How to Hide Online Status for only some Facebook Friends?

How to Hide Online Status for only some Facebook Friends?

People can choose their activity status on social media. It is part of everyone’s privacy to select who can see them online and who don’t have to see them active. However, it is not an option on some of the social media, but Facebook as one of the top social media has made this option for its users.

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How to hide online status on Facebook

It might have happened for you that you wanted to hide online status on Facebook. Though, you can hide online status either for your entire contact list or for the specific persons/list. So, there are three options for you: hide online status for contacts, a list you have already made, or particular persons.

  • If you want to hide online status for all contacts, you should open your Facebook, on the right side you can see the chat Option. Click on the chat Option, and click on Turn Off Active Status. It opens a window for you, click on the first option. Turn off Active Status for All Contacts.
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  • If you want to hide online status for only some friends, you should create a list first. To create a list, you should go to the Facebook home page. On the left side, you see a list. Click on the Friend Lists, if you don’t see it, click on the see more, the lists would expand. Once you click on the friend lists, you can see different listings of friends, to create a new list click on the Create List and type the name of friends you want to add.
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  • Now, to hide online status for only some contacts, go again to the Facebook homepage, click on the chat option on the right side. Click on Turn Off Active Status; a menu would open for you. Click on the last option “Turn off active status for only some contacts.” In this part, you can type in the name of specific persons, or you can type in the name of the list you had created. Both of them works. You can even type in the name of a friend list and some of the friends there, once you click on Okay your online status would be hidden for those you have selected.
Hide online status for only some contacts

However, once you hide your activity status, you also won’t be able to see that person online status, and it automatically turns off for you too. To unhide online status, you go to the chat setting, click on the Turn Off Active Status and remove the names from the menu.