Every time a new interface or feature is introduced, there’s always some resistance. With Twitter’s new web design that tends to borrow some elements from the mobile app, users expressed frustration over it. Quite a number of users are asking how they can revert back to the old UI, and they are a couple of ways you can achieve that.
There is an extension you can use to revert back the Twitter interface. The extension is available on Chrome and Firefox browsers. All you need is download the extension on either your Chrome or Firefox browser, then proceed to your Twitter page. If you don’t see the change, try deleting your browser cache and/or reloading the page
2. Firefox configuration
If you’re using the Firefox browser, you can get the old Twitter web interface by changing your browser’s configuration.
- On the address bar, type about:config and press enter
- You will get a warning that you’ll void your warranty. Click on the ‘I accept the risk!’ button
- Right-click anywhere within the page and select ‘New’ > ‘String’
- A pop-up box will ask you to ‘Enter the preference name’. Type general.useragent.override.twitter.com and hit ‘OK’
- You will be asked to ‘Enter string value’ for that preference name. Type Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko
- A line will be added to the command list
- Clear your browser cache and/or reboot the browser for the changes to take effect
- Open Twitter and you will see the old UI
If you want to continue using the new interface. Go back to about:config, right-click on the line you added, and select ‘Reset’. The value of the line will disappear, and the line itself will be gone the next time you reboot the browser.
3. Twitter Directory
You can also get a temporary solution on Twitter. But, if your refresh your browser, you will have to follow this process again.
- Open Twitter
- Click on ‘More’ on the left-hand menu
- Go to ‘Settings and privacy’ > ‘About Twitter’ > ‘Directory’
- On the Twitter tab that opens. Click on ‘Home’ and you’ll find the old UI