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How to Block a Facebook Chat Contact
How to block a Facebook Chat contact
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Blocking Facebook Chat contacts is sometimes necessary, especially if someone becomes increasingly intrusive or distracts from your social networking time. Fortunately, you can block a single contact in just a few easy steps:
  1. Click on the offending contact's name on your buddy list.
  2. Press the cogwheel icon in the upper right corner of the instant messaging window.
  3. Select "Go Offline to [Name]."

Once enabled, this contact will not see you as online and will thus be prevented from sending you an instant message. Please note, however, this contact will still be able to send you messages to your Facebook Messages inbox.

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