How to switch between the Twitter’s new version and old version

UPDATE2: This won’t work anymore since Twitter will set up the New Twitter as a default layout. Meaning that there is no way to get back to the Old Twitter since it will disappear.

UPDATE: I created a new post about it, showing how is done in nowJust go here, and try it by yourself.


I recently posted the changes that Twitter’s new version offers. But some people don’t like it and don’t know how to return to the old one, this is because they’re used to Facebook changes that doesn’t allow people to return to the old one, well, Twitter allows it.

NOTE: This is only for those users who have the new Twitter. If you don’t have it yet, just wait, it will come.

First we go to and log in.


We should see the new interface. Then we go to the button with our username in the top right and click it. After that, click on “Leave Preview”.



Don’t worry, you can go back to the new version anytime you want.


Just click on Try it now! and you’re back to new Twitter again. This post is mainly for those who are afraid on going back and lose the new interface; don’t worry, it’s permanent.

Author Info:

A 20 year old computer engineer... Here's a clear explanation =>
September 28, 2010 | Autor: TatoSgr | Technology News
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  1. Fahassani says:

    Get it away …

  2. gail says:

    That doesn’t work for me :(    When I try your suggestiong, I get a “Page doesn’t exist” notice.

    • TatoSgr says:

      Really? :O.. I tried with several accounts and it worked fine for me :S.. Maybe is a Twitter issue, try reporting it or wait a few days in case it’s a problem with the account switch (from old to new)

      • CSI Miami Fan Girl says:

        Tried the directions you gave… it doesn’t work for me either!!! 
        I hate the “new” Twitter… it’s too slow and I can’t download
        all my followers??? 

        • mzprincezz1999 says:

          i hate the old twitter every time i go there i can’t get back to the new twitter even with the directions i am still on old twitter cuz i can;t get off somebody help me

  3. Loca says:

    Thank you so much !!

  4. Larissa says:

    Nao imaginava que era tao facil…Obrigado

  5. Kari says:

    Type your message here… Thinking Twitter has glitch today, not loading followers as usual.

  6. jome says:

    Thank you so much from Czech republic… ;) Great tip! (Older version of Twitter is more user-friendly – my opinion…)

    • TatoSgr says:

      And is more fast to load :D .. But the new has the right bar, which I find very useful actually… Well, opinions may vary ;) .. Thanks for the comment :D

  7. Soundtrackz says:

    i was looking for this. prefer the old twitter~

  8. Sasmita says:

    Thanx buddy…it works for me :)

    Th reason I want go back 2 old twitter is, it’s simple & faster. The new version is so slow in my browser! So thankx again Tatosgr :)

  9. bixq says:

    Nope. Not true. Can’t switch back. I have the icon but clicking it does nothing. Thanks…

  10. Chris says:

    Type your message here… how do you change back to the new twitter??

  11. MONI says:

    ami me aparce todo en blancoooo pero si me sale inicio y lo demas hast mi nombre de usuario,dicen uds hacer en la parte: superior derecha y haga clic en él. After that, click on “Leave Preview”. Después de eso, haga clic en “Deja Vista previa”. ( pero a mi no me deja ni ver la vista previa y a las opciones q tengo nada!!!! solo esta en blancooooooo me voy a inicio y me sigue saliendo en blanco menos la parte superior). como hagoooo ya estoy dos dias con este problema.

    • TatoSgr says:

      Cuando aparece todo en blanco, es porque el script de Twitter no cargó completamente. Me pasó mucho cuando tuve problemas con mi ISP. Te recomiendo, que si tienes mucho este problema, usar un cliente alterno como TweetDeck, TwitterGadget, o cualquier otro.
      También trata de usar ctrl+f5, con esto actualizas la pagina pero sin usar la cache, o sea, recargas todo.

  12. pansit says:

    please,anyone,help me! my twitter page, the letters are soooo small that i cant read. other websites are all working fine like..facebook. i alrready tried to enlarge the fonts on the control panel of my laptop but when i go to twitter page, still the same. help pls!

  13. Nadine says:

    Last night I click on the switch to new twitter button and right before I went to bed late, I try and try going back to switching to the old twitter, but it keeps giving me this; 403 Forbidden: The server understood the request, but is refusing to fulfill it.

    So does this mean I’m stuck with the new Twitter forever? Cause I don’t want it. I like old twitter more! :(

    • Haley says:

      Same problem here. No answers as to how to fix it though.

    • CSI Miami Fan Girl says:

      That’s the same error message I’m getting too!!!  Maybe these
      directions are no longer useful to us who want to go back to the

      I HATE THE NEW TWITTER.. I want my OLD Twitter back too!!!

    • Mark says:

      Same prob.. :(

  14. andrea says:

    I can’t tweet or reply and i can’t follow people. Is this do to me having old version of twitter and if it is how can i switch to new version?

  15. Olive O says:

    Hi TatoSgr, i use d new twitter, i dont understand it, my main problem is dat i cannot view my friend requests much less accepting them. Please help me out, thanks a lot.

    • TatoSgr says:

      Unless your tweets are private, you won’t get “Friends Request”. If your tweets are private, you’ll get a mail saying that someone wants to follow you and a button will appear in your sidebar.

  16. Len says:

    i switched bck to the old twitter but i dont like it and now i cant qet back to the new one .. help :/

  17. andrea says:

    how can i switch from old version of twitter to new version of twitter?

  18. evelyn says:

    uhmm so before i used to have the “switch to old twitter ” thing so i did . and i logged on today and i was automatically changed yo the new twitter . and i  went under my username . but “switch to old twitter wasnt there anymore HELPPP!! please i want to go back !

  19. bonita says:

    why is it not working.. ?? ahuhu.. :( (

    • TatoSgr says:

      This won’t work anymore since Twitter will set up the New Twitter as a default layout. Meaning that there is no way to get back to the Old Twitter since it will disappear.

  20. Natalia says:

    I don’t have that icon :( it doesn’t work for meee :(

  21. Ricardo says:

    How to change font size for twitter new version
    For iphone

  22. xoxoxo says:

    I dont have the ‘ try new twitter ‘ thing! But I want to use the new twitter. What should I do?

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