Disable the 'Seen' feature on Facebook

Last Updated September 19, 2014
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If you are a Facebook user I don't have to tell you the about the annoying feature Facebook introduced recently.

Facebook Chat Box Seen DeactivatedSome people like it, but some wants the feature to be removed or an option to disable the feature. Reason being its intrusion on our own privacy. We all have an annoying person on our list who we don't want to talk and 'seen' feature shows the person that we have seen their message.

Facebook doesn't provide any option to disable this feature. This feature uses a Java-script which activates when we see a message and signal Facebook server. We are going to disable this code. Don't worry, no coding required, we will be using a simple software from Cross Rider.

This software is for people using Google Chrome. The software installs an extension which disables the script.

Will make another tutorial for more browsers later.

Installing 'Chat Undetected':

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  • Download 'Chat Undetected' from the above link.
  • Install.
  • That's it.

An issue you will face after installing the software is that all your messages you received will be marked unread. You will be never able to mark it as read with the extension enabled. A simple solution will be disabling the extension once in a while and mark all messages as read.

To Disable an extension in chrome:

  1. Press Alt+E and then S.
  2. On the left side of the new tab which opened, click on Extensions.
  3. From the list of extensions
  4. Now go to Facebook and mark all your messages to read.
Disable Facebook Chat Seen Feaure
Disable 'Chat Undetected' to mark messages are Read

Hope this article was helpful, if it you find this helpful, please Like or Tweet. Also, don't forget to let your friends know about this article.

If you run into any trouble while installing let me know through the comments and I will be happy to help you.


Written by Jijo Jose

Founder welovefilm & ShortoftheMonth. MBA student, gamer & blogger. Loves watching Animated & Sci-Fi Films.

One comment on “Disable the 'Seen' feature on Facebook”

  1. Awesome! Thanks man. This is gonna be so helpful now. Stupid Facebook will never give a dislike button but gives all kind of craps like this.

    Thank You for the plugin.


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