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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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What does the phone by itself mean?

You have the green thing which means they are online by computer. Then you have the phone with the number next to it saying how long they've been away. So if the phone is by itself does that mean that ...
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When I read a message from Facebook through and IM app (Pidgin) and close the window, can it be marked as read on Facebook web as well?

I use Pidgin for chat on Facebook. Often when people write to me, I just read it and close the window that displayed their message (typically: me: by them:by -->[I close the window]). Now this leads ...
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What happens to messages after you PERMANENTLY delete your Facebook account? [duplicate]

I am planning to permanently delete my Facebook account. I have deactivated it many times, but now I am planning to completely delete it for good. I am aware that most things like: photos/status' I've ...
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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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How to download an entire chat history on Facebook? [duplicate]

I have a conversation of 15k+ messages and I want to view old ones. This is proving extremely difficult because scrolling up takes too long (hours) and crashes my computer after I reach around ...
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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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In Facebook chat, if someone is in my top list, like, i always see when he is online, does he see me too?

In Facebook chat, if someone is in my top list, like, i always see when he is online, does he see me too? like, if there are 2 people, X and Y which doesnt in any specific list. X sees Y on the top ...
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Facebook is not showing online members in a Group's Chat

Earlier, Facebook used to show online members at the top in group chat box but recently I have noticed that it no longer does. Chat option is still available but the list of online members has just ...
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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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What is Jabber, and how is it related to Facebook chat?

What else uses Jabber besides Facebook chat?
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Don't want people to know I'm online - How do you eliminate the green light from showing?

I have chat turned off, but it still shows that I'm online (with a green dot indicator). I don't want everyone to know when I'm online in Facebook. How can I eliminate the green light from showing ...
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Get rid of CAPTCHA in Facebook

I have a Facebook account for two days only. How long it will take Facebook to believe I'm not a spammer (or my account to grow mature enough), so I don't have to write irritating captcha each time I ...
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how to know when chat coversations have been deleted

How to see full conversations on chat. And how to tell if chats have been deleted? I looked on Facebook saw an alert. But maybe the chat was deleted?
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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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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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How do I check the chat status of messages when the user is not my friend?

Even if a Facebook user is not a friend of yours, he/she may be contacted via chat simply by clicking one of the messages received from him/her. I happened to set the chat setting on some messages to ...
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What is this icon on Facebook chat?

As you notice on image 1, there is a little bit of blur on the profile picture (not the dots). On picture 2, there is no blurring going on in the profile picture. I know this may be small but you ...
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What's the difference between a these icons on Facebook Chat?

What's the difference between these icons when a person is offline? (nothing)
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Huge “Like” button replacing “Reply” on a private conversation on Facebook [closed]

I have got an inconvenient problem : Sometimes, when I discuss on Facebook, I cannot answer a private message because the "Reply" button is replaced with a huge "Thumb up". If I click on it, and I ...
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JavaScript Error when creating account for Facebook chat history manager

In a previous post (Print an entire Facebook chat/message conversation thread) some users suggested the use of Facebook chat history manager to export Facebook history. I decided to try. I am using ...
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Can I use the chat bar on Facebook to see whether a friend has recently been online?

Are the names of people at the very top of your chat bar on Facebook people who have very recently contacted you?
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problem in facebook messages and sidebar chat

I can't access to my inbox messages. When I login it shows only blank pages and my sidebar chat has disappeared. I can't chat with my friends. Can you please help me to fix the problem?
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New Facebook Chat list not working

I have the new Facebook layout with the chat listings on left hand side in a black column. It's giving me the following problems: Now the chat column minimises and I can't see the names or the green ...