How To Change From Google Chrome To Google Classic

Have you ever longed for the straightforwardness of the old Google search engine? While Google Chrome’s numerous features are impressive and efficient, there are times when we just want simplicity. Fortunately, you can revert back to the classic Google version. In this blog post, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to make the switch seamlessly.

Google Classic: A trip down memory lane

Google Classic refers to the older version of the Google search page without the new and advanced features present in Google Chrome. It has a simple and clean interface which many users find more comfortable and easy to use.

Switching from Google Chrome to Google Classic

Unfortunately, Google itself does not offer a direct way to revert back to its classic version. However, we can mimic the look and feel of Google classic using some tweaks. Let’s dive into the steps:

Step 1: Open Google Chrome

First, launch your Google Chrome browser. You can do this by clicking on the Google Chrome icon on your desktop, or by searching for ‘Google Chrome’ in your computer’s search bar.

Step 2: Install a Custom Theme

Since Google doesn’t officially support Google Classic anymore, we can make Google Chrome look like Google Classic by using a custom theme. There are several themes available which resemble the old Google interface.

Go to the Chrome Web Store and search for a ‘Classic Google Theme’. Once you find a theme that you like, click on ‘Add to Chrome’.

Step 3: Change Chrome Settings

Some settings in Chrome can be adjusted to make it more similar to Google Classic.

Here’s how you do it:

Go to ‘Settings’ in your Google Chrome browser. Scroll down to ‘Appearance’ and click on ‘Reset to default’.

You can also turn off certain features in the ‘Advanced’ settings section to further simplify your browser.

Step 4: Use an Older Version of Google’s Homepage

You can visit which loads an older version of the Google homepage.

Remember, while this does alter the look and feel of your Google experience, it does not revert any functionality back to older versions. Google updates are typically global and irreversible on the user end.


While we can’t travel back in time, changing your Google Chrome to Google Classic can bring back that simplicity we once knew. However, always be aware that using outdated interfaces or versions may lack certain security updates and features available in the newer versions. Always prioritize your online safety.