I visited my friend's profile on Facebook recently. Impressed with his Timeline feature I added to my profile as well. Bored with it, I want to get rid of the Timeline now.

How can I remove it? I was unable to find it in my Account settings, under Apps.

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    Word on the street is that eventually every Facebook profile will be forced to become a Timeline anyway, so even if you could deactivate it, it wouldn't be for long.
    – hairboat
    Commented Dec 22, 2011 at 14:25
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    I'm a bit curious as to how you become bored with your timeline but excited about your old profile?
    – user13779
    Commented Dec 24, 2011 at 2:07

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You can't deactivate Timeline once you've activated it.

As for Facebook’s help pages, there’s no reference given to turning off Timeline. In fact, the only conversion reference is if you accidentally switch your Timeline to a business page, something which requires contacting Facebook support to rectify.


Facebook has confirmed to us that there is no way to return to the old-style profile once you have switched to Timeline.


You can actually deactivate Facebook Timeline, and it does work. The instructions are here: http://fbpurity.com/disable-facebook-timeline.htm


You can change the style layout of your Facebook i.e. pseudo-deactivate Timeline wherever it appears on Facebook with this chrome extension


It doesn't work for Facebook pages.