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    Learn step by step: How to appear offline/invisible on Facebook


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    Sometimes when you open your Facebook account, messages from friends start flashing on the screen. No need to say that sometimes we do not have mood to chat or chat with particular person. In any way, there arises the need of the exciting feature of Facebook -“appear offline on Facebook”. You can be online on Facebook but people will think that you are offline. In this post, I will discuss “How to appear offline on Facebook” step by step.

    When you will open your Facebook account, you will see that green indicator shows that you are currently online. In this way your friends understand that you are online and they start sending messages. Some are good but some messages will be definitely unwanted. But, using the Turn off chat feature you can pretend to be offline for them. In this way, you will be invisible for them.

    You can be offline by using turn off Chat feature of Facebook. By using this feature, you can be offline in three ways:

    1. Offline for all the friends.
    2. Offline for specific friends.
    3. Offline for all friends except some friends.

    This “Turn off Chat “facility is available for both Desktop and Mobile versions of Facebook. But, there are some differences in both versions. In desktop version, you can appear invisible in all the above three ways that means offline for all the friends, offline for specific friends and offline for all friends except some friends. But, in mobile App version of Facebook you have only one choice is either be online for all friends or be offline for all friends.

    We will first discuss methods for Desktop version then for mobile app version.

    For Desktop: How to appear offline/invisible for all Facebook friends


    Step 1: At first open your facebook account.

    Step 2: Now, you have to click on Settings Gear Icon situated in your sidebar of facebook chat.

    Step 3: Just select “Turn off Chat”.

    Step 4: you will see a popup window. You have to choose “Turn off chat for all friends” from this window.

    Step 5: Now click on the “Ok“button situated at the bottom of this popup window.

    For Desktop: How to appear offline/invisible for specific friends


    Step 1: At first open your facebook account.

    Step 2: Now, you have to click on Settings Gear Icon situated in your sidebar of facebook chat.

    Step 3: Just select “Turn off Chat”.

    Step 4: you will see a popup window. You have to choose “Turn off chat for only some friends...” from this window.

    Step 5: you will see a box below “Turn off chat for all friends except...”

    Step 6: Now you have to enter the name of the friends for whom you want to be offline.

    Step 7: Now click on the “Ok“button situated at the bottom of this popup window.

    For Desktop: How to appear offline/invisible for all Facebook friends except some friends.


    By choosing this option you will be online for certain friends and appear offline for all other friends.

    Step 1: At first open your facebook account.

    Step 2: Now, you have to click on Settings Gear Icon situated in your sidebar of facebook chat.

    Step 3: Just select “Turn off Chat”.

    Step 4: you will see a popup window. You have to choose “Turn off chat for all friends except..” from this window.

    Step 5: you will see a box below “Turn off chat for all friends except..”

    Step 6: Now you have to enter the name of the friends for whom you want to be online.

    Step 7: Now click on the “Ok” button situated at the bottom of this popup window.

    For Mobile App: How to appear offline/invisible


    Step 1: At first open your facebook Messenger App.

    Step 2: Now tap on the three horizontal lines of you Facebook Messenger App.

    Step 3: Select “Active “tab.

    Step 4: Fix the slider to “Switch Off” situated in front of your name.

    In this way you can appear offline/ invisible on facebook .

    One important thing you should remember that after selecting “Turn off chat” you will be invisible for the friends but similarly your friends will also become offline for you. You will not be able to know that they are online or not. So this feature has some advantage and at the same time it has some disadvantage.

    In this way, you have learnt from this article that you can easily appear offline/invisible by following above easy steps for both desktop version of Facebook and mobile App version (with some limitations). You can do your work even being online on facebook without any disturbance from the facebook chat messages. You can be offline by above mentioned three ways you can be offline in three ways: Offline for all the friends, Offline for specific friends, Offline for all friends except some friends. And in the mobile App version you have only one choice is to be offline for all or to be online for all your facebook friends.

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