How To Hide Online Activity Status On Facebook

How To Hide Online Activity Status On Facebook

In the list of popular apps, Facebook has always maintained its position. If you are active on Facebook, your online friends can see it clearly by default. You can easily check who is online by a green icon present around the profile picture. The same goes for you too if you are online. But do you know that you can easily turn this feature off with some easy steps?

How To Hide Online Activity Status On Facebook

The online status i.e. the green icon is a default feature provided by Facebook but if you wish to turn it off, you can do it too. After switching it off, if you revisit the app, your friends won’t be able to see you online. Not every person is okay with the default privacy features. You may find numerous users who are somewhat careful especially when it’s about their security and privacy issues.

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Important Reminders: Turning Off Online Status

  •  If you are turning off the online status from your Facebook account, then it will be applicable only for that particular app and not for the others. If you want to hide completely from everyone, you need to ensure that you have turned off the online status from every app.
  • If you have turned off the online status on your Facebook but mistakenly you forgot to turn it off on messenger, your friends can see you online.
  • If you have turned off the online status on your Facebook but mistakenly you forgot to turn it off on the web version, your friends can see you online.
  • If you have turned off your online status, in return you also won’t be able to check the online status of your friends.

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Different Ways To Turn Off Online Status On Facebook

Method 1: Through Web Version

  • Step 1: Firstly, you need to log in to your Facebook account on a web browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.
  • Step 2: Select the icon of ‘Messenger’ present at the top right side of the menu. Tap on the three dots that will display the ‘Settings’ options of messenger chat.
  • Step 3: There you can see an option of ‘Turn off active status’. Select it.
  • Step 4: The window of active status will be displayed. To turn off the status, choose the primary option and enter ‘Ok’.

Method 2: Through Facebook App

  • Step 1: Open the Facebook app
  • Step 2: Select the icon of hamburger present on the navigation bar after visiting the Menu.
  • Step 3: Search for ‘Settings & privacy’ and afterwards click on ‘Settings’.
  • Step 4: Look out for the privacy options and click on ‘active status’. Toggle the switch in the off position. The switch will turn grey instantly.
  • Step 5: Reopen the app and check if the required changes are saved or not.

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Now you don’t need to feel pressurized while browsing on Facebook after choosing the active status. If you are not willing to chat with anyone, you are not required to do so. But if you are updating your app, there are chances of reverting the Active status that gets back to default settings i.e. active status turns on. It also happens while reinstalling the app. Though, switching off the active status doesn’t make you hide completely. The recent post update or other activities might give an idea to your friends that you are online. Apply the above mentioned methods and browse safely with all the important precautions.

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