Messaging on Facebook started out as a section of the social media website and has now become one of the biggest standalone messenger apps in the world. Unline WhatsApp, you don’t need to share your phone number with someone to add them on Messenger. If you’re overwhelmed by the messages your receive on the Messenger app, you can choose to turn it off and disable the notifications. In this article, we bring you the best ways to turn Facebook chat on or off on Android.
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Use Facebook Messenger
Step 1: Launch the Messenger app on your Android smartphone.
Step 2: Tap the hamburger menu at the top left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Tap the gear icon for settings.
Step 4: Select ‘Active Status’.
Step 5: Turn off the toggle bars for ‘Show when you’re active’ and ‘Show when you’re active together’.
Use the Facebook app
Step 1: Launch the Facebook app on your Android smartphone.
Step 2: Tap the hamburger menu icon at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Go to the apps section and select ‘Messenger’.
Step 4: Tap the gear icon to access settings.
Step 5: Select ‘’On’ or ‘Off’ to enable or disable Facebook Chat.
Turn off notifications for Messenger
Step 1: Launch the Messenger app on your device.
Step 2: Tap the hamburger icon on the top left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Tap the gear icon.
Step 4: Select ‘Notification and Sounds’.
Step 5: Turn off the toggle bar for ‘On’.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does ‘Turn off chat’ mean on Facebook?
When you turn off chat on Facebook, it means that your friends and contacts won’t be able to see whether you are online or not. You can still send and receive messages when the chat is turned off.
Can I disable Facebook chat?
Facebook chat can be disabled from the Facebook or Messenger app. The easiest way to go about it is by launching the Messenger app, going to Settings, and turning off the toggle bar for ‘Active Status’.
How do you know if someone has turned off chat for Facebook?
If someone is actively posting on Facebook but their Messenger profile says they are offline, it means they have turned off chat for Facebook.
These are the best ways you can turn Facebook chat On or Off on your Android smartphone. There is another way you can turn off notifications for the Messenger app. Simply go to app settings on your Android smartphone, select Messenger, and turn off notifications.
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