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The only thing you need to do is block the URL: facebook.com/ajax/mercury/change_read_status.php For Chrome, use the extension "FB unseen" which blocks the URL (full disclosure: I wrote this extension). If you want, with a little work you can use almost any adblocker to achieve this. But with "FB unseen" you can "Mark as read" whatever you want, so you can ...


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There is no way to do this with Facebook's online interface, however since Facebook now allows you to log in via any XMPP client, you could use any of a number of XMPP clients which have alert functionality. One of the clients Facebook recommends is Pidgin; I use it regularly and it has "buddy pounces" which will alert you in various ways (window flashing, ...


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In AdBlock Plus or a similar extension that can use ABP filters, simply add the ff. as a custom filter, which will disable the other party from receiving the 'seen by' notification: facebook.com/ajax/mercury/change_read_status.php$xmlhttprequest Another option is the SocialReviver extension (available for Firefox, Opera, RockMelt and Chrome), which ...


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Privacy Settings > Ads, Apps and Websites > Edit Settings How people bring your info to apps they use > Edit Settings ✓ If I'm online > Save Changes Facebook.com - Privacy settings


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From Help Centre: How do I turn off/on sound when I get an IM (instant message) in Facebook Chat? To disable or enable the notification sound, please follow the steps below: Select the "Chat" menu button in the lower right corner of any Facebook page. Click the "Settings" link. Check the box next to "Play Sound for New Messages." ...


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Click on Chat Options -> Go Offline The next time you log in, it will remain offline.


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Seen means that your message was loaded to the browser AND was visible to the user. If the tab was minimized or inactive at the time that the message was sent the message will not be marked as seen. Messages are marked as seen through AJAX in a javascript function. I traced the function call, and it is being made somewhere on line 221 of ...


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Facebook Messenger statuses aren't accurate. My fiancé and I had the same problem. When he says he's going to work but yet after a couple of hours it'll still say he's "active now". As he never brings his phone to work, I called his work place and confirmed he arrived on time and was clearly working. There are a few times that both of us are in the same room ...


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An alternative method, is to use the Pidgin chat client instead. The settings you need are: Protocol: XMPP Username: [your current Facebook username] (see step 1) Domain: chat.facebook.com Currently, you’ll need a Facebook Username (ie, facebook.com/mikeknoop). Open up Pidgin, Click Accounts, then Manage Accounts. Now click Add. Fill in the Basic tab ...


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I mostly use the mobile website http://m.facebook.com/messages Besides the chat functionality of course, it gives me: Cross platform access without being dependent on installation rights. No Facebook icon in my taskbar (annoying if you're working at consultancy). No Windows notifications when you have a new message. Quick access to my timeline ...


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You cannot. There is no option to turn it off with Facebook UI. Workarounds Theoretically, you could kill all internet connections on clicking the message icon and prevent Facebook from using an event listener to check when you opened the message. Going by this assumption, I'm saying that the read receipt shouldn't fire until you actually open a message ...


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Update: Click on the "gear" icon in the right-upper corner of the chat window; Click on Turn off chat. Or Click on the "gear" icon in the right-upper corner of the chat window; Click on Advanced Settings...; In the new window, click on Turn off chat; Click Save. 1. Click on the "gear" icon in the right-bottom corner; 2. Click on Available to ...


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I also have this problem, where Facebook keeps signing me back into chat after I go offline. I found a reasonable, though not perfect, workaround: Go to the "advanced settings" of the chat sidebar, choose the option "Only some friends see you...", and fill in one name only. Choose a person that you're OK with him/her seeing when you're online (I chose my ...


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Based on comments I know that you don't have any other devices connected (which is a big first thing to check if others have this problem in the future). And you have tried the 'traditional' turn off chat: This is not a duplicate of How can I log out of Facebook chat?. It says “Turn off chat” on that question's answer but I say “I turned off chat but ...


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Okay I have found the solution to block this status. Basically Facebook uses a timer and so it will send a heartbeat message to their servers with the idle time every x minutes. Here is an example of such web request: ...


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No, this is currently not possible. Google allows you to additionally sign on to AOL instant messenger, but not Facebook chat. However, you can use a 3rd party app [Trillian for example] or web-based chat sites that integrate with both Gtalk and Facebook chat.


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I'm pretty sure there is no official way of doing this. However, if you install AdBlock you could block the chat div from appearing by adding this custom rule: facebook.com##DIV[id="pagelet_presence"] AdBlock for Chrome AdBlock for FireFox


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You could either use THIS FIREFOX Extension OR You can download all of your facebook data via facebook itself! Here's a quote from the facebook help button>search: "download" How can I download my information on Facebook. You can download your information from the Account Settings page. Click at the top right of any Facebook page and select ...


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Another Chrome extension: Facebook™ Chat Privacy Facebook Read Status Disabler automatically blocks "seen" + "is typing" status confirmations in Facebook Chats and Messages. The extension has overwhelmingly positive reviews at the Chrome web store.


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You can delete the chat history in your inbox by opening the message/chat history and clicking "Actions | Delete Messages". Then at the bottom, click "Delete All". Confirm your choice, and viola, your chat history is no more. Alternatively: https://www.facebook.com/help/new/?faq=12886 And also by that help article, it looks like the option to not save ...


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Jabber is the original name for Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) an open-standard communications protocol for message-oriented middleware based on XML Unlike most instant messaging protocols, XMPP uses an open systems approach of development and application, by which anyone may implement an XMPP service and interoperate with other ...


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Opening the "Preview" (Chat icon in the top bar) does not trigger the read receipt, neither does going to facebook.com/messages/. But opening the conversation (facebook.com/messages/?action=read&tid=id.123456789) by clicking on the message or opening the chat window sets the "seen" flag and Person A will see it although B is offline. Source: Just tested ...


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Unfortunately your solutions might be the best ones, although if you are using Chrome, there might be a way to use the Inspect Element dashboard to pull the chat text. Right-click on the chat window and select Inspect Element. You will see all of the rendered tags from the page, and the chat messages will appear there, all with the class: <div ...


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Facebook provides a download option on the Account Settings page. The download is a file containing various information from your account, including messages and chat history. When I download my information from Facebook, what is included in the file? Your timeline information (ex: your contact information, interests, groups) Content that you ...


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Some browser extensions or websites may also trigger Facebook activity. Or mouse movement if he is using Pidgin or an XMPP messenger.


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At the top of the Facebook website is a blue bar, and towards the right side of that are several icons. Click on the icon that looks like two overlapping speech bubbles. At the bottom of the box that pops up, there will be a link reading "See All"; click that. You arrive at the Messages inbox. Click on any name in the list on the left to view conversations ...


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On Facebook Click on the gear icon at the bottom of the chat sidebar, choose Advanced settings, choose the 2nd option, "Turn off chat for all friends except..." In the text box that appears, enter the names of all those that you wish to whitelist. (Or create a list in Friends settings, and enter the name of the list) Click Save. One Caveat, a friend that ...


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Google chat is XMPP. Facebook provides an XMPP interface. Any 3rd party chat client supporting XMPP (Trillian, Empathy, Pidgin, etc.) will support both of these but there is no way to use FB chat inside gmail itself. Amendment Perhaps one could write a greasemonkey script to do what you want but that would be the only way.


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You can use Facebook's very own messenger webapp: https://www.messenger.com/ As @Peter stated, you can already use a Multi-IM client. Just wanted to point out that there are many already around: Trillian Adium (Mac only) Pidgin E.g.: in Trillian there's already a Facebook plugin integrated, so you just need to provide your username (and you'll see ...


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This works with adblock and chrome: facebook.com##DIV[id="pagelet_chat"]



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