How To Appear Offline on Facebook Messenger

December 2016

Your online status allows people know if you are available for a chat on Facebook Messenger. If you are too busy to chat with your friends or simply don’t want to be bombarded with IMs when you go online on your mobile, this guide will teach you how to change your online status on Facebook Messenger.

Change Your Online Status on Facebook Messenger

This setting is not well publicized in the app and may have gone unnoticed by many users. Open the Facebook Messenger app and select your address book. Tap on the Active tab and then toggle the switch displayed next to your username to the Off position:
Now that you have successfully disabled Facebook Chat your mobile, you will no longer appear in the Active tab of your friends.

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