How to Stay Invisible on Facebook Chat for Single Person

I love Facebook and probably it’s the best way for me to connect to my Social network. Facebook chat which also integrated video chat now, is another big advantage of Facebook for real-time communication. Though despite of being such a fantastic platform, I don’t mind saying Facebook chat sucks. It lacks many features which a good IM should have.

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Those who are using Facebook chat for Instant messaging, must be knowing that they don’t have feature to stay invisible and chat for an individual. Here I’m sharing a cool Facebook chat trick, using it you can stay invisible for a single person or group of your Facebook friends.

Just follow the instructions below to be invisible for single person on Facebook:

1. Login to your Facebook account. And click on settings button on left chat box.

Facebook Chat Advanced settings

This will bring advance chat setting box of Facebook, where you can do many things. As in, you can either enable Facebook chat for only specific people, or simply stay invisible from specific Facebook friends. All you need to do is, type the name of person on appropriate box, and click on Save for your settings to work.

Facebook Chat invisible

If you are using Facebook list feature, you can use it to stay invisible or visible to a group of friends. This will be real-time saver for you. For example, if you have a list of office friends, you can add your “office friends” list in “Turn on chat for all friends except” field, and you will now be shown visible to your Facebook friends. If you have not yet used list feature of Facebook, here is one guide to help you get started.

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Article by rahul964

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  • Glitz @ GlitzyBlog January 22, 2011, 2:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing this mate because as if i am using facebook for my blog since some months i am not aware of most of the features of facebook. i am learning how to use facebook for promoting the blog. i havent used the chat in facebook i have to give a try to that.

  • Karan January 22, 2011, 2:43 pm

    Lol, didn’t know we had this feature.
    Now I can block some pestering creatures.

  • Carcinoma Types January 22, 2011, 4:42 pm

    Yeah, I have full right from her.

  • Anubhab January 22, 2011, 10:13 pm

    Never knew about it this …thanks for the very useful tip…need to go in hideout sometimes ..:)

  • Kunal @ TechHogger January 22, 2011, 10:19 pm

    I don’t know how benefiting this feature can be to others after reading this post, but Rajesh this certainly helped you and your girl the most. We boys are always targeted by girlfriends, thanks to FB they saved us. 🙂

  • Raj January 23, 2011, 1:49 pm

    Whoa! nice now i could get invisible when some irrigating creatures will come visible. Thanks buddy

  • Mahesh January 23, 2011, 2:30 pm

    Good trick. I was wondering if this type of function exists in Facebook. Finally, you explained it ! Great work !!!

  • techntuts January 23, 2011, 10:08 pm

    Nice tip… Got to know about this feature now… Helps me stay away from unwanted people 🙂

  • Michael Aulia January 24, 2011, 4:57 am

    “I used to be online near about about 8-10 hours on Facebook. While I’m online my girlfriend thinks that I’m chatting to any other girl. So to avoid any conflict, I have to show her that I’m invisible. Thanks to Facebook for this feature.”

    lol 😀 talk about jealousy. Nice find though

  • Saket Jajodia January 24, 2011, 3:48 pm

    From starting I keep my friends list accordingly for many reasons but I think I just used that list once to make my self inviable….

  • Praveen@Techperk January 25, 2011, 3:11 pm


    This does not work if you have the same guy/girl in another list 🙂