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How to be offline on Messenger

How to be offline on messenger

Do not you want your parents, your girlfriend and / or your friends to know when you’re online on Messenger? Well, then you just have to change some settings of the famous Facebook instant messaging platform and become “invisible” in the eyes of your contacts even when you’re online. How do you say? You had already thought about it but you do not know how to be offline on Messenger? You’re lucky, because you just happened to be in the right place (in fact, in the right post), at the right time!

In the next paragraphs, in fact, I’ll explain to you in detail how you can be offline on Messenger even when you’re connected to the popular instant messaging platform, thus hiding the green dot that distinguishes active users at a given time. If, on the other hand, it is your intention to disconnect from your account, you should think of solutions a bit ‘more “drastic” such as disconnect from Messenger or even disable your account. Quiet, in the next few lines I will explain in detail how to do that too.

So, are you ready to start? Perfect! Make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to examine in detail the information below and, more importantly, put it into practice. You will see, following my “tips” you will not have difficulty to be offline on Messenger. Enjoy the reading!

How to be offline on messenger – invisible

How to be offline on messenger

If you want to be offline on Messenger, you can activate the setting that allows you to become “invisible” within the Facebook messaging platform: in doing so, other users will not see the “famous” green dot that distinguishes online users.

To activate the setting in question from your Android or iOS device, first start the Messenger app and tap on the symbol of the two men (on iOS the option is precisely called People) and, in the screen that opens, presses on Active tab which lists all active contacts at a given time.

As you can see, online users – including you! – are marked by the green dot to which I mentioned before. To remove the green dot from your name and then appear offline on Messenger, move the switch next to your name to OFF.

How to be offline on messenger

From now on, other users will always see you offline. The lapel of the coin is that even you can not “spy” others and check when they access Messenger. You can still decide to restore the setting you just changed at any time: to do so, you must always go to the Active tab and move the switch located next to your name back to ON.

Would you like to perform the above procedure from your PC? No problem, even in this case you can be offline on Messenger in a few steps. First connect to the Facebook Messenger login page and log in to your account if you have not already done so. When logged in, click on the gear icon (top left), select the Settings item, move the switch located next to your name to OFF and then click on the item Finish.

From this moment, other users will not know when you’re online and, as I told you earlier, you will not even know when others will be online. Again, though, you can reset the setting by moving the switch next to your name back to ON.

Disconnect from Messenger

How to be offline on messenger

Another solution that you can take to be offline on Messenger is to disconnect from your account. At the time of writing, the Messenger app does not offer a specific function that allows you to do this and, for that reason, you will have to resort to the official Facebook app to disconnect.

If you want to disconnect from Messenger using an Android device, first start the Facebook application, press the symbol (≡) located at the top right and select the items Account Settings> Security and Access from the menu that opens. At this point, go to the Devices section from which you are logged in and press on the Disconnected by all sessions (located at the bottom of the screen) to close in a single tap all the sessions open on your devices and disconnect from Messenger.

How to be offline on messenger

If you have an Android device, you can decide to also take an alternative route, or delete all the data of the Messenger app that are saved on the device: to do this, open the Settings application (to understand, the one with the icon in shape gear) and went to Applications> Messenger.

Then tap on the Archiving (or Memory) option and finally presses the Clear Data button to delete all data regarding your Messenger account. Once the operation is done, Messenger will not “remember” your data any more and will therefore not make you chat online.

How to be offline on messenger

If you want to disconnect from Messenger on an iOS device, start the official Facebook app, press the symbol (≡) and tap the Settings item at the bottom of the screen. In the menu that appears, presses on the account Settings and, in the next screen, you tap on the Protection and access.

Then go to the section Where you logged in and close all active sessions by pressing the button Disconnected from all sessions.

How to be offline on messenger

 

Have you seen that, although the Messenger app does not have a special function that allows you to disconnect, it was not so difficult to complete this operation?

Turn off the Messenger account

How to be offline on messenger

 

If you want to be offline on Messenger, you may also consider disabling your account. To do this, however, you must first disable your Facebook account and then go to the Messenger app to disable the account in the latter (at the time of writing you can not perform this operation on your PC).

Android

To deactivate your Messenger account on Android, start the official application of Facebook, went into its settings by pressing the symbol (≡) located at the top right and, in the screen that opens, presses on the Account Settings item (you find it in the section Assistance and settings).

Now, on the screen that is shown to you, tap on the voice General (the one with the gear icon) and then on the item Manage accounts. Pigia then on the Disable option located next to the Account item, type the password of your account in the relevant field, tap the blue Continue button and follow the instructions that are shown on the screen to complete the procedure to disable the account (you will need to indicate why you are deactivating your account and if you plan to return in the future).

If you do not know a few steps, do not hesitate to read the tutorial in which I explain in depth how to disable a Facebook account: there you will find all the explanations of the case to proceed without problems.

As soon as you have managed to disable your Facebook account, open the Messenger app, tap on your photo that is located in the upper right corner and, in the screen that opens, presses on the entry Privacy and terms (at the bottom). In the next menu, press the Deactivate Messenger item, type your password in the relevant field and tap the Continue button to deactivate the Messenger account.

How to be offline on messenger

If you have to “regret” that you have deactivated your Messenger account, know that you can reactivate it at any time by re-logging in to Facebook.

iOS

On iOS you can proceed with the deactivation of a Messenger account by following the steps similar to those we have already seen on Android. In fact, you need to deactivate your Facebook account and then the Messenger account in the respective apps.

To proceed, then start the Facebook app on your device, access its settings by tapping on the symbol (≡) and, in the screen that opens, presses on the items Settings and Settings of the account. Then go to General> Manage account and, in the screen that opens, presses on the item located in the entry Account.

Then enter the password of your Facebook account in the relevant field and, finally, presses the blue Continue button to start the wizard that will lead you to deactivate the profile. In case of problems or doubts, do not hesitate to read the post in which I explain in detail how to deactivate a Facebook account.

As soon as you have deactivated your Facebook account, you can finally deactivate your account on Messenger: to do so, start the official Messenger application on your device, press on your photo (top left) and on the screen that you see on the screen, tap on the Privacy and conditions (at the bottom).

How to be offline on messenger

At this point all you have to do is press the Deactivate Messenger item, enter your password and press the Continue button to complete the operation. Easier than that ?!

I remind you once again that, if you decide to retrace your steps and reactivate your Messenger account, you will not have to do is re-login to Facebook to reactivate your Messenger account (as well as your Facebook account, of course! ).

How to be offline on messenger