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An instant messaging service and software application by Facebook. Originally developed as Facebook Chat.

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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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How to receive email notification of new Facebook messages?

I would like to receive an email when someone sends me a message on Facebook. This used to happen by default. Is it still possible to set it up somehow? Update (Dec/12): Mehper C. Palavuzlar's ...
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Disable Facebook chat availability (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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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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Does "previewing" a Facebook message mark it as Seen?

Say I get a New Message notification (the red box over the Messages icon). I then click on the Messages icon, so I am viewing the "preview" of all of my recent conversations. The red notification icon ...
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Find first Facebook message in a thread

Is there a way to search or arrive at the first Facebook message in a thread without scrolling back for hours?
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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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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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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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How can I delete Facebook messages sent to other users?

How can I delete Facebook messages I've sent to other Facebook users from their inbox? I have had a conversation with my friend but now I want to delete my messages from that conversation. Can I have ...
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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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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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Facebook messages cannot be read on email anymore

I used to read my Facebook messages just from my email, where I usually receive notifications from Facebook. But, since March 21st, I haven't been able to read the messages that way anymore. I do ...
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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 disable "Send a birthday message!" in Facebook Messenger?

In Facebook comes always the notification "Send a birthday message!" in the messenger everytime when Facebook friends have their birthday. There is no push message, but the icon gets the red ...
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Prevent "Friendversary" notifications in Facebook Messenger

I rarely use Facebook Messenger. But I am often given red Messenger badge "unread message" notifications for friendship anniversaries. The notification causes a red Messenger badge, which ...
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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 add a new recipient to a Facebook message?

I've sent a message in Facebook to multiple people. I want to send another one to the same group without adding them one by one, but just add one new person instead. Is there a way to do this?
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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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Can you see if a person has read your message in Facebook?

Can I check or see if the recipient has read the message I sent them? Where in Facebook do I go to see if this is possible?
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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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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 to ...
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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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Is there a character limit on Facebook private/direct messages?

Main question: Is there a character limit on Facebook private/direct messages? Does this differ when submitting a message on a mobile device as opposed to a regular desktop browser - or on the ...
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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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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 AUTOMATICALLY forward Facebook messages to my email address?

I know how to manually forward a Facebook message. But what I want to know is if there is a way to automatically forward all Facebook messages to my email address. Does anyone know a way to do this?
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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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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 do you forward a message in Facebook to a friend?

I have a message in Facebook that I want to send to another Facebook friend. How do I go about doing that?
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How to enable notifications for Facebook Message Requests?

Facebook divides messages into two inbox sections - one contains messages from your friends. You know that one. Facebook displays small red number when you have unread messages in that folder. Then ...
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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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Facebook is not displaying any messages

This is how it looks currently: When I click on Messages, it dims out and then doesn't display anything. I have tried the following: Refreshed the page. Tried it in latest versions of Safari, Chrome ...
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Download all images from Facebook inbox

Is there any way to download only the pictures from the inbox of my Facebook account? I'm trying to make a collage from my fraternity and everyone has to send me pictures, but I need to download them ...
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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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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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Is there a way I can use my Facebook chat from within Gmail? [closed]

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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How can I stop Messenger bolding from putting * around text?

At some point fairly recently, Facebook Messenger starting making things inside * symbols bold. For example, if I type: *Hello World!* it shows up as: Hello World! How can I stop this happening ...
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How to view full results for a Facebook Messenger poll

I created a poll in a Messenger chat group and I need to see who voted for the roles they are able to do, but I can only see two avatars and a +2 more. Is there any way to see all the votes? I'm using ...
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How do I un-ignore a conversation in Facebook Messenger?

In Facebook Messenger, in a conversation with a friend I clicked on the info button (you know, the one that also has "View profile" and stuff) and I clicked "Ignore messages" thinking it just wouldn't ...
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If a deactivated user re-activates his Facebook account, will he receive messages sent while deactivated?

To add detail, there were three people in a group chat; me, a girl and a boy. Boy deactivates Facebook account and we just ignore it and keep chatting on the group like it's personal chat. This is ...
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How to receive email notification of new Facebook messages (2021)

I would like to receive an email when someone sends me a message on Facebook. This used to happen by default until October 2020. Is it still possible to set it up somehow? Are email notifications ...
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What does the time displayed in Facebook chat mean?

What exactly is the time displayed on the right of every contact in Facebook chat? I search the net and people answer: It's the last time they logged into Facebook chat from the mobile app It's the ...
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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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Facebook Messenger - message status different on app and web

I am curious - I sent two messages to a friend several weeks ago. Never heard back. Checked my phone and it showed the "not delivered" icons. Later was on the web interface and it had "delivered" ...
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How can I get an email notification whenever I receive a Facebook Messenger message?

I want to get emails rather than push notifications whenever I receive a new message in Facebook Messenger. The only notification options I see in Messenger Web are to enable/disable Notification ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to remove link preview in Facebook chat?

It's very common when pasting a URL in the Facebook chat window that a preview is automatically generated. It's possible to remove that preview by clicking on the on the x in the top-right corner. I'...
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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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Not able to receive Facebook chat messages

I am having trouble receiving my chat messages. How do I turn it on? I have searched and I was told to click on the gear box at the bottom of chat. it does not show one.
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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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