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8 Cool Extensions for Changing the Layout of Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

Dann Albright 29-03-2016

Your favorite social networks have specific signature layouts; Facebook’s timeline How to Build a Memorable and Beautiful Facebook Timeline Your Facebook timeline sucks. There's no cover photo, you've forgotten to set the profile picture and no one spends time there. It is a collection of faceless, dull updates. This has to end. Read More is bracketed by a bunch of menu options and trending topics; Twitter’s feed is augmented by suggestions and popular hashtags; and Pinterest includes a number of pieces of information with each pin, like captions and the number of repins.


But what if you don’t like that layout? What if you want something different? Fortunately, you have a few options, as a number of developers have released extensions that will let you switch up the boring old layout that you’re used to and try something new.

Getting Stylish


A number of these layout-changing extensions require Stylish, an extension available for Chrome [No longer available], Firefox, Safari, and Opera. Just go to (or the appropriate extension store) and download the extension. Once you’ve installed it, you can download a number of different styles from that will then be instituted for various sites.


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Flat Facebook



If you’re a fan of flat design Digital Leather Binding: The Rise And Fall of Skeuomorphic Design "Skeuomorphic" design – software that resembles the physical objects it replaces – went from being the hot design principle to an insult in an amazingly short period of time. Read More , this Chrome extension will give you a Facebook experience that you’ll love. Everything is flattened out, your feed and the menu bars are easy to read, and the whole layout is cleaned up a bit. Facebook has gotten rather cluttered, but this is an easy way to clean it up.

Facebook ReFresh [No Longer Available]


Another Chrome extension, Facebook ReFresh is meant to make better use of the real estate available on widescreen monitors, and it changes Facebook to a two-column layout. Even if you don’t have a big monitor, it’s a nice change from the standard timeline!

SocialReviver [No Longer Available]



If you’ve been using Facebook for a long time, you may remember when it looked a little different. If you liked the old-school look, you can now have it back with SocialReviver for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. The news feed 7 Advanced News Feed Tweaks for Facebook Users The more Facebook "friends" you accumulate, the noisier the News Feed gets. And it becomes extremely difficult to find what is worth reading. Here are some ways you can tweak that News Feed. Read More , profiles, and chat all go back to the way they used to be. There are definitely some advantages to the new layout, but the simplicity and retro look of the older one definitely have their own appeal.

FB Login — Minimal

Once you’ve downloaded this script for Stylish, you’ll get this sleek, soothing login screen every time you have to sign in to Facebook (there are similar login screens available for other services as well, but I think this is the coolest one).


Twitter’s interface is pretty simple: it focuses on your feed, and provides a few suggestions for other accounts to follow 20 Essential Twitter Accounts You Need To Follow Twitter is only as good as the people you follow. Literally. Thankfully, there are at least 20 essential Twitter accounts everybody should follow. Read on to find out what they are. Read More . But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement!

Twitter Redesign



This is a cool script that you can use with Stylish to give Twitter a new look; your feed is given a two-column treatment, and each tweet shows up in its own little box. It’s not a huge change, but it does add a bit more white space into the layout and makes it feel less cluttered.

New Twitter


Like Facebook, Twitter’s interface is getting a little crowded. This script, also used with Stylish, removes everything but the timeline, so all that’s taking up space are the posts you’re trying to read in the first place.




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While there aren’t as many options for changing up the look of your Pinterest feed, the ones that are available can make a pretty big difference in how pins look. If you’re looking for a way to make Pinterest more useful How to Use Pinterest Effectively (And Avoid the Ridiculous Nail Art) It is actually possible to use Pinterest for useful tasks, though it may not seem so at first glance. Here's how. Read More , one of these extensions might help.

Pinterest Enhanced


This Chrome extension makes all pins the same vertical height, creating a much more standardized look, and hides extra details so you can focus on the images. It also makes longer pins automatically scroll when you mouse over them, so you don’t need to open them up to see the whole image.

Pinterest — Images Only


If you don’t want to see notes, sources, number of repins, or any of that extra information that comes along with every pin, this script for Stylish will strip it out and leave you with nothing but a long stream of images. It may not revolutionize your Pinterest experience Thinking Outside the Board – How to Use Pinterest Creatively Pinterest is a powerful tool that should be used for more than just daydreaming about weddings, impossible fitness challenges, and mouthwatering recipes. Try using it for more useful purposes instead! Read More , but it certainly makes it nicer looking!

How Do You Change Your Social Network Layouts?

In addition to these nine extensions, there are some others out there that will change the layout of your favorite social networks — and we want to know which ones you use.

Do you use any tools to change the layouts of social networks? Which ones? Share your favorites in the comments below so we can try them out!

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  1. Christopher Anderton
    September 12, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Be careful. Many of the extensions in the “style facebook” and so on, is considered PUPs (potentially unwanted program), Adware or flat out malware (hijacking accounts and more). Some will track your surfing behaviours or track which websites you visit.

    Stylish is one of them, and i rather use a fork instead like Stylus. The rest i cannot say, as i never used them or have checked out the code. But be careful, check user comments, google for the extension name+malware (or adware, spyware, pup) and also check what permissions they need.

  2. Steve S
    January 12, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    I really wish StyleBot was still actively developed. It made customizing the page to your liking so incredibly easy and required little to no knowledge of CSS. It still works, but the community has dwindled in past years. Shameless plug: I made my own hype machine ( style that made the site way less cluttered.

  3. Marcus Kosmos
    December 13, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Just saying you need to do more research on what they do to prevent cyber bullying.

    • Dann Albright
      December 14, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      I'm not sure how that's related to this article. Am I missing something?

  4. wayne
    April 1, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Sometimes Pinterest can be frustrating to navagated.I'll checkout Pinterest Enhanced. Should help.

    • Dann Albright
      April 7, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      I agree; unfortunately, the thing that bugs me the most is the category browser, and I don't know of any extensions that fix that. Pinterest Enhanced is pretty sweet, though, I highly recommend it!

      • Sascha Peppercorn
        October 23, 2017 at 6:13 pm

        Hm, sadly it looks like the only Pinterest fixes do the exact *opposite* of what I'm looking for - that is, ALWAYS display pin info. I use an older version of the app on my phone cause I couldn't stand the new look; but on the web it's - not to my liking, nosirree. Too bad SocialReviver is only for FB..

  5. Anonymous
    March 31, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Used to love SocialFixer, but Facebook's been changing its codebase so often the developer has no time to make it work (it's his hobby). I miss it; is there anything other than F.B. Purity that helps clean up Facebook?

    • Dann Albright
      April 7, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      It depends on exactly what you want to clean up, I suppose. ReFresh lets you filter out posts by keyword, so that's really nice! I imagine a lot of extensions are going to have trouble with the constant updates to the site, though.

  6. Anonymous
    March 30, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Thanks! Love the Facebook ReFresh extension. It makes FB so much less stressful, especially with the ability to filter out posts by keyword. NO MORE KARDASHIANS!

    • Dann Albright
      April 7, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Yeah, there really isn't anything better than getting rid of annoying things (people) from Facebook. No more Kardashians indeed! :-)