Recently Facebook introduced a new layout for the profile page with some changes. The new page highlights important information about you and prominently displays your friends. While making the switch to the new layout the user is told that the change is permanent and that they will not be able to return back to the old layout. This is not entirely true.
Revert Back to the Old Facebook Layout
Update: The following trick doesn’t work anymore. Facebook is in the process of transferring all users to the new profile, whether you like it or not. So why not take advantage of the new layout with these Facebook profile hacks?
In order to get back the old profile page layout you have to deactivate your Facebook account – temporarily. This is absolutely safe, for you can reactivate your account the very next minute – provided you choose the right option when deactivating your account. All your friends, information about you, your wall posts, your application and everything else will remain intact. The only thing that will change when you reactive your account is the profile page layout, which will revert back to the old design. If you have created and published any Facebook pages, those will get disabled. You just have to republish them again.
Login to your Facebook account and go to the settings page. At the bottom of the page is an option – “Deactivate your account”. Click on the deactivate link.
In the next page you will be asked a reason for leaving. Choose “This is temporary. I’ll be back”.
You will be asked for your password and be given a captcha to solve. Once you have entered those correctly, your account will be deactivated.
Head back to Facebook’s homepage and login to your account. Ta-da! the old layout is back.