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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Facebook® by Joe Kraynak, Mikal E. Belicove

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Chapter 10
Chatting with Friends in Real Time
In This Chapter
• Chatting with friends using Facebook’s instant-messaging tool
• Starting and ending a chat session
• Hiding from friends when you’re not to be bothered
• Customizing chat
When friends are online, you may have the opportunity to carry on a conversation with them using Facebook’s chat application. If you’re familiar with AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Instant Messenger, or any of the many other instant-messaging programs out there, you know the drill—you select the person you want to chat with from your list of friends, click the Chat button, and start typing. As you chat, whatever you type appears on her screen, and whatever she types appears on yours. (If you’re not familiar ...

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