How to Get Notification When Someone is Online on Facebook

Have you ever waited for a Facebook friend to come online so you can have a conversation with them, instead of having to break the conversation into pieces? It’s quite frustrating on every social media.

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You can see the “online” status of the user, but there is no way you can get a notification for the same. Now, you cannot open Facebook and wait for them to come online so you can initiate a chat. That will be too time-consuming, plus there is no guarantee if they are going to log in to Facebook or Messenger at all.

People often look for shortcuts to know if someone is online. What if we told you there is a way you can know if your friend is currently active on Facebook? Or, for how long have they been active on this social media?

By the end of this post, you will know it is possible to get a notification every time your friend comes online on Facebook so you can talk to them when you both are free to use Facebook.

Let’s get started.

How to Get Notification When Someone is Online on Facebook

Unfortunately, there is no built-in feature that could tell you if someone is active on Facebook or not. Facebook does not send you a notification when a person comes online and neither is there any built-in tool that can show you if a user is online or not.

The only way to know that is by logging into your Facebook account and checking each user’s account manually. Open your inbox and click on your chat with the target user. There is a green dot along with “online” status right below their name if they are currently active on Facebook. If they are not, you will see “offline” or no status.

Let’s say you have a few users that need to check on Facebook. Now, for each user, you are supposed to open their chats or profiles to know if they are currently online. If you have been using Facebook for a while, you already know how this method works.

The question is “can you get a notification if someone gets active on Facebook”? That’s because you cannot keep someone’s chat open for 24 hours just in the hope that you will know whenever they come online. Plus, no one has time to look at the screen all the time waiting for their favorite person to get active so they can start a conversation.

That’s where the third-party tools that send you a notification when someone is online get into the picture.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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