Hide or Deactivate Online Status for Facebook Messenger on iPhone 6

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Hello, and welcome to VisiHow. This video is going to show you how to deactivate your online status on Facebook Messenger if you're using the iPhone 6.

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Steps

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    To start, we need to unlock the phone
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    It's a fingerprint lock in my case.
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    Go straight to the Facebook Messenger application
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    It looks like a white and blue icon with a lightning sign inside of it. Give it a single tap to open it and it will take us to the "Recent" chat window.
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    We need to go to the "People" section
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    If we look on our bottom menu bar, the third icon says "People". Give it a tap and it will show all of the people who are online. Unlike the Facebook application itself, if we close the chat on Facebook in order to keep ourselves offline, but we're still using the application, we lose the option to see who else is online. In Facebook, we can see who's online even when we deactivate our online status.
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    To do that, we need to turn this little green switch off
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    Let's turn it off. We can not see people who are online in the Messenger.
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    Let's go to the Facebook application
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    Close Messenger and open Facebook. Tap on Facebook.
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    When we open the chat by swiping our finger we can see people who are online and offline
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    Even if we have deactivated our online status on Messenger and we cannot see people who are online in Messenger, we still are able to do that using our Facebook application.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to deactivate your online status on Facebook Messenger or Facebook chat using the iPhone 6
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    If you have any additional questions on how Facebook and any other related applications work, leave your questions in the "Comments" section below.
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Video: Hide or Deactivate Online Status for Facebook Messenger on iPhone 6

Questions and Answers

How can I deactivate my status on my phone Xperia?

Please tell me what I'm going to. I have tried: None. I think it was caused by: I don't know

To deactivate the status (method 1).

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    Open the Messenger application.
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  2. 2
    Tap on the address book
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    It is at the top and looks like three vertical lines.
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    Tap on the "Active" tab.
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    Tap on the toggle next to your name if it is in the "On" position
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    The status will be turned off.
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If wish to log out of Messenger instead of deactivating the online status on Xperia, please follow the steps below (method 2).

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    Press the home button.
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    Optional (if available)
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    press the multitasking icon. Tap and drag Messenger to the left or right to close it. Press the home button again.
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    Tap on "Settings"
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    It can be on the home screen or in the "Apps" folder, on which you will need to tap.
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    Tap on "Apps".
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    Tap on "Application Manager".
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    Tap on "All".
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    Tap on "Messenger".
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    Tap on "Force Stop".
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    Tap on "Clear Data".
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    Tap on "Clear Cache".
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You can kill your active session (method 3).

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    Press the home button.
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    Tap on the "Apps" folder.
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    Tap on Facebook (not Messenger).
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    Scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen.
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    Tap on "Settings and Privacy".
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    Tap on "Security".
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    Tap "Active Sessions".
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    Find the active session by scrolling down
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    It may look like "Last Accessed:".
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    Tap on the box to the right of the active session.
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    Tap on "Remove Selected"
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There is an alternative way of doing it if the previous method did not work (method 4).

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    Press the home button.
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  2. 2
    Tap on the "Apps" folder.
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    Tap on Facebook (not Messenger).
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  4. 4
    Tap on "More".
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    Scroll down.
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    Tap on "Account Settings".
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    Tap on "Security".
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    Tap on "Active Sessions".
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    Find the active session and tap the cross icon
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Next time you launch the Messenger application, you will have to log in again.

I want to do hide last seen and online status from messenger with my Android phone?

I want to do hide last seen and online status from messenger with my Android phone. I have tried lots of things but its failure. Can you help me out?

I used this YouTube Tutoria created by Zack Tube. It is all done on the PC or internet browser. What I did discover, though, is that you do need to redo this from time to time. Mostly the changes get set back to default when Facebook or Messenger updates their app.

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See more questions like this: How can I restore all my 'hide' options in messenger Facebook?

Hello! How could I hide my last online time on Facebook by computer?

I am using Windows 10. I wish that other people were not able to see if I was online 1 minute, 1 hour, or 1 day ago. I'd appreciate your help.

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    Install Firefox, Waterfox (this web site might be blocked in some countries, so you may need to use a proxy server), Chrome, SeaMonkey, etc.
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    Open the browser.
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    Click the "Install for..." button.
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    Click the new "ABP" red icon in the browser.
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    Depending on the browser, you will need to click either "Filter preferences" or "Options".
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    In "Custom filters", add a new rule.
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    Type "https://*-edge-chat.Facebook.com" and add it to the rule
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    Now, you can use Facebook without anyone detecting you.
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I am using Samsung ON7..how can I activate my status as online mobile?

In messenger, my online status should be set to mobile.. I am using Samsung ON7. My Facebook messenger should show my last seen status should be on mobile.

As shown in the YouTube video by Zack Tube posted in an answer, you can configure your status within the Facebook settings on PC or Internet browser of the phone. You will also want to turn off the Activity Monitor when you are in the Facebook settings.

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I have a tablet from Verizon to get Facebook and send messages, but I want privacy (no one can read my messages)

So help me on what to do. Thank you so much for your help

Messages sent through the chat functions of Facebook remain private. You can configure your Privacy within the app as shown in the above Zack Tube video on Android. If you do not want anyone reading your messages within the Messenger App, sign out of it. If someone is on your tablet, they will not be able to view your messages unless you are signed in. You can do this within the App Settings.

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I want to know how to hide my log in time on HTC m8?

Don't want anyone to know last time active or if on, have chat off and active off but can't get another view

For Android, edit the Privacy/Security/App functions as shown on this page. You have to go a little further than just turning the two things you already did to OFF. It also has to be done in the Facebook browser version and not the app.

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I don't care to see favorites in the middle of the screen. Nor do I care to see who's active. How do I get rid of these?

How do I get rid of what I've mentioned?. I have tried: Sliding the bar to the left gives the option to hide but they keep reappearing. I think it was caused by: Some new version of the messenger maybe?

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This is one of the most frustrating implementations in the Messenger App. Tap the three dotted lines in the right corner above Favorites, Active, and Groups. You will have to keep hiding every time you get a new message or content. There is nothing permanent as a solution from the app developers yet.

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How do I stop people seeing when I am on or how long ago I was on Messenger?

When I am on Messenger and chatting with someone others can see when I am on Messenger and I don't want this.

Whether you have iOS or Android, both methods have been posted on this page.

My ex boyfriend has messenger and Facebook but he deactivated his Facebook acct?

Yet every few days it appears he was either on messenger or Facebook, what gives

I just went through your situation in that a person deactivated their account, I unfriended them, and still, they were able to message me within Messenger. You have to go to his Messenger conversation. Then tap the Options and there is a method to Block. Once you block, they will not be able to message you or see you online. You also within the browser Facebook can configure who sees you on Messenger. As a Preventive tool, I suggest filtering him out.

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Facebook messenger app messages can't open on iPhone 5S once I tap?

I see a messenger icon on the left bottom part of iPhone 5S showing a part of a message. but does not show who sent it. . . the messenger icon is like the camera icon on the right bottom part of the iPhone when it is on lock mode... when I open it in the messenger app, it does not show the full message... I am frustrated to open it. . . my husband has been cheating on me... thank you!. I have tried: Checked his archived on messenger app. I think it was caused by: I don't know.. all I know he had been hiding their conversations

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It is because he signed out of the app. You will still get the notification but not be able to view the message as long as he is logged out. If you think he has been cheating on you, end the suspicion by insisting he logs into his phone and show you who he is messaging. If he refuses and you have other signs then he probably is cheating or at least talking to someone that he knows is wrong.

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Have tried to disable last active on Facebook but it is not working?

How do I disable the last active on my Facebook. I have tried: Have tried the solution that is posted on this website

See if you can make the changes via Zack Tubes suggestions. This is the most recent way to bypass Last Active. Every time the Facebook app updates, they seem to remove previous filters in Settings.

I don't want an unknown person to message me, how to remove other option?

I don't want an unknown person to message me, kindly tell me how to removed other option

You can edit these settings within the Facebook Blocking section of your Facebook Profile. You can also setup contact restrictions to Strict which will limit those who do not know you messaging you.

Hi, I just followed your instructions, I hope this works!

Hi, I just followed your instructions, I hope this works!

It works, but you will have to redo the process from time to time if the app updates!

My boyfriend somehow removed a feature on my Facebook to have only a selected group of people see my online status?

Under the settings wheel, advanced settings (in the messenger chat section). I need to add these options back in. It used to give me three options:. Turn off chat for only some contacts... (and then gives you the opportunity to enter the names). Turn off chat for all contacts except.... Turn off chat for all contacts. Now I only get this:. Turn on chat for all contacts. Turn off chat for all contacts. How do I get the three options back? I just explained it again please review what I just texted. I have tried: Everything imaginable, nothing more I can say. This is really tiresome. Please review what I wrote earlier. I think it was caused by: I believe my boyfriend did something to it so I could not block him.

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I have a Note4 and a friend who bugs me on messenger. I want to appear offline only to her?

Some people have no boundaries, I don't want her to bug me, but my kids use messenger all the time

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Hi Kara, I would like to know if someone has hidden their status from me?

Not sure whether they are actually not online or have hidden their status. I had sent her a message which has been showing as delivered for the past 2 days. Had chatted with her 2 days back and thereafter did not see her online. Had sent 2 messages yesterday which was showing as just delivered. Is it possible that she has prevented me from seeing her status and also make it seem like she hasn't seen my messages. She hasn't blocked me for sure as I can still access her page and sent her messages as well. Just to add our last interaction was not in any way unpleasant. Please advise

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I have seen your video, you using messenger instead of that it showing that Facebook icon instead of messenger icon can you tell me the trick?

I know the trick but not working, login Facebook on Android Chrome browser and then leave it and login Facebook on iOS then it will show that. you not using messenger, but this not working correctly for me, please help me. //just want to hide that I am using messenger and I am online

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