Facebook: How to see who is online on the new chat

July 21st, 2011 by Tony de Jesus

Recently, Facebook started offering a new service that enables their members to video chat. They launched this service only a few days after Google+ release (Is this a coincidence?). This came with a change on the entire chat system. In this article I’ll talk about this annoying change and how to overcome it.

They decided to remove the online users list that was displayed when the users clicked on a small button located at the bottom right.

Screenshot of Facebook's previous chat system

Now instead of displaying the online users only, they are showing a list of friends with whom you interact frequently. This is really annoying because this list also includes offline friends. So if the Facebook friends you usually interact with are all offline, then you will see a list with only offline friends and you need to search for the other ones.

Screenshot of Facebook's new chat system

Fortunately there is a solution for this problem:

  • Open a new tab or window in the browser were you are logged in into your Facebook account.

That’s it! In this window, you will see the complete list of your online Facebookian friends. Please share your thoughts in the comments section.


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