Facebook has become an integral part of everyone’s lives due to the phenomenon called social networking. One can argue that the biggest thing to happen to social media and social networking is Facebook, and they would be right. What’s more is that the company has cemented its feet into the social scene further after the recent acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, making it also one of the most rounded out platforms on the internet and a content creator’s paradise.

Sometimes, when you log in to your Facebook account, you just want to spend some time going through the various updates and posts from friends. However, there are some users who just don’t want to leave us alone, and the moment they spot us online, they hound us with messages and sometimes, annoying forwards that distract us from our main intent.

In such cases, there is actually a way for you to appear offline so that you can browse through Facebook in peace.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to appear offline on Facebook.

Step 1. Open the web browser on your PC/Laptop.

Step 2. In the URL bar, type in www.facebook.com.


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Step 3. Sign in to your Facebook account.


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Step 4. On the Home page, click on the ‘Options‘ button near the Messenger tab on the right-hand side.


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Step 5. Click on the ‘Turn Off Active Status‘ option from the pop-up menu.


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Step 6. Click on the ‘Turn Off Active Status for All Contacts‘ option from the new window.

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How to appear offline on Facebook


Step 7. Click on the ‘Okay‘ button to confirm the operation.


You will now go from online to offline on Facebook. This way, you can spend as much time as you want to browse on Facebook, and you will still appear offline to your friends.