Facebook Messenger shows who is currently active or online in order to let you instantly contact with your friends. It’s a very user-friendly and I really appreciate that. However, it also exposes your privacy; especially if you don’t want others to know your last seen or active status.
Fortunately, there is a way you can disable the active status in Facebook Messenger on both Android and iPhone. Once you turn off the online status, your friends won’t know when you were active or seen last. At the same time, you too won’t know the active status of others.
How to Hide Your Active Status in Facebook Messenger on Android and iPhone
How to Hide Your Active Status in Facebook Messenger on Android
Step #1. Launch Facebook Messenger app on your Android device.
Step #2. Tap on More button at the top.
Step #3. Next, select Active tab at the top.
Step #4. Next, you should see the list of people who are now active.
you need to turn off the switch next to your profile.
From now onwards, your active status will be hidden. You too won’t be able to find out your friend’s active status.
How to Hide Your Active Status in Facebook Messenger on iPhone
Step #1. Open Facebook Messenger app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Make sure home tab is selected at the bottom. Tap on People button at the bottom right corner.
Step #3. Next, make sure Active tab is selected.
All the people who are now active will be listed on the screen.
Finally, turn off the switch next to your profile picture.
From now on, neither you nor others will be able to find out whether you are active or not. It will also disable last active time.