How do I turn chat on or off on Facebook?
This is about using messages on Facebook. For help with the Messenger app or, visit the Messenger Help Center.
While chat is off, messages from friends automatically go to your inbox for you to read later. You’ll also receive them on Messenger.
To turn chat on or off on your computer:
  1. Click the gear menu at the bottom right of the screen on the chat sidebar
  2. Select Turn On Chat or Turn Off Chat
Note: You may still be shown as available if you're active on Messenger.
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