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How to see last Messenger login

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In the past few days, you have contacted a friend of yours via Facebook Messenger and you have not yet received an answer, so you would like to know if there is a system to understand when the person you contacted last entered the service, so as to find out if he has ignored you or, more simply, has not yet been able to read the message. If this is the case, know that it is feasible: there is, in fact, a special Messenger function that allows you to find out the date and time of a user’s last access.

How do you say? Would you like me to explain how it can be used? No problem. If you take a few minutes of your time to read this tutorial, I can show you, in a simple but not so detailed way, how to see the last login on Messenger acting both from smartphone / tablet and from computer.

Then? How about finally putting the chatter aside and starting to get busy? Yup? Great! Position yourself comfortably, take a few moments just for yourself and follow the instructions below. I am sure that, in the end, you will be able to tell yourself very happy and satisfied with what you have learned. Let it bet?

How to see the latest Facebook Messenger login

You are interested in understanding how to see the last login on Facebook Messenger? Then put into practice the instructions in the chapters below: it is a very simple operation to perform and that you can perform either by smartphone and tablet that gives computer.

Smartphones and tablets

Activity status on iPhone Messenger

If you want see the last access on Messenger from smartphone or tablet, you can use the official app of the service available for both Android that for iOS. The first step you need to take is to take your device, unlock it, access the home screen and select theicon from Messenger (the one with the white background and the blue balloon), in order to start it. Then log into your account (if necessary), as I explained to you in my guide on the subject.

At this point, select the icon with i two men located at the bottom of the display: in the new screen that is shown to you, you can view all your active or recently active contacts on Messenger. Contacts who are currently online are marked with a green dot, next to the profile picture, while those who are not using the service but were recently active are marked with the label [N] min, which reports how long ago they were operational.

If in the current screen you cannot find the name of the user you are interested in, carry out a direct search: to do so, tap on the search field located at the top of the display, type the first name of the person of your interest and select the suggestion relevant. After doing this, the chat screen will open. At the top, under the name of the person in question, you will find their last login.

If by proceeding as I have just indicated you are unable to see the activity status of any of your contacts, it is evidently because you have not enabled the functionality in question, which is practically an indispensable operation in this sense. To fix it, select the your profile picture at the top left of the Messenger screen, tap on the item Status of activity and carry on ON the switch Show when you are active.

If then, despite having enabled the activity status, you still do not see the last access of some of your contacts, consider the hypothesis that they may have disabled the possibility of making this information visible. In this specific case, there is nothing you can do to find out when the contact of your interest last accessed the service, sorry.

Computer

Activity status on Web Messenger
Activity status on Web Messenger

You use Messenger from computer and would like to understand how to view the last login through the web version of the service? So, to begin with, open the browser that you usually use from your computer to browse online (eg. Chrome), go to the Messenger home page and log into your account (if necessary).

At this point, click on the button with thegear located at the top left, select the item Active contacts from the menu that appears and click on contact name of your interest from the list that is shown to you. Alternatively, you can do a direct search by typing the user’s name in the search field present in the main Messenger screen and then clicking on suggestion relevant.

After doing this, you will be able to view the information relating to the last login on the right side of the screen (the one dedicated to chat), just below the person’s name, at the top. To be precise, if the contact is online you will find written Active on Messenger, otherwise you will find the wording Active N m ago.

If you are unable to view information relating to the activity status of all your contacts, it is evidently because you have not yet enabled the functionality in question. If you do not, you will not be able to see the last access of other users in turn. To fix it, click on the button with thegear located at the top left, select the item Settings from the menu that appears, bring up ON the switch that you find next to the item Show your activity status and click on the item end.

If you continue to not be able to see the last access of some of your contacts, it is evidently because they have not activated the function that allows you to make their last access visible for their account. If this is the way it is, I’m sorry to tell you but there is nothing you can do to get the information you need.

How not to show Messenger last login

For completeness of information, it seems only right to explain to you how not to show the last login on Messenger, in such a way as to prevent other contacts who use the famous Facebook home messaging service from knowing if you are online or not (or in any case when was the last time you used the service). Below, you will find explained how to do it, both from smartphone / tablet that gives computer.

Smartphones and tablets

Activity status on iPhone Messenger
Activity status on iPhone Messenger

If you want to hide your last login on Messenger by acting as smartphone or tablet, the first step you need to take, after starting the Messenger app for Android or iOS and after logging into your account, is to press the your profile picture located at the top left of the main screen.

Next, find the wording Status of activity, press on it and bring up OFF the switch that you find next to the item Show when you are active. Then confirm your desire to disable the functionality in question by tapping the button Deactivate in the screen that is shown to you on the display, and that’s it!

But keep in mind that, as I had anticipated in the previous linesBy hiding the last login on Messenger, you will no longer be able to view the activity status of others. In any case, this is always a reversible situation. For more details, I refer you to reading my guide dedicated specifically to how to remove access on Messenger.

Computer

Web Messenger last login deactivation
Web Messenger last login deactivation

Now let’s see how to disable the last login using Messenger from computer, to be precise through the web version of the service. The first thing you need to do, after visiting the Messenger home page and after logging into your account (if necessary), is to click on the icon with thegear which is located at the top left. Then, select the item Settings from the menu that appears.

In the window that you see appear at this point, bring up OFF the switch located in correspondence with the wording Show your activity status and click on the entry end, to confirm and apply the changes made. Done!

I would like to inform you, then, that you can hide the last access also by acting on the Facebook website: to do this, connect to the social network home page and log into your account (if necessary), following the instructions I gave you in my guide on how to log into Facebook.

Next, click on the button with thegear that you find at the bottom right, on the chat bar, select the item Turn off the activity state from the menu that appears and, using the box that appears on the screen, choose whether to deactivate the activity status for all contacts, for all contacts except some (and indicate the users of your interest using the appropriate field) or only for some contacts (indicating, later, those of your interest in the dedicated field). To conclude, click on the button OK.

Deactivation of the last Facebook login
Deactivation of the last Facebook login

Keep in mind that all the operations I have just indicated, relating to the Facebook website, can be performed in the same way also through thesocial network application available for Windows 10.

I also invite you to consider that, as I mentioned in the step dedicated to how to view the last access on Messenger from a computer, when you go to deactivate your activity status, you will no longer be able to view even that of others. In case of second thoughts, however, the thing turns out to be always reversible.

How to see last logged in Messenger not friends

Messenger icon on keyboard
Messenger icon on keyboard

You are wondering how to see the last login on Messenger for non-friends? I immediately inform you that this is feasible only and exclusively on one condition: that it comes started a conversation between you and the contact of your interest. Messenger, in fact, allows you to chat even with users who are not in the contact list.

Furthermore, to make this happen, if you have contacted a given person, you will have to wait for this person to reply, while if you have received a message from a non-friend you will have to send at least one reply. For more information on how Messenger chat works, I refer you to reading my specific guide on how Messenger works.

Once the conversation has started, you will be able to view the last access of the contact of your interest by proceeding in the same way as I described in the step present at the beginning of the guide dedicated to the version of Messenger for smartphones and tablets and in the one dedicated to the version of the service accessible via the Web, depending on the device you are currently using.

In any other case, seeing the last access of a contact on Messenger who is not in the friends list is impossible.