How do I see which friends are active on Facebook?
These instructions are about using messages on Facebook. For help with the Messenger app, visit the .
Find who you want to talk to in the chat sidebar to see if they're active in chat:
- People with a next to their names are on Facebook or Messenger.
- Messages you send to people who aren't currently active will still go directly to their message inbox.
When your Active Status is turned on, you'll appear active to your friends and contacts or display a recently active time. Learn how to . You can always to not share your Active Status with a specific person.