How to know if two people are chatting on Facebook

Would you like to know if your spouse, child or best friend is chatting on Facebook with another person? Yes, but sadly you still don't know how to tell if two people are chatting on Facebook ? Well, you should know that this is normal. Unfortunately (or fortunately it depends on your point of view) for reasons related to privacy, Facebook does not allow you to know when a person is actually chatting with another person, much less with whom. However, it is possible to use some "tricks" that can give some useful clues to understand whether or not a user can participate in a conversation on Facebook (therefore, in Messenger).

Currently, Facebook only lets you know when a person is online, and consequently when they might be participating in a chat. It is obviously difficult, if not impossible, to understand whether two people are actually chatting with each other because, despite being both online, they might strike up conversations with people who are not present among their "friends" and who are therefore not present. you can check the status. online. Without these necessary clarifications, nothing prevents you from trying to "guess" whether or not a user is chatting with a person you know. How? Capturing the clues that can be found here and there in the "folds" of the well-known social network.

If you want to know more, keep reading: in the following lines, in addition to showing you how to know if a person is online on Facebook, I will show you how you can understand if a person you are chatting with is writing a message on the keyboard or not; I will briefly explain how you can use the applications de parental control to find out who your kids are chatting with and more. Happy reading and good luck in your daring search!

  • See if a person is online
    • From PC
    • From the phone
  • See if a person is typing
  • Use parental control apps

See if a person is online

See if a user is online on Facebook, verifying that next to your name is the Green Point, is the only way to know if a person can be in a conversation on Messenger. However, you should be aware of the fact that the person you "spied on" might chat with people who are not on your "friends" list: this means that you cannot determine with absolute certainty whether or not you are actually talking to someone else. active user. or if you are online but not participating in any conversation. So far everything clear? Well then continue reading the following paragraphs to know how to see when a user is online on Facebook from PC and from mobile.

From PC

by see if a person is online on Facebook from their PC, log into your account (if you haven't already), and once you've logged in, check out the list on the right that contains all active users (as well as users who were active until a few moments ago).

As you can see, active users are marked with a Green Point, which indicates your online status. Users who were active until a few minutes before, however, are not marked with any dots because they are no longer active: next to their name, however, you can see the date and time of their last access (eg. 38 meters indicates that the user logged in 38 minutes ago or 6 hours if the user logged in 6 hours earlier). This detail could make you infer if two users were online at the same time and therefore could have chatted together.

If you don't see the side menu that shows active users, perhaps Facebook has set the layout to automatically activate when a web page is maximized. To display the side menu with the list of active users, zoom out the page that is open in your navigator. using the key combination ctrl + 0 (on Windows) or cmd + 0 (on macOS).

I remind you that some users may have configured their account in such a way that it is inactive in Messenger. In this case, you can't control if and when I'm online, sorry.

From the phone

by view a person's online status from mobileopen the Facebook app Messenger on your device Android o iOS and, on your home screen, touch the tab asset to see the list of users that are active, all of whom are marked with Green Point. When you touch the name of one of these contacts, you should see the wording Active now immediately below the name of the chosen contact (and, when you disconnect, you will naturally see their last access).

How do you say? Can't see users online? Are you sure you haven't set up your account to be offline in Facebook Messenger? If you find that you have done this, you need to change your settings again and allow other users to see when you are active if you also want to know when others are active.

If you want to do this from your device Android, open the Facebook Messenger application, press thebulleted list (bottom left) and, on the next screen, tap the tab asset and climb EN the switch lever located next to the Your Name.

En iOS instead launch the Facebook Messenger app, tap the item Guests (the bulleted list symbol at the bottom), tap the tab asset and to become visible to your contacts again, move to EN the switch lever located next to the Your Name. Simple truth?

See if a person is typing

As you may have noticed, knowing if a person is chatting on Messenger is quite a difficult task, and it is even more difficult to know who they are chatting with. Things are much easier if, on the other hand, you want to know whether a user you are chatting with is typing on the keyboard or not.

Facebook Messenger, in fact, shows a comic books floating that houses the symbol inside (...) which clearly indicates that the user you are chatting with is typing something on the keyboard. Have you ever noticed?

Use parental control apps

If you have finished this article because you want to check with whom your children chat, you may have been disappointed that Facebook does not allow (at least not officially) to know if a user, at any given moment, is chatting and possibly with whom . This does not mean, however, that you cannot take precautionary measures to check who your children are talking to, perhaps using some parental control application.

Have no idea what parental control apps are? I'll explain it to you right away. These applications, created specifically to allow parents to track their children's online activity, allow you to see all the operations that are carried out on the mobile devices on which they are installed. Thanks to this type of application, therefore, it is possible to see when your children chat, with whom and even what they write during the chat.

One of the most popular parental control apps is Mobile fence, available only for Android devices. Mobile Fence allows you to monitor your children's activity in 360 degrees: from the SMS sent and received up to the web history, going through the chats and incoming calls and outgoing. This application even allows you to locate the device it controls, receive alerts when the device receives messages containing suggestive or obscene terms and even remotely limit the operations that your child can perform (a very useful function to avoid getting into trouble).

Mobile Fence can be used upon subscription to a subscription plan that amounts to $ 36 per year (However, there is a trial version that allows you to use the service for free for 30 days.) If you decide to use this application to find out who your children are caught with on Messenger, read the guide in which I explain how to spy on a android phone It contains detailed information on using Mobile Fence.

Another good app for parental control is Qustodio, a solution available on both Android and iOS thanks to which it is possible to monitor all the activities of your children: SMS sent and / or received, applications used, web history, access to the log of incoming and outgoing calls, geographical location of the device and much more.

If you wish, you can download Qustodio for free from the stores, but to access its full functions (such as consulting the chats and sent messages) you must subscribe to the subscription consisting of 53,99 euros per year. If you decide to download Qustodio and subscribe, feel free to read this tutorial for a detailed explanation of its use.

Caution: monitoring other people's activities without permission could constitute a serious privacy violation and constitute a crime. Therefore, I am not responsible for how you will use the information in this article which, of course, has been written for illustrative purposes only.