How to Turn Off Active Status on Facebook

Tap. in the bottom right of Facebook. Scroll down and tap Settings &, Privacy, then tap Settings. Tap Active Status. Tap next to Show when you're active to turn your Active Status on or off.

Do you ever need to take a break from Facebook but don’t want your friends or contacts to know that you’re online? Well, you’re in the right place! In this article, we’ll show you how to turn off your online status on both the Facebook and Messenger applications.

Before we begin, it’s important to note that you should update both applications on your device before proceeding with the steps.

First, let’s take a look at how to turn off your online status on Facebook. Open the Facebook application on your device and click on the three-dot line. Scroll down to the “Settings and Privacy” option and click on “Settings.” Scroll down to “Audience and Visibility” and tap on “Active Status.” You’ll see an option that says “Show when you are active.” Turn off this option by selecting “Turn Off Active Status.” From now on, your friends and contacts won’t know that you’re online when you’re using the Facebook application.

Now let’s move on to Messenger. Open the Messenger application and click on your profile icon. Scroll down to “Active Status” and click on it. You’ll see an option that says “Show when you are active.” Turn it off by selecting “Turn Off.” Now, when you use the Messenger application, no one will know that you’re online.

That’s all there is to it! By following these simple steps, you can hide your online status on both Facebook and Messenger applications. We hope you found this article helpful. If you have any questions or encounter any problems, feel free to let us know.


Can I be on Facebook without anyone knowing?
In "Advanced Settings" you can choose between three options: Turn off chat for only some friends...: Only people that you indicate will not know you're going on Facebook because they will not see you in the chat.
When you turn off your active status on Messenger will it show when you were last active?
You can show when you're active or recently active by turning on your Active Status. When you turn Active Status off, you'll still appear active or recently active from any other places where you're using Facebook or Messenger unless you turn off Active Status in those places, too.