How You Can Appear Offline On Facebook Chat

Facebook Chat does not only allow you to send and receive chat messages, you can also make voice calls and video calls. It is the new way to keep in touch with friends and family members. Although receiving chat messages from Facebook friends can be fun, it can also be distracting as well. These chat messages keeps coming in because they know you are online, however, you are too busy to attend to those messages. With that, most users want to appear offline on Facebook Chat.

Appear Invisible on Chat

The Active Status on Facebook Chat shows your friends when you are active and or have recently been active. In here, we will teach you how to appear offline with three choices to choose from according to your own preferences. Whether to decide who can or can’t see you online, or if you want everyone not to see you online.

Steps on how to be Invisible on Facebook Chat

Time needed: 8 minutes.

Be offline on Facebook Chat, follow the steps below:

  1. Log into your Facebook Account

    Launch your browser and go to facebook.com. Log in to your Facebook account.Log in Facebook Account

  2. Click on the Gear icon

    It is at the Chat box located at the lower right hand corner of your Facebook Homepage. Gear icon

  3. Click on Turn Off Active Status

    Active or Online Status will be Turned Off.


    Appear Offline  On Facebook Chat

  4. Click on Turn Off Active Status for all contacts

    This is the first option. In here, not one of your friends lists or contacts may be able to see you online. You will appear offline to everybody.
    Appear Offline  On Facebook Chat

  5. Click on Turn Off Active Status for all contacts except

    The second option. In here, it simply means who choose who can only see you online. You need to enter their names on the space provided.
    Appear Offline  On Facebook Chat

  6. Click on Turn off Active Status for only some contacts

    The last option. In here, you decide to be offline for a particular person. You need to enter their names on the space provided.
    Turn off Active Status for only some contacts

  7. Click Okay

    This is to confirm your option of choice.
    confirm your option of choice.

After performing the steps above, you will successfully appear offline on Facebook Chat.

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