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No FB Messages For Me

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 by | Filed Under: Social Networking, Using The Internet
 
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A reader has an issue with Facebook. “When on Facebook,  I get others’ messages on the left bottom corner of my screen. How do I avoid it?”

I will assume you mean that others are messaging you, not that you are receiving messages intended for other people. Fortunately, the solution is pretty simple. When using a browser, the chat window is to the lower right. Click on the little gear icon.

chat-gear

Then select Turn Off Chat from the menu.

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You can then choose to turn off chat for everyone or to select which friends you want to receive messages from.

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If you select to turn chat off for only certain friends, you can type the names in the field and select the people you don’t want to chat with.

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Messages sent to you will now go in to your inbox for you to read later.

If you change your mind, you can always turn the chat function back on.

~ Cynthia

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