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How to Turn Off Active Status on Facebook

How to Turn Off Active Status on Facebook

A good way to keep tabs on your friends and family members’ Facebook activity is by using the “active status” option. Some people may be concerned about their privacy when using it. 

Turning off your active status is a quick and easy way to prevent others from knowing when you are online or available. Activated status can be annoying. 

Explore how tо disable it in the Facebook mobile app and desktop version. Find out other approaches for disabling conversation or active status on Facebook Messenger and how to do it for specific people or groups.

How to Turn Off Active Status on Facebook

To turn off your active status on Facebook, follow these step-by-step instructions:

On Facebook App:

  1. Open the Facebook app оn your phone.
  2. Tap оn the three horizontal lines in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.
  3. Scroll down and tap on “Settings & Privacy.”
  4. Tap on “Settings.”
  5. Scroll down and tap on “Active Status.”
  6. Toggle the switch next to “Show when you’re active” to the off position.

On Facebook Website:

  1. Open the Facebook website on your computer and log in.
  2. Click on the down arrow in the top right-hand corner оf your screen.
  3. Click on “Settings & Privacy.”
  4. Click on “Settings.”
  5. Click on “Active Status” under the “Settings” tab.
  6. Click on the slider next to “Show when you’re active” to turn off the active status.

To Turn Off Active Status for Specific People:

  1. Follow steps 1-5 for either the Facebook app or the website.
  2. Click on “Turn off active status for all contacts” under the “Active Status” tab.
  3. Toggle the switch next to “Turn off active status for all contacts” to off.
  4. Click on “Turn off active status for only some contacts.”
  5. Toggle the switch next tо each person or group you want to turn off the active status.

Alternative Method: Turning off Chat:

  1. Follow steps 1-5 for either the Facebook app or the website.
  2. Toggle the switch next to “Show when you’re active” to off.
  3. Toggle the switch next to “Turn off chat” to on.
  4. Select the length оf time you want to turn off chat or choose “Until you turn it back on” to permanently turn it off chat.

How to Turn Off Active Status for Specific People

To turn off the active status for specific people on Facebook, follow these:

On Facebook App:

  1. Open the Facebook app оn your phone.
  2. Tap on the three horizontal lines in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.
  3. Scroll down and tap on “Settings & Privacy.”
  4. Tap on “Settings.”
  5. Scroll down and tap on “Active Status.”
  6. Toggle the switch next to “Show when you’re active” to the off position.
  7. To turn off specific people’s active status, tap “Turn off active status for only some contacts.”

On Facebook Website:

  1. Open the Facebook website on your computer and log in.
  2. Click оn the down arrow in the top right-hand corner of your screen.
  3. Click on “Settings & Privacy.”
  4. Click on “Settings.”
  5. Click on “Active Status” under the “Settings” tab.
  6. Click on “Turn off active status for only some contacts.”

How to Turn Off Active Status on Messenger

Follow these step-by-step instructions:

On Messenger App:

  1. Open the Facebook Messenger app on your phone.
  2. Tap on your profile picture in the top left-hand corner of your screen.
  3. Scroll down and tap on “Active Status.”
  4. Toggle the switch next to “Show when you’re active” to the off position.

On Messenger Website:

  1. Open the Facebook website оn your computer and log in.
  2. Click on the Messenger icon in the top right-hand corner of your screen.
  3. Click оn your profile picture in the top left-hand corner of your screen.
  4. Click on “Active Status.”
  5. Toggle the switch next to “Show when you’re active” to the off position.

Conclusion

Disable your active status to maintain your privacy and prevent others from knowing when you are online on Facebook and Messenger. You’ll find detailed steps for deactivating your Facebook account, app, website, and Messenger, so you can get back to being invisible to the world. 

If you disable active status, you will also be unable to view the active status of other users.

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