How to Disable Facebook Chat

   Posted May 11, 2009 by David Kirk in Internet

Although I use facebook a lot, I never want to use it for chatting. In fact, I never even want people to know when I am online. By following these steps, you will always appear “offline” and facebook chat will be turned off.


My wonderful wife asked me how to disable Facebook chat tonight. As much as I enjoy Facebook, the chat mechanism always seemed ultra annoying to me.

1. Log into Facebook.
2. In the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, click the Chat button.
3. When the chat window appears, click the Options tab.
4. Select Go Offline

disable facebook chat

To enable it again, just click the Chat button.

When chat is disabled, nobody can tell when you are online.

 

About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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