How to Disable the “Seen By” Feature In Facebook Chat?


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I have seen many people complain that the Facebook has taken over their privacy by introducing the “Seen By xyz” and “Xyz is typing” in Facebook chat, Well this surely is annoying if you wan tot check your crush’s messages,but you don’t want him/her to know that you are checking their messages! Sadly, there isn’t an option in Facebook to disable the “seen by” feature. But don’t worry, some geeks have come up with an wonderful solution to disable the seen feature.Here’s how to do the same-

Actually the trick lies in blocking the URL which acts as a tracker for Facebook-$xmlhttprequest

You just have to make sure that the URL provided above isn’t running when you are using Facebook, that sounds a bit technical,but it isn’t!

How To Disable the “Seen by” feature in Facebook chat ?

  1. Chrome Plugin:- Facebook™ Chat Privacy
  2. AdBlock Plus

1.Chrome Plugin:- Facebook™ Chat Privacy To Disable Seen By / Seen On Option

How-To-Disable-Seen_Feature-In-FacebookChrome plugins always make it easy,Previously we saw “How to detect the Platform or CMS Used by a site” and much later, we also saw ”  How To Detect the WordPress Theme Name” Now its time for something new. This plugin doesn’t display the “Seen by xyz” and “xyz isTyping” in your chat. Just go to the Chrome Store and install this free plugin now now. Download Facebook™ Chat Privacy. You can find several alternatives in the Related Extensions page, or you can even go with this-  Chat Undetected For Chrome and Firefox.

Recommended- Check Who Visits Your Facebook Profile

2.Adblock Plus To Disable Seen By/Seen On Option In Facebook Chat-

Adblockplus-block-seen-facebookAs i said you just have to block the URL of Facebook on your browser,So just go to your Adblock options page and then navigate to Filter lists.

Now just add this URL into the Custom Filter List-$xmlhttprequest

Once you add,just save it and check your Facebook account,you’ll see that the “Seen” and “xyz is typing” never appears! You can get the Adblock plus Here


So the main motive is to block the API of Facebook which is responsible for tracking whether you have seen the messages.Hope you liked this trick, Please share it and you can even help the other users by commenting any other methods to block the “Seen” feature. Stay tuned for more.


Hari Charan
Hari Charan is the founder and CEO Le Geeks. He's a geek who fell in love with the world of Blogging, SEO and marketing at an early age of 12.

Hari Charan

Hari Charan is the founder and CEO Le Geeks. He's a geek who fell in love with the world of Blogging, SEO and marketing at an early age of 12.

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5 Responses

  1. Shawn says:

    WoW *_*

    This One Is NICE !!

  2. shabarish balaji says:

    Good Article. But there are good extensions than adblocks.

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