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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is Jabber, and how is it related to Facebook chat?

What else uses Jabber besides Facebook chat?
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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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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 is online 1 minute ago. I asked him but he says that ...
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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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Identify who sent me a Facebook messages

Somebody has messaged me and I am not able to find his name as all messages are showing his name as facebook user and profile is also not opening. How do I find details of this messenger?