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Add a Facebook status bar to every page in Chrome

Feeling addicted to Facebook? Here's yet another way to keep an eye on posts and notifications while browsing the Interwebs.


If you leave Facebook open in a separate tab or check your smartphone every couple of minutes for notifications, you might be slightly (or seriously) addicted to Facebook. On days where you can't get enough of the chatter there's MyStatusBar. This Chrome extension allows you to see new posts and notifications on every page you open, letting you close off that second tab or put down the smartphone.

MyStatusBar integrates itself by adding a blue status bar to the bottom of each page you're viewing. Think of it as a floating social media bar, but only for Facebook. You can also search or launch Facebook just a few mouse clicks. Here's how to add it to Chrome:

Step 1: Head to the extension page for MyStatusBar on the Chrome Web Store.

Step 2: Click the blue Add to Chrome button.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 3: On the new tab that opens, press the Login to Facebook button on the bar at the bottom of the page.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET
Choose permissions for the MyStatusBar extension. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 4: When the pop-up loads, click Login again, and then choose the permissions settings you feel comfortable with.

Tip: You may need to close the Facebook bar with the small X that loads near the top right-hand side of it in order to see the Allow button.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 5: Start Web surfing in a new tab, and you'll see MyStatusBar load at the bottom of each page.

The advertisement that the extension posts on your Facebook Wall. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Note: Approving this app will post a message on your Facebook that advertises the extension. You can easily delete it if you don't like advertisements on your Wall.

Now you can check out Newsfeed posts, friend requests, notifications and messages from MyStatusBar. This will allow you to stay connected to your friends without always getting stuck on the Facebook tab in your browser.

(Via AddictiveTips