I have been searching on Google on how to turn off Facebook Chat on iPad or iPhone. Unfortunately most of the results were useless because most of them required me to use a laptop (or desktop) to go to Facebook.com to turn off Facebook Chat. So I did some digging on my iPad on Facebook App and I finally found out how to turn off Facebook chat without using your computer!
It is actually very simple because after I discovered how to turn off Facebook Chat, I gave myself a face-palm moment.
All you need to do is go to your Facebook App for iPad and turn your iPad to horizontal position, then you’ll see the friends online available for chat. Pull the window all the way up and you will see the rotary wheel that is the Setting right next to the Search Box, like the picture below.
Tap on the Setting button, then you’ll see “Go Offline” option.
There. That’s it.
Unfortunately it is not permanent solution because the next time you use the Facebook App it will turn on the Facebook Chat again.
If you want to turn off Facebook Chat permanently then you will need to go to Facebook.com using a proper browser.