New Delhi: Earlier this month, Twitter rolled out an upgraded version of its web-based interface. The upgrade means that among other things now you will see the profile bio on top of a profile instead on the left side and the navigation bar on the left side, which closely resembles the micro-blogging platform’s app interface.
However, the redesign has not been received well with Twitter user many of whom have described the redesign as confusing. The list includes noteworthy names such as Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler and the editor-in-chief of The Verge, Nilay Patel. “I’m really really loving this twitter redesign. It means I’m going to spend SO MUCH LESS TIME on here because I can’t figure out what on earth is going on,” Fowler wrote about the redesign.
“I’ve read so many pieces on the Twitter redesign and none of them mention that it now looks like… Facebook,” Patel tweeted.
The dislike for the Twitter redesign is apparent. Sadly Twitter is offering no direct way to go back to the old design. While that is true there is a way to work around this issue.
But, there is a temporary fix which can be used to get back to the old format. If you want to get back to the old design of Twitter, here is what you need to do.
- Tap on More option in the navigation menu on the left side of your Twitter profile.
- Now tap on Settings and Privacy option.
- Next, tap on Directory in the About Twitter option.
- A separate window will open. Click on Home option.
- Once you do this, your profile will temporarily go back to the old design. And you will see the new design as soon as you open Twitter on your web browser. If you are unable to see the design immediately, we recommend that you clear your browser cache before implementing the fix.