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How to be online on Facebook

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You often surf on Facebook but your friends can’t get in touch with you because you are offline in chat? Obviously you have deactivated the service by mistake and now when you connect to the social network, the latter is not automatically accessed.

Is it serious? Absolutely not. Follow the directions on how to be online on Facebook that you find below and you will be able to get back available to all your friends (or only those you want) in a handful of clicks, both from PC and from smartphone or tablet.

If you want to learn how to be online on Facebook, all you have to do is connect to the main page of the social network and analyze the chat bar located on the right side of the screen: if you see the names of your friends who are available to chat with a green dot next to it, you too are online. If, on the other hand, you see all the semi-transparent names, it means that you are not connected to the Facebook chat and you have to click on the item Activate chat (bottom right) to enter it.

Once logged into the Facebook chat, you can also decide whether to be online for everyone or only for certain friends. To set this preference, click on thegear located at the bottom right, in the sidebar, and select the item Advanced settings from the menu that appears.

In the box that opens, put the check mark next to the item Activate the chat only for some friends …, type the names of the friends for whom you want to be online in the text field below and save the changes by clicking on the button Save. If instead of choosing the friends for whom to be online you want to create a blacklist of contacts for which to always be offline, put the check mark next to the item Enable chat for all friends except …, type the names of the friends to block in the text field below and save the changes by clicking on Save.

If you are not using a PC and you want to know how to be online on Facebook from a mobile device, such as an iPad, iPhone or Android smartphone, follow these simple directions. On iPad, start the official Facebook app, turn the tablet horizontally and check that in the chat sidebar (on the right) there are the names of your online friends with a green dot next to them. If not, it means that you are not online and you need to enter the Facebook chat. To do this, press the icon ofgear located at the top right and select the item to go online from the menu that opens.

On an iPhone or Android smartphone you have to install the free application instead Facebook Messenger and use it to chat or exchange messages with your friends in real time. How do you go online using it? Nothing could be simpler: download the app on your mobile and start it when you are connected to the Internet, you will be automatically connected to the Facebook chat.