Why Does Facebook Chat Display Online When Someone Is Not Online
Is Facebook Chat constantly displaying, stating, or indicating that you are online when you aren’t? These are the causes behind the problem and how to solve it.
For a long time, I’ve been debating whether or not to write this specific article since I’m not sure whether my blog readers would be interested.
A Facebook buddy of mine just sent me a message about this problem a few days ago. Is it a question, or should I call it that? Obviously, it is!
His message is as follows:
Hello, Samuel. I’ve noticed for a while now that I seem to be online on Facebook chat when I’m not; do you have a remedy for this?
To be honest, the answer is very easy.
But, before we get into how you might potentially solve this, let’s have a look at the problem and see why it occurs in the first place.
Why Does Facebook Chat Show You’re Online When You’re Not?
Do you know that when these individuals seem online on Facebook chat when they are really offline, their accounts automatically send a spam link to their online friends, requesting that they click on a certain link?
I’m mentioning this because it’s something I’ve seen many times while I’m on Facebook. Their timeline is often updated with these connections. As a result, it appears in their news feed and is visible to their friends.
To be clear, this is often caused by applications that users authorized to publish on their behalf. Do you recall that great website you went to or that amazing program you checked out that asked for permission to access your Facebook account?
That may not be the case. It’s possible that another software or service is available. Why should you be cautious about the applications or services you give such access to?
How Do I Fix The Auto Online Problem?
Now, in order to resolve the issue that causes you to seem online when you are not, you must complete the steps outlined below.
You’ll start to seem online when you’re online and offline when you’re offline after you’ve fixed this.
Turn off App Permissions.
Some apps need to be denied access to your Facebook account. This not only solves the problem, but it also prohibits any app from acting on your behalf.
Follow the steps below to do this:
- Navigate to the settings section of your Facebook account.
- Click On applications in the Settings menu.
- The list of applications to which you’ve given permission may be seen under apps.
Delete or deactivate the ones you suspect, or just prohibit the ones you don’t believe are helpful to you, and that’s all there is to it!
By checking the boxes next to the relevant applications or services, you may even prevent numerous apps or services from gaining access to your account. When you’re finished, go to the top of the page and click delete.
This is especially helpful if you have a large number of applications to remove and don’t want to go through the hassle of doing it individually.
- Make sure your Facebook account is turned off.
It’s not always enough to just close the tab. If you don’t want to seem to be online when you aren’t, it’s occasionally essential to just click the log out button.
Thankfully, Facebook offers the option of logging in with a photo. As a result, all you have to do now is click on your profile picture to be logged back in. However, you should only do this on a personal computer.