How to Disable Facebook New Chat Sidebar


facebook-logoFacebook has always been adding new features for improving the user experience. But at times changes done by Facebook doesn’t satisfy all of it’s 750 million users and some user instead dislikes the change.

Same was with new Chat window recently added by Facebook, the new chat sidebar comes as a complete window on the right side of the screen as compared to the older one which was kind of a popup in the lower right hand corner of the page. If you are one of those users who are not liking the new chat sidebar and want your old small chat window you are at the right place. Whether you are using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera you can disable the new chat sidebar and return to old Facebook style chat.

Here are links to disable your new Chat sidebar on facebook and have an old style Facebook chat window.

  • Install ‘Sidebar Disabler’ for Chrome from here
  • Install ‘Sidebar Disabler’ for Firefox from here
  • Install ‘Sidebar Disabler’ for Opera from here

Once you have installed the extensions or addons just restart your browser and you will see old style facebook chat. Incase you don’t see it just go to options on your chat window and verify the following option is checked – “Use Old-Style Chat” if now just check it and again restart your browser window. Enjoy !

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Old-style-facebook-chat


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  • M10

    pour google chrom jpe pas appuyer sur le bouton installer, pourqoui??

  • Hotice_1316

    how to disable facebook sidebar chat in safari ?

  • Frank

    What about Internet Explorer?

  • Frank

    What about Internet Explorer?

  • new chat sucks

    OMG!!! Thank you

  • http://www.facebook.com/lori.lucas Lori Lucas

    I can’t figure out how to do it unfortunately. What if you have a mac and use EI?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lori.lucas Lori Lucas

    I’d love to do this but can’t figure it out..what if you have a Mac and use EI?

  • Emmafletcher

    what if u have internet explorer???

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