Monday, July 18, 2011

How to disable Facebook Chat


PLEASE NOTE:  If you are looking for information on how to Disable Facebook Chat saving directly in your messages inbox, Click Here.

This post is simply about how to stop people from messaging you in Facebook chat.

The New Chat Sidebar

First of all, lets deal with that pesky new Sidebar


If you haven’t yet done so, click the “try now” Button. Don’t worry, It won’t do anything bad to your facebook, and I will tell you how to hide it later.

Disable Facebook Chat

To disable Facebook Chat all you need to do is;

Click on the little gear icon on the bottom right hand side of your browser window.


Then click on “Available to Chat”


 Hide the Facebook Chat Sidebar

Now if you are like me, you probably want to hide that ugly new sidebar sitting on the right hand side of the page. To do this, once again, click on the little gear icon on the bottom right hand side of your browser window.


Then simply click on hide sidebar.


To bring Facebook Chat Sidebar back, just click on the chat box on the bottom right hand side of your browser window.


That’s it folks. Enjoy!




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5 comments:

  1. I've tried this, but each time I open a new window (for games) or log out and back in, chat turns itself back on again. I also tried to create a "NoChat" friends list, which is the group that I marked to be unavailable to, and one of those people popped up chatting with me the other night. So how can I believe what it says at all?

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  2. Hi Anon

    I tried to simulate your problem but my FB kept me logged out. What operating system and web browser are you using?

    are you sure that you didn’t accidentally select “Only make me available to:” when setting up your Limit Availability?

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  3. i want to disable chat save

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  4. Yea... did you even read the first line of this blog post?

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  5. Facebook chat can be really annoying at times especially when you've got a bunch of cheeky friends, who are always up for a conversation.

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