Switch Between Classic and New Facebook Design
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…
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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 at 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 it but would need to switch to the latest UI first.
The loading effect is great and the 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 looks like these are adopted from iOS toggles. Read Easy Steps to Share Instagram Story to Facebook.
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 the 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 is 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 to them. However, the icons are new and look perfectly fine.
The personal profile section is great and has 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 to the latest version. Read How to Change Language on Facebook. Moreover, if the switch to the classic Facebook option is not available or missing then follow the steps in this video below. Also, find the update section for switching without that classic switch option.
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. Please find the below update section if you don’t have that Switch button. First, here is how to get into the latest FB design:
- Login to your Facebook account.
- Click the drop-down arrow at the top right.
- Now click Switch to New Facebook.
- You will be then redirected to the new FB 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 in mind that, you may not see the latest version yet. Because it 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 to revert to the classic Facebook version. to switch from new to old FB:
- Click the drop-down arrow at the top.
- Now click Switch to Classic Facebook.
- You will be shortly redirected to the classic version.
That is pretty, easy, and simple. For your information, the latest UI has quiet 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 and everything about it. But the choice is 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 it, don’t worry about it.
Update: Switch to Classic Facebook from New Design
Here is how you can switch from new Facebook to classic. If the below 3 is not working for then use the Chrome Extension to revert to classic FB from the new design without that switch button. The procedure is very simple, all you have to do is:
- In the new Facebook, click the drop-down little arrow at the top right.
- Now click Switch to Classic Facebook.
- You will be shortly redirected to the old classic FB.
- Use this Chrome Extension to revert from the new FB design to the classic.
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 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 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, clearing your browser cache and logging out then logging in to your Facebook account may help. Also, changing 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.