting extension updates, so the new version will not show up in the Microsoft Store for a day or two after I release an extension update. Please also note FBP is now also available in the Edge Store for the new development version of Edge that is based on Chromium.

 To let other Microsoft Edge users know that FBP is safe and a great way to clean up Facebook Please leave a 5* review for F.B. Purity in the Microsoft Edge Store

Important Information for Opera users of F.B. Purity

The FB Purity extension for Opera needs to be installed via the official Opera Add-ons site, which is where the green Install F.B. Purity button will take you to. Once it has been installed from there, whenever updates to the FBP extension are uploaded and approved on the Opera extensions site (this process can take a few days after I upload an update), the version of FBP in your browser should auto-update at some point. It can sometimes be triggered by closing the browser, waiting a bit and re-opening it, there is also an “Update Extensions Now” button on the Opera extensions management page, which if clicked will update all your Opera extensions to the latest versions. In order for the extension to update you may need to first close any open Facebook tabs.

 To let other Opera users know that FBP is safe and a great way to clean up Facebook Please leave a 5* review for F.B. Purity on the Opera Extensions Page

Important Information for users of the Brave Browser

FB Purity can now be easily installed in the latest release of  the Brave browser by going to the FB Purity Chrome Webstore page and clicking the “Add to Chrome” button.

All other  FBP users can update to the latest version of FB Purity by clicking the green “Install F.B. Purity” button on the FB Purity Install page on FBPURITY.COM and then following the on screen instructions.

Get FB Purity here: https://fbpurity.com

If you have any problems with or questions about FBP, please use the available help resources on this website, including the FBP User Guide, and FBP FAQ page which includes a comprehensive Troubleshooting Guide that you should follow if you have any problems.

If you wish to support FB Purity, please Donate to ensure the continuation of this project. Many heartfelt thanks to those who have generously donated! :)

Please also tell all your Facebook friends and family about FBP too, cheers!

Steve FBP

Facebook driving you crazy? Don’t get mad, Get FB Purity!

FB Purity Overview:

For those who don’t already know, FB Purity is a safe, free and top rated web browser extension for Google ChromeFirefoxEdgeSafari, Opera and Brave. It lets you clean up the junk and customize Facebook the way you want it to be. It has many cool features, such as hiding all the ads, alerting you when friends un-friend you, letting you change the site’s colours, fonts and background image,  it lets you stay on the “Most Recent” feed permanently and lots more. FB Purity has been reviewed and highly recommended in many places including the Washington Post, CNET, PCWorld, MacWorld, GetConnected etc and has over 455,000 users worldwide.

 

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Google have removed FB Purity from the Chrome Webstore!!!

*** UPDATE 23rd May 2019 – Google have now re-instated F.B. Purity back into the Chrome Webstore! :)  ***

For anyone wondering why its no longer possible to download the Chrome version of FB Purity, Google have unfairly removed the extension from the Google Chrome Webstore, for an absolutely ridiculous reason.

They were claiming my extension violated their policy of “Do not use irrelevant, misleading, or excessive keywords in app descriptions, titles, or metadata.”

Which it most definitely was not doing. The description, title and metadata was not excessive, not misleading and not irrelevant,

I was trying to work with them to get to the bottom of what exactly they felt was wrong with the description, but then they just removed the extension from the webstore before the matter could be resolved, which is extremely annoying and frustrating not just for me, but for all chrome users of FB Purity. I am attempting to get the extension re-instated, but knowing how Google operates, from previous experience, I know this is not going to be easy, and may even be impossible.

If you have any contacts at Google who could help resolve this, please do get in touch, cheers! Also if you have twitter, you can tweet at google via the following @google, @googledevs, @GoogleChromeDev, @googlechrome
On facebook you can post about it on the Google Chrome page, here: https://www.facebook.com/googlechrome/

FB Purity is still available for all other supported Browsers: Firefox, Opera, Safari and Edge.

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