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I am using the Facebook chat a lot but today something odd started happening. When I try to send my friends a message through the Facebook chat they will receive a pop up message saying something like

Friend is using an application to access chat. To send him a message, you must change your settings to enable friends using applications to see you when you're online.

I am not using any type of third party application to chat with. I did so when I tried chatting through my iPad some time ago but right now I am using the official chat.

Has anyone experienced this error and / or does anyone know how to fix it?

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One of my friends choose to activate some setting which the popup suggested. Now, when my friend tries sending me a message it appears as I am offline. –  SimonBS May 12 '11 at 12:25
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An error with Facebook chat is "too localized"? –  Paperjam Apr 18 '12 at 18:50
    
I had same issue. Just go to Privacy Settings > Apps and Websites > How people bring your info to apps they use > Edit Settings > Select If I'm online –  jay Apr 28 '12 at 5:35
    
@phwd I fail to see the reasoning for closing this –  jay Apr 28 '12 at 5:36
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  1. Privacy Settings > Ads, Apps and Websites > Edit Settings
  2. How people bring your info to apps they use > Edit Settings
  3. ✓ If I'm online > Save Changes

Facebook.com - Privacy settings

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I found it this way: Account settings / Apps / Apps others use / If I'm online (unchecked -> checked).

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