Switch Between Classic and New Facebook Design

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This morning when I open up my Facebook account. I saw a message at the top that I am invited to try the new Facebook design. When I switch from the old/classic version to the new one. It’s amazing and looks great but the UI is quite like an Android device. I am not talking about the basic version of FB. But the new design, a materialistic FB design.

In this guide, I am gonna show you how to switch to the new FB design or layout. Don’t worry I am gonna also show you how to switch back to the classic version too. Note that this is only for desktop, I mean Windows, MAC and Linux users. Who uses Facebook for the web on their PC. I will also show you the fix if the button is missing or not showing up. So please stay and read…

Did Facebook Change Their Layout?

Yes, they did change their FB layout and look like nothing but an android phone. The user experience is kind of buggy at least of now, but the over design is looking pretty decent. However, they included the dark mode in it, so you can use it in the night.

You will have an overall different experience, but remember once you have switched to the new design or layout, and use it for over a week. Then you may see the “Switch to classic Facebook” again. That is the weird thing users reported on this blog.

New Features in the Latest Design

In the latest design, we have got everything changed. For example, once you switch you can then enable the dark mode. Yes, I am talking about the official dark mode. You can simply enable but would need to switch to the lastest UI first.

The loading effect is great and icons do look amazing. You have now the new menu design you can access it from the top-right drop-down arrow. But to access the Settings just click the drop-down arrow then Settings & Privacy and then Settings.

Moreover, everything remains the same. Meaning, each setting stays where it was but the icons are updated. Don’t worry you won’t get confused at all. The enable and disable toggles are updated and look like these are adopted from iOS toggles. Read Easy Steps to Share Instagram Story to Facebook.

New Facebook Design Version
New Facebook Design Version

The news feed is looking great and it looks perfect. You can now have the same user experience because the news feed is just like as we have in the FB official app. In the news feed, we have Home, Watch, Groups section, and Gaming.

As always the Create, Messenger, Notifications, and Account options are at the top right. The Birthday and Contacts list are on the right side. Moreover, the Pages and Shortcuts can find on the left side of the News Feed. This is just in case you wanna access them. However, the icons are new and look perfectly fine.

The personal profile section is great and been polished. However, things are quite where they were and you won’t have any issues at all while using the latest design of FB. However, now let get to the procedure of switching the latest version. Read How to Change Language on Facebook.

Switch from Old to New Facebook Design

You may have noticed a notification at the top of your news feed. If not then you are here at the right place the know about the switching procedure between old/classic and new FB design. First, here is how to get into the latest FB design:

  1. Login to your Facebook account.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow at the top right.
  3. Now click Switch to New Facebook.
  4. You will be then redirected to the new FB design.
Switch from Old to New Facebook Design
Switch from Old to New Facebook Design

That is how easy is it if you wanna enable the official dark mode on the new FB. You can simply follow this guide. Moreover, you need to keep this in mind that, you may not see the latest version yet. Because it really depends on how Facebook looks at you and your FB profile and most importantly your location.

For example, if you don’t have the option to get into the new FB design. Then you should wait, and that is the only thing you can do. Other than that, you are just wasting your precious time.

Revert to Classic Facebook from New FB

If you think the new design is confusing. Then there is an easy procedure you can follow in order to revert back to the classic Facebook version. to switch from new to old FB:

  1. Click the drop-down arrow at the top.
  2. Now click Switch to Classic Facebook.
  3. You will be shortly redirected to the classic version.
How to Switch to Classic Facebook from New FB
How to Switch to Classic Facebook from New FB

That is pretty, easy, and simple. For your information that latest UI has quite and everything. In my opinion, you should have started using the new version. Because sooner o later they are gonna shift. So until that, you must know each and everything about it. But the choice is totally yours.

Switch to New Facebook Option Not Available Fix

If you are the one with not having the switch to the new Facebook option. Then you are here at the right place to know the reason and how to get it. If the option is not showing or missing in your Facebook account. Then it means you are in the area which is still on the waiting list to get get the switch to a new Facebook option. Because the option is not available on each Facebook worldwide. Sooner or later you are gonna get, don’t worry about it.

Update: Switch to Classic Facebook

Here is how you can switch from new Facebook to classic. The procedure is very simple, all you have to do is:

  1. In the new Facebook, click the drop-down little arrow at the top right.
  2. Now click Switch to Classic Facebook.
  3. You will be shortly redirected to the old classic FB.

That is how to do it. However, lots of people are having trouble while doing so. Because they have removed their access to classic Facebook. In that situation, you can not do anything but to use the new design. However, as of my personal experience, you can try the following tips.

Fix Switch to Classic Facebook Missing

Reading this part of the article, I know you don’t see that switch button. As of my personal experience, if anyone uses the new design for quite some time. Then FB algorithm thinks and applies such settings to remove that switch from your account. Facebook will consider you like the new design and you enjoy it because you have not switched.

So that is might be the only reason. However, they are forcing the user to use it (who knows why). They don’t have any right to force us for doing something we don’t like. Anyhow it’s their platform we are using for free, they can do whatever they want. Now let’s try these tips to fix the problem:

  • Log out of your account the login.
  • Use another web browser.
  • Change your location and language.
  • Try to get rid of the cache of the browser.
  • In the last you can their support, I know they won’t reply and if they do. It will be just an excuse.

However, clear your browser cache and logout then login to your Facebook account may help. Also, change your language or region may help you get the switch to the new Facebook option. I am sure now you know the procedure. However, if there is still something you wanna ask and share your thoughts on the new design. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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23 Comments
  1. Matto says

    I still don’t have “switch to new facebook” in the menu. I was under the impression that it would be available to everyone last Monday. Everyone else seems to have it by now, and I can’t seem to find anyone else talking about this. Anyone know what the deal is?

    1. Samad Ali Khan says

      There could be many reasons that you don’t have the new Facebook design and you cannot switch from classic to new FB. However, I can suggest you some tips: clear the browser cache and restart. Try using a VPN and if it is working via a VPN or not. Also, Try logging on a different browser. Last but not least clear cache files on PC as well.

  2. Facebook-hell says

    Hi, I don-t have the switch to Old facebook. This new facebook doesn-t work good on my computer, it lags and almost forces me to buy a new one. They removed the button on my account? Do you know another way to do this??

    I guess it’s time I stop using facebook once for all then.

    1. Samad Ali Khan says

      Hi,

      As of now, I think that is the only procedure you can follow in order to switch between old or classic and new Facebook.

      Thanks.

  3. MK says

    Hi,
    Do you know how to get ‘switch to new facebook’ back after reverting to classic?

    Thanks!

    1. Samad Ali Khan says

      Hi,
      Click the drop-down arrow at the top right corner then click the “Switch to New Facebook Design” option. You will be redirected to the new Facebook design shortly.

  4. Nancy Swope says

    I have had the new FB design for some time now and not able to switch back. The one thing I miss is being able to find old FB posts. By scrolling down on my Timeline page I used to see the option, top left to access previous years/months of posts. I used this feature quite often! Is there another way to find/search for older FB posts with the new format? Other than this, I enjoy the new format. Thanks for your help.

    1. Samad Ali Khan says

      Hi,
      Thanks for your comment, Nancy. You can click the little drop-down icon then Settings & Privacy then Activity Log then Filter I am sure there you will find your solution.

  5. Ed De Guzman says

    i dont have the “switch to old facebook” on menu, why is that?

    1. Samad Ali Khan says

      Hi,
      May you have used it for more than a week and they think that you like the design. That is why they might removed the button.

  6. Yvonne Young says

    There is no switch back to old facebook on my menu. Now how the hell do I get out of this ugly new one.

    1. Samad Ali Khan says

      Hi,
      I am afraid if the button is not there, then you can’t switch back to the old version.

  7. Saim says

    Hi, Dear Sarmad, i didn’t find that such button? so what to do? share your suggestion.

    1. Samad Ali Khan says

      Hi Saim,

      All you can do is to wait, you will get it sooner or later.

  8. C Somerville says

    I don’t like this new FB and it was not my choice to switch. When I click on notifications I only get a sliver of the list so I can’t see what they are or mark them as read if I don’t want to open them. I can’t get to my own page, and the account button doesn’t work to allow me to change back. Change is not always for the best and I wish they would just leave things alone.

    1. Samad Ali Khan says

      Exactly

  9. Piotr says

    Thanks for help! I don’t like new look of Facebook

    1. Samad Ali Khan says

      You are welcome, you are a good visitor.

  10. Lamaman88 says

    Can you please find out from Facebook why not all users have the option to go back to the old version??? They advertise you can switch back at anytime, yet I have NEVER had the link to do so, even a day after I first switched. There is no explanation for why this option is omitted for some users. I have reported it many times, including screenshots. The link to switch is simply not there.

    1. Samad Ali Khan says

      Most of my blog readers have the same issue, but its the algorithm doing such things. Even if you and use the new version for just 24 hours. Then Facebook automatically removes the switchback option from the account. It is so annoying on a platform like Facebook. But once it’s removed then there nothing we can do.

      1. Samad Ali Khan says

        However, I will also try to find a fix for it.

  11. steve gardner says

    Thank You

    1. Samad Ali Khan says

      You are welcome.

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