How to Make It So Nobody Knows I'm on Facebook

By Alan Sembera

You can tell which of your friends are logged in to Facebook.
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When you log in to Facebook your friends can view your online status by seeing your name in their Chat window. If you're not in the mood for chatting, or you don't want your boss to know you're on Facebook, you can go into stealth mode and turn off chat so that nobody can tell you're online. Once you make the change, you will always appear to be offline, even if you log off and return later.

Step 1

Click the "Chat" button at the bottom of your screen to bring up the Chat window.

Step 2

Click the gear icon at the top of the Chat window.

Step 3

Select "Turn Off Chat," and then click "Okay." Your Chat button will now display an "Off" status, and your friends won't see your name in their Chat windows.