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What is the rectangle on Facebook?

Asked by Rickover (110points) February 28th, 2012

I know it is probably a stupid question but still, I don’t want to die without knowing. On Facebook, on the right there is a list of my friends. If they are online, a green dot appears next to them. But next to some of them there is just this rounded grey rectangle. What is that?

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PhiNotPi's avatar

It is a small representation of a smartphone. It means that their account has also been linked to their smartphone as well as their home computer.

EDIT: I just checked, and when I click on a name to chat, in the chat box that pops up it says “Your messages will be sent to __’s phone”.

sinscriven's avatar

Online status. Green is available to chat, Gray is offline/unable to chat.

Rickover's avatar

PhiNotPi thank you very much!

erichw1504's avatar

…and all is well in the world.

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