How to Appear Offline on Facebook (Mobile and PC)

If you are a Facebook user, do you wish to be invisible on Facebook? Then Facebook lets you to Appear Offline on Facebook even when you are on online. This feature allows users to be online without anyone knowing. Therefore, I’m going to tell “How to Appear Offline on Facebook” through this article.

Usually, Facebook users can identify whether their friends are online through the green dot indicator  on Facebook chatting window or Messenger. So, your friend can tell if you are being used Facebook whenever you log in to your Facebook account Although Facebook offers an option that lets you be invisible from them.

Facebook has a Feature to Turn off Chat when you are online just like Last seen in WhatsApp. Using Turn off Chat feature, you may able to go offline yourself on Facebook from a specific friend, all friends, or all friends except some friends.

You can stay offline when you are exploring the Facebook using “Turn off Chat” facility of Facebook which is available for both Desktop PC and Mobile devices. Desktop users can turn off chat for a particular friend on Facebook although Mobile Facebook Messenger isn’t capable of turning off chat for a specific friend. It can only be able to turn off chat for all Facebook friends.

How to Appear offline on Facebook for all friends (Desktop)

Step 1: Open Facebook on your PC.

Step 2: Click small settings Gear icon  in your chat sidebar.


Step 3: Select “Turn Off Chat.” (A popup window will appear.)


Step 4: Then choose the “Turn off chat for all friends” from the popup window.

Step 5: Finally, click “Okey” button at the bottom right corner of the popup window.


How to show online status for a particular friend or some friends on Facebook

Step 1: Go to on your Desktop PC.

Step 2: Click Gear Icon  (Settings) in the chat sidebar.

Step 3: Select “Turn Off Chats.”


Step 4: Choose “Turn off chat for all friends except…” radio button on the popup window. (A small box will appear just below the selected tab)

Step 5: Enter name of your friend in the box who you wish to keep as usual. (They can recognize if you are on online)

Step 6: Lastly, Select “Okey” button on the popup window.



how to be invisible on Facebook for a specific friend or some friends. (PC)

Step 1: Open Facebook and select “Turn Off Chats” by click on Settings icon at the chat sidebar.


Step 2: Select the radio button front of “Turn off chat for only some friends…” on the popup window.


Step 3: After that, a text box will appear just below the selected radio button, enter the name of the friend(s) who you want to show invisible on facebook.

Step 4: Select “Okey” button on the popup window.

That’s it.

How to go offline on Facebook Messenger (Mobile)

Step 1: Open Facebook Messenger app on your Mobile.

Step 2: Tap the three-line button on the top of the messenger app and select the active tab.


Step 3: Switch off the button next to your name.

You are done!

Note: When you have activated “Turn Off Chats” feature, your friends can not recognize if you are on Facebook or not. At the same time, you also may not able to see the online status of them whether if they are online or not.

Learn Also: See WhatsApp messages without friend knowing

Closing Words: Be offline even you online on FB

This article explains “How to Appear Offline on Facebook” on your PC or Mobile device. “Turn Off Chats” is the useful facility to Facebook users who wish to use Facebook without anyone knowing. Also, it is the best way to keep away from the person who disrupts us always through Facebook.

And its main advantage is that Facebook also offers users to be invisible from all friends, group of friends as well as an individual friend. And Facebook Messenger doesn’t have the option to show offline for Group of friends or individual friend although you can able to hide your online status from a particular person or group of people on Facebook through Desktop PC, after that, you can also get the same feature on your Mobile Messenger (Android, iPhone)

Hope this article will help you to learn “How to Appear Offline on Facebook.” If you have any queries related to this article, then leave a comment below.

2 thoughts on “How to Appear Offline on Facebook (Mobile and PC)”

  1. i want to show offline on my facebook messenger,however, on my messenger it doesnt have those three lines that is shown above to click on. are there two types of facebook messengers?

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