How to Turn Off Active Status on Facebook and Facebook Messenger

In this post, we’ll see how to turn off active status on Facebook and Facebook Messenger. Let’s get started.

Note: Remember that the below steps only turn off the active status in which you’re applying. You’ll appear as active or recently active if you use Facebook or Messenger in which you haven’t turned off active status.

PC

Sign into your Facebook account.

In the “Chat” sidebar, click on the “Gear” icon.

Hit “Turn Off Active Status.”

Turn Off Active Status

In the pop-up, you can see three options:

  • Turn Off Active Status for all contacts
  • Turn Off active status for all contacts except
  • Turn Off Active Status for only some contacts

Choose the first option and then hit the “Ok” button.

Note: To enable, hit “Turn on Active Status” link in the “Chat” sidebar.

Alternate Way

To turn on or off:

  1. Go to the Messenger.
  2. Hit the Gear icon > Settings.
  3. Hit the toggle beside “Show when you’re active.”
  4. Click on “Done” at the top.

Facebook Messenger for Android or iPhone

  1. Open Messenger app.
  2. Tap your profile picture at the top.
  3. Hit “Active Status.” Tap the toggle.
  4. In the pop-up, tap “Turn Off.”

Note: To enable, follow the above steps (1-3).

Facebook for Android or iPhone

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Hit Hamburger icon (three vertical lines) > Settings & Privacy > Settings > Active Status.
  3. Tap the Toggle.
  4. In the pop-up, tap “Turn Off.”

Note: To enable, follow the above steps (1-3).