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How to close Facebook Messenger

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Would you like to be offline on Facebook Messenger but you don’t know how to do it? Since you installed Facebook Messenger on your smartphone, do you receive lots of notifications that disturb you at any time of the day? Obviously you haven’t had the time to learn more about how the app works yet and therefore you don’t know how to close Facebook Messenger. Well, don’t worry. I’ll take care of giving you a hand.

Take some time off and follow the directions I am about to give you. In no time you will find out how to appear offline in Facebook Messenger (so how to remove the green dot from your name), how to disable application notifications and, if necessary, how to completely disconnect from the service while remaining connected to the application main Facebook.

Whether you have an Android smartphone or an iPhone, follow the instructions below and you will temporarily get rid of Messenger – just what you need when you are at work or busy with something important and you don’t want to be bothered by your friends’ messages. . I assure you that it is an extremely simple procedure to complete. Happy reading and have fun!

How to sign out of Facebook Messenger on Android

How to be inactive on Facebook Messenger for Android

If you are using an Android smartphone and you want to appear as “not available” in the Messenger chat (ie without the green dot next to your name), start the application and press the button Menu you see at the top right (the icon with the three horizontal lines). Then select the tab named Active and move up No the toggle next to your name. Until you reactivate the option, you will continue to receive Facebook chat messages but your contacts will see you without a green dot next to your name.

Disable Facebook Messenger notifications for Android

How to close Facebook Messenger

To disable notifications, go to Messenger settings instead by pressing the icon of thelittle man located at the top right. In the screen that opens, select the item Notifications and sounds, move up No the lever located at the top and choose whether to disable Facebook Messenger notifications for 15 minutes, 1 hour, 8 hours or 24 hours. If you want, from the same screen you can also disable the sounds or vibrations of notifications (when active).

Alternatively you can go to the settings of Android (the gear icon found on the screen with all the apps installed on the smartphone), go to Sound and notifications> App notifications, select the icon Facebook Messenger and activate the function Block. As long as this feature remains active, you will not receive notifications related to Facebook Messenger.

How to log out of Facebook Messenger for Android

How to close Facebook Messenger

Do you want to completely disconnect from Messenger? Unfortunately there is no specific option to do this, but with a quick “trick” you can do it anyway. What you need to do is go to the Settings Android, select the item App (or Applications) from the menu that opens, choose the icon Messenger from the list of apps installed on the phone and press the button Clear data. This will delete all application data, including those relating to your account, so you will be logged out.

Another way to log out of Messenger is to close the application session. To do this, open Facebook (the main app of the social network), presses onhamburger icon located at the top right and select the item Account settings which is at the bottom of the screen that opens. Then, “tap” on the icon Protection, go to the panel of Active sessions and delete the session related to Messenger for Android by pressing the button X placed next to the latter. In some cases the Messenger session is reported as Device type: Unknown, to recognize it, take into consideration theLast Access.

When you reopen Messenger, you will have to log in again and you will have to follow the initial configuration procedure of the app: it will be as if you had just installed it on your smartphone.

How to sign out of Facebook Messenger on iPhone

How to be inactive on Facebook Messenger for iPhone

How to close Facebook Messenger

If you use an iPhone and you want close Facebook Messenger in order to be “unavailable” in the eyes of your friends, start the application, go to the section People (by pressing on the appropriate icon you see below) and select the card Active. Then move up OFF the lever positioned next to your name and that’s it: you will continue to receive Facebook chat messages but you will not have the fateful green dot next to your name.

Disable Facebook Messenger notifications for iPhone

How to close Facebook Messenger

Do you want to turn off Messenger notifications? This can also be done in just a few “taps”. Start the application, go to the tab the (bottom right) and presses on the item Notifications. So move up ON the lever for the option Do not disturb and choose whether to turn off notifications for 15 minutes, 1 hour, 8 hours, 24 hours or until 8.00 the next day. If you want, from the same screen you can also disable notifications sounds and vibrations (when active).

To disable Facebook notifications indefinitely, go to settings iOS (the gear icon located on the home screen), move to the section Notifications, you choose Facebook Messenger and move up OFF the option Allow notifications.

How to log out of Facebook Messenger for iPhone

How to close Facebook Messenger

Not even on the iPhone, alas, is there an option to log out of Facebook Messenger. But don’t worry, even in this case there is a “trick” that allows you to do it quite easily.

All you have to do is open the main app of Facebook, go to the settings menu by pressing onhamburger icon located at the bottom right and select the items Settings And Account settings.

After that you have to go up Protection, select the option Active sessions and close the Facebook Messenger session by pressing on x. If you can’t find the Messenger entry, close all social network sessions except the current one and the computer one.

Note: if you want, you can also end the Facebook Messenger session for iPhone or Android from your computer. All you have to do is connect to Facebook, press the icon of arrow located at the top right (in the blue bar) and select the item Settings from the menu that appears. On the page that opens, select the icon Protection from the left sidebar, click on the item Edit placed next to the wording Devices you signed in from and ends the session relating to Facebook Messenger.