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How-to Get Old Facebook Chat Back

How-to Get Old Facebook Chat Back

Since Facebook announced their new Video Chat feature, they’ve added other new features as well. Some of them, we all don’t like and dearly wish that Facebook would hit the CTRL+Z button on them. The new chat sidebar that they rolled out recently is certainly a big let down. It’s designed to show the friends that you talk to all the time on the top, even if they aren’t online. And to search if someone is online, you’ll have to perform a manual search.

So, if you, like me, don’t like the new Chat sidebar and want that old chat back, then you should follow this tutorial below to get it back. This tutorial requires you to install a certain extension to get the old Facebook chat back. It’s fairly simple and involves a greasemonkey usercript that removes the new chat sidebar and reverts to the older chat that we all love.

How to get the old chat back on Facebook

If you’re using Chrome, then you don’t have to install Greasemonkey, but if you’re on Firefox then go here to install it.

Visit this link here to install the userscript known as Facebook Sidebar Chat Reversion on either Chrome or Firefox.

Once it’s installed, just visit Facebook and you should have your old Chat back.

There’s also another Google chrome extension that will bring the old Facebook chat back and also add some new smileys. You can install this on your Chrome browser and enjoy the old chat. You can download FB Cool Options extension from the Chrome web store.

I’m pretty sure that once you see the familiar old Facebook chat, a wide smile will immediately occur on your face. Does anyone really like the new Chat Sidebar?

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{ 5 comments… add one }

  • rizwan July 29, 2011, 7:56 pm

    this new chat have some problems and i badly need that old chat . thanks for the script . i will try it out

  • aatif July 29, 2011, 9:20 pm

    yeah the new chat is quite buggy . when i press enter sometime it don’t work

  • Irfan July 30, 2011, 3:37 am

    I know many of you wanted to switch back to your old chat but for me the new look of fb chat is interesting and cool. So i’ll stay with it.


  • Muhammad Fahd Altaf August 17, 2011, 8:09 pm

    I am also facing problem in using new fb chat… and wants to know about some trick or hack to get the old fb chat back… thanks for write blog on this… I am check this and tell that how i found this.

  • Sid August 20, 2011, 8:13 am

    Thnx for the help dude..!!!
    I was pissed off with the new chat box..!!!

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