How do I turn my active status on or off on Facebook?

This is about using messages on Facebook. For help with the Messenger app or messenger.com, visit the Messenger Help Center.
You can show that you're active or recently active on this profile by turning on your Active Status.
The settings you choose will be updated everywhere you use Meta products, including where you haven’t yet changed your Active Status. Learn how to turn Active Status off in Messenger.

To turn your Active Status on or off on your computer:
  1. In the top right of Facebook, click messenger.
  2. Next to Messenger, click at the top.
  3. Click Turn On Active Status or Turn Off Active Status.
  4. Select any options you want and then click Okay.
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