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How to go offline on Facebook

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How to go offline on Facebook: It’s been a few days since you signed up for Facebook and you can’t take it anymore: all the fault of your friends who constantly call you in chat. You, in order not to sound rude, never deny an online chat with them, but by doing so you waste a lot of precious time that you could use in a much more productive way. Sorry if I ask, but have you ever thought of go offline on Facebook?

No, I’m not telling you to unplug your router and disconnect from the Internet; I am simply suggesting that you set your status to “offline” so that your friends will not be able to see the green dot which allows them to understand when you are connected to the social network. How do you say? Did you totally ignore this possibility? Well … not anymore!

If you give me a few minutes of your free time, I can show you how to be offline on Facebook by making you “invisible” on Messenger, logging out of your account or deactivating it. Would you like to deepen the subject? Yup? Very good! Let’s not waste any more time then: make yourself comfortable, concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, implement the “tips” that I will give you. I wish you happy reading!

Change your status on Messenger

One way to go offline on Facebook is that of change status on Messenger: if you are offline in chat, in fact, you will automatically be offline on the social network. It is good to clarify one thing before explaining how to proceed: by changing the setting in question, you too will no longer be able to see who is online on Facebook (unless you decide to retrace your steps and be online again). Having made this necessary clarification, we can take action!

Android

To change your Facebook connection status on Android, start theMessenger app, log in to your account (if necessary), press on your profile picture located at the top right, tap on the item Availability (next to the symbol of green dot) and, in the screen that opens, move up OFF the switch located next to the item Yup and answer Deactivate to the question that appears on the screen.

In case of second thoughts, go back to the Messenger settings menu, tap on the item Availability, move up ON the switch located in correspondence with the item No And that’s it.

If any steps are not clear to you, you can always consult the guide in which I explain in more detail how to be offline on Messenger.

iOS

To change Messenger’s online status to iOS, start theofficial app of the well-known messaging service, log in to your account (if you have not already done so), tap on your profile picture located at the top left, presses on the item Availability and, in the screen that opens, move up OFF the switch located next to the item Availability and finally answer Deactivate to the question that appears on the screen.

In case you have second thoughts, you can restore the vision of the online status by going back to the Messenger settings menu, then pressing on the item Availability and moving up ON the switch located in correspondence with the item Availability.

Would you like to deepen the topic to better understand how to be offline on Messenger and, consequently, on Facebook? Take a look at the tutorial I just linked to: there you will find lots of other information that will certainly be useful to you.

PC

Also from PC it is possible to change the connection status to Facebook through Messenger: to proceed, connect to Messenger login page, log in to your account (if you have not already done so), press the icon ofgear (top left), select the item Settings from the menu that opens, move up OFF the switch located next to the Your name and, to conclude, click on the item end.

In case you want to restore the setting you just changed, go back to the Messenger settings and move to ON the switch located near the Your name. If you want to deepen the subject and get more information on how to be offline on Messenger, please read the guide that I have already published on the blog.

Alternatively you can act directly from Facebook, by accessing the home page of the social network, by logging in to the latter (if necessary), by clicking on the icon of the gear located at the bottom right of the chat bar and selecting the item Disable chat from the menu that opens. After that, you will be able to choose disable chat for all contacts (and therefore be offline for everyone), disable chat for all contacts except those selected or disable chat only for some contacts.

Log out of Facebook

Another solution you can take to be offline on Facebook is log out of your account. Let’s find out how to proceed both on smartphones and tablets and on computers.

Android

If you want to disconnect from Facebook by acting on a device Android, start his first official app, log in to your account (if required), press the symbol (≡) located at the top right, select the items Settings and privacy> Settings> Security and access and go to the section Devices you signed in from. To disconnect, then, press on the voice Other… and tap the button first Log out of all sessions located at the bottom and then on the button Go out, in such a way as to close all open sessions on your devices in one fell swoop.

If you want, you can disconnect from Facebook by acting directly from the settings of your Android device: open the application Settings (the icon ofgear located on the Home screen), go to App (or Applications)> Facebook, tap on the option Memory (or Archiving) and, finally, presses the button Clear data. By doing so, the data concerning your access to Facebook on the device will be removed and, if you are not connected on other devices, you will be offline (to access Facebook from the Android device from which you are disconnected you will have to log in again).

Do you want to have some more information on how to disconnect from Facebook? All you have to do is consult the guide I have just linked to you: I’m sure it will be of great help.

iOS

To log out of Facebook by acting as a iPhone or a iPad, start theofficial Facebook app, presses on the symbol ofHamburger (≡) located at the bottom right, select the items Settings and privacy> Settings> Security and access, presses on the voice Other… present in the section Devices you signed in from and, to complete the operation, first presses the button Log out of all sessions which is at the bottom and then on Go out. Et-voila! By logging out of Facebook you will be offline for your contacts.

If any steps are not clear to you, take a look at the tutorial where I explain in more depth how to disconnect from Facebook.

PC

To log out of Facebook on PC, linked to the login page of the social network, log in to your account, press the symbol (▾) located at the top right (on the blue Facebook bar), select the item Settings from the menu that opens, click on the item Security and access (next to the logo of the policeman badge located on the left sidebar).

At this point, click on the item Other… present in the section Where are you logged in and finally click on the link Log out of all sessions and confirm the operation by pressing the blue button Go out.

If you want to get more information on how to disconnect from Facebook, take a look at the guide I published on the blog.

Deactivate the Facebook account

If you want to be offline on Facebook you can also consider the possibility of deactivate your account, at least temporarily. The deactivation procedure should not be confused with that of cancellation which, on the other hand, can be irreversible: by deactivating your account, you will simply take a “break” from the social network and not be online, but you can still reactivate it at any time by logging into your account again. Are you wondering how to proceed? Let me explain it to you.

Android

To deactivate your Facebook account on Android, start his official app, log in to your account (if necessary), press the symbol (≡) located at the top right and, in the screen that opens, tap on the items Settings and Privacy> Settings> Personal Information> Manage Accounts.

Then tap on the item Deactivate located in correspondence with the wording Account, type the password of your Facebook account in the appropriate text field, presses the button Keep it going and follow the instructions on the screen indicating the reason why you are deactivating your account and if you plan to reactivate it in the future, in order to complete the deactivation procedure.

If any of the steps are not clear to you, take a look at the deepening in which I explain in greater detail how to deactivate a Facebook account. To reactivate your Facebook account, however, you simply need to log in again.

iOS

The procedure by which you can deactivate your Facebook account on iOS is practically the same that I showed you in the chapter on Android: then start theofficial Facebook app, log in to your account (if required), tap on the symbol (≡) located at the bottom right and, in the screen that opens, presses on the items Settings and Privacy> Settings> Personal Information> Manage Accounts.

Finally, press on the item Deactivate, type the password with which you access your Facebook account in the text field of the same name, tap the button Keep it going and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the deactivation procedure (you simply have to indicate why you are deactivating your account and if you plan to reactivate it in the future).

For more information on how to deactivate a Facebook account, take a look at the guide I just linked to. If, on the other hand, you want to reactivate your Facebook account, all you have to do is log in again.

PC

You want to deactivate your Facebook account by acting directly from PC? For starters, connect to Facebook, log in to your account, click on the symbol (▾) located at the top right, select the item Settings from the menu that opens and click on the link Edit located at the entry Manage accounts present in the new page that has opened.

Now, locate the section Deactivate your account located below, click on the link Deactivate your account, type the password of your account in the appropriate text field, click on Keep it going and complete the procedure by indicating why you are deactivating the account and if you intend to reactivate it in the future (operation that you can do simply by logging in to Facebook again).

If you would like more information on how to deactivate a Facebook account, please read the in-depth analysis that I have just linked to you.