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Don't want to see whether contacts are 'active now' in messenger

Is there a way to turn this off? I don't want to see whether my contacts are 'active now.'
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Facebook telling my last seen wrong

I offline at 6 am. but my friend is telling my last seen is 3 hours ago at 10 am. It's showing me offline at 7 am. But the truth it must be last seen 4 hours ago. Why is wrong?
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Send Facebook messages from a phone without Facebook Messenger

Recently, Facebook started to warn me that I won't be able to send and read messages through the mobile web page and I will have to use Facebook Messenger. Now, when I want to read my messages, I see ...
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Facebook Messenger - Auto translate?

https://www.facebook.com/help/community/question/?id=10201429652316787 I'd like to do the opposite of this as I have friends from many countries and their command on English and mine over those ...
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Facebook's new design for messenger and privacy settings

Today I noticed that Facebook shows my device when I'm online (mobile or web). This is against the privacy that I want. I don't want anybody know that whether I'm using mobile or web. I saw this ...
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Send a Private Message on Facebook when name is not in available list

I want to send a private message on Facebook to someone who is my friend. However, when I select that option their name does not come up in the list of names to chose from. How can I send them a ...
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Facebook thinks I am blocked from a group chat

I'm having an issue with my Facebook account. A few days ago, my friend was messing round and kicked me from the group chat that we and my other friends have. He's since added me back but I still can'...
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Disable Facebook chat availablity (Active now, active just now, active x minutes ago)

How do i disable Facebook chat availability? My chat is offline and I am using Windows 7 with Firefox. When I login with my other account through my mobile Facebook and open a chat conversation I see ...
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How to do bold and italic formatting in Facebook Chat

A follow-up to Text formatting enhancements on Facebook, how does one create bold and italic formatting in Facebook chat? Is it possible to provide emphasis within messages? I think (maybe I'm going ...
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How to disable “Seen by” in Facebook chat

When two or more people chat together, Seen by appears when one of the participants views the last message. It is nice to know your message has been viewed, but it is also an invasion of privacy. ...
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Is it still possible to forward messages from Facebook to another account?

Can I forward a message conversation from Facebook to my Gmail account? I no longer see the forwarding option under actions.
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Why on Facebook can I not see someone online but only last active?

I open the Facebook app on my phone and go to chat and it tells me one person was last active ten minutes ago and then all of a sudden it says last active one minute ago but I never see a green dot to ...
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Facebook messaging

I have set my Facebook account on all my devices as "Turn Chat Off." I like to be on Facebook in peace. I have NOT installed the Messenger App. However, it seems like my friends using the Messenger ...
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'seen' message status on Facebook website and Messenger app

Some of the messages I have sent to Facebook friends are appearing with 'seen' stamp if I open the messages on facebook.com while they are unseen on the Messenger app. Which one is the right one? It ...
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How can I change the preview image when sharing a link on Facebook?

I would like to change the preview image that is shown when sharing a link on Facebook, e.g. on a timeline, in a chat or post. Figure 1: Screenshot of a shared link on Facebook Messenger.
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How can I retreive messages from Facebook Pages?

I want to automatically, once a day, retrieve all (or all new) messages from a Facebook Page where I have admin rights. I have investigated using Graph API, but in order to use this, I need to create ...
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I've been added to a Facebook chat group but I can't access it what can I do?

Can't get on it any ideas, definitely been added to the group but it isn't notifying me I'm on it and can't get on it
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How to choose which friends and group chat to show in Facebook sidebar?

Facebook's chat sidebar frustrates me to no end. It uses some algorithm to place people who I have apparently recently interacted with on the bar, despite not having talked to them or commenting or ...
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Facebook chat continually gives me an error when I try to send a message

First of all, my internet connection is 100% stable. Still, I am unable to send a message in Facebook chat. The chat window looks like this: If I try to send a message, I'm given this error ...
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How can I disable Facebook chat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I log out of Facebook chat? Can Facebook chat be turned off? I don't like Facebook chat and want to disable it. I would like to have it always disabled and not have ...
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Is there a way I can use my Facebook chat from within Gmail?

I like chatting with people through my Gmail account for a number of reasons, but mostly because these chats are archived and searchable. Is it possible to use my Facebook chat from within Fmail chat ...
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How to disable Facebook chat, but keep messenger working

I have pinned tab with messenger web app to my browser and I never use Facebook chat at facebook.com. Is there a way how to disable chat at facebook.com (not displaying chat panel, not opening new ...
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How to switch off the message tone in Facebook

I want to switch off the message tone in Facebook. That is the beep sound that chimes when any of my friends messages me via chat. How can I do this?
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How to have notification with chat turned off on Facebook

Is there a way to have chat turned off (in order to be seen as logged out), but receive sound notifications when someone writes a message?
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He says he is taking a nap but Facebook Messenger say online 1 minute ago

My boyfriend says he will take a nap and that is fine with me. After half an hour, I checked if I have messages from him only to find out that he was online 1 minute ago. I asked him but he says that ...
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I want to leave a group chat in Facebook but I keep getting added back

I want to leave a group chat on Facebook but every time I do the members of the chat add me right back. How can I prevent them from adding me back?
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How can you mark your own sent messages in a chat as spam in Facebook

I read that is not possible to delete sent messages in Facebook here:How can I delete Facebook messages sent to other users?, but an answer there says that there's a work around like this: "mark the ...
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What does it mean when no time specified beside the phone icon on Facebook chat?

If a friend on Facebook isn't online, in the contacts bar you can see a phone icon beside the last time he's been on Facebook. For example, if a contact's been online 16 minutes ago, I'll see beside ...
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Name changes to bold in messenger chat window

What does it mean when a name turn to bold in a chat window? Even though there is no conversation.
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my Facebook precise location has me at a location hours after I left

I sent my precise location to a friend on Facebook so they can meet up with me while I was out on the town. They got the first location and then I went someplace else.. they called me 2 hours later ...
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Sign up to Messenger with just a phone number already used on a deactivated Facebook account - will the account be reactivated?

Facebook has recently started allowing sign ups for Messenger with only a phone number instead of a full Facebook account. So: If I sign up to Messenger with only a phone number And I have ...
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Group conversation in Facebook chat

I have a conversation group that shows up on my Facebook chat. But, there never was a group chat and it cannot, as far as I know, be erased. How do you erase it? I already checked instant messaging ...
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no red notification when receive message

I did not receive the small red notification when my friends replied me in the Facebook Chat. Have missed out a few replies due to this issue. Anyone can help?
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If I'm using a voice or video call on Facebook, does it show me as “active now” or offline?

Was wondering if while I'm using voice or video chat on Facebook, what is my online or offline status?
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How do I find my Facebook messages from within a certain time period?

I need to find messages from December 2013 to May 2016. I lost my daughter in December 2013 and forgot a lot of things.
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Stop Facebook from recording chat?

For about 2 weeks now, Facebook has started recording chat messages to my messages inbox. Is there a way to stop this? I'm constantly getting notifications when I'm chatting that I've got a new ...
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What does “active 1 minute ago” mean on Facebook chat?

When it says "active now" on Facebook chat and then it says "active 1 minute ago" does it mean they were messaging someone through chat?
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Person A is online and sends a message to person B; person B is offline but opens the message, is “seen” still displayed to person A?

Person A sends a message via chat or just normal private messaging on to person B.. Person B opens the message in there private message area, but is offline on facebook chat.. Questions Does ...
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Why would one of my regularly messaged Facebook friends not appear in my “favourites” list on the Facebook chat sidebar?

I message this person more than any of my other friends but she doesn't ever appear in my favourites list on my web browser or my phone.
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strange activity in my FB Messenger chat - (0) friends online /same time certain friends send me a message

!new chat/ active friends return Connected[![ About - noticing strange patterns in my messenger chat app ( in my 2 devices i6 and mini3 iPad ios9- ever since I let one friend use the mini3 for a day ...
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Why can't I see how long ago someone was on Facebook?

I used to be able to see how long time ago someone was on Facebook. She uses the desktop website, not a smartphone app. For the last couple of weeks I can't see that. Do you know why? She didn't ...
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How to tell if someone as turned off Facebook chat for you? Chat bar and “last online”

If someone has turned off Facebook chat for you, will they appear in the chat bar if you search by their name or not at all? There's this person I used to check for the "last online time", usually he'...
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Receive a notification when a friend appears online in Facebook chat

Recently, I've been wondering about the possibility of receiving a notification when a friend comes online in Facebook chat. After a bit of googling, I've found http://www.gmarjil.com/ and http://...
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Two of my friends appear always together on Facebook chat

Two of my friends appear always together on my Facebook chat sidebar. If I see the name of one of them, I know the name of the other will be right above or under that name. I talk a lot to one of them ...
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How discoverable is a phone-number-only Messenger user by full Facebook users (and vice versa)?

Facebook's new Messenger app now lets you sign up with only a phone number, sidestepping the need for a full Facebook account. The docs are a bit sparse for those who want to be informed before ...
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Is there a way to re-enter a Facebook conversation you left?

I have left some conversations on Facebook and I was wondering if there is anyway you can rejoin it without someone else that is still in it re-adding you -- that or is there a way you can access the ...
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Is it possible to not save Facebook chat history?

I would like to not retain my Facebook chat history. Instead of deleting every chat, is there an option for this?
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How to troubleshoot not automatically receiving Facebook messages/notifications?

I am not getting any messages/notifications (M/N) both on Facebook.com and Messenger.com both in Firefox and Chrome. I need to manually refresh the page to see if there are any new M/N present, which ...
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Download whole Facebook chat including attachments

I want to download my whole chat conversations in Facebook, including the attached pictures and videos, is that possible? The option in Settings does not include the chat it seems...