Do you need to block Facebook friends from seeing you in Facebook chat so you can get some things done without people asking you to chat all the time? Blocking friends from Facebook chat requires a few steps, but can be done and works great.
First Step: Create Facebook Friend Lists
If you don't already have your friends broken down into separate friend lists on Facebook, now is as good a chance as any to do it. Put your friends into friend lists on Facebook before you can block friends from Facebook chat. If you want them all in one big list, that's fine, but put them in a friend list you must.
*When creating your friend lists. Keep in mind that each list will be grouped as being able to see you as online or offline as a group.
Step Two: Blocking Friends From Facebook Chat
- Log into Facebook.
- Click on the chat bar at the bottom right hand corner of your Facebook toolbar.
- To the right of each of the names of every friend list you'll see a little oval icon that's half green and half white. If you hover your mouse over it, it will say "Go Offline". Click that icon to make that group see you as offline.
- Everyone in that group will now think that you are offline and will not ask to chat with you. If you don't want to chat at all you can do this with every group.
- To have them see you as online again, just click the icon again.