To hide your online status on Facebook from some particular friends, open Facebook in a web browser and click on the chat bar from the bottom right corner. This will open a list of all your contacts who’re online.
Now, click on the gear icon from this bar, and click on Advanced Settings from there. Now you’ll be able to see three options:
- Turn on chat for all friends except
- Turn on chat for only some friends
- Turn off chat
Of all these three, my personal favorite option is “Turn off chat” but this also means that I won’t be able to see online status of any of my friends. If you simply want to hide your online status from everybody, then this option is best for you.
If you want to turn on chat for all of your friends, except a few unwanted ones, then the first option is for you, and if you want to turn on chat for only a few selected friends, then use the second option. Of course after selecting the option, you’ll need to type the name of friends and click on the Save button.