Once upon a time, Facebook used to allow the Instant Messaging Apps or messengers to connect with the Facebook account and you could easily chat with your Facebook friends from outside of the Facebook. But, Facebook has disabled chatting from the desktop few months ago. You can’t connect your messenger or IM apps with Facebook. The only option to chat with your Facebook friends is using the chat box inside your Facebook account pages.
But if you are busy with multiple tasks and don’t want to miss chatting with your Facebook friends, switching between the browser tabs is quite irritating. But, there a is little trick by which you can continue your work and chats without opening the Facebook account page. Here is how to chat from outside of the Facebook.
You can just insert the Facebook chat box at your browser’s sidebar and continue chatting and other tasks at the same time.
Chatting From Outside of Facebook
If you want to chat without staying into the Facebook page, this simple tweak can let you chat with your Facebook friends from the browser sidebar while maintaining other stuff as well.
1. Open your Firefox browser and press
Ctrl+B from the keyboard. A new ‘Bookmarks’ sidebar appears at the left side of the browser.
2. Right-click on ‘Bookmarks Menu’ and select ‘New Bookmark’ option.
3. The ‘New Bookmark’ dialog box appears. Give a name for the new bookmark say, Chat from outside of Facebook. Now, put the following URL as the location of the new Bookmark.
4. Check the ‘Load this bookmark in the sidebar’ option and click on the ‘Add’ button.
The new bookmark entry is added to the sidebar area. Whenever you click on the Chat from outside of Facebooklink, the Facebook chat box opens at the sidebar of your browser and you can chat and browse other stuffs simultaneously.
One thing you should remember that you need to stay logged into the Facebook from the same browser. If you’re not logged into your Facebook account, clicking on the bookmark link will ask for it.
Once logged in, it doesn’t matter whether the Facebook account page is opened or not. You can chat from outside of the Facebook account page at your desktop.
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