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How to be offline on Facebook from your mobile

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Since you downloaded the Facebook and Messenger apps on your mobile phone, you can no longer do without them: both, in fact, allow you to keep in touch with friends, relatives and colleagues constantly. Just this constant availability, however, leads you, from time to time, to want to be “on your own” and not wanting to be reachable through the famous social network.

So? How do you reach this small space of tranquility? A legitimate question, indeed more. So if you give me a few minutes of your precious free time, I can try to explain it to you. So make yourself comfortable, take your smartphone and find out how to be offline on Facebook from your mobile .

All you have to do is change your status on Facebook / Messenger or, alternatively, you can log out of your Facebook account. And if, instead of being offline for everyone, you want to appear offline only for some users, it will be my pleasure to explain how to proceed even in this case. Find everything explained below, both for what concerns Android and for what concerns iPhone. Enjoy the reading!

How to be offline on Facebook from your mobile: Android

Do you use an Android smartphone and would you like to understand how to be offline on Facebook from your mobile phone in this specific case? Then follow the instructions on what to do that you find below.

Change your status on Facebook

One first thing you can do is change your status on Facebook . Doing it is simple: access Facebook from its official app , press the ☰ button located at the top right, tap on the Settings and privacy> Settings items , scroll the screen and press the word Activity status located in the Privacy section .

Then, move the switch located next to the item Show when you are active to OFF and confirm the operation by pressing the word Disable . That’s all!

In the case of second thoughts, went in the menu settings and privacy> Settings> State of activity and shifts to ON the switch located at the entry shows when you’re active / a .

Log out of Facebook

Log out of Messenger

Another possibility you can consider is to log out of Facebook . This can be done by logging out of the account in the social network app.

To do this, access Facebook from its official app , press the ☰ button and select the Settings and privacy> Settings> Security and access items in the opened menu. Now, tap on the word Show or Show all which is located in correspondence with the item Devices from which you are logged in and press on the word Exit all sessions located at the bottom. Finally, press the Exit button , so as to close all open sessions on your devices with a single touch and disconnect from Facebook.

Alternatively, you can delete all data concerning the Facebook application (so that it does not remember your data and makes you offline), by going to the Settings> Applications / Apps> Messenger> Storage or Memory menu (the item may vary according to the device being used) and pressing the Delete data button .

Change your status on Messenger

Be offline on Messenger

If you want to be offline in the Facebook chat, you can act through Messenger , changing the activity status . The first step you need to take is to start the app , access your account, press on the thumbnail of your profile at the top left and, in the screen that opened, press on the item Activity status .

Then, move the switch located next to the item Show when you are active to OFF and confirm the operation by pressing on the item Disable , in the opened box.

This way you will continue to receive all the messages that other users send you, but for them you will be absent on Messenger. In turn – I want to clarify this – however, I could not view other users online.

In case of second thoughts, press again on your profile photo located at the top left of the main screen of the Messenger application, press on the item Activity status and move the switch located in the item Show when you are active to OFF . Easier than that ?!

Exit Messenger

Log out of Messenger

Another way to go offline on Facebook from your mobile is to log out of Messenger . Unfortunately, at present, there is no specific option that allows you to do this, but there is a solution to achieve the purpose, although it may not be exactly intuitive.

A first option to exit Messenger is to close all open Facebook sessions by acting from the social network app, which I have already described to you in one of the previous chapters (if you have done the operation obviously you don’t have to repeat it). To do this, you need to log in to the account in the official Facebook app , press the ☰ button and select the Settings and privacy> Settings> Security and access items from the opened menu.

Then, you have to press on the Show / Show all item , located next to the Devices from which you are logged in item , press on the word Exit all sessions at the bottom of the screen and confirm your intentions by pressing the Exit button , so as to close with a single touch all open sessions on the devices with which you were logged in and also disconnect from Messenger.

Alternatively, you can clear all Messenger app data saved on your device. Nasta go to the Settings menu > Applications / Apps> Messenger> Storage or Memory (the wording can change according to the device in use) and press the Clear data button , in order to remove all data concerning your Messenger account. Once this is done, Messenger will no longer be able to remember your data and, consequently, will make you offline.

How to be offline on Facebook from your mobile: iPhone

Do you own an iPhone and are you interested in understanding how to be offline from your mobile phone in this case? Then read the instructions on what to do that you find below.

Change your status on Facebook

Facebook iOS activity status

A first operation you can do is to change the status on Facebook by going to the account settings. Keep in mind, however, that by acting on the setting in question, the online status of other users will no longer be viewable (unless you then go to restore everything).

To proceed, access Facebook from its official app , press the button (f) located at the bottom, press the Settings and privacy> Settings> Activity status and move the switch located at the wording Show when you are active to OFF / a . Then confirm your intentions by tapping on the Deactivate item .

If I were to have second thoughts, went in the menu settings and privacy> Settings> State of activity and shifts to ON the switch located at the entry shows when you’re active / a .

Log out of Facebook

Log out of active Facebook sessions

Another option to go offline on Facebook is to log out of your account . Let me tell you how to do this.

To begin with, access Facebook from its official app , tap the button (f) located at the bottom and select the Settings and privacy> Settings> Security and access items from the opened menu.

Now, press on the word Show or Show all , placed in correspondence with the item Devices from which you are logged in and presses on the word Exit from all sessions located at the bottom of the screen. Then confirm your will by pressing the Exit button that appears on the screen, in order to close all active sessions on your devices and be offline on Facebook.

Change your status on Messenger

Hide Messenger activity status

If it is your intention to be offline on Facebook from your mobile by going to act on your status in the Facebook Messenger app for iOS , the first move you need to make is to start the latter, by pressing on the relevant icon on the home screen or in the app Library, then you have to tap on your profile photo located at the top left, on the main screen of the app.

At this point, presses the word Activity status , move the switch at the top to OFF , in correspondence with the item Show your activity status , and confirm the operation by answering Disable to the box that appears in the center of the screen.

By doing so, you will still continue to receive all the messages that other users decide to write to you, but in their eyes you will be absent on Facebook and in turn – keep this in mind – you will no longer be able to view the users connected at the moment.

Obviously, when and if you want, you can always go back online by going back to the section of the Messenger app that I showed you a little while ago and turning the switch located at the top of the screen to ON . Simple, right?

Exit Messenger

Log out of active Facebook sessions

As in the case of Android , also on the iPhone another valid way to be offline on Facebook from the mobile is to disconnect from the chat of the social network.

All you have to do is carry out the steps I described a few lines above (if you haven’t already done them of course). Open, therefore, the Facebook app , press the button (f) located at the bottom and select the items Settings and privacy> Settings> Security and access from the menu that opened.

Once this is done, presses the item Show or Show all , located in correspondence with the item Devices from which you are logged in , tap on the item Exit all sessions located at the bottom of the screen, press the Exit button appeared on the screen and the game it’s done.

How to be offline on Facebook from your mobile by blocking specific users

Messenger

As mentioned at the beginning of the article, if you want to be offline on Facebook from your mobile (and not only) only for certain users you can take the path of blocking. In this specific case, however, keep in mind that the person you are going to act on not only will no longer be able to view your online status on Facebook, but will also be removed from your friendships, will no longer see you among registered users and will no longer see you. not even all your content and activities. In short, the thing is a little more “radical” than what is described in the previous lines.

In light of what has just been said, I therefore suggest you think very carefully before proceeding in this way, since, if you want to retrace your steps, you will have to ask the person in question again for friendship and it is very likely that the latter will ask questions about it (perhaps deciding not to accept this request). don’t tell me I didn’t warn you!

Having said that, if you are interested in carrying out the operation in question, you must start the official Facebook app for Android or iPhone, press on the search bar located at the top, type in it the name of the person to be blocked and select the suggestion correct.

Subsequently, presses the button (…) located under the profile photo of the person you want to block, presses the Block item in the menu that opens and confirms everything, by pressing the Block button .

In addition to this, as I have just indicated, you can block a specific user on Facebook by going to the Messenger app . To do this, first look for the profile of the reference user by pressing, in the main screen of the app, on the symbol of the two men at the bottom.

Then press on the user’s name (at the top) and tap on the word Block in the opened screen. At this point, tap on the item Block [username] on Facebook / Block on Facebook and you will be reported on the Facebook profile by the user: from here you can proceed in the same way as I indicated a few lines above.

If and when you have second thoughts, you can unblock the previously blocked person and possibly re-enter them in your circle of friends on Facebook by following the instructions I gave you in my tutorial on how to unblock a person on Facebook.