How To Deactivate Facebook Last Seen/ Last Active Timestamp

The Facebook last seen/last active stamp allows people to easily track your online activity. It lets them to know when last you logged into your account hence making them to wonder why you’ve not replied their message.

It could also make some of your friends to call/send you a message which can prevent you from working.

 

Turn off chat?

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I turned off chat for all my contacts thinking that would solve the issue but I was wrong. The only thing it did was  to disable the green button but the time stamp was still there and this to me is a huge obstruction to privacy.

After moments of trials and errors, I finally found something that disabled the Facebook time stamp and I’d share it with you.

How to deactivate Facebook timestamp (for desktop)

Step: 1: Download adblock plus on Chrome desktop browser (should also work for Mozilla desktop browser)

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Note:

You can also use any ad blocker that allows you to add your own filter.

 

Step 2: Click on options

 

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Step 3): Click on “Add your own filters”.

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Step 4): Add “https://*-edge-chat.facebook”

Voila!

Giovanni Olakunori

Giovanni is the founder of LarnEdu, a community aimed at inspiring knowledge and development by creating a safe-space for freethought and learning. He was responsible for growing LarnEdu’s traffic from about 25.000 visitors per month in 2014 to over 50,000 unique visitors per month in 2016 without spending a dime on ads. He moved to the UK in 2015 to study Mechanical Engineering and Management at the University of Edinburgh where he received numerous recognition on entrepreneurship. He interrupted his studies in 2018 due to his inability to pay £21,250 in international fees. Instead of wallowing in pain or feeling victimised he proceeded to pursue his other passions such as building his data science skills, restructuring LarnEdu and working for some businesses including that of his mentor who runs a top online store in the UK. He usually starts his day by making his bed, lifting heavy weights, swimming and meditating in a sauna. You can read more about him or connect with him on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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