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twitter has just been updated with a new interface. Now a progressive web app, the Twitter site is more like a mobile version. But you don’t have to use the new one — you can bring back the classic Twitter site in a few clicks.

The Easy Way: Install a Browser Extension

To do this, we recommend using the GoodTwitter extension — available for Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Install the extension, update Twitter, and you’re done.

It’s an open source extension, so you can check out what it does on GitHub. Every time you visit, it sends a user agent that says you’re using Internet Explorer 11. Twitter sends the old, classic web interface to users of this old browser.

Skip Browser Extension: Change User Agent

If you prefer to do this without the GoodTwitter extension, all you have to do is change your browser’s user agent to Internet Explorer 11 when it accesses There are many ways to do this. The main thing is that you don’t want to constantly change your browser’s user agent or else you’ll end up with all kinds of ancient web pages designed for Internet Explorer 11 all over the web.

For example, in Firefox you can do this with the about:config option — no browser extension required.

To do this, type about:config into the Firefox address bar and press Enter. Click «I accept the risk» to bypass the warning. As long as you are careful what you change in about:config and follow the instructions here, you should be fine.

about: config in Mozilla Firefox

Right-click on the settings list and select New > String.

Adding a new String preference in Firefox: about:config

name it . Give it a value Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko . Click «OK» and you’re done.

Trick Twitter into thinking you're using Internet Explorer 11 in Firefox

However, you will need to clear your Twitter cookies and sign in for the changes to take effect. To do this, visit, click the site information icon to the left of the URL, and then click Clear Cookies and Site Data.

Clearing Twitter Cookies in Firefox

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