Do you want to surf Facebook a bit but don’t want to tell your friends you’re online? Would you like to browse Facebook without leaving any trace on your PC? Nothing is impossible.
By deactivating social network chat and preventing apps linked to your profile from showing your online activities, you can agilely “sneak” on Facebook pages without other users noticing.
Would you like to know more? Okay, then take five minutes of free time and try to follow the advice I’m about to give you. We will see how to browse Facebook without seeing it by disabling the social network chat (Messenger) and hiding the activities of games and apps that report online activities.
In addition, we will see how to take advantage of the private browsing mode of Chrome, Firefox, and other popular browsers to browse online without leaving a trace on your computer.
What else are you waiting for? Quickly roll your arms up and practice all of the “tips” below. In no time, you will be able to surf Facebook with complete peace of mind, avoiding prying eyes, both from smartphones and tablets, and PCs.
How to join Facebook without seeing?
Want to know how to join Facebook chat without being seen? Nothing is easy! In the next chapters, I will explain everything you need to do to be successful in your intention.
From smartphone and tablet
Suppose you use Facebook from a smartphone and tablet. In that case, you can easily disable the activity status of a messaging chat directly from the Messenger app, which is available on Android (downloadable from the Play Store and alternative stores) and iOS/iPad OS.
So start the Messenger app and tap on its profile icon in the top left. At this point, select the item Activity Status and move the appropriate lever next to the word Show when you activate OFF. Then confirm the process by clicking on Disable.
On the Facebook app available on Android (downloadable from the Play Store and alternative stores) and on iOS/iPadOS, however, you can achieve the same result by pressing the icon and selecting the Settings > Activity Status item from the next screen.
Therefore, when you activate to turn off, move the cursor next to the word Show and confirm by pressing the Deactivate button.
You can disable Messenger chat activity status using the tool in the right sidebar via the web version of Facebook accessible from a PC. Therefore, click on the icon (…) next to the Contacts section and click on the item Deactivate activity status.
In the screen shown to you, you have three options: disable status for all contacts, exclude any from the filter, or, again, disable it only for specific contacts. When you are done, press the save button.
Finally, if you access Messenger through a dedicated web portal, click on the icon (…) at the top, and select the item Preferences> Deactivate Activity Status in the menu. So, I was hoping you could choose one of the three options I mentioned earlier and press the OK button to confirm.
How to stay on Facebook without being seen
Your friends and people who follow you can see your Facebook activity. Therefore, working on privacy settings can be the ideal way to limit the visibility of your wall posts or Use of third-party services.
From smartphone and tablet
Through the Facebook app, you can set privacy settings to limit what you publish personally, what your friends can post to your profile, and use third-party services linked to your profile.
First, to prevent other users from being aware of third-party services connected to Facebook that you use, start the Facebook app, press the icon at the top, and select the item Settings > Apps & websites > Sign in with Facebook.
At this point, in the list shown to you, press the Edit button next to a service name and make sure the App Visibility item is set to Me only.
Once that’s done, you can limit the privacy of the posts you publish and the ones your friends can leave on your wall. While still in the Facebook app, press the icon and choose Settings > Privacy Settings.
Then act on the three options: Who can see your future posts, Who can see old posts, and Who can see the people, pages, and lists you follow.
Once this is done, in Facebook Settings, select the Profile item and Add Tags and work on all the settings found in this section to limit who can publish posts to your wall and who else can see or interact with them. ,
The previous chapter shows that you can also work from the web to limit privacy settings. Then access Facebook’s website, press the icon ☰ in the top right, and choose Settings & Privacy > Settings > Apps & Websites.
At this point, press on the word View and edit and make sure the drop-down menu next to the word Who can see you use this app is set to Only me. So, to hide the fact that you are using that service associated with your Facebook account, do this process for each service.
On the other hand, for different privacy settings, from the Facebook Settings panel, select the Profile item and Add Tags to the side menu and interfere with the thing you show to limit the activity of other users. Profile and how they can interact.
On the other hand, in the Privacy section of the side menu, act on items in the Your Activities section to limit who can see the posts you publish and the pages or lists you follow.
How to view history on Facebook without seeing?
If a friend of yours has posted a story on Facebook, it’ll look like you took that action as soon as you see it. Unfortunately, there is currently no method to be able to watch the story without being observed.
Again, my advice might be to use another account if the user’s privacy settings who posted the story allow you to view its content.
The opposite situation can also help if you wish to hide your stories from specific users or categories. Let’s see it in more detail below.
From Smartphone and Tablet
If you want to limit the privacy of the stories you post on Facebook, start this social network’s app, press the icon at the top ☰ , and choose Settings > Story privacy. At this point, choose from the All, Friends, or Custom options.
If you choose the Friends option, you can also decide to hide your stories from specific users by selecting the item Hide story in. By selecting the Custom option instead, you’ll be able to show your stories only to the users you choose.
You can also limit the privacy of Stories from the web version of Facebook. So, go to the official website of this social network, press the Create a story button at the top and click on the icon ⚙ next to the word Your story.
I was hoping you could choose one of the All, Friends, or Custom options in the box shown to you, as I explained to you in the previous paragraph dedicated to the same process on smartphones and tablets. Then press the save button to confirm.
How to comment on Facebook without being seen?
All Facebook activity, such as likes or comments, can be seen by your friends and followers in the news section. Unfortunately, this is not possible to disable this feature.
The only advice I can give you is to pay attention to the comments and likes on your post if it should be a relevant issue to your privacy. Alternatively, as I explained to you in this chapter, you can think about using another account or consider blocking one or more specific people.
How to browse Facebook without looking?
Do you want to browse Facebook without leaving any trace on your PC? No problem. You can take advantage of incognito mode in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari and prevent social network addresses from appearing in the history of recently visited sites.
- If you use Google Chrome, you can activate Incognito browsing mode by clicking the icon at the top ⋮ and selecting the New Incognito window item from the menu that appears.
- In Firefox, you need to click on the button at the top right ☰ and select the item New incognito window from the menu that opens.
- If you use Microsoft Edge, you can browse in private mode by pressing Use. Then you can browse privately by pressing the button (…) in the top right and selecting the New InPrivate window item from the menu that opens. Can browse in.
- If you have a Mac and use Safari, you can start private browsing by selecting the New Private Window item from the File menu in the top left.
After visiting Facebook, close your browser window as usual, and nothing you’ve done will remain in your computer’s memory: history, cookies, cache files, etc.
They will all be removed. What will keep only files you’ll eventually download from Facebook (for example, photos posted by some friends) if you want to delete them in the Downloads folder and delete them “manually”.
If you want to delete the browsing trace on Facebook related to previous browsing sessions, go to your browser settings and clear the history, cache, and cookies associated with the social network.
It would be best if you were pretty much “hidden” at this point. And if you are afraid that some friends might find out that you are visiting his profile, don’t worry; currently, no application will allow you to find out who has a profile on famous social networks goes to the. In this regard, you can sleep reasonably well.