Last Active Hide on Facebook Messenger: 9 Steps (with Pictures)

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Last Active Hide on Facebook Messenger: 9 Steps (with Pictures)
Last Active Hide on Facebook Messenger: 9 Steps (with Pictures)
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This wikiHow teaches you how to appear offline in Facebook Messenger. The time you go offline will appear as your Last Active time and will not change if you continue to use Messenger afterwards.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Using the Messenger App

Hide Last Active on Facebook Messenger Step 1

Step 1. Open the Messenger app

That's the white lightning bolt on the blue speech bubble icon.

If you're not signed in to Messenger, enter your phone number, tap Continue, and enter your password

Hide Last Active on Facebook Messenger Step 2

Step #2. Tap People

You'll see this option in the bottom right corner of your screen.

Hide Last Active on Facebook Messenger Step 3

Step #3. Tap Active

Or 'Active'. That's the tab next to "See All," which is directly below the search bar at the top of the page.

Hide Last Active on Facebook Messenger Step 4

Step 4. Slide the button next to your name to the 'Off' position

It will turn white and the list of active contacts under your name will disappear. Although you will still receive messages, your profile will appear to be offline and the 'Last Active' time next to your name will indicate the time when you disabled the button.

Method 2 of 2: Using the Facebook website

Hide Last Active on Facebook Messenger Step 5

Step 1. Open the Facebook webpage

Your Facebook profile will open on your news feed.

If you're not already logged in to Facebook, enter your email address (or phone number) and password and click "Login" in the top right corner of the page

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Step #2. Click on Messenger Settings gear icon

It's in the bottom right corner of the Facebook page.

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Step #3. Click on Turn Off Chat

Or 'Disable chat'. This is an option in the pop-up menu from the settings.

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Step 4. Click on Turn off chat for all contacts

Or 'Disable chat function for all contacts'. With this option, contacts will not be able to see your name in the 'Active' category.

  • You can also click Turn off chat for all contacts except… (Either "Disable chat for all contacts except…") to select a few contacts for whom you will stay online, or you can click Turn off chat for only some contacts… (Or "Disable chat function only for certain contacts") to select a few specific contacts for whom you seem offline.
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Step 5. Click OK

Your chat bar will turn gray and you will appear offline to anyone looking up your name in their own chat bar. Your "Last Active" time is shown as the time you went offline. That won't change, even if you continue to use Messenger.

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