Windows Phone may not have an official ‘Facebook’ app by Facebook inc but, the social giant has amusingly released the official Facebook Messenger app in Store. The official Facebook Messenger app works and looks identical to its Android and iOS counterparts but, it still has got few changes in the overall interface.
One such change in the ‘turn off’ button for Facebook chat which lets you turn off chat. I was looking for a way to turn off the chat in Messenger app of Windows Phone and since, it is almost identical to Android, I was looking for it under ‘Active’ tab. But, the turn off button couldn’t be found anywhere and I spend 10 minutes looking for it.
After looking for the turn off option everywhere in the app including settings and different tabs, I opened the app bar and was amazed to see one of the most used feature of Messenger hidden there. I decided to share the location of that feature so that our readers don’t have to go through all that hassle.
Follow the instructions to find out the turn off chat option in Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone.
You won’t find the ‘turn off’ option right in app bar when you press the ‘…’ on bottom right corner of screen. Instead, its hidden in the chat button within the app bar.
If you ever want to turn off the chat in Facebook Messenger app of Windows Phone then, press the chat button in the app bar (refer the screenshot below).
Once pressed, you will see the ‘turn off chat’ option. Press it and your chat will be turned off and you won’t appear online to anyone on Facebook.
Facebook Messenger will show you as offline and your friends on Facebook won’t be able to see you as online. You also can’t see who is online on Facebook unless you turn on the chat.
You may visit our Tips & Tweaks section for more tips, tricks and tweaks about Windows Phone 8.1.