How to Hide Last Seen, Active Status on Messenger

Messenger Last Seen online active status feature lets users see the most recent time other people were online on the app and whether they’re currently using the platform. As convenient as this may be for some users, it’s a major privacy concern for others. Hiding your online status is the first logical step to protecting your privacy on Messenger.

However, note that after hiding your Messenger Last Seen status, you also won’t be able to see your contacts’ online status. You can be betrayed by the Messenger app. Yes, it shows the online status or last seen on Messenger time to your friend, when you are not replying to your friend, results in a brawl or a breakup. To avoid this kind of situation you can simply hide the last seen feature.

Last Seen is a privacy feature first introduced by all the famous messenger services to know the online status of one user to another user

This privacy feature in Messenger is also available with other famous messengers like Whatsapp. You can now also become invisible by using the steps mentioned on this page to hide your last seen online status on Messenger

How to Hide Messenger Last Seen on Mobile

If you also use Facebook Messenger on your phone, you’ll need to login to the Messenger app to hide active status there as well, it’s super easy to do on the app. 

1. Open the app, then look for your profile icon in the upper-left corner of the screen. 

2. Click your icon, then look for “Active Status” below the option for dark mode. 

3. Tap this option, then slide the toggle off. Unlike on desktop, you won’t get the option to control how your active status works; it’s purely an on or offsetting. 

4. Slide it off and you’re good to go. 

Do not forget to repeat the process for any device you have Messenger installed on.

How to Hide Last Seen Active Status On Facebook

If you use the Facebook app or web version of it and want to hide your last seen or active status. Just follow the below steps to protect your privacy and hide the last seen feature on the Facebook web version.

1. Login to your Facebook account on the Web browser in desktop mode.

2. Scroll to the chat head and select the setting option and Turn off Activate Status

Now you have successfully hidden your last seen online status. Your friends will not be able to see your online status and last seen time.

Turn on AirPlane Mode

The second way to hide your last seen on Messenger while appearing offline involves Airplane Mode. You turn on Airplane Mode, and it lets you read a message without appearing online. This way, your last recorded online time on WhatsApp is the one before you turned on Airplane Mode. This is a pretty cool feature, except that it prevents you from receiving new messages while it’s on.

The Airplane method helps you to chat on Messenger without appearing online. Feel free to use the quick reply option when you know the person will continue sending more texts your way if they believe you’re online. If there’s a single text you need answered but want to avoid being seen online, you can always turn on Airplane Mode.

How to Enable Last Seen in Facebook.

Follow the same five steps as above. Instead of selecting nobody, you select contacts or everyone option. Selecting ‘contacts’ will let the people on your contact list, you’ll see the last seen option.

If you select the ‘’ Public option, anybody having your phone number can see the last seen time. In conclusion, hiding this privacy feature may solve many problems with your friends and loved ones. Thus you can hide or enable last seen on Facebook.

The only disadvantage to doing this is that you may also be preventing yourself from checking the ‘last active’ status of your offline friends.

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