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The ‘last active’ timestamp is really very annoying at times when everyone in your friend list knows about your logging in and usage schedule.
To directly disable the last active or last seen status on Messenger you just have to tap on ‘Availability’ from your profile settings and then tap on the ‘TURN OFF’ button.
The ‘last seen time’ on chat is a very tricky feature of Facebook messenger.
At times you might want to turn off your online last seen status. Your entire friend list needn’t know when or for how long you were active!
Facebook Messenger is easy to operate if not your go-to app to chill at times and even play games if you feel like doing so. You can always hide the activity that you do on Messenger, all you need to know is how.
That green dot too! That shows that you are available online as of now.
There are some steps you can follow to remove someone from Messenger Active list.
How To Turn Off Active Status In Facebook Lite:
As you know you can turn off your activity status on Facebook which also hides your online status on Messenger by default.
1. For Single person
Hiding online status by blocking someone on Facebook is not a smart idea, you have a decent choice.
Here, you’ll get the guide about hiding your last seen status on Messenger:
Step 1: Open up your Facebook Messenger app or go to messenger.com and log in there.
Step 2: From the top right corner click on your profile image icon which will redirect you to the profile settings.
Step 3: There you would see the ‘Availability’ option. Just tap on it.
Step 4: You’ll have to slide the switch left to the Off position. This will pop up a confirmation window. Just click on ‘TURN OFF’.
Once it is successfully done, your active status will disappear.
This feature works in both ways, if people cannot see your Online Activity Status then the same applies to you too, you won’t be able to track their activities.
The timestamp next to your Profile name will give reference to the time frame at which you turned the activity status off. And here, you are good to go and work with your Messenger freely, without letting people know about how long you’ve been online and when.
Quick note: The process is fairly easy on Messenger lite. The app has only three tabs. On the last one, you will find that the first option is your profile name. On clicking the profile name you get three options:
1. Edit on profile.
2. Turn off the online presence.
3. Active now.
The second and third options have slide buttons next to them.
Drag them towards the left to hide your activity status. If you essentially use Facebook for chatting purposes and nothing more then Messenger lite is your go-to app. It is small in size and takes up a comparatively small amount of space on your mobile phone as compared to Facebook Messenger.
2. Hide On Facebook Lite
Whether you are on iPhone or Android device, you can hide the last active time or your last seen time from your Facebook or Messenger easily.
The best part is, that you can see other people’s status in this when your status is hidden from everyone.
3. On The iPhone
If you want to see other people’s online status and hide your own then you have to install two apps, Messenger & Facebook Lite on your iPhone device.
Once you have installed it, follow these steps:
Step 1: First of all, open your Facebook messenger and go to the chat section. You will see all of the people with active status on their names.
Step 2: Now to hide, you have to go to the Messenger settings and turn your active status manually ‘OFF’.
Step 3: As you know, previously on iPhone 6 you could see your name on the chat section where you could directly turn it off but now after the recent update, you have to do it manually from the settings.
Step 4: Once you turn off the active status for yourself, you have to go back to the Facebook app and go to the chat section. There you will see all of the active people will be listed there.
Don’t worry they will not be able to see your online status. That’s all it’s easy for your iPhone device.
Note: The settings may be slightly different for your iPhone 6, 7, or 8. That is why it is recommended to check into the settings Tab on your Messenger to find the Active Status option under privacy to set it ‘OFF’.
4. Hide On Android
If you are using an android then you might also be in the need of Hiding Facebook, Viber, and WhatsApp last seen.
The android app ‘Unseen’ has made it significantly easy for you to use your applications incognito.
Works well for Facebook Messenger, Facebook Lite, Viber, and WhatsApp. A single go-to app for all your timestamp problems.
Install the application called Unseen- No Last Seen or Read: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tda.unseen.nolastseenorread&hl=en_SG
1. You will have to give certain access to the app. Allow it the ‘notification access’ to begin with.
2. You will then be redirected to Unseen’s homepage. Look for the settings option which will be somewhere near the top right-hand corner.
3. In the settings panel, you will have to enable all the options for the apps you want Unseen to work with. Give it access to Facebook Messenger, Viber, and WhatsApp alike.
There is no step four! You are good to go.
🔯 How to Hide Last Seen Status for an Unknown Person on Facebook:
If you see an unknown person messaging on your Facebook and he is not on your contact list then Facebook will set a notification saying that replying to that chat will share your online and last-seen status with that person.
The best method to avoid such a condition is by not replying to that message. Note that if you reply to that one, your last seen time and your upcoming active status will be visible to that person. However, if you have already replied to such people, you can avoid sharing your online status by blocking that person from your end.
The Bottom Lines:
Whenever you will receive any message or notification on any of the apps that you have connected with unseen then the app itself will show you the messages.
Everything is in a single place without the hassle of people knowing whether you checked the message or not.
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7 thoughts on “How To Turn Off Active Status In Facebook Lite”
Hello Pranab, this really helped me as I am being the Influencers and people really get upset if I’m online but not replying.
Yes, Correct! Hope this has been solved now.
Very Helpful read. Thanks.
Thanks for the guide.
That’s correct, I am now able to hide this on my FB messenger.
Thanks for sharing the experience.
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