How do I see which friends are active on Facebook?

This is about using messages on Facebook. For help with the Messenger app or messenger.com, visit the Messenger Help Centre.
To see which friends are active in chat:
  1. From your Facebook account, go to Contacts on the right-hand side.
  2. On the list of names, find people with a or a recent time next to their names. This means that they're active or have been recently active on Facebook or Messenger.
If you can't see next to a person's name, it means they've turned off their Active Status feature in their settings. When your Active Status is turned on, you'll appear as active or with a recently active time on this profile.
Learn how to turn off your Active Status. You can also block messages from specific people so they can't see your Active Status.
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