How to Keep Friends From Knowing I Am Logged Into Facebook

By Danielle Gream

Facebook is a social networking site that allows friends to connect with one another through various features, including chat. Facebook chat allows other users to see when you are online and available to interact. If you wish to keep friends from knowing when you are logged into Facebook, you can do so by signing out of Facebook chat.

Step 1

Sign in to your Facebook account.

Step 2

Navigate to and click the "Chat" window in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 3

Click the "Options" tab.

Step 4

Select "Go Offline" from the drop-down menu to change your status from available to offline.

Tips & Warnings

  • To appear offline to a specific group within your friends list, click the button to the right of the list name to change the bar from green to white.
  • You will remain signed out of Facebook chat until you use the same method to sign in again.