How to Add or Remove Custom Status on Messenger

Facebook is improving its best all-in-one Messenger app with new features and updates. Just like other instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp, you are going to enjoy the status update feature in Messenger. Yes, guys, you have heard me. Now in the latest Facebook Messenger update, they have added a new feature “Custom Status” on the profile page. You can edit or add the available ones with a quick tap or add a custom status if you want.

However, it won’t get disappeared after 24 hours or so. But you will need to choose a specific duration as you like. Believe me, friends, it is an amazing feature and we are going to discuss everything related to it, so keep reading…

What is Custom Status on Messenger?

Facebook Messenger allows users to update their current status as per the current situation and let them update their friends/family members. In short, status updates let your share what you are doing and what is in your mind, etc. This way you can keep your friends updated with the latest information regarding what are you up to.

For your information, this feature was only available on the Facebook app mobile and Facebook for desktop. However, Now in 2023, Facebook added this feature to its Messenger app. Thanks to Facebook for such an amazing update. You won’t see the custom status feature unless you update the app. So make sure that you are using the latest Messenger app.

Update Messenger to Enjoy Custom Status Feature
Update Messenger to Enjoy Custom Status Feature

Keep in mind that the Status feature on Facebook Messenger is different from WhatsApp. It’s because, when you are about to create a new one on WhatsApp, you don’t find any default ones for quick updates, while in Messenger, there are default statuses you can choose from e.g busy, call me, in class, working, online, music, etc.

How to Add Custom Status on Messenger

You can choose a status from available default ones, or set custom ones if you like. Here is how to add a custom status on Facebook Messenger: Open the Messenger app, and tap your profile picture at the top left. Then from the profile page, select Custom Status. Scroll down to the very bottom and type a custom status, once done, tap the Update button at the top right. That is it. To do this step by step:

  1. Open the Messenger app.
  2. Tap menu at the top left then Settings.
  3. Now tap the “Custom Status” option.
  4. Choose a default one, or type a custom status.
  5. Once you are done, tap the “UPDATE” button at the top right.
  6. To check the updated status, go back to your profile page, and you will see it under your profile name.
How to Add Custom Status on Messenger
How to Add Custom Status on Messenger

Tip: While creating a custom status, you will see “Friends and contacts can see your stats for “1hr”, etc with an Edit option. You can tap the edit option while creating a status to choose a custom duration for your status.

As I have mentioned before, this feature is only available in the latest update. So make sure to get the latest available update from the Google Play Store or iOS App Store.

If you don’t see the feature “Custom Status” yet reflected in the app. Then clear the cache on your mobile device. You can do so by getting into Settings > Apps > Manage Apps > Messenger > Clear Cache then Clear All Data. If you are an iPhone user, then restart your device or uninstall then re-install the new update from the App Store. Remember that this will log you out from Messenger, make sure that you know your account password and username.

How to Remove Custom Status on Messenger

Whenever you want, you can choose to remove your current status and add a new one later. You can do so by following these simple steps: Open the Messenger app and go to your profile page, tap “Custom Status”. Then tap your current status and then tap the “X” option next to it. You will be asked “Are you sure you want to remove your status”, tap the “Remove” option to confirm. In short words:

  1. Open the latest Messenger app.
  2. Now go to menu then Settings, and tap “Custom Status”.
  3. Tap your current status.
  4. Then tap the “x” option next to it.
  5. You will be asked to confirm the action, and tap the “Remove” option.
How to Remove Custom Status on Messenger
How to Remove Custom Status on Messenger

You may wanna confirm whether it is been removed or not. To do so, go back to your profile page, and check the status under your profile name. For there will be nothing to see. It will be empty space. Now when someone visits your profile page on Messenger, they won’t see your custom or default status.

Moreover, upon deleting your current status, Facebook Messenger will ask you to confirm removing your status. However, this doesn’t affect your active status on Facebook Messenger. That is totally different feature in the app you can manage it from Messenger > Profile Page > Active Status.

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