How to Hide Your Online Status on Facebook
Sometimes you might want to hide your online status on Facebook. For example, you may not want to be seen as ‘online’ on the chat in your office, or don’t want to show your online status to people with whom you’re not much comfortable, such as your ex friend, father in law, etc. Thankfully, in such cases, Facebook allows you to hide the fact that you’re online, and with this method, you can safely stay offline to people you want.
To hide your online status on Facebook from some particular friends, open Facebook in a web browser and click on the chat bar from the bottom right corner. This will open a list of all your contacts who’re online.
Now, click on the gear icon from this bar, and click on Advanced Settings from there.
Now you’ll be able to see three options:
The “Turn off chat” option means that you won’t be able to see online status of any of your friends and they wont see online status of yours. If you simply want to hide your online status from everybody, then this option is best for you.
If you want to turn on chat for all of your friends, except a few unwanted ones, then the first option is for you, and if you want to turn on chat for only a few selected friends, then use the second option. Of course after selecting the option, you’ll need to type the name of friends and click on the Save button.
So that’s how you can stay online for your near and dear friends, and stay away from unwanted and annoying friends on Facebook.
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