Thursday, July 7

How to make yourself invisible on Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger was a built-in feature of Facebook that grew into a standalone application. With billions of monthly active users, it is one of the most popular messaging apps after WhatsApp.

Although the whole point of social media is to be, well, social, there are times when we’d rather not talk. If you want to access Messenger but it seems invisible, this article will show you how.

We’ve put together the steps to appear offline for everyone or particular contacts, how to turn off the last seen timestamp, and some other tips for additional privacy while using the app.

How to appear offline on Facebook Messenger?

To appear disconnected when using Facebook Messenger through a web browser:

  1. Navigate to messenger.com and log into your account.
  2. In the upper right corner, select the Messenger icon.
  3. In the Messenger drop-down menu, click the three-dot menu icon.
  4. Select “Disable Active Status” from the drop-down menu.
  5. In the pop-up window, select “Deactivate active status for all contacts”.
  6. Click “OK” to confirm.

To appear disconnected when using Facebook Messenger through Windows 10:

  1. Navigate to messenger.com and log into your account.
  2. Select the Messenger icon and then click on the three-dot menu icon.
  3. Click “Disable Active Status.”
  4. Select the option “Disable active status for all contacts.”
  5. Click “OK” to confirm.

To appear disconnected when using Facebook Messenger on Mac:

  1. Navigate to messenger.com and log into your account.
  2. Select the Messenger icon, then click the three-dot menu icon.
  3. Click “Disable Active Status.”
  4. Select the option “Disable active status for all contacts.”
  5. Click “OK” to confirm.

To appear disconnected when using Facebook Messenger through Android:

  1. Launch and log in to the Messenger application.
  2. Click on your profile icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. Select “Active Status.”
  4. Move the “Show when active” slider to the left to turn it off.
  5. Click “Shut Down” in the pop-up window to confirm.

To appear disconnected when using Facebook Messenger through iPhone:

  1. Launch and log in to the Messenger application.
  2. Click on your profile icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. Select “Active Status.”
  4. Move the “Show when active” slider to the left to turn it off.
  5. Click “Shut Down” in the pop-up window to confirm.

Hide in Facebook Messenger chat

From a friends list

To appear offline to selected contacts via mobile device:

  1. Launch and log in to the Messenger application.
  2. Click on your profile icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. Select “Active Status.”

    Move the “Show when active” slider to the left to turn it off.
  4. Click “Disable active status for some contacts only.”
  5. Enter the names of the people you want to appear offline to.
  6. Select “OK” to confirm.

Of an individual

To appear disconnected to a contact through a mobile device:

  1. Launch and log in to the Messenger application.
  2. Click on your profile icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. Select “Active Status.”
  4. Move the “Show when active” slider to the left to turn it off.
  5. Click “Disable active status for some contacts only.”
  6. Enter the name of the person you want to appear offline to.
  7. Select “OK” to confirm.

Of all friends except

To appear disconnected to all friends except a select few through a mobile device:

  1. Launch and log in to the Messenger application.
  2. Click on your profile icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. Select “Active Status.”
  4. Move the “Show when active” slider to the left to turn it off.
  5. Click “Turn off active status for all contacts except.”
  6. Enter name[s] of the person or persons to whom you want to appear online.
  7. Select “OK” to confirm.

Hide in Facebook Messenger chat via desktop

  1. Navigate to messenger.com and log into your account.
    • Make sure you are not logged in anywhere else, as the settings will only be applied through the desktop.
  2. From the upper left corner, click on the three-dot menu icon.
  3. Click on “Preferences.”
  4. Click “Disable Active Status.” Then:
    • Appears offline for all your contacts, select “Turn off active status for all contacts”.
    • Appears offline for all your contacts except a select few, select “Turn off active status for all contacts except”. and enter the name[s] in the text field.
    • Appears offline only for some contacts, select “Disable active status only for some contacts…” and enter the name[s] in the text field.
  5. Click “OK” to confirm.

How to undo the hiding in Facebook Messenger?

To switch from offline to online when using Facebook Messenger through a mobile device:

  1. Launch and log in to the Messenger application.
  2. Click on your profile icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. Select “Active Status.”
  4. Move the “Show when active” slider to the right to activate it.
  5. Click “Activate” in the pop-up window to confirm.

To switch from offline to online when using Facebook Messenger via PC and Mac:

  1. Navigate to messenger.com and log into your account.
  2. Select the Messenger icon, then click on the three-dot menu.
  3. Select “Enable Active Status” from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click “OK” to confirm.

Additional FAQs

How to ignore messages on Facebook Messenger?

To ignore messages received in Messenger through mobile devices:

1. Launch and log in to the Messenger application.

2. Find the message you want to ignore and swipe right.

3. Click on the hamburger menu.

4. Select the option “Ignore messages”.

5. In the confirmation pop-up window, click the “IGNORE” option to confirm.

How to undo ignored messages in Messenger?

To undo ignore messages received in Messenger through mobile devices:

1. Launch and log in to the Messenger application.

2. Click on your profile icon in the upper left corner of the screen.

3. Click on “Message Requests”> “Spam”.

5. A list of conversations you have previously ignored will appear; click on the conversation you want to stop ignoring.

6. To reply to the message, at the bottom right of the screen, click “Reply”.

How to ignore group chat on Facebook Messenger?

To ignore a group chat on Messenger through your mobile devices:

1. Launch the Messenger application.

2. Find the group chat you want to ignore.

3. Long press on the chat and select “Ignore group”.

How to block someone on Facebook Messenger?

To block someone in the messaging application through their mobile devices:

1. Launch the Messenger application.

2. Open the chat with the person you want to block.

3. At the top of the screen, touch your name to display your profile.

4. From the menu labeled “Privacy and Support” at the bottom, select “Block.”

5. To remain Facebook friends but stop receiving messages from the person, select “Block on Messenger” from the pop-up menu.

To unblock the person, go to “Privacy and Support” again and click “Unblock”> “Unblock in Messenger.”

When you block someone on Messenger, what do they see?

The person who has blocked on Facebook Messenger and not on Facebook may experience the following:

• When sending messages to you, you may receive a “Message not sent” or “This person is not receiving messages at this time” message.

• If you have had conversations through Messenger in the past, and it turns out that they are looking for them, your image will appear in a bold black color and they will not be able to click on it to access your profile.

How do you make a private conversation in Messenger?

The “Secret Conversation” function is to have a private and secure conversation with your friend using end-to-end encryption; Facebook will not have access to it. It is currently only available through the Messenger app for mobile devices. To start a secret conversation:

1. From your mobile device, launch the Messenger application.

2. Search for a previous message for a contact with whom you want to have a secret conversation or perform a search.

3. Click on your name to open your profile.

4. Select “Go to secret conversation”.

5. In the “Secret Conversation” window, next to the left side of the text field, click the time icon to set the time the message will disappear after reading it.

6. Then send messages as you normally would.

How to deactivate the last asset in Facebook Messenger?

To stop showing your last active time in Messenger through your Android or iOS device:

1. Launch the Messenger application.

2. In the upper left corner, select your profile icon.

3. Click on “Active Status”.

4. Deactivate the last active in Messenger. This will stay off until you turn it back on.

Hide-and-Go-Seek en Facebook Messenger

The Facebook Messenger application allows Facebook contacts to message each other and do all the things that common instant messaging applications do. Fortunately, Messenger has given us the option of hiding from everyone or individuals in particular, and various other ways to protect our privacy.

Now that we’ve shown you how to appear offline, how to block people, and send secret messages, how did it feel to use Messenger without the hassle? Have you used other methods to gain more privacy while using the application? Let us know in the comment section.

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