How Active status works on Messenger

Active status shows your friends and connections when you're active, currently in the same chat as them or were recently active on Facebook or Messenger on this profile. Learn how to show when you're active or were recently active.
When your Active status is on
  • Your friends and connections across Facebook, Messenger and Instagram who also have their active status on will see a or a timestamp that shows when you were last active next to your profile picture on the accounts that you’ve turned Active status on for. They'll also be able to see if you're currently in the same chat as them on this profile.
When your Active status is off
  • If you turn off Active status for one app, you may still appear active, recently active and currently in the same chat as your friends and connections on a different app that doesn’t have it off. For example, if you turn off Active status for your Facebook app but not on your Messenger app, people may be able to see your status on Messenger. If you do not want to show your Active status, turn it off whenever you’re using Messenger or Facebook.
  • You won't see when your friends and connections are active, recently active and currently in the same chat as you in each place or app that you've turned off your Active status for.
Keep in mind there may be a delay between when someone becomes active or recently active and when they're shown as active or recently active.
What Active status means for Facebook Pages
Facebook Pages that have been online recently, or have a record of being quick and responsive in their replies to messages on Facebook, Messenger, or WhatsApp will have a .
This is different from the you see for a person’s Active status, which is why you may see a on a Facebook Page even when your own Active status is off.
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