How to Turn Off Chat on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of turning off chat on Android. Whether you want to take a break from chatting or simply don’t want to be disturbed by incoming messages, disabling the chat feature can be a useful option. Follow the steps below to turn off chat on your Android device.

Step 1: Open the Facebook App

If you have the Facebook app installed on your Android device, locate and tap on its icon in your app drawer or home screen.

Step 2: Access the Settings Menu

Once you have opened the Facebook app, tap on the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner of the screen. This will open the main menu.

Step 2.1: Scroll Down and Tap on “Settings & Privacy”

Scroll down through the main menu until you find an option called “Settings & Privacy.” Tap on it to proceed.2: Tap on “Settings”

In the “Settings & Privacy” submenu, tap on “Settings.” This will open up various options related to your Facebook account’s settings.

Step 3: Open Chat Settings

In the “Settings” menu, scroll down until you find an option labeled “Chat Settings.” Tap on it to access further customization options.

Step 4: Disable Chat

Under “Chat Settings,” you will see a toggle switch labeled “Active.” By default, this switch is turned on, indicating that chat is enabled.

To turn off chat, simply tap on this toggle switch once. Once disabled, your friends and contacts will no longer be able to see that you are online or send you instant messages via Facebook.

Step 5: Confirm Your Choice

A confirmation dialog will appear, asking you to confirm whether you want to turn off chat. Tap on the “Turn Off” button to confirm your decision and disable chat on your Android device.

Congratulations! You have successfully turned off chat on your Android device. If you ever wish to enable it again, simply follow the same steps and toggle the “Active” switch back on.

By disabling chat, you can enjoy uninterrupted browsing or take a break from constant notifications while still using other features of the Facebook app. Remember, turning off chat only affects your visibility and incoming messages; it does not affect your ability to send messages or interact with others on Facebook.


If you encounter any issues or are unsure about any step in this process, make sure you have the latest version of the Facebook app installed on your Android device. Additionally, check your internet connection as a weak or unstable connection may cause delays or errors while accessing settings.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of turning off chat on Android. Enjoy a distraction-free experience while using the Facebook app!

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