How to Remove / Delete / Disable / Deactivate Facebook Timeline

Disable Facebook Timeline with F.B. Purity

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Overview of How to Remove / Disable Facebook Timeline

If you hate Facebook Timeline and want to change back to viewing the old style, single column layout format for "Fan"/"Like" Pages, this guide is for you.

Guide to Disabling Facebook Timeline in Your Web Browser

The method for viewing Timeline pages in an easier to read single column layout format, for the following web browsers : Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Maxthon is listed below : ( If you are using Internet Explorer, i strongly suggest you install one of the previously listed browsers, as this method is not compatible with IE. )

  1. First, install the F.B. Purity browser extension, as it adds a function for disabling Facebook Timeline in your browser.
  2. After F.B. Purity is installed, when you visit Facebook you will see an "FBP" link at the top of the page, next to the search box, and when you visit "fan" aka "like" pages, next to that you will see a green "TL" button that looks like this:
    FB Purity's Timeline Disabling Button
    Click the green "TL" icon in your browser and F.B. Purity will disable Timeline for you.
  3. Now visit any Fan/Like Page's Timeline, and you will see them displayed in a single column layout format, similar to the old style Like/Fan Pages.
  4. If at any time, you wish to view Timeline pages again in the usual 2 column layout, just click the "TL" icon with the red cross through it at the top right of your browser window, and Timeline will be restored.
    FB Purity's Timeline Re-Enabling Button
  5. Please click the "Share" button below, to share this page with all your friends, that way they will also be able to use this solution to disable Timeline in their browsers, so they too can see all Timeline pages in the old style format:

*IMPORTANT UPDATE* Facebook have redesigned the Timeline pages layout, to have the main news stories in a single column, so I have removed the green "TL" button from the top Nav Bar as its no longer required.

N.B. There is no way to completely remove Timeline from your Facebook account, you can only "re-style" it to display differently in your own browser, as this is a browser extension based solution.

I hope this helps you,



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