How to disable active status on Facebook and Messenger?
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(Pocket-lint) – Facebook is fun sometimes. However, if you use it, your friends will know that you are active on the platform, even if you do not interact with their posts or share anything yourself. Yes, it’s not very fun. Fortunately, there is a way to disable this feature. It’s all about turning off your “active status,” and here’s how to do it step-by-step on Facebook and Facebook Messenger so you can keep using them in stealth mode.
What does “active status” mean and do?
The active status tells your friends and contacts when you are active on the Facebook and Facebook Messenger platforms. If you’ve recently viewed a Facebook post or participated in a Messenger chat, for example, they’ll see a green dot next to your profile picture to show you’re online or a timestamp showing when you last logged in.
How to turn off your active status on Facebook
Open the Facebook mobile app on your iPhone or Android phone, log in to your Facebook account, then follow these steps:
- In L’menu tab, scroll down and select Settings.
- Select Profile settings.
- Scroll down and select Active status.
- Disable the option Show when active.
If you want to re-enable your active status, follow steps 1-3 above, then enable the Show when you are option. asset.
How to turn off your active status on Facebook Messenger?
Open the Facebook Messenger mobile app on your iPhone or Android phone, log in to your Facebook Messenger account, then follow these steps:
- On theChat tabgo to your profile picture in the corner.
- Scroll to and select Account settings.
- Select Disable active status.
If you want to reactivate your active status, follow steps 1 and 2 above, then select Activate active status.
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Check Facebook’s support page for more details on active status. If you want to learn more about Facebook and Facebook Messenger, including how they work and the best tips and tricks, check out Pocket-lint’s guides:
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Written by Maggie Tillman.