How To Appear Offline / Invisible In Facebook Chat To All Friends Or Specific Groups


28.09.2010

How To Appear Offline / Invisible In Facebook Chat To All Friends Or Specific Groups

Facebook is the most used social networking website, because everyone uses it to stay in touch with family and friends or to meet new people. Recently, Facebook decided that it need to have some kind of an instant messaging tool to be used by users within its website. Facebook Chat was launched and now everyone can use it to chat with each other right from Facebook’s main page.

The Facebook Chat feature is built into Facebook’s web interface and every time you log on Facebook, you will be automatically shown as available for chatting. But this feature might annoy some Facebook users and, because of this, Facebook allows you to configure the Facebook Chat IM service.

Facebook Chat feature allows you to go offline or invisible and in this post you will find out how to successfully perform one of those two actions. You can configure the Facebook Chat to put your avatar in offline mode for specified users or, you can set offline mode for all of your Facebook friends.

Go Offline / Invisible To All Your Friends In Facebook Chat IM

Facebook allows you to create friend groups and by doing this you will be able to connect with much easier, especially if you have hundreds of Facebook friends. The Facebook Friend groups are private and the friends that aren’t part of any Friend List that you created will be automatically listed under Other Friends group. So, if you wish to know how to go offline for a specified Friend List you need to follow the instructions below :

  1. First you need to open the Facebook’s Chat panel, which can be found in the bottom right hand corner of the webpage. Click it and you will be shown the Facebook Chat menu.

  2. When the Facebook Chat windows pops-up, you should notice the white and green button right next to the name of your Friends List. If you click that toggle, your status for that specified List will be set as offline for that specific Friends List.

  3. Go Offline In Facebook Chat

  4. If you wish to go invisible / offline to all your friends, you need to repeat the action in step 2 for all the Friends List you’ve created. This is all you need to do in order to go offline in the Facebook Chat for specific Friend Lists or For all of them.

There is another way that you can to sort all your friends. You can create Friend List for friends that you wish to appear online at all times for them, and you can create another Friend List where you can put all the friends, that you don’t want to know when you’re online. So, create an Online List and the other one you can call it Offline List, and drag specified friends in their respective lists. This is all that you need to know in order to browse safely and undisturbed through Facebook.

I hope that you found this guide helpful and that from now on you will be able to go invisible in Facebook Chat and, you should refer this post to your friends.

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