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Since recently, Facebook Groups add a "Seen by" feature that show to everyone on that group who have seen that post.

It can be convenient, but it is also a form of privacy invasion.

is there a way to disable it, even if you are not the group admin?

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Currently there is no way to disable this feature - a lot of people are in the same boat as you and want the ability to turn on and off the 'seen by' feature however I dont believe Facebook will ever do so.

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Use Adblock to filter this url: https://www.facebook.com/ajax/mercury/change_read_status.php

In Chrome, right click on the 'Adblock' icon next to the address bar & hit 'Options'

  • Click on the 'Customize' tab.
  • Click the 'Edit' button next to 'Manually Edit Your Filters'.
  • Paste the given link in the text box there & hit 'Save' then close the tab.

Source: http://crackroach.blogspot.in/2012/12/hide-seen-at-is-typing-feature-in.html

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We expect answers to be able to stand on their own. An answer that's just a link to a different resource is no answer at all. –  Al E. Dec 9 '12 at 16:40

Following on from Magicramki's answer, you can use adblock (only for Chrome, Opera, Safari and Firefox unfortunately, not IE)

CHROME

  • In Chrome, right click on the 'Adblock' icon next to the address bar & hit 'Options'
  • Click on the 'Customize' tab.
  • Click the 'Edit' button next to 'Manually Edit Your Filters'.
  • Paste the given link given below & hit 'Save' then close the tab.

https://www.facebook.com/ajax/mercury/change_read_status.php

FIREFOX

  • In Firefox, right click on the 'Adblock' icon & hit 'Filter Preferences' or just hit Ctrl+Shift+F in your browser.
  • Click on the 'Custom Filters' tab and hit 'Add Filter Group' button. Name it anything as you wish.
  • Now hit Ctrl+R to view the right pane.
  • Click 'Add Filter' button on the right pane and paste the given url and hit Enter and Close.

https://www.facebook.com/ajax/mercury/change_read_status.php

OPERA

  • In Opera, right click on the 'Adblock' icon on the top right corner & hit 'Preferences'.
  • Now select 'Add Your Own Filters' tab.
  • Paste the given link in the first small text box there & hit 'Add Filter' and close the tab.

https://www.facebook.com/ajax/mercury/change_read_status.php

SAFARI

  • In Safari, click on the 'Adblock' icon present just before the address bar & hit 'Options'
  • Click on the 'Customize' tab.
  • Click the 'Edit' button next to 'Manually Edit Your Filters'.
  • Paste the given link in the text box there & hit 'Save' then close the tab.

https://www.facebook.com/ajax/mercury/change_read_status.php

Information from the 'crackroach' blog.

I've found it might be a little different to the above instructions, so here is an image of what I did in chrome:

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I've not tested it yet but I think this should work.

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If you would've tested it, you would have noticed that this only works for the messenger, it does not work for groups. –  swege Dec 9 '12 at 21:07

You cannot turn on or turn off this feature yet. It seems come with the newest groups and is working it's way to older groups. Many people have been talking and annoying about that like this

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