Facebook Chatting- Public or Private? (Newbies post)

Have you wondered if you can talk with someone in private on Facebook?  Yes you can!  There are several ways to go about it.  Below are a few screen shots to show you how.

You can go to your friend’s profile page, there you will see a message box you can click on, or the chat box on the bottom.  Facebook recently made some changes and they are connected.  If you use the chat box at the bottom and your friend is not online, it will automatically send them a message to read later.  If they are online you can chat back and forth.

You can tell if your friends are online by the green squares or dots.  You can see these on your News Feed/home page.  Two different options below:

You can access the sidebar by clicking the “chat” bar at the bottom, and hide it by clicking on the took symbol and clicking “hide sidebar”.

Happy Facebooking!


  • August 8, 2011 - 4:21 pm | Permalink

    really like your screen shot of your friends on chat 😉 that image of the old guy on the top left is especially catchy 😉

  • August 8, 2011 - 5:36 pm | Permalink

    sheila says that’s nice of you to say that 😉

  • August 8, 2011 - 7:55 pm | Permalink

    if so, only on a relative basis 😉 thanks greta 😉

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