Hide or Deactivate Online Status for Facebook Messenger on iPhone 6

Edited by Kara, Ash0hley, Crystal, Eng and 7 others

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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    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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    Tap on the "Apps" folder.
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    Tap on Facebook (not Messenger).
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    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.

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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  4. 4
    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 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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See more questions like this: How to be invisible on Samsung phone in messenger. Someone constantly wants to chat with me?

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!

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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She may have nothing to say to you or has not checked her messages. Some people log out of Messenger to keep the notifications down to whenever they want to check them. If you can access her page, or send her a message through the PC version of Facebook, she has not blocked you.

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