How To Hide Last Active On Facebook Messenger Android

How to hide last active on messenger

As one of the most used messaging apps on the planet, Facebook Messenger certainly makes it easier for us to have a good conversation with a friend. Among Messenger’s multiple features such as video calling, ignoring, and unignoring a contact, the last seen feature on the Messenger Android app will tell your contact when you were last online on the app. However, if you want to browse Messenger without letting anyone know that you are online, you need to hide your last active status. But would you do it? 

This article will tell you all you need to know about how to hide your Last Active Status on your Messenger app on Android, your Messenger Lite Android app, on messenger.com in your web browser, as well as on Facebook. 

On Messenger Android App 

  • Open Messenger App
  • From the top left, click on your Profile Picture
  • Scroll down and select Active Status. 
Active status Facebook messenger
  • Toggle off the active status by sliding the button to the left.
  • Finally, you need to confirm your action by tapping Turn off in the resulting pop-up. 
Turn off Messenger Active Status

If you change your mind later and decide to turn your active status back on, you just need to follow the same steps above. Go to your Profile > Active Status, and then tap on Turn on your active status. 

On Messenger Lite Android App

  • Open Messenger Lite
  • On the top right, click on the Gear icon (Settings). 
  • Just below your profile picture and name, there is a tab called “Active Status.” Tap on it. 
  • Tap on Turn Off Active Status

To turn the active status, follow the same steps above, and when you are on the Active Status tab, tap on Turn On Active Status

On messenger.com (web browser)

  • Open messenger.com and log in to your Facebook account using your web browser.  
  • Click on the three horizontal dots beside your Profile picture.
  • Click on Preferences.
  • Then, click on “Turn Off Active Status.”
Turn off active status on Messenger
  • A new pop-up will open that shows who you can turn off the active status for.
  • You will have options of turning off active status for all contacts, only some contacts, or you can manually choose to turn off active status for all contacts except for some.
Choose contacts ot hide active status on Facebook
  • Choose any one option and click Okay.

To turn the active status back on messenger.com, follow the same steps above by going to Preferences but click on Turn On Active Status

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Hide Active Status on Facebook 

If you do not have Messenger or just use Facebook instead of Messenger, then you can also turn off and hide your active status on Facebook.

Whether you use Facebook as a Facebook app on Android or through your web browser, you can easily hide your online status if you follow the steps mentioned below.  

Hide Active Status On Facebook Android App

To hide your online status on the Facebook app on your Android device, follow these steps. 

  • Open the Facebook app on your Android device. 
  • On the top of your Facebook app, tap on the three horizontal lines. 
  • Go to Settings and Privacy and tap on Settings.  
  • Search for the Activity Status tab on the Privacy section. 
  • You can then turn off your active status.

Suppose you reconsider and want to change the settings back to their original positions and turn on your Active status on Facebook again. In that case, you can access the Settings menu again through the three horizontal lines. Then go to the Activity Status section and turn it On.

Hide Active Status On Facebook (Desktop Web Browser)

If you do not use the Facebook app but instead use Facebook through your web browser on PC, then you can use the following method to hide your online status. 

  • Open facebook.com on your web browser.
  • On the right sidebar of your home screen, you will see Contacts. 
  • Click on the three horizontal lines beside Contacts to open up the Chat Settings.
  • Click on Turn off Active Status to hide your online status. 
Chat Settings on Facebook
  • You can choose whom you want to hide your online status from on the resulting window. 
  • Finally, click on Okay to confirm your selection. 
Turn off active statud contacts

If you want to turn your active status back on, go back to Chat Settings and then click on Turn on Active Status.  

Hide Active Status on Facebook (Mobile Web browser)

Sometimes, you use Facebook on your mobile web browser instead of using the Facebook app. In such cases, to turn off the active status, you need to follow the following steps. 

  • Open facebook.com on your mobile browser. 
  • Tap on the three horizontal lines below the messages section on the top right. 
  • Scroll down to Settings
Settings on Facebook
  • Again, scroll down and tap on Active Status under Audience and Visibility
Audience and Visibility
  • Tap on Turn off Active Status
Turn off Active Status on Facebook mobile

At The End

As hiding the last activity on Messenger is beneficial, you can now understand how to do it. Hiding your last active status on Messenger Android as well as Facebook with the steps mentioned above will help you browse without letting anyone know that you are online. And for any comments or suggestions regarding the article, do not forget to mention them in the comment section below. 

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