Switch to Old Facebook Chat

Posted by Chetan Bharadwaj | Posted in Web | Posted on 03-08-2011

Wasn’t the old Facebook chat (the pop-up style) better than the new fixed sidebar style chat. Off-course it was! I am sure many of the users simply logged on to FB for keeping up with their social life via the chat system. And with the introduction of the latest chat scores of users started finding Facebook chat inappropriate.

We have got a solution to your redress. Now you can revert back to the Old Facebook Chat: (Follow the link below relevant to your browser)

Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome


Once the above addon has been installed successfully on your browser, the change in the chat box shall reflect after launching the browser again. To switch between old-style and the new-style facebook chat, use the Options menu in the friend list.


  • This extension can access your data on facebook.com
  • The addon can be a great processor hog! It keeps the CPU usage at 50% efficiency whenever FB page is logged on.

About the Author

Chetan Bharadwaj

is a whizz at website/UI design, brand creation and CMS. Chetan has a passion for learning new things and is particularly interested in anything to do with User Experience. He is the editor-in-chief at Awesome Journals, an online magazine dedicated to risk and creativity. And loves writing at FOURDY Wlog.

Comments (2)

  1. Is there any way out to get the old FB profile look?

  2. Officially, according to Facebook Help center [facebook.com/help/?faq=19409] “You will not be able to switch back to the old design after upgrading”.

    However, few users have successfully switched back by using a workaround, check

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