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How To Stop Showing Your Active Status On Facebook Messenger

Are you tired of people seeing your active status on Facebook Messenger? Do you want to stop showing your active status on Facebook Messenger?

Facebook is one of (if not) the most used social media platforms in the world. But the Facebook app itself doesn’t allow you to send messages unless you download the Facebook Messenger app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Facebook Messenger is where most people and business owners communicate with their potential clients and customers. For those of us who don’t own businesses, this is where we chat with our friends, family, and loved ones.

Sometimes when you are online all you just want to do is to appear as if you are offline in order not to draw attention. When you turn off the active status on your Facebook Messenger, you will appear offline even when you’re online.

Also, you can choose to appear online for only some specific people you choose. This way, you will be able to chat with only the people you want to and ignore the ones you want to avoid.

In this article, I am going to show you how to stop showing your active status on Facebook Messenger.

How To Stop Showing Your Active Status On Facebook Messenger

To control your active status on Facebook and Facebook Messenger, there are three (3) places you can do that. These are: on the Facebook mobile app (both Android and iOS), Facebook Messenger, and finally Messenger web.

How To Stop Showing Your Active Status On Facebook Messenger App

  1. Open Facebook Messenger on your phone
  2. Tap your profile icon in the top left corner or top right corner of the screen (depending on the device you’re using)
  3. Click on Active Status just beneath Switch Account
  4. Tap on the toggle next to Show when you’re active to turn it off. If the toggle is on the left, it means it is off and vice versa.

How To Stop Showing Your Active Status On Messenger Web

  1. Open a web browser and type Messenger.com in the address bar
  2. Click on Settings (the small gear icon) in the top left corner of the screen
  3. Click the Active Contacts settings
  4. Slide the toggle next to your name off. If the toggle is on the left, it means it is off and vice versa.

How To Stop Showing Your Active Status On The Facebook App

  1. Open the Facebook app on your phone
  2. Tap on the menu icon (the three horizontal lines) on the lower right corner or the upper right corner of the screen
  3. Scroll through the options and select Settings & Privacy
  4. Tap on Settings >> Privacy
  5. Locate Active Status and then tap on it
  6. Tap on the toggle next to Show when you’re active to turn it off. If the toggle is on the left, it means it is off and vice versa.

Conclusion

After using either of the methods shown above, you’re active status on the Facebook Messenger app will be complete will off as well as the Facebook app itself. 

The reason why I added the method for the Facebook app is that, if you turn off your active status only in the Messenger app, when someone is using the Facebook app he/she will see you online and that wouldn’t be good for you.

Therefore, you can now use both the Facebook app and the Facebook Messenger app without people knowing whether you are active or not. That sounds cool, right? So what are you waiting for, why don’t you try it out now?

In conclusion, I will urge you to share this article with all your friends on Facebook and let’s all stay offline while online, lol.

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