We all have those Facebook friends that constantly ping us for no reason other than to distract you. You tried ditching AIM and Google Chat to avoid encountering them online, but they remained persistent.
How was your day?
What’s you favorite color? Mine is brown. Because it’s the color of your eyes.
But if ditching Facebook isn’t an option for you, what can you do?
Mashable(ugh) noted in an article that Facebook can allow you to selectively hide yourself from chat. Start a Facebook chat as you normally do, and then click on the cog icon on the top-right of your chat box. You will find an option that says “Go offline to [name].” And like that…you’re gone!
Mashable also has a more detailed walkthrough for this process if you are interested in hiding from multiple people. You can check it out here.