Disable Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is the instantaneous messaging part of anyone's Facebook account but it's not something that every person suches as ... vice versa - Disable Facebook Messenger.

All of us have several forms of communication clamoring for our interest-- phone calls, SMS/texts, email to various accounts and immediate messaging. Checking each of these can be a pain in the (you understand where).

Facebook Messenger is one messaging service that you can do without. WhatsApp or Signal are far much better. To make things stranger, WhatsApp is also possessed by Facebook.

Disable Facebook Messenger

How you can shut off Facebook Messenger?
You can not.

Facebook's conceit includes making Messenger compulsory. If you have a Facebook account, you get Messenger whether you like it or otherwise.

There isn't also an 'From Office' or auto-reply attribute that you could use to point individuals to your favored get in touch with method.

It makes good sense from Facebook's point of view. They earn money when individuals are on the Facebook website. An option to disable or mute Messenger would suggest much less profits for Facebook.

Your only option is attempting to ease off the Messenger nuisance so it does not intrude.

The human option

Prior to we consider the setups available, there's a simple, reliable method to quit people calling you on Facebook Messenger.

Ignore it.

After a short time, contacts will certainly get the message (no word play here meant) that you do not respond to Facebook Messenger and also they'll try other means to call you.

The tech options

According to Facebook help, open up the separate Messenger application as well as touch the Energetic switch to toggle on/off.

Messenger also appears in the Facebook apps.


We have the Android application to hand so below's the steps to silence Messenger.

Tap on the head/menu icon at top right after that the gear icon to expose the Facebook chat choice.

Faucet on the menu to toggle Facebook chat OFF.

Facebook after that reveals a prominent punctual to turn chat back on-- ignore it.

As an extra safety measure most likely to the apps main Settings menu, Notifications and also turn off any that you do not want.

The Notifications change at top right is not a global toggle on/off. Rather it merely provides the choice to 'mute' notices for as much as a day.

To entirely stop alerts, deselect all the choices (Wall Blog posts etc) and, "for the more better assurance" also turn off the Vibrate, Phone LED as well as Sounds options.


On the Facebook web site check out the bottom ideal corner for the conversation bar and also the Settings/ equipment icon.

Tap on the gear icon then select 'Turn Off Chat' then select whether to transform all chats off or just some.

Possibly also 'Turn off Video/Voice Calls'.