Technical explanations

Hide last seen and activity status on Facebook Messenger

If you suffer from inconvenience and harassment of others while using the Facebook Messenger application, you can easily enable the hide appearance feature so that none of your friends can see you while you are on the platform. The matter is similar to hiding the activity status on the main Facebook platform, but the steps for activating the feature are slightly different, and for this we will review it for you in detail through this guide shortly.

How to hide your last seen on Messenger

Facebook Messenger – owned by Meta Corporation – is one of the most popular social networking applications ever. With hundreds of millions of active users per month, there is a great chance that you will find all your friends and colleagues permanently on the platform.

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But unlike many other communication and messaging applications, the Messenger application tries to take better care of users' privacy and give them more flexibility and freedom in communication methods, and therefore it allows all users the ability to hide their appearance and activity status when desired.

This means that you can communicate with whoever you want at the time you prefer without showing all your other friends that you are available at this particular time on the platform.

Just like the Facebook application, the Messenger application enables you to hide your appearance, which is the feature that gives you more freedom and privacy while using the Messenger application.

But what should be noted is that while you hide your appearance on the Messenger application, you will also not be able to see the active people on the platform until you disable the hiding feature.

In short, when you are hidden, no one will see you, but at the same time, you will not see others either. Therefore, if you have made your final decision and really want to hide your appearance on Messenger, follow this guide, as we will show you the steps to enable the hide appearance feature on the Facebook Messenger application through the following explanation.

■ Steps to enable the feature to hide appearance on Messenger (in short)

  • Open the Facebook Messenger app on your phone.
  • Click the three horizontal bars icon in the upper-right corner.
  • Click the settings icon.
  • Go to the Active Status option.
  •  Disable the feature by disabling the indicator next to it.

■ Steps to activate hiding the last seen on the Messenger application (in detail)

First, open the Messenger application on your smartphone. Of course, you can open Messenger either through the App Drawer or through a web browser and then go to your Facebook Messenger account.

You will notice it in the upper right corner The three horizontal bars icon for the menuClick this icon to enter settings.

Click Gear icon From the top right corner to go to the app settings.

Click on the optionactivity status“or”Active StatusIf the application is in English.

And now in front ofView the time you are activeDisable the feature by moving the cursor in front of it to turn gray.

If you try to read the meta summary below the feature, you will notice that Facebook is trying to notify you that when you disable your active status, no one on the platform will be able to see your active status, but at the same time, you will also not be able to see the active people.

Also read: How do you prevent Facebook from recognizing your face in your personal photos?


This was an easy way to explain how to hide the appearance on the Facebook Messenger application. It is definitely a clever trick that gives you more peace of mind.

From now on, none of your friends will disturb you once you enter the platform. At that time, you can ignore all the messages that come to you while you're actually active without hurting their feelings because you're out of sight.

Ibrahim Turki

I have been working in the electronic press for years and have a passion for reading and writing about various technical news. You'll find me writing about computers, smartphones, operating systems, applications, and even networks and the Internet. I always strive to provide elegant and simple visual content that suits technology followers in our Arab world.

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