Many people have complained about the new Facebook Chat system. While for people who dislike using it for instant messaging like me, turning it off would solve the problem. For those who depend on it, then they are probably annoyed by the fact that you can longer view your friends according to your friends list.

How to Get Back the Old Facebook Chat

To get back the old Facebook chat, you can go online (tick Available to Chat) on your main Facebook window and tick “hide sidebar” via the settings icon. Then, open up a new tab/window and go to It is the pop-up window of the old Facebook Chat. It should work for now, before FB team decides to remove it.

If you’re getting really annoyed about it, then just Go OFFLINE, untick available to chat.



  • Ramy, July 31, 2011 @ 6:11 pm Reply

    is it safe to switch back to the old chat….will it be able to access my private information?

  • shenoyjoseph, August 7, 2011 @ 4:36 pm Reply

    cool trick to get back into the old Facebook chat interface and able to chat all of my friends. 🙂

  • Jason Aldein, August 11, 2011 @ 10:17 pm Reply

    Hiii thanks for your nice tips.I seriously hate new facebook chat.It creeps me out and really liked old facebook chat where i can see all the friends group i have.Thanks for this trick.You saved my life

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