Published on May 8th, 2020 📆 | 2329 Views ⚑0
Twitter warns of legacy site theme shutting down on June 1
Twitter is warning users impersonating unsupported browsers to enable the original site theme that the legacy version will be shut down on June 1st, 2020.
In July 2019, Twitter began rolling out a new site interface that many, including myself, was greatly inferior to the legacy template.
It was quickly discovered that if you installed a browser extension to trick Twitter into thinking you were running Internet Explorer 11, which is unsupported, Twitter would continue to show you the older site template.
For those who are using this trick to impersonate Internet Explorer 11, Twitter has started to display a warning that states this trick is going to stop working on June 1st, 2020, when they will shut down the original legacy version of Twitter.
“This is the legacy version of twitter.com. We will be shutting it down on June 1, 2020. Please switch to a supported browser, or disable the extension which masks your browser. You can see a list of supported browsers in our Help Center.”
The help article states that Twitter’s supported browsers are Firefox, Edge, Safari, and Google Chrome.
While it has been a good run, it looks like we all get to experience Twitter’s new theme, whether we want it or not, starting on June 1st, 2020.