How to Hide Last Active Time or Last Seen Facebook Chat

Hide Active last seen status Facebook
Hide Active last seen status Facebook

Do you know how to hide last active time or last seen on Facebook Chat? Facebook is the most popular platform for sharing photos, videos, stories, advertising, Marketplace, and chatting with family, friends, and beloved abroad. You can chat with your friends and users sending a text, photos, GIFs, voice messages, and video on Facebook Chat window or Facebook Messenger. Once you offline on Facebook and come online again then your users can see your last seen or active time stamp on the FB Chat window.

If someone sends you a message when you read it then the sender will receive seen status like “Seen icon with Time AM/PM”. It will reveal your availability on Facebook. So, if you want to hide this option from Facebook, then you have to remove Hide yourself from both Last Active & Last Seen timestamp.

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What to do to hide Last Seen on Facebook?

There is no specific feature on Facebook to hide your from others except Turn off Chat function. But when you are doing so the message sender will get the Last seen timestamp for the sent text. We have found out some of the tricks for this for both smartphones and Desktop users. So here are how the tricks which enable you to seen FB Chat without appearing online or hide your last active or last seen timestamps.

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How to Hide Last Active & Last Seen Time on Facebook Chat

As I said above there is no in-built function available in the settings to hide last active or last seen status timestamp on Facebook. But we are going to use Extension/Add on for Chrome/Firefox web browsers and our Mobile device a free App. Let’s start with step by step way for all methods:

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How to Hide Last Active Time or Last Seen on Facebook on Desktop

Here we will show you how to hide last seen or last active time on the Facebook chat window on your computer in the below-given ways. If you are using Extension or Add on for both Google Chrome and Firefox browsers:

Use Unseen-Chat Privacy on Google Chrome Extension 

If you want to add unseen chat privacy extension to your Chrome browser from the Google web tools in the following steps:

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser and click on Unseen Chat Privacy Extension to download  and install it
  2. Once the Installation finished than an Eye icon will get appear it the top right corner of your browser
  3. Go to the top right side and click on the Eye icon next to the URL bar to get more options
    • Delivery Receipts Block option
    • Block the Seen option
    • To Block the Last active indicator
    • Next Block Typing indicator and two more
  4. Just click to select all the Four Features as well as Last Active it will hide your Last seen time indicator on Facebook
  5. To this extension on your Facebook Messenger.com then click to select the Last option
Unseen Chat Privacy Extension
Unseen Chat Privacy Extension
Unseen Chat Privacy Add to Chrome
Unseen Chat Privacy Add to Chrome
Add Extension
Add Extension
Unseen chat Privacy has been added to Chrome
Unseen chat Privacy has been added to Chrome
Tick the Check boxes you Hide last Active time and last seen
Tick the Checkboxes you Hide last Active time and last seen

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Use the Message Seen Disable for Facebook Addon on Mozilla Firefox browser

If you are using the Mozilla Firefox browser and want to hide your last seen on Facebook. Then you will need to use the message seen disable for Facebook addon in the following give steps:

  1. First, open Mozilla Firefox browser
  2. Then Download and Install the Message Seen Disable for Facebook Addon
  3. Once Addon successful installed then you will get a Facebook icon on the browser on the URL bar
  4. After that, it is activated now just open Facebook and read all the message you want to hide your last seen
Click to Add-ONS to Add to Firefox button
Click to Add-ONS to Add to Firefox button
Press the Add in the Pop-up Window
Press the Add in the Pop-up Window
Facebook icon Added to in the top right side
Facebook icon Added to in the top right side
Facebook Message Seen Disable Installed
Facebook Message Seen Disable Installed

Note: Keep remembers one thing that this extension will not hide your Last Active Timestamp. If you want to do that then you will need to Turn off Chat on Facebook to hide your last active timestamp.

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 Use the ‘AdBlock Plus’ Chrome Extension & Firefox Addon:

The extension of AdBlock Plus is available for both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browser. This is the best and simple method to hide Last Seen and Last Active time for yourself on Facebook. Let’s show you in the following steps to how to do it:

  1. Open your Firefox or Google Chrome browser
  2. Next Download & Install AdBlock Plus extension for Chrome or Addon for Firefox
  3. The icon of the Adblock Plus will appear next to the URL bar
  4. Click on the Adblock plus icon
  5. Select the Setting or Gear icon from the window when pop-up
  6. After that, you will redirect to an Adblock plus page
  7. Scroll down and select the Start Writing My Filter List to insert a filter on a URL
  8. Next click on the Whitelisted Websites option
  9. Now you will need to add this URL: “https://*-edge-chat.facebook.com”, to the Filter list
  10. Then click the Add Website option
Go to Adblock Plus Extension and click Add to Chrome option
Go to Adblock Plus Extension and click Add to Chrome option
Select Add Extension option in the Pop-up window
Select Add Extension option in the Pop-up window
Installation Successful!
Installation Successful!
Go to Settings of Adblock Plus by Clicking Gear icon
Go to Settings of Adblock Plus by Clicking Gear icon
Select the Whitelisted Websites and Enter the given link
Select the Whitelisted Websites and Enter the given link

If you want to add the Adblock Plus then you will need to click on the + Add to Firefox option.

Adblock Plus and Add to Firefox
Adblock Plus and Add to Firefox

Once you have done then you will be able to hide your last seen to anyone on Facebook. Let start with the above method and enjoy the feature of hiding last seen.

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How to Hide Facebook, Viber, and WhatsApp Last Seen Status on Android

This method is for Android users to hide their last seen status for other users and friends. They must use other messaging applications on their mobile devices, like Viber and WhatsApp. So they can hide their last seen status to their friends. That means they can read all the messages without appearing in their last seen timestamp. If you also among them and want to how to do it then you will need the download an app from the Google play store on your Android device. Let’s scroll down the steps to do it.

Steps to Using the Application:

  1. Go to your Google play store on your android device
  2. Find and tap on the Unseen-No last seen or read the application
  3. Download and Install the app
  4. Tap to open the Application
  5. Next, allow the Accessibility permissions
  6. Tap to On this App for Facebook, Viber, & WhatsApp
  7. Finally, start to read all your messages you want to hide your last seen for them
How to Hide Facebook, Viber, and WhatsApp Last Seen Status on Android
How to Hide Facebook, Viber, and WhatsApp Last Seen Status on Android

Now you can easily hide your last Active time or Last Seen on Facebook Chat with using the above tools and extension on your Computers and Mobile devices.

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How to Hide and Turn Off Active Status on Facebook on New and Classic Design

Let’s show the easiest way to turn off or hide active status on Facebook without any third party like adblocker etc. The method is very short and simple to do it. There are two versions of Facebook the new design and the classic design. However, I will teach you the procedure on both.

Classic Facebook Design

Here are the following instructions to turn off or hide active status on the Old or Classic Facebook version:

  1. Visit Facebook.com with any browser
  2. Go the Chat section at the bottom right side
  3. Select the Settings Gear icon
  4. Now select the Turn off active Status,
  5. Select Turn off Active Status from the prompted window
  6. Then click Okay option
Open Facebook Classic, Select Chat Setting Gear, & Turn off Active Status
Open Facebook Classic, Select Chat Setting Gear, & Turn off Active Status
Select Bubble Next Turn Off Active status among Three and Okay option
Select Bubble Next Turn Off Active status among Three and Okay option

After that, your status will appear offline to your Facebook Friends if you are online or offline on Facebook. So you will friends and others will not see your active status now in the contact list. They might see last active status days ago and or not at all.

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New Facebook Design

  1. Using Facebook design Go to Chat section
  2. Select the More or Three dots options next to the Contacts option
  3. Now select Turn Off Active Status option
  4. That’s it you are on the right way
  5. Select Turn off Active Status from the prompted window
  6. Then click Okay option
Open Facebook New Design, Select Three-dots Option Next to Contact, & Turn off Active Status
Open Facebook New Design, Select Three-dots Option Next to Contact, & Turn off Active Status
Select Bubble Next Turn Off Active status among Three and Okay option
Select Bubble Next Turn Off Active status among Three and Okay option

So the above steps reveal how to turn off active status on Facebook.com’s new design.

How to Turn Off and Hide Active Status on Messenger

The users of the Facebook Messenger app can turn off and hiding their active status in a very simple way than you think. Before going to do that you must install or using the latest version of Messenger on your mobile or Smartphone device. Let’s follow these steps to do that.

  1. Tap to Open the Messenger App on your Mobile device
  2. Select your Profile icon from the top of your screen
  3. Tap on the Active Status in the Profile Settings page
  4. Tap to Disable the Toggle hide or turn off Active Status on Messenger
  5. Tap Turn OFF again from the pop up on your screen to confirm your action

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Frequently Ask Questions by People

Here are some of the frequently ask a question by peoples with we shortly replied for your information and guidance.

How do you hide you are recently active on Facebook?

You can turn on or off your active status in Facebook Messenger if the following steps:

  1. Open your Facebook Messenger App
  2. Log into your account with your credentials
  3. Next tap on the Chats
  4. Then Tap on you Profile photo in the left side
  5. Select Active Status option
  6. Tap on the Toggle to Turn off or On your Active Status on messenger
  7. Next tap to Confirm your Turn on or Turn Off your status according to your choice

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How do I hide my last seen on Facebook Messenger Android?

If you want to hide your last seen on Facebook Messenger on your Android device then follow the below steps:

  1. Go to the All button and Active option above the Search bar at the top
  2. Next, tap on the Active Button
  3. You will see your Name and a Switch option beside it
  4. Tap to Slide the switch to the left side to Turn off
  5. It will hide or turn off your last seen Feature on a Facebook messenger app

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How To Disable Facebook Last Active Status On Messenger

To disable Facebook last active status on Messenger is very simple. You can activate the invisible mode on Facebook to hide your active status.

Go to the Messenger App and tap profile photo, then tap to Turn off or On your Active Status on messenger. Tap on the Toggle to Turn off or On your Active Status on messenger. Next tap to Confirm your Turn on or Turn Off your status according to your choice.

How to hide my last active time on Messenger

You can hide your last active time on the Messenger App. tap profile photo, then tap to Turn off or On your Active Status on messenger. Tap on the Toggle to Turn off or On your Active Status on messenger. Next tap to Confirm your Turn on or Turn Off your status according to your choice.

How do I turn my active status on or off on Facebook

You can Turn your active status on or off on Facebook from your Facebook.com on new and classic design both. You can also use the AdBlock Plus’ Chrome Extension on Firefox, Facebook Addon on Mozilla Firefox, & Use Unseen-Chat Privacy on Google Chrome Extension. The detailed methods for turn-on off of Facebook Active Status share with you and read the post from the start to the end to learn how to do it.

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Conclusion

It is very interesting to note that FB messaging did not all-time work like this. Back in the day, the last seen timestamp was not available. When the Facebook Messenger app separates and is developed as an independent application, the last online timestamp wants not implemented. 

While the users of the browser still had to deal with it, FB Messenger users didn’t.  Then all of a sudden users started seeing the last seen time their friends were online. It did not look like a big deal at the time, but more and more concern about privacy policies were made public, this activity function also got plenty of blame.

It displayed not so much for what information, but mostly because it showed once again that FB developers seem to care a little bit about what users say and what they ask for. New functions and polices may be regularized overnight with none the wiser. No one asks anything for approvals, all the things just change, and the users or people are left to roll with the times.

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