I am a Facebook addict and have lots of friends on Facebook with whom I chat a lot.
But few days back, I met with the new Facebook chat window which shows a long right sidebar having all my friends indicating whether they are online or not. For a few days I liked the new addition, but then I started missing the old chat window.
The new chat sidebar displays only the list of friends with whom you chat the most. Also in the new chat window you cannot see who all are currently online. It also shows only that number of people who fits according to the browser size and all the other ones are kept hidden so you are unable to view and tell whether someone is online or not.
Now, I started researching for a solution to this on the net to get the old one back. I found the solution and want to share with you the steps that bring the old window back if you don’t like the new interface and style.
The solution without an installation involved consists of simply logging in to the Facebook account and then opening https://facebook.com/presence/popout.php
If you want to replace the new FB chat window on sidebar with older one, do this:
For Chrome users:
Go to this link and then click on the install button
For Firefox/Safari/Internet Explorer Users:
Then click install button on this page
If still it does not work then enable your extension from tools menu. (optional)
For Opera users:
Download script from this page
At the end of the file name use ‘.user.js’ and open with opera browser
By the above mentioned methods, you don’t get friends lists feature in old FB chat window. Unfortunately if you want friends list in old chat window you can not use the new video call feature of Facebook with in it. You just need to install ‘Sidebar Disabler’ extension on your browser. This extension will help you to disable the newly introduced Chat Sidebar and return to the old Facebook Chat. Enjoy!
This is a guest post by Catherine Jones who writes for http://www.toyotaplace.com. She enjoys content and writing about the social sphere. If you want to write for TricksDaddy, do read guest blogging guidelines.