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In this article we will teach you how you can turn off your active status in your Facebook account, yes, in the main Facebook app not on Messenger app.

How to Hide your Active Status on Facebook



Sometimes you might just decide to hide your online status (Active Now) on Facebook. Right? You may not want to be seen as online on the chat of your annoying friend, that one cheeky officemate in group chat, or workplace, and mostly to people you’re not much comfortable with.

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Why you should turn off the status of your Facebook account not just in Messenger app?

It’s because if you turn off only your Messenger’s active status and then you open your Facebook app your active status in Messenger will be Active Now  (green dot). So to prevent that from happening, you have to close your Facebook app, or totally turn off the active status.

You can easily turn off or turn on our active status in Messenger app, by going to the

  1. Messenger’s Home, tap your profile picture in the top right.
  2. Go to Profile.
  3. Tap the Active Status
  4. Tap on the toggle button to Turn On or Turn Off to confirm your choice.

Note: If you turn off your Active Status, upcoming messages will still be delivered directly to your inbox without any delay.

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How to Hide your Active Status in Facebook App

  1. Locate and open your Facebook app.
  2. Tap the hamburger menu in the top right of the app.
  3. Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy.
  4. Go to Settings.
  5. Scroll down in the Privacy category and tap Active Status.
  6. Tap on the toggle button to Turn On or Turn Off to confirm your choice.
How to Hide your Active Status on Facebook

That’s all guys. Now you know how you can turn off or hide your online status on Facebook.

I hope this tutorial helps! Let me know in the comments section below.

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