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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Facebook data download corrupted/empty?

When I try to use Facebook's download your data functionality (as documented here), I get almost nothing in response. As expected, I'm given a facebook-username.zip archive to download, however it ...
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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...
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Why does Facebook show last login of some friends and doesn't show that in others?

When I am using Facebook on my PC, on the chat bar I see last online time for some of my friends. But I don't see last seen for some of them. Why does this happen? Is it because the person has turned ...
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Last Active on Facebook without any mobile session

It's been a long since I removed all my Facebook App for Android. However I still can see "last seen" timestamp. How? I have two FB accounts, A and B. A -> chat turned off, no app sessions in Secury ...
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Facebook chat alert “Friend is using an application to access chat.”

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 ...
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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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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 chat only page

I don't remember exactly how I got to it, but I opened a page (external possibly) that only showed the chat interface of Facebook. It was quite similar to the gabtastik screenshot What I wanted was ...
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Who can see me online on Messenger.com?

When I access the new Facebook chat interface at Messenger.com, will I visible to all of my contacts, I just to the ones I've chosen to be visible to on the main Facebook website? The "Messenger on ...
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Why one of my friends who I talk so much figures within the “more friends” list?

Within the first list of contacts located in the chat section, there're lots of friends that are connected but that I haven't talked so much for a long time, and some friends that I talk so often are ...
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The “seen on Facebook” time is an hour earlier than actual time

Why has the "last seen" time on Facebook chat changed to an hour earlier than the actual time is. How do I change it to reflect the actual time?
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Facebook chat list and “more friends”

I have a friend with whom I chatted frequently, and that friend used to appear around the top in the chat list on the right side of the page. But from a certain time, that friend stopped appearing in ...
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Seen Status on Facebook Chat

I remember my last message to someone having the status "Seen 11:56 pm". But then days after when I open that conversation, I cannot see that seen status anymore. Does it mean that the person deleted ...
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Facebook chat profile picture (next to the speech bubble icon with dots) is showing up blurred

Here is what the normal profile picture in Facebook chat looks like: But what or why is the little bit of blur showing on the profile picture (not the speech balloon with dots) in this next image? ...
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Is it there any way to simulate invisible in Facebook chat?

Is it there any way to appear invisible in Facebook? I am aware of how to turn off chats for specific friends, but I want to become invisible. Is it there any way/messenger to achieve/support this?
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Facebook phone Messenger app vs. Facebook website Messenger time stamps

I was curious about a Facebook Messenger timestamp disparity that's been coming up. On my phone, the Facebook Messenger app says someone is "active now" whereas on the desktop website it says they ...
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How to download a conversation in Facebook

I need your help to download the whole- complete conversation with my friend in Facebook. The way I can do that is to scroll (∞) and copy, but that will take more than an hour or a day. Is there any ...
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Facebook Chat turned off can you people see your activity

If facebook chat is turned off, can people see your activity (what you are liking etc) in the right hand side?
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Why do I have a mobile icon beside my name on Facebook chat?

So I was away for a while on Facebook and my friend noticed that I was getting a Mobile Icon when he looked at me in his chat list. It seems like whenever I am offline it says that beside my friend's ...
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Facebook chat, friends that show up as greyed out

In Facebook chat, to the right sidebar, when I am signed out of chat, I have a list of friends that show up greyed out. What does this list represent? I am consistently having two friends show up in ...
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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 ...
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Download Facebook Messenger thread (on Mac)

I would like to download a very long Facebook Messenger thread to my computer for safekeeping (I’m on Mac if it makes any difference). Any way to do this easily? I’m no computer wiz.