UPDATE: An increasing number of users have reported that they no longer see the options to switch between the interfaces below. Facebook usually rolls out changes to some users at a time. At the time of writing, I’m still seeing the options to switch between Classic and the new versions on my account, but it’s possible that Facebook has already removed the options from your account.
In mid-2020, Facebook started rolling out a new, updated look to its website. Mark Zuckerberg announced the change a year earlier, but they took their time rolling it out. But it’s now being rolled out in stages.
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Facebook is calling the old version Classic Facebook and the updated version New Facebook.
As with most Facebook updates, it’s being rolled out gradually. And Facebook knows as well as anyone that change can be controversial. There are also some features in the old version that aren’t available in the new version. To ease the transition and provide a workaround if you run into any glitches or missing features, it’s currently possible to switch between New Facebook and Classic Facebook.
How to Switch from Classic Facebook to New Facebook
First, click on the small white down triangle at the top right of the blue bar at top.
Switch to New Facebook.
How to Switch from New Facebook to Classic Facebook
Click on the small dark blue triangle at the top right (it’s surrounded by a light blue circle).
Then click on the
Switch to Classic Facebook option.
Things Worth Knowing
It’s worth pointing out that switching these affects how you see Facebook.com. It doesn’t affect how others see it. So you can’t force visitors to see only the New Facebook version, for instance–it’ll depend on what setting they’re using for their viewing.
It’s also worth pointing out that this is a temporary feature. At some point, they’ll flick the switch for everyone and there won’t be an option to go back to Classic Facebook.