How to Be Invisible on Facebook and Messenger

Invisible Facebook

Do you how to Be Invisible on Facebook and Social media does not always have to be so social. Let’s show how to make yourself invisible on Facebook from all devices using Facebook web PC or Mac, Android, iOS, and Messenger. The Facebook social network is best for connecting with family, friends, and world community interacting with their sharing posts, or through using the conversation on chat function in real-time.

But sometimes you just want to browse in incognito mode. In this situation, you can change the status of the “Available” notification in the chat function to go offline and your status will get invisible in the chat list. it’s very simple to do just scroll down to the instructions below and some tips.

Warring: When your status is offline, your action will be still active when you comment or like on other friends’ posts. If need to avoid such activity to demonstrate your online activities.

Tip: If you want to be invisible to your FB friends, there are more sophisticated methods to make it impossible for people to find you on Facebook at all.

How to Appear Offline on Facebook Using a Computer or Mac

Once you are on Facebook or Facebook Messenger, then your friends or users may know you are online and think it is the best time to contact or message. If you want to appear offline on Facebook. When you change your active status off, you will still receive FB messages, and they will be sent to your inbox to read those messages and notifications later on.

Appear Offline on Facebook from Messenger icon

  • Launch Facebook.com with any web browser on your Computer
  • Click on the Messenger icon from the top right corner
  • Select the Three-dots or Options
  • Click on the Turn Off Active Status option
  • Choose an option from the Turn Off Active Status window that appears:
  • select Turn Off active status for all contacts: If you do not want to be disturbed by anyone
  • Choose to Turn off active status for all contacts except In case you do not wish to be disturbed by various people, but want to be available to a few. You can designate friends who can view your online status.
  • Select Turn Off active status for only some contacts if there are only a few people to whom you prefer to remain incognito.
  • Click on Okay when you have made your selection. Your active status remains off until you turn it back on.
Open Facebook.com and Select the Messenger icon
Open Facebook.com and Select the Messenger icon
Select the Three-dots or Options
Select the Three-dots or Options
Click on the Turn Off Active Status option
Click on the Turn Off Active Status option
Choose Turn Off Active Status for All Contacts
Choose Turn Off Active Status for All Contacts

How to Get Offline on Facebook from Contacts

Here are these steps to go offline on Facebook.com from your Facebook contact pane of home page right side down:

  • Navigate Facebook.com
  • From the Homepage select the Three-dots or options from right side of contacts
  • Then select the Turn Off Active status option
  • Now choose the option from Active Status windows “Turn off active status for all contact, or for all contacts except, or for only some contacts.”
  • Finally, click on Okay button to confirm your action.
Select three-dots or options from Contacts pane right side
Select three dots or options from the Contacts pane right side
Select the Turn Off Active Status option
Select the Turn Off Active Status option
Choose Turn Off Active Status for All Contacts
Choose Turn Off Active Status for All Contacts

How to Get Offline on Facebook Using Facebook Old Version

  1. Launch Facebook.com on your computer
  2. Open the Chat Windows at the bottom right side
  3. Select the Settings option or “Gear” icon
  4. Click on Turn Off Active option
  5. Select one of the options as you want to “Turn off active status for all contact, or for all contacts except, or for only some contacts.”
  6. Click Okay button
Select the Settings Gear icon and Turn off Active Status option
Select the Settings Gear icon and Turn off the Active Status option
You are now Appear offline on Facebook
You are now Appear offline on Facebook

Your status will be offline until you change it back to online.

How to Appear Offline on Facebook Using an Android and iOS

You can manage whether you appear online or offline using the Facebook apps on Android and iOS. Then here are the below ways to do it.

How to Appear Offline on Facebook App Using Android Phone

  • Open Facebook App on Android
  • Tap on the Menu or Three Lines at the top right corner
  • Scroll down and tap on Settings & Privacy option
  • Tap on Settings option
  • Scroll down to the Audience and Visibility Section (Privacy Section) and tap on Active Status
  • Tap the toggle next to Show when you’re active to turn it off.
  • Press Turn Off to confirm your action

This turning off option will make you invisible to your friends and the rest of the world on Facebook using it on Android.

Open Facebook, Go to Setting & Privacy, Settings, and Select Active Status
Open Facebook, Go to Setting & Privacy, Settings, and Select Active Status
Disable the Toggle and Tap Turn Off option
Disable the Toggle and Tap Turn Off option

How to Appear Offline Facebook Status Using iOS

In this method to turn your status off from active status on Facebook, follow the instructions below.

  1. Tap on the Facebook App from iOS device
  2. Tap Menu or three lines in the lower-right corner
  3. Scroll down and tap “Settings & Privacy”
  4. Now tap on Settings
  5. Scroll down to the Audience and Visibility Section (Privacy Section) and tap on Active Status
  6. Tap on the toggle next to “show when you are active” to turn it off
  7. Select the Turn Off option to confirm your action

The option will disable your active status on the iOS device and you will go offline and invisible to your friends and family.

How to Go Offline on the Facebook Messenger App

In this case, make sure your friends do not see you on Facebook, you will be required to go radio silent on Facebook Messenger as well.

How to Offline on Facebook Messenger on Android app

  1. Open Messenger App
  2. Tap on Profile picture at the right top corner
  3. Now tap on Active Status within your profile.
  4. Select Toggle next to Show when you’re active turn it off
  5. Finally, tap on Turn off to confirm your action
Open Messenger App, Select Profile pic, Active Status and Disable Toggle
Open Messenger App, Select Profile pic, Active Status and Disable Toggle
Select to Turn Off to confirm your action
Select to Turn Off to confirm your action

Your status goes offline in messenger following the above steps.

Note: Once you go invisible or turn off Active Statu on Facebook, you can still be able to send text messages and participate in conversations or chats you already had going.

How to Offline on Facebook Messenger on iSO

  1. Open your Facebook Messenger App on iOS
  2. Tap on Upper-right side corner on Profile Picture
  3. Select Active (It will show you as Active Status).
  4. Tap on the toggle next to “Show when you’re active” turn it off
  5. Confirm your action by tapping on Turn off position

Note: You are still able to send messages if the app is in offline mode.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, you can need to browse Facebook but don’t want to show it online. Somewhere at work, school, or busy in the event. You can hide and go invisible while enjoying the invisible mode to browse. However, you need to make use of multiple devices.

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