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How to Appear Offline to Specific People on Facebook

It’s frustrating when you start getting messages on Facebook from people, and you don’t want to talk to them. Awkward. A groovy feature lets you appear offline to specific people, or appear online to friends with whom you do want to chat.

Log in to your Facebook account and click on the name of the person to whom you want to appear as offline.

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Then click the gear icon to expand Options and select Go Offline to Person for that user.

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You can even add multiple contacts. To do so, click on the Options button under the Friends list bar and select Advanced Settings.

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Select All Your Friends See You Except. Then start adding the names of people you have chosen that will see you as offline.

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If you just want to appear online to certain people, select the second option that says Only Some Friends See You and start adding the names of the friends who will see you as online.

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One Response to How to Appear Offline to Specific People on Facebook

  1. Scott January 13, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

    Well this is totally out of date now. Seems I can only turn chat on/off completely, but can’t find a way (anymore) to appear offline to only certain people.

    There used to be a “turn off chat for..” for a specific person, but it looks like FB took that useful feature away. 🙁

    Now if I want to chat with another person, it looks like I have no choice but to be pestered continually by a certain other friend I don’t always feel like talking to at certain times. I don’t want to unfriend the person – just not always in the mood for his conversations.

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