Facebook chat is the instant chat messaging system by Facebook.

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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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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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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 can I log out of Facebook chat?

About a week ago, Facebook was "upgraded" - don't know if it's a world wide issue - and the Facebook chat is always online. No matter I sign out. How can I disable / completely sign out of Facebook ...
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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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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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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 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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How to disable in-page Facebook chat for good?

I know you can go in Options > Go Offline. But since I use Pidgin to connect to Facebook Chat, it keeps coming online again. I only want to use it in pidgin. How to remove it from the Facebook web ...
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What's the new “Seen ” in Facebook Chat?

What's this newly-appearing-never-seen-before thing in Facebook Chat:
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Tracking friends on Facebook chat [closed]

Can someone please recommend me a tool to alert me when a specific person (or a group) comes online?
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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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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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Facebook - download chat history

I have a quite long (several thousands of messages) chat history with one of my friends which I'd like to download and store safely on my own computer. I did not bear this in mind from the beginning ...
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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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How can I delete messages from group chat in Facebook?

My friend and I chatted some personal information between us in a group chat being absent minded. So now we are stuck. We need to delete those messages permanently. So is it possible to delete the ...
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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 shows me as online even if I turned off chat. How can I be offline in Facebook?

I never use Facebook Chat. It's always turned off. But I realized that it shows me as online (green dot) to my friends even if it's turned off. Is there any way to be offline in Facebook? I don't ...
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How to keep Facebook chat online in Google Chrome with facebook tab closed

I was just trying to stay in touch with Facebook without keep the Facebook tab always open. Now I can check any notification with this Google Chrome extension And I have to open the tab only when ...
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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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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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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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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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Facebook chat — offline friends shown above online friends [closed]

With the new FB sidebar chat application, I am getting a subset of my friends always visible on the sidebar, regardless of their online status Others appear in the More friends section when they are ...
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How to pop out the new Facebook chat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Facebook chat only page Facebook has rolled out a new chat UI. I always used to use the option 'pop out chat' that appeared in the menu at the top of the chat interface, ...
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Is there a way to retrieve/search through old facebook chat messages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I view Facebook chat history? I assume that chat messages are stored on the FB servers, but I cannot seem to find a way to access them en-masse through the FB ...
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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 account sends link for video chat in chat pop up automatically

Sometimes my Facebook account sends link for video chat in chat pop up window by its own to any of my online friends. Sometime it sends links like "this guy looks like u" and something like that. All ...
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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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Is it possible to get notification when a message from Facebook inbox is deleted?

Is it possible to get notification when a message from Facebook’s inbox is deleted? Notification can either be email or text message to my cell phone. Or if there is another way to get notification, ...
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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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Revert changes done to Facebook chat

I'm new to Facebook (yes, that is still possible!). Yesterday, when I registered, Facebook chat in my account was tiny (about 1/5 of screen height) and showed only true on-line Friends. Today, ...
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Facebook chatting—3rd party creating a chat conversation

Is it possible for a 3rd party to create a private Facebook chat conversation between 2 other people?
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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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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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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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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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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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Difference between “Mute conversation” and “Turn off chat for x”? - Facebook

Suppose I'm chatting with Pitter. What is the difference between "Mute conversation" and "Turn off chat for Pitter" on Facebook?
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How do I stay signed out of chat?

Whenever I turn off chat using the Facebook website, after a while, if I open Facebook again I'll be signed in to chat. I should explain my setup. I have Windows 8 and a Windows Phone which are both ...
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Can't see Facebook friend as online in chat [closed]

Both my friend and I have Facebook chat activated, and we can both see other Facebook friends listed as online in Facebook chat. We can't see each other as online in Facebook chat. We've refreshed ...
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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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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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On what basis Facebook Categorizes the online friends' list?

See this snapshot: Which friends' come under the "More Online Friends" List? Okay, now many of my friends are offline; why is it that some of them appear in the main list (as offline) while others ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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?