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How can I hide when I've been on Facebook?

(15 Posts)
Bonzobodaband Tue 25-Mar-14 05:55:23

Does anyone know how to hide when you've been on Facebook please?

Betrayedbutsurvived Tue 25-Mar-14 05:59:25

What do you mean hide when you've been on Facebook? Hide your pits from someone, or delete your browsing history? Why would you want to hide that you'd been on Facebook anyway?

Bonzobodaband Tue 25-Mar-14 06:09:33

Long story why .... But when you're on FB there is a Colman on the right hand side of your friends who are in line at that moment or who have been off maybe 2 hours ago. You can somehow change this that it doesn't show you're on or have been on.

Betrayedbutsurvived Tue 25-Mar-14 06:16:06

Ah, that, there should be a button at the top to turn off chat, looks like a gear wheel on an ipad, but not sure what it looks like on other devices.

AFishCalledBarry Tue 25-Mar-14 06:17:04

I don't know how it's possible retrospectively but you can turn off chat and hide that column completely by clicking on the door symbol at the very bottom.

I'm worried you're needing to cover your tracks though. Are you safe?

TheGirlFromIpanema Tue 25-Mar-14 11:20:58

Yes, turn chat off at the bottom of the column.

Friends will still see the last time you were on though until it drops off their list though I think.

MyBedMakesItself Tue 25-Mar-14 11:31:51

Yes you can turn off chat, so that when you are on Facebook you are not showing as 'online'
I too, am pretty sure though that it still shows to other people when you were 'last active'

onetiredmummy Tue 25-Mar-14 12:00:54

Do you mean Chat OP or do you mean your whole FB with photos & everything? Do you want to hide that you have an account or do you want to stop someone from seeing your account?

Are you OK?

LavenderGreen14 Tue 25-Mar-14 12:05:18

You can leave chat permanently turned off so nobody knows if you are online.

I hope you are OK - if someone is hassling you click on their name and then you can block them entirely.

CrispyHedgeHog Tue 25-Mar-14 12:24:15

I think if you set things so that's visible to 'only me' then it doesn't appear on that sidebar.

That's how mine is and I don't think people can see what I've been doing then.

AnyFucker Tue 25-Mar-14 12:24:50

What's up, love ?

LavenderGreen14 Tue 25-Mar-14 12:26:02

the only me bit is for hiding posts or info about yourself. The chat sidebar can just be switched off so you don't appear as online for chat.

Mumofjz Tue 25-Mar-14 12:41:14

are you on FB (thrown a sickie) when you should be working??? and work coleagues are your friends and can see - now that would be naughty grin

CrispyHedgeHog Tue 25-Mar-14 12:42:40

lavender I thought OP meant the sidebar that says so and so likes this page or so and so commented on blah blah?

BigPawsBrown Tue 25-Mar-14 12:48:12

I have chat turned off but it still says when I last checked it on my mobile - v annoying

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