How to Use Facebook in “Stealth Mode” by Hiding Your Online Status

WANT to use Facebook without anyone knowing you’re logged in? There is an easy way to do this.

It’s possible to hide your “active status” – the little green light that appears next to your profile picture when you’re online.

You can hide your online status in Facebook Messenger

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You can hide your online status in Facebook MessengerPhoto credit: AFP

What is Facebook Active Status?

Facebook and Messenger use active status to indicate whether you are online or not.

It’s a green dot that lights up next to your profile picture when you’re online or recently active.

That way your friends can tell if you’re around or not and give them an idea of ​​how quickly you might reply to a post or message.

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Active status is activated when you open the Facebook or Messenger apps or log into the service using a web browser.

It is possible to hide your online status so that others do not know when you are surfing.

Can I turn off active status?

You can disable active status on Facebook and Messenger in their respective apps.

However, disabling active status on one service does not automatically disable it on the other.

According to Facebook, “When you turn off active status, you appear still active or recently active in all other places you use Facebook or Messenger, unless you turn active status off in those places as well.”

That means you need to turn it off on Facebook and Messenger on every device you use those services on.

How to turn off active status in Messenger

iPhone

  1. Out of

    chattap yours profile pic top left.

  2. Beat Active status.
  3. Tap next to Show when you’re active turn on or off.
  4. Beat turn on or Turn off to confirm your choice.

Android

  1. Out of

    chattap yours profile pic top left.

  2. Beat Active status.
  3. Use the switch at the top of the screen to rotate yours Active status on or off.
  4. Beat Turn off to confirm that you are deactivating your active status.

How to disable active status on Facebook

iPhone

  1. On the bottom right of Facebook, tap

    .

  2. Scroll down and tap Settings and Privacythen tap settings.
  3. Beat Active status.
  4. Tap next to Show when you’re active to toggle your active status on or off.

Android

  1. Tap at the top right of Facebook

    .

  2. Scroll down and tap Settings and Privacythen tap settings.
  3. Beat Active status.
  4. Tap next to Show when you’re active to toggle your active status on or off.
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If you disable active status on desktop, it will be hidden when accessing either Facebook or Messenger.

  1. Click on Facebook at the top right

    .

  2. Next to chatclick

    above.

  3. click Active statusthen click

    to toggle your active status on or off.

  4. click Save on computer.

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