How can I enable the new Facebook chat?

Joseph Gorman July 12, 2011
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As many bad reviews as the new Facebook chat has gotten, I would rather have my chat in the sidebar. Trouble is, I don’t get the option to put it there. I do get video chat and the new chatbox design, but no sidebar.

I’m running my 13″ MBP at maximum resolution (1280×800) using the latest Chrome beta (13.0.782.41) with the Chrome window maximized, but it still doesn’t show up. My dad uses the same model MBP, but a different physical machine with his Chrome window in a narrower configuration, but gets the sidebar. What gives?

PS. The contact form doesn’t accept .us domains in the email field…

  1. asdf
    May 23, 2012 at 9:02 am

    try pressing CNTRL and + sign at the same time,
    if that doesnt work, go back by pressing CNTRL and - sign.

  2. Kogie Maistry
    May 8, 2012 at 9:31 am

    How do I enable my chat settings it seems to have disappeared and giving me the side bar

    • Susendeep Dutta
      May 9, 2012 at 4:54 am

      Click on the side bar below and you will get traditional chat look.

  3. Jay
    November 9, 2011 at 5:10 am

    I am not sure what does different physical machine means, but it seems like sidebar/ticker is not available on some laptops, i realized this when using Hp mini, I tried to change resolutions but could not get sidebar on any resolution.

  4. Devil_pandya
    July 20, 2011 at 3:07 am

    This chat will be enabled only for users with at least 200 friends.

    This is what you need to do to activate it:

    1 - Become a Fan
    2 - Invite at least 200 friends and click on "Send invitations"3 - Send a text message from your mobile typing "TAT CHAT" to the number: 84684IF
    AT LEAST 100 OF YOUR FRIENDS BECOME FAN, within 48 hours we will send