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 online

Any idea why this is happening?

Shouldnt the online friends be displayed at the top of the list, followed by the offline friends. Or display only the online frineds?

(old FB chat had this feature IIRC)

enter image description here ^^This is the main part of the sidebar. Note that very few friends are online To view the others I have to scroll to the More Online Friends section All the online friends are visible in this list

All the online friends are visible in this list

closed as too localized by ChrisF Nov 16 '11 at 23:45

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The issue seems to have been fixed by Facebook today (for me). Wait for a couple of days for the changes to roll out for everybody.

If you cant wait then use the trick mentioned here.. http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2011/07/26/how-to-fix-facebook-chat-so-you-can-see-whos-really-online-again/

  • Just an update, FB doesnt seem to have fixed it for me atleast. – Akash Sep 18 '11 at 7:06
  • No it has been rolled back for me also. Dunno why.. – Mohib Sheth Sep 19 '11 at 3:05

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