How to Appear Offline in Facebook

How to Appear Offline on Facebook: To appear offline on Facebook simply means that your friends won't know when you're active on Facebook.

To achieve this, you need to configure Facebook using the feature that lets you turn your active status on or off. Read: Can I follow someone on Facebook again that I've Unfollowed?

For those that wish to know, Active Status shows your friends and contacts when you're active or recently active on Facebook or Messenger. You'll also see when your friends and contacts are active or recently active. See: My Blocked List on Messenger - How to Unblock People on Facebook Messenger

How to know when one is active or not active on Facebook or Messenger
Here're ways one could ascertain if someone is active or not on Facebook or Messenger;

When your active status is on: 
1. Your friends and contacts will see a small green sign or recently active time next to your profile picture and in other places on Facebook and Messenger.
2. You'll see when your friends and contacts are active or recently active.

When your active status is off: 
1. If you turn off Active Status in one place, you'll still appear active or recently active anywhere else you're using Facebook or Messenger unless you also turn off the setting in those places.
2. You won't see when your friends and contacts are active or recently active in each place or app that you've turned off your Active Status.

In this post, you'll see how to appear offline on both Facebook and Messenger. So if you want to appear inactive and still see your friends on Facebook or Messenger, this article got you covered.

How to Appear Inactive or Offline on Facebook
To turn your Active Status on or off on your computer, do the following:

1. Log in to your Facebook account if you've not already done that.

2. Next, you'll need to click the gear menu at the bottom right on the chat sidebar.

3. Click options in Messenger from the drop-down menu

4. Now, click the gear menu again at the top left column of the page

5. Click Settings to open a dialog box

6. Click Turn On Active Status or Turn Off Active Status.

7. Finally, click done at the top right corner of the box.

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How to appear offline on Messenger
To appear inactive on Facebook Messenger, do the following;

Android:

1. From Home, tap your profile picture in the top right.
2. Tap Active Status.
3. Use the toggle at the top of the screen to turn your Active Status on or off.
3. Tap Turn On or Turn Off to confirm your choice.

iPhone or iPad:

1. From Home, tap your profile picture in the top right.
2. Tap Active Status.
3. Use the toggle at the top of the screen to turn your Active Status on or off.
4. Tap Turn On or Turn Off to confirm your choice.

See: How to change phone number in facebook without login

That is how to appear offline on Facebook.

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