How do I see which friends are active on Facebook?
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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:
- From your Facebook account, go to Contacts on the right-hand side.
- 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.