▶ Did you know that you can appear offline to selected friends on Facebook chat?
▶ How many times have we not got irked by chatting with a person whom we absolutely hate?
▶ Have you not faced this situation – The person with whom we wanted to chat with will never reply while all other people whom we don’t even know keeps pinging to make our life a hell.
▶ Well, that will not be the case anymore. You can now appear offline to selected friends on Facebook or even appear online to friends you want.
▶ Continue reading for step-by-step instructions on this.
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Facebook has so many people in it that it could be the second largest country in the World. The people here are all called friends. That may be your father, mother or even your grandpa for that matter, they are all friends.
Facebook is of course very useful. It connects us with all kinds of friends right from kindergarten to post graduation. It makes our life all more interesting and happening. But at the same time, Facebook is also a damn waste of the time if used without limits. Sometimes we are so much into it that we only notice the time after a few hours have passed by.
Well, most of you will find this article interesting. No guesses, of course you will have an account in Facebook.
Facebook includes an awesome chat feature that lets you instantly start conversations with your buddies. And most of us love chatting. But most of the times we end up chatting with the people whom we don’t intend to.
Take for example incidents of my friends. One of my friend Rahul, has a strict dad. His dad always used to restrict him from using Facebook. The worst part of the story was they both were friends on Facebook. Whenever Rahul tried to chat on Facebook, his dad would quickly enter a chat with him and then Rahul had no other choice than to go offline. This way Rahul was fed up with his social life. He was desperately searching for a solution to this problem of his.
My other friend Swetha finds Vinay to be interesting. She just wants to chat with Vinay and share a few bits with him every day. Of course, she does chat with Vinay, but she also has Ravi, Sumanth, Anirudh and Gowda pinging her at the same time. Obviously, she can’t ignore the other guys as they are her friends but at the same time, she doesn’t want to be chatting with them either. She was desperately searching for a solution too.
Both now have an easy solution. Rahul now chats 24/7 on Facebook without his dad’s intervention while Swetha only chats with Vinay.
Now how did they do that? How were they able to appear offline to selected friends on Facebook? Well, that’s damn simple.
Let’s see how can we do it too.
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How to appear offline to selected friends on Facebook?
There are many scenarios which are undesirable like the above ones. You don’t have to become completely invisible or logout of Facebook to handle such situations. You can stay offline from few and also stay online to others following these few simple steps.
1. Lets say you turned on the chat by clicking on “Turn on chat” on the lower right bottom of the page.
2. Next you will see all your Facebook friends who are online.
3. Lets say you have a friend or a bunch of friends to whom you want to stay invisible or offline, then all you need to do is click on Settings icon as seen in the screen-shot below.
4. A new window opens. Here click on “Advanced Settings…“
5. Now, you will be shown with 3 options namely Turn on chat for all friends except…, Turn on chat for only some friends…, Turn off chat.
Choose the option you need accordingly.
If you want to appear offline to just a few friends, then choose the first option “Turn on chat for all friends except…” and enter their names.
If you want to appear offline to everyone else other than a few friends, then choose the option “Turn on chat for only some friends…” and enter the names of your friends to whom you want to appear online.
Not just the names of your friends, you can also enter the List. If you don’t know how to create a list, you can learn it from here.
Last but not the least, to end the chat you can choose the last option – “Turn off chat”.
Final Thoughts – Appear offline to selected friends on Facebook
Now that you know to handle different friends on Facebook chat, life will be more easy and fun.
You can chat with the people you only intend to and appear offline to selected friends on Facebook.
Let me know if you know some more crazy ways to appear offline to selected friends on Facebook from the comments below.
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