I never want to be seen online in Facebook
December 27, 2010 8:37 AM Subscribe
Why can't I stay offline in Facebook chat anymore? Or, if I can stay offline, how?
posted by crapples to Technology (15 answers total)
I hate chat - I mean, I really really hate it. I never want anyone ever to interrupt what I'm doing with a "hey - how's it going" type of conversation.
For years I've been "offline" in the Facebook chat app. But this week all of a sudden it will not allow me to stay offline anymore. I can click on my chat list and choose "offline" in the options, but if I click around a little or close the browser and open it again I will be back online again.
This is not acceptable to me. My question: Does this represent a change in policy for FB? Or is there just a new setting somewhere (as there always seems to be) that I'm unaware of that would get me offline for good.
If it matters: MacBook Pro, Chrome.