How to Set Facebook Page Status to Away and Customize the Away Message

Learn how to customize the away message in this post.

Additionally, you’ll learn how to set a page’s status to away. Let’s begin with the former.

Customize Away Message

If someone messages your page while your page status is set as away, the away message will be sent automatically.

Here are the steps for customizing the away message on a PC.

Steps 

Visit your Facebook page.

On the left sidebar, click Inbox.

At the top, click on Automated Responses.

Click on the Away Message in the left sidebar.

Hit the Edit button.

In the text field, you can edit the message to your liking. 

You can now see the preview. Use the “Preview in Messenger” button at the top right to see how your message will look in the Messenger app.

Once you’re satisfied with the message, just hit the Save button.

Note: The away message will be sent if you have the instant reply turned on and the Facebook page is set as away.

How to Set Your Facebook Page Status to Away

Here are the steps to set your Facebook page status to away for up to 12 hours.

Visit your Facebook page.

On the left sidebar, click Inbox.

Click on “Available” at the top right.

Choose Away.

That’s all there is to it.

You can also set your Facebook page status to be automatically changed to away outside of your business hours. Here’s how:

Visit your Facebook page.

On the left sidebar, click Inbox.

At the top, click on Automated Responses.

Click on the Away Message in the left sidebar.

Hit the Edit button.

Choose your time zone from the drop-down list. 

Click the Add Time button.

You can now set the time and day as you wish.

By clicking the Add Time button, you can add as much as you want. You can remove by clicking on the Trash can icon.

Once you’re done making changes, hit the Save button in the top right corner.

That’s it.