4 ways to hide on Facebook Messenger

4 ways to hide on Facebook Messenger
4 ways to hide on Facebook Messenger
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For the sake of peace of mind, you would have liked your contacts on Facebook Messenger not to be necessarily informed of your online presence. Remember that it is possible to do so. You can also hide the list of your active contacts, with simple tricks.

Steps

Method 1 of 4: Hide on Facebook Messenger with a phone

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Step 1. Open the Messenger app

It looks like a blue bubble around a white lightning bolt.

  • If you haven't signed in yet, enter your phone number. Then press To continue then enter your password.
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Step 2. Tap People

You can find this button at the bottom right of your screen.

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Step 3. Press the ONLINE tab

You can find it at the top of your screen, just below the search bar.

  • If you see that the tab IN LINE is blue, do nothing more.
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Step 4. Press the switch

Press the switch in front of your username to toggle it to "off" (left). After this action it will turn gray. Thus, you will no longer appear online although you can still send and receive messages.

When you hide from active users, their status will also be hidden

Method 2 of 4: Hide on Facebook Messenger with the desktop version of Facebook

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Step 1. Visit the Facebook home page

You should be redirected to your news feed.

  • If you are not yet signed in, enter either your email address or your phone number and password. Then select Log in by clicking on it. You will see this option in the upper right corner of your screen.
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Step 2. Click on the Facebook Messenger icon

This icon looks like a white lightning bolt and is located at the top right of the page.

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Step 3. Click on View All in Messenger

You will see this option at the bottom of the drop-down menu that appears.

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Step 4. Click ⚙️

This icon is located at the top left of the page.

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Step 5. Click Settings at the top of the drop-down menu that appears

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Step 6. Click on the green icon at the top of the screen

You should see this icon next to your username. By clicking on it, your status will be hidden in the list Assets of your friends.

Method 3 of 4: Hide your online friends list with a phone

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Step 1. Open the Messenger app

The app icon looks like a blue bubble around a white lightning bolt.

  • If you haven't signed in yet, enter your phone number. After that press To continue then enter your password.
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Step 2. Tap People

Then press the icon IN LINE. You will find this icon below the search bar at the top of your screen. After this action, it will turn blue.

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Step 3. Press the switch to toggle it to "off"

Thus, the list of your active contacts using Facebook Messenger will disappear.

Method 4 of 4: Hide your online friends list with the desktop version of Facebook

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Step 1. Visit the Facebook home page

If you've signed in before, you'll see the most recent news in your News Feed.

  • Enter either your email address or your phone number and password, if you are not yet logged in. Then select Log in by clicking on it. You will see this option in the upper right corner of your screen.
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Step 2. Click ⚙️

This icon is located at the bottom right of the page, more precisely on the right side of the search bar which is located under the chat bar.

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Step 3. Click on Hide Sidebar

By doing so, you will see that the chat bar as well as all the green dots (representing Active) next to the name of your contacts will disappear from the screen.

  • Click the option Instant chat located at the bottom right of the page to reappear the sidebar.

Advice

  • The section Active could reappear, if a new contact is online.

Warnings

  • You cannot hide the section Active without closing the Instant chat in the desktop version of Messenger.

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