How to get old facebook chat

Last month facebook rolled out many new features to enhance the communication between users and indeed the video chat and the other features are great but I am seeing that people are complaining a lot about new facebook chat bar. The main reason is that we can’t view all the online users in the chat bar. Rather it displays some friends randomly and it would be impossible to view all the users as there is no scrollbar and our computer screen height is limited :-). I have seen some friends getting frustrated at this and so I was looking for some solution which can resolve this problem and found out one. Below I am describing how to get old facebook chat in Google Chrome and Firefox. This is a third party script so you will be able to install it on chrome and firefox only.

1. Old facebook chat in google chrome

It’s very easy to enable old facebook chat on google chrome. You just need to go to and click on Install on right side top of the page.

It will give alert to install the script as it is a third party script. Just click on continue.

And then it will ask you to confirm that you want to install this script. It will access the data from facebook site. Click on Install.

And you are done. You will see a confirmation message that the script has been installed successfully.

Now open your facebook account in new tab and you would see the old facebook chat bar you were dying to get back.

2. Old facbook chat in firefox

To install the script in firefox you will require to install GreaseMonkey script first. To install grease monkey go to and click on “Add to Firefox” button.

After it is downloaded it will ask for the confirmation whether to install the script or not. You can click on Install Now.

Once the GreaseMonkey add-on is installed on firefox you can now go to and click on Install on right side top.

It will install the script and you will get old facebook chat in FireFox too. Quite easy, isn’t it? If you like this then do share on facebook with your friends.


Hey Mittal, Excellent post. New Facebook chat sucks old one rock. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the best work as always.

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