Have you ever used Facebook chat and got the absolutely annoying messages that your friend is now offline almost immediately followed by online? Don’t worry it happens to loads of people including me. However, I have found the cause of this glitch. This will only happen if you start chatting to someone on a Facebook tab and then continue the same chat on another Facebook tab opened after the chat session started. The offline/online glitch will be triggered by clicking links and loading pages on the alternative Facebook tab.

Solution? The most convenient way to solve this problem is to go back and use the same Facebook tab you used when you started the chat. Opening another Facebook tab automatically opens the chat window in all the other Facebook tabs as well.

As far as I’ve seen, you are the only one in the discussion who can see the offline/online messages. Your friend may have no idea what you are talking about.


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