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Turn off chat box in FB?

  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image100
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 months ago

    Can somebody please tell me how to get rid of that annoying chat box that keeps showing up on my FB pages?  I have tried to close it, move it, eliminate it...to no avail.  It blocks part of what I'm trying to read and I HATE IT!  Help, please!

    1. sallybea profile image99
      sallybeaposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Try clicking on the blue line.  It should reduce in size to one line.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image100
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks Sally.  When I went back into FB the chat thing was already reduced.  I'm guessing you have to click on hide or close and then restart FB for this to become manageable.  Very poor design methinks!

        1. sallybea profile image99
          sallybeaposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Just click the blue line if it appears again to close and if you want to open it to chat to someone, click it and it should open.  Bit of a hit or miss affair I do agree.

  2. bhattuc profile image60
    bhattucposted 3 months ago

    I think there is a 'chat off' somewhere in the settings. You can try that.

  3. Glenn Stok profile image99
    Glenn Stokposted 3 months ago

    This explains how to disable chat completely on Facebook.

    https://wikihow.com/Disable-Facebook-Chat

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image100
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Originally did that and it didn't work!

      1. Glenn Stok profile image99
        Glenn Stokposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        I just did this:
        I opened the chat box.
        I clicked the gear icon to open the chat options.
        I clicked "Turn off chat"
        I selected "Turn off chat for all contacts."
        Done.

        Note that if you later open the chat box you will automatically turn on chatting again.

  4. Dunbar Green profile image87
    Dunbar Greenposted 3 months ago

    I used to just grab the box with the mouse and drag it to the bottom of the page.

 
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