Hiding 'Typing' and 'Seen' from Facebook ChatSeptember 4th, 2012
Ever get annoyed by people typing "I KNOW YOU SEEN THIS" or "YOU TYPE TOO SLOW". Here's a really simple way to make it so they have no idea if you seen their post, or if you're typing.
Download AdBlock PlusFirefox | Opera | IE | Safari | Chrome*
If you're using a browser to surf the internet (and you are, right now), then there's almost no reason not to use AdBlock Plus. It's a pretty amazing add-on, but I'm not going into details about it. Just know you'll need it to complete this tutorial.
* - I would have linked to the Chrome page, but Google is too interested in forcing you to download their browser, so this lame link is all I could do for now.
Adding a filterThe instructions here are for Firefox, others should be fairly similar.
- In the lower left-hand corner, right click the ABP logo (the stop sign). If you don't see that, press "
Ctrl+/" on your keyboard.
- The menu below will appear.
- Click 'Filter preferences'
Add the following URLs to the adblock page by clicking the 'Add Filter' button in the top-right, and pasting each one in the box that appears:
The first two hide both the SSL and non-SSL '___ is typing...' notification from other people, the last two hide the 'Seen @ 8:19 PM' notice.
Should look like this:
I only have the SSL versions because I have the HTTPS Everywhere addon (Firefox and Chrome only). So HTTP isn't really needed for me.
You will still be able to view when other people are typing / seen your replies -- unless of course they have seen this tutorial!