How to Turn Off Active Status on Snapchat?

by Khadija Anwar
2 minutes
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Hey there! Ready to learn how to become a Snapchat ninja and turn off your active status? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re trying to dodge a persistent friend or simply want some me-time, we’ve got you covered.

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In this quick guide, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to turn off your active status on Snapchat. So, without any delay, let’s get down.

P.S. Want to know how to turn off active status on Facebook?

Steps to Turn Off Active Status on Snapchat

If you’ve enabled your live location, people can see when you were last online. To turn off the active status, you must disable your Snapchat location.

Step 1:

Open your Snapchat account and tap your “Profile” icon in the top left corner. It’s the little ghost that represents your Snapchat identity. This will take you to your profile page.

tap on profile icon in top left corner

Step 2:

Look for the “Gear” icon (Setting icon) in the upper-right corner of your profile page. Tap on it to access the Snapchat settings menu.

tap on setting icon

Step 3:

Tap on “See My Location.”

tap on see my location

Step 4:

On the “See My Location” screen, you’ll see three options: “Ghost Mode,” “My Friends,” and “Select Friends.” To turn off your location completely, tap on “Ghost Mode.”

tap on ghost mode on snapchat

That’s it. By turning off your Snapchat location, you also turned off active status. From now on, your friends won’t be able to see when you are active on Snapchat.

It’s important to note that disabling location on Snapchat will not affect the filters or location-based features within the app. It only hides your precise location from other users.

Now you can enjoy using Snapchat without broadcasting your every move. Stay in control of your privacy, and have fun snapping!

Also Read: How To Know If Someone Has Blocked You On Snapchat?


How long do you stay active on Snapchat?

Your location will go off on Snapchat after 24 hours or as soon as you go into ghost mode.

What happens if you are inactive on Snapchat?

It is assumed that if your account remains inactive for an extended duration, Snapchat will proceed to delete it.

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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