Facebook Messenger is an instant chatting platform that allows you to connect with all your facebook contacts. Your online status allows people to know if you are available to chat at that moment or not. If you are too busy to chat with your friends, you can change your status to offline, allowing you to address your messages later. Find out more in this article.
Change Your Online Status on Facebook Messenger
This setting is not well publicised in the app and may have gone unnoticed by many users. Nonetheless, it still exists as an option.
To appear offline using an iPhone, open the Facebook Messenger app and select your profile icon
(usually a round circle containing your profile picture). Click on the Active Status
toggle the switch to Off
so that it no longer shows when you are active.
Now that you have successfully disabled Facebook Chat on your iPhone, you will no longer appear in your friends' Active
tabs and will also no longer be able to see when your friends are active.
To appear offline on Facebook Messenger using Android, open the app, then click your profile picture in the top-right corner of the screen. Next, go to Active Status
There, you will see the Show when you're active
option. To appear offline, you need to deactivate this setting. To confirm your changes, select Turn off
in the dialog box that appears:
After deactivating your online status, you won't be able to see when your contacts are active or have been recently active on Facebook Messenger.
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