While ‘archive’ had always been an option previously, now the only options for dealing with a received message in the Facebook Messenger app are ‘Mark as Unread’, ‘Ignore Messages’, blocking the sender, or deleting the message. Ignoring the message is the closest message option to archiving it, however that moves the message to “Message Requests”, which is not at all what you want to do.
One of the things that Facebook did right was not allowing people to see whether you are logged into Facebook. Unfortunately, they completely undid that when they rolled out Facebook Messenger, and the newest versions of Facebook Messenger turn out to be a stalker’s dream.
Countless people are trying to figure out how to turn off incoming Facebook Messenger calls, or at least reject Freecall (the “feature” that allows people to call you through Facebook Messenger) calls. The bottom line is you can’t(!) BUT, there are things that you can do to make it seem, on your end, as if you have turned those annoying Freecall calls off.
If you use Facebook you have probably seen the newest Messenger sidebar: a top to bottom right-hand column with the faces (profile pictures) of your friends who are on Facebook messenger. And, there’s a good chance you’ve tried to figure out how to remove or disable the Messenger sidebar, only to be frustrated by your efforts. So here is how to hide the Messenger sidebar column from Facebook.