Facebook is the most using social media platform that allows you to contact worldwide friends. You can easily create your FB account and use it. You can share pictures, stories, videos, memories, etc. It lets you send requests to your FB friends and accept requests from another user. Facebook has many features, but one of the finest attributes is you can be offline on Facebook anytime. You’re using Facebook for a long time, but you’re not aware of its process. So this blog will teach you the best approach to hide online status on Facebook.

Facebook is a leading social media platform that is using by billions of people around the world. You can stay connected with your friends there. Facebook gives a place to stay “Social,” but sometimes you don’t want to be disturbed or get socially involved with chat requests while you’re using Facebook- you can set your status unavailable or appear offline. When you turn your active status off, you’ll still receive messages, but they’ll go to your inbox to read later.

You can control your active status through both your messenger or chat on the Facebook website or Facebook mobile app.

How to Appear Offline on Facebook


Step 1. Login to your Facebook account by submitting your credentials.

Step 2. In the lower right corner, you’ll notice there’s a Settings icon in grey color. Click on this button to open the menu.

Step 3. When the menu expands, it shows multiple chat options. Click on the fourth option from the last, which says- ‘Turn Off Active Status.’ It is the key to hide online status on Facebook.

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Step 4. An active Status pop-up will appear, which will have three options with radio buttons.

a) Turn Off active status for all contacts– Submitting this option will enable you to be offline on Facebook for all friends.

b) Turn Off active status for all contacts except– This option leverages the advantage of staying online only for exceptionable friends and turning off the active status for others. Type the name of the friends in the text box for whom you want to stay in online status.

c) Turn off active status for only some contacts– Use this option when you wish to stay invisible on Facebook for only some friends. Enter the name of the friends in the given text box

Step 5. After selecting a desirable option, click on the ‘Okay button to reflect the changes.


Step 1. Launch the Facebook Messenger app and click on your profile picture button.

Step 2. You’ll navigate to the profile page. Click on the first option, ‘Active Status.’

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Step 3. Click on the Active Status button to disable the online status.

Step 4. Click on ‘Turn Off,’ and your status will turn offline on Messenger.

That’s it! I hope this article may help find the best way to stay invisible on Facebook. Facebook provides a straightforward process to be offline on Facebook. You can set your active status from your desktop website or mobile app. Thank You!