How to Use Facebook Chat Options

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How to Use Facebook Chat Options

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Are you a Facebook Chat user? If you use Facebook's embedded web-based IM client, you have lots of options, including:

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How to Clear Chat History on Facebook Chat

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Want to clear your Facebook Chat history? The "Clear Chat History" feature on Facebook Chat allows users to delete the IM window.

How to Clear Facebook Chat History

In an open Facebook Chat window, click the link titled "Clear Chat History" to remove previously exchanged IMs.

How to Log Facebook Chat History

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How to Turn Off Facebook Chat

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Want to turn off Facebook Chat? Users can log off Facebook Chat and prevent receipt of IMs by clicking Chat > Options > Go Offline from the Facebook Chat embedded tab.

To turn Facebook Chat back on, simply click on the Chat embedded tab again to access your online friend's list.

How to Block Facebook Chat

Want to block Facebook Chat IMs from individual users? Learn how to

block Facebook Chat IMs

from users individually.

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How to Pop Out Facebook Chat

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Want to pop out Facebook Chat into its own window? Users can open Facebook Chat in a new window by selecting Chat > Options > Pop out Chat.

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Using Popped Out Facebook Chat

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Upon popping out Facebook Chat, users will be treated to a new window with Facebook Chat online friends list and IM window in one.

To return Facebook Chat to its embedded position, click Options > Pop in Chat, or click the Pop in Chat tab on the Facebook profile window.

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Keep Facebook Chat Friends List Open

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Want to keep your Facebook Chat online friends list open on the profile window? Select Chat > Options > Keep Online Friends Window Open, and select the checkbox next to the appropriate selection.

To disable this option, click the top of the online friends list and it will shut automatically.

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Disable Facebook Chat Pictures

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Want to save space on Facebook Chat?

Disabling the Facebook Chat pictures from each friend's profile will reduce visual clutter and create a text-only list on your Facebook Chat online friends list. To disable Facebook Chat pictures, select Chat > Options > Show Only Names in Online Friends, and select the checkbox next to the appropriate option.

To enable Facebook Chat pictures, deselect the checkbox as described above.

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Enable Facebook Chat Sounds

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Need a sound alert for Facebook Chat? Users can enable a popping sound to alert users to each new Facebook Chat IM received.

To enable Facebook Chat sounds, select Chat > Options > Play Sound for New Messages, selecting the checkbox next to the appropriate selection.

To disable Faceebok Chat sounds, simple de-select the checkbox as described.