A particular contact when active, appears in my Active list in Facebook Messenger android app even though I have turned off chat for them on facebook.com website. How do I hide that person on the Messenger app?

  • I think that the question might be more suitable on Android Enthusiasts since eventually you're talking about a misbehavior in the app. Commented May 27, 2018 at 6:45

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Facebook just won't allow you to do it, as long as you open any Facebook app or website you will be "Active Now". There is a new option in recent Messenger's update called "Availability" enter image description here

Facebook claims it will prevent you from being shown in the Active list, BUT if you open a conversation with that person they can see your last activev time.

  • It works on the facebook.com chat; I can hide some people from appearing in my facebook chat by turning off chat for them. I was looking for a similar option on the Messenger app
    – cleanplay
    Commented Mar 28, 2018 at 2:59

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