There are always times when one simply wants his or her peace, and constant notifications from social networking apps render such thing impossible. In this tutorial, we are going to be guiding you through the ridiculously easy process of hiding your active status on Facebook’s Messenger app for Android and iOS.

Hiding active status on Messenger: Step-by-step

Before jumping into the few steps that this process entails, let us clarify what hiding your active status actually means.

In a nutshell, when you are online on Facebook, your friends won’t be able to tell, since the green icon indicating so will be missing.

  1. Open the Messenger app
  2. Tap on the circle shaped icon located in the top right-hand corner
  3. Select the ‘Activity Status’ option
  4. Toggle off the ‘Show when you’re active option’
  5. Tap on ‘Turn off’

In the event that you wish to re-enable your activity status, follow the same steps, only this time toggle on the last option. It goes without saying that the particular method works for both the Android and iOS version of the app.

It is worth noting here that a significant trade-off that comes with this is the fact that you as well won’t be able to see when your Facebook contacts are active or recently active.

If you encounter any problems while trying out the above or have a recommendation to make, feel free to shoot a comment down below.

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