How to Turn Off Active Status on Facebook?

by Khadija Anwar
3 minutes
How to turn off active status on Facebook

Hey, tired of being constantly shown as “active” on Facebook? Don’t worry; we’ve got your back! Let me guide you through the quick and easy process of turning off your active status.

Also Read: How to Turn Off Active Status on Instagram?

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Turn Off Active Status on Facebook From Mobile App

Follow the below steps to make yourself invisible on Facebook.

Step 1:

Open your Facebook account and tap on the “Hamburger” icon (three horizontal lines) at the top right corner of the screen to open the menu.

tap on horizontal lines

Step 2:

At the bottom of your page, look for the “Settings & privacy” option. Tap on it, and a sub-menu will appear.

tap on settings & privacy1

Step 3:

From the sub-menu, tap “Settings” to go to the main settings page of your Facebook account.

tap on settings

Step 4:

Within the “Audience and Visibility” section, look for the “Active Status” option and tap on it.

tap on active status

Step 5:

Turn off your active status; simply slide the toggle switch to the left. The switch will turn gray, indicating that your active status is disabled.

switch toggle icon

Turn Off Active Status on Facebook From the PC

Step 1:

Open Facebook account on your preferred web browser. At the top right corner of the screen, you’ll see a “Chat/Message” icon. Click on it.

click on message icon

Step 2:

Here you can see a preview of all your sent or received messages. Click on the “Three-dot” icon in the upper right corner of the chat tab. A follow-up menu will open up. Click on “Active Status.”

click on active status

Step 3:

A new window will pop up with settings related to your active status. In this window, you can turn off the active status for all contacts or customize it for specific people or friend lists.  Here we will switch the “Toggle” icon to turn off the active status for all contacts.

shift your toggle icon

Step 4:

Now a confirmation tab will open up; click on “Save.”

click save changes

That’s it! Enjoy your Facebook experience with more privacy. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask. Happy browsing!

Related Read: How to Hide Tagged Photos on Facebook?


Can I be on Facebook without anyone knowing?

You can be on Facebook by turning off active status or chats in advanced settings.

Who searched for me on Facebook?

Facebook doesn’t let other people know who searched for you on Facebook.

Khadija Anwar

Meet Khadija Anwar, an accomplished tech writer with over 500 published write-ups to her name. Her impressive portfolio can be found on the ContentStudio blog, LinkedIn, and the Fiverr platform.

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