Hide or Deactivate Online Status for Facebook Messenger on iPhone 6

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Steps

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    To start, we need to unlock the phone.
    It's a fingerprint lock in my case.
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    Go straight to the Facebook Messenger application.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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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    Tap on the address book.
    It is at the top and looks like three vertical lines.
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    Tap on the "Active" tab.
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  4. 4
    Tap on the toggle next to your name if it is in the "On" position.
    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).

  1. 1
    Press the home button.
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    Optional (if available):
    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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  3. 3
    Tap on "Settings".
    It can be on the home screen or in the "Apps" folder, on which you will need to tap.
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  4. 4
    Tap on "Apps".
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  5. 5
    Tap on "Application Manager".
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    Tap on "All".
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  7. 7
    Tap on "Messenger".
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  8. 8
    Tap on "Force Stop".
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  9. 9
    Tap on "Clear Data".
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    Tap on "Clear Cache".
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You can kill your active session (method 3).

  1. 1
    Press the home button.
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  2. 2
    Tap on the "Apps" folder.
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  3. 3
    Tap on Facebook (not Messenger).
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  4. 4
    Scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen.
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  5. 5
    Tap on "Settings and Privacy".
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    Tap on "Security".
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  7. 7
    Tap "Active Sessions".
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  8. 8
    Find the active session by scrolling down.
    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).

  1. 1
    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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  5. 5
    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.

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