As much as we all love chatting with friends on Facebook, it can get frustrating when your internet browsing is constantly interrupted by chat notifications and new windows opening up. One way to avoid this situation is to set your Facebook chat status to offline. This setting will make it appear that you are currently unavailable, allowing you to browse in peace.
Set Offline Status on Facebook Chat
Log in to Facebook and click on Chat.
Next, click on Options > Go Offline to set your chat status as "offline":
You can reset your online status by simply clicking on Chat (Offline) to show your friends list:
Note: If you'd like to learn how to achieve offline status on Facebook Messenger, you can read about how to do so in our article.