If a friend on Facebook isn't online, in the contacts bar you can see a phone icon beside the last time he's been on Facebook.

For example, if a contact's been online 16 minutes ago, I'll see beside his name: enter image description here.

But what does it mean when there's no time specified beside the icon?

i.e. enter image description here

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Your friend has completely logged out of Facebook on his or her mobile device and has chat set to "off" on their computer. FYI: This does not mean he or she is truly offline. He or she can still access Facebook via their web connection without any indication of activity or of a time stamp. Extensive personal experience avoiding a stalker has led me to this solution.


This is a kind of bug. You can take a screenshot and report about this to Facebook here:


Source: Facebook Help Team


I noticed that even if they turn messenger to "off " to avoid a stalker, if you go into your last conversation with them, it will show last active in the conversation under their name.

  • How does this answer the question?
    – ale
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 23:09

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