Hate new Twitter? Get the old interface back with these hacks.
After nearly a year of testing the updated desktop design, which allowed Twitter users to switch back to the old Twitter UI, the new Twitter is now the default Twitter. There’s no longer the option of going back to the old design people knew and loved.
Or is there?
Twitter isn’t providing an official way to go back to the way the site was before it rolled out the new design to everyone. But, there are workarounds.
Here are a couple hacks to get the old Twitter design back.
If the new Twitter design is bad, then the old one must be Good Twitter, right? Twitter user @ZusorOW has developed a browser extension, GoodTwitter, for both Chrome and Firefox that automatically loads the old site design when users visit the website.
Mashable has tested it. It works! Simply download and install the extension for the correct browser. The extension will add a greyed out version of the Twitter bird logo to the browser’s toolbar. When a user goes to Twitter.com, the logo will turn blue and load the “good” old Twitter interface.
According to GoodTwitter’s developer, the extension “removes Twitter’s stupid redesign in Chrome by changing the user agent on all requests to Twitter.” It was apparently created in just 10 minutes too. The has also been made open source and GoodTwitter says it's not collecting any user data.
The no-download workaround
Extremely cautious about what’s downloaded to your computer? There’s another workaround being shared that brings back the old Twitter interface without require the installation of anything.
Go to the left-hand side menu on Twitter’s website and click “More.” When the new menu pops up, click on “Settings and Privacy.” Under the “General” settings, press “About Twitter.” A new menu will then open on the right hand side. Scroll down in the “Other” category and click “Directory.” A directory page of Twitter user’s profiles (who knew this even existed?) will open in a new window, sporting the old Twitter design. Once that page is open, click any of the options in the menu bar at the top of the page like “Home” or “Mentions” and old Twitter will once again be activated on the user’s account.
You can also skip half of those steps, being a Mashable reader, because we'll provide you with a direct link to the Twitter directory here.
Mashable tested this method too. It works, but unlike when using the extension, clicking on a Twitter user’s profile sometimes reactivated the new Twitter interface. Both methods may also require users to clear out their cache or refresh their browser for it to work.
These hacks won’t last forever, so enjoy the old Twitter while you still can.
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July 31, 2019 at 08:26AM