Facebook is famous among people of all age groups but especially those in their 20s and 30s right now because of the fact that it was the upcoming social media network when they were younger.
Nowadays, there is a nostalgia factor with Facebook as well as there are genuine communities as well which help people do their work and have fun on the platform at the same time.
Facebook introduced a new chat feature, made a new platform, and named it Facebook Messenger a few years back.
Facebook Messenger is dedicated specifically to chatting with your Facebook friends, and people have loved it so far.
There are features on Facebook Messenger similar to WhatsApp or other communication apps, and the best among them is the Last Active feature.
Just like we have the Last Seen feature on WhatsApp, Facebook has introduced the Last Active feature so that people can know when the contact they are chatting to was last active on the platform.
However, users have reported that their Facebook Messenger Last Active disappeared suddenly.
This article will tell you how to fix the Facebook Messenger Last Active disappeared issue.
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Why Facebook Messenger Last Active Disappeared?
As we mentioned earlier, the Facebook Messenger Last Active feature lets you know when the other user was last chatting on the platform.
This is done to help you determine if or not this is the right time to message them. If you see that they were last active a few minutes ago, you can tell that they are most probably on or near their phone right now.
However, there are a few reasons why Facebook Messenger Last Active Disappeared for you, and we have discussed them down below:
1. “Active Status” turned off
While we have mentioned how Facebook doesn’t notify you if someone takes a screenshot of a story, you must read our article to understand why they should.
As far as Facebook Messenger is concerned, Facebook has taken care of the privacy part as it lets you toggle the Active Status feature on or off.
Basically, you can decide if you want everyone to see your Last Active status or not. We have seen that many people decide to turn this feature off as they think this can be a concern for their privacy.
- To turn on/off the Last Active feature, you can go to Messenger.com and tap on your Profile picture to open the Settings.
- After that, click on Preferences and open the Active Status toggle.
Here, you can set the Active Status to on or off, and this will determine if people can see your Last Active status or not.
2. You have been blocked on Messenger
The next, but probably one of the worst possible reasons as to why you can’t see someone’s Last Active status on Messenger is because they have blocked you on the platform.
While we are not judging anyone here, there are scammers on Facebook, and they just block you after taking money, and this was when their Facebook Messenger Last Active disappeared issue occurred.
Apart from that, someone might block you for different reasons, and this is also when you won’t be able to see their Last Active status regardless of whether or not you have enabled your Active Status.
There is no real way to know if someone has blocked you on Messenger or not, you can send them a message and see if there is a single tick next to your message even after 24 hours.
That’s when you will know that they have blocked you on Messenger because as soon as someone turns on their internet, the message will be delivered on their phone, and you will get a double-tick, but if someone blocks you, they will not receive your messages, and it will just remain a single tick.
3. User is Inactive
There is another reason why you can’t see someone’s Last Active status, and that is when someone has been inactive for a very long time.
For example, if a user has been inactive for more than 24 hours on Messenger, then you won’t be able to see their Last Active status because it has exceeded the limit.
To know if someone is inactive or not, you can check their Facebook posts or comments to know if they have recently done any activity on the platform or not.
As we mentioned earlier, the Facebook Messenger Last Active Disappeared issue could be either because the user has been inactive on the platform, or it can also be because they have turned off their Active Status.
To know if the user has blocked you or not, you can check their profile and analyze their recent posts or comments. If you cannot access their profile, it means they have blocked you.
Also, if someone has turned off their Active Status feature, you simply don’t have any other way to know their Last Active status.
Feel free to share this article with your Facebook friends who are also looking for the reasons why their Facebook Messenger Last Active Disappeared all of a sudden.