Facebook: Hide the Chat Bar

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 | Business | by

FacebookI never use my Facebook account.  My wife checks hers, and tells me when people post things on my account.

I just logged in to check out some API and analytics stuff (if you haven’t yet, setup your Facebook Insights account to see how you are doing on shares, likes, impressions and clicks).  That side chat bar is annoying.  It takes up a good portion of your screen, and for what?  I never use chat.

Thought I’d look, and saw you could hide the chat bar, and you can:

  1. Click on the settings at the bottom of the chat bar
  2. Click hide side bar
If you haven’t heard, there is a lot of backlash over that new chat bar.  I bet the developers said “Why not?  We can just let them hide it, and it’s giving the user another options”.
We have to think about our default options, as a large percentage of users never go to the trouble to learn the interface.  They will just be annoyed, and think less of your site.

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