Update: It looks like the loophole was fixed as the tutorial no longer works. We tried to switch back to the old UI on Chrome, Firefox and Chromium-based Edge but couldn’t make it work. One possible solution could be to delete all the cookies on your browser and refresh Twitter. If that doesn’t work then we have recently covered a new extension can easily switch you back to the old Twitter UI.
Original Story: Last night Twitter rolled out the new and improved design for its website. Unfortunately for the company, the new design was met with mixed views with people criticizing the crowded design and wanted to revert back to the old Twitter UI.
While it’s not all bad, if you’re are one of those people who didn’t like the design then there’s an easy way to switch back to the old Twitter design.
- On Google Chrome, get Editthiscookie extension from Web Store. The extension can be used on Chromium-based Edge as well. For Firefox users, Cookie-editor extension is available.
- Once downloaded and installed, head to Twitter and sign in with your account.
- Next up click on “EditThisCookie” icon and expand the twitter.com | rweb_ optin. Once inside, change its value from ‘on’ to ‘off’ and click on the green tick mark at the bottom to save the changes.
Once done, reload the website to see the changes. Do note that the changes apply just to the browser as these changes are made in browser cookies.
Update: Some users are facing issues on Mozilla Firefox and if you’re one of them then follow the steps below to get the old Twitter.
- Download and Install Cookie Manager extension on Firefox.
- Now sign in using your credentials on Twitter.
- Next up, click on Cookie Manager extension and select Open Cookie Manager
- This should open another page. Once there click on Search Cookies to get the list of cookies.
- Here look for ‘rweb_optin’ and select it. Now scroll down and click on ‘Remove Selected (1)’ and confirm.
This should work on Firefox and now you can go back and refresh Twitter to get the old Twitter. If you want to switch back, just open Cookie Manager again and create a new cookie named ‘rweb_optin’ with ‘on’ value.
Note: If this is not working for you or if you’re not seeing either ‘on’ or ‘side_no_out’ option then there’s a chance that you’re one of the few people who didn’t get the new update. Twitter is still in the rollout phase so it might take some time for the new UI to appear for everyone.