Social Media Facebook Customize and Add Groups to Facebook Chat Share Pin Email Print Plume Creative / Getty Images Facebook Facebook Flipboard Pinterest Twitter Snapchat Instagram YouTube Online Dating By Brandon De Hoyos Writer Brandon de Hoyos is former freelance contributor to Lifewire and a self-described IM veteran who covers the latest in messaging trends and videography. our editorial process LinkedIn Brandon De Hoyos Updated February 17, 2020 Want to organize your Facebook Chat online friends list? Facebook Chat groups allow users to organize the online friends' list into segments, whether you need a list to keep friends and co-workers apart, classes, and more. 01 of 04 Create a New Facebook Chat Group To begin adding Facebook Chat groups, select Chat > Options > Friends List, and enter your new Facebook Chat group name in the field provided. 02 of 04 Drag Contacts Into Facebook Chat Group Next, Facebook Chat users should drag online friends into the chat group, as it appears on the online friends' list. Just click, drag and drop. To add friends who are offline, click Edit and start typing names into the field provided to begin browsing friends. Click each friend to highlight, and click Save List to continue. 03 of 04 Using the Facebook Chat Group Upon organizing a Facebook Chat group, your friends will appear within the group when they are signed in. Your Facebook Chat online friends list is now organized! 04 of 04 Block Facebook Chat IMs Using Groups If you get into a situation that you need to block chat messages in groups, you can do so in a few simple steps. Create a Facebook Chat "Blocked List" (or another name)Add users to the Blocked ListClick the green Go Offline button (see above) Upon going offline, any Facebook contact added to your blocked list will see you as offline, leaving you free to receive IMs from friends and family without interruption from these friends.