How To Enable Or Disable Facebook Chat

Do you want to enable or disable Facebook Chat? While Facebook Messenger is an essential tool for instantly contacting your loved ones. Do you know Messenger lets you disable chat so that you can’t appear in your friends’ “Active” lists?

If you’re using Facebook for your mobile, you might want to control whether Facebook Chat is enabled or disabled. Come let’s take a look at how to enable on disable the feature.

How To Enable Or Disable Facebook Chat

Disable Facebook Chat

There are two different methods you can enable or disable Facebook Chat from your Android. One method involves the standard Facebook app. Then the second method involves the separate Facebook Messenger app.

Facebook App

You can enable or disable Facebook Chat from the standard Facebook app using these instructions:

Step 1:

Head over to the “Facebook” app.

Step 2:

Then click the Menu icon located top-right corner of the screen to expand your options.

Step 3:

Then click on “Messenger” in the “Apps” section.

Step 4:

Click the Gear icon/Setting located top-right corner of your display screen.

Step 5:

Check the “On” box to enable Facebook Chat. Unmark the box to disable it.

Facebook Messenger

If you already installed Facebook Messenger on your mobile device, use these instructions:

Step 1:

Head over to the “Messenger” app.

Step 2:

Click the “Menu” icon located at the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 3:

Click the “Active” selection at the upper-right corner of the screen.

Step 4:

Then toggle your name to “On” or “Off” as required.

Note: Facebook Chat is disabled when using Facebook Messenger.

Incoming Messages Notifications

notification

What you might know the above settings just control your visibility for other users. Then enabling or disabling the setting can only show or not show you online respectively. People can still send you texts and you will still receive notifications when anyone sends you one.

Facebook App

If you want to get or can’t receive Facebook Chat notifications, use these instructions:

Step 1:

Head over the “Facebook” app.

Step 2:

Then click the “Menu” icon, located top-right of the screen.

Step 3:

Then choose the“App Settings“.

Step 4:

Move down to the “Messages” area and then toggle “Facebook chat” to “On” or “Off” as required.

Facebook Messenger

If you want to disable Notifications from the Facebook Messenger app, use these instructions:

Step 1:

Head over to the “Messenger” app.

Step 2:

Click the Person icon located at the top-right corner of your screen.

Step 3:

Then choose the “Notifications & Sounds“.

Step 4:

Then slide the “Notification previews” setting to “On” or “Off” as required. You can also mark or unmark “Light“, “Vibrate“, or “Sound” if you want to enable or disable some notifications.

Conclusion:

You must try these methods given above. If you think the article is helpful then share it with your friends and don’t forget to share your thoughts with us!

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