How to Appear Offline in Roblox

Sometimes, when playing Roblox, you want to keep others from knowing about your activity or stop anyone from disturbing you. Read this article to learn how!

Updated on Mar 05, 2024
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How to Appear Offline in Roblox

Online games tend to make appearing offline so complicated, with some games outright refusing to allow their players to do so. Roblox is no exception, with the game not having an outright appear offline option either in the PC or the mobile version.


However, there are ways of making it so that other players aren’t able to send you messages or invite you to sessions, which is as close as we can get to appearing offline in this game currently.

Because of the mass online nature of the game, chances are that even casual players will want to appear offline at least once. As such, we’ll be explaining in detail the perks of appearing offline, as well as how to do so on both the PC and Mobile versions of the game, or at least how to achieve the closest state possible.

So if any of this is to your fancy, then this is the perfect article for you!

How to Appear Offline in Roblox

Although there is yet to be an official appear offline feature in the game, it is more than possible to achieve a state close to it by adjusting your privacy settings. It could be said that this is closer to a ‘do not disturb option, as it prevents others from interacting with you while you’re playing the game.

The steps for achieving this state for both PC and mobile versions are mentioned below

How To Appear Offline in Roblox on PC

In order to go into do not disturb mode on a PC, the first thing you have to do is go to settings while the game is running by clicking the gear at the top right of the screen.


Navigate to the ‘Privacy Settings’ sub-section, and then change the following options to No One.

  • Who can message me

  • Who can chat with me

  • Who can join me


After changing the settings mentioned above, no one will be able to contact you in-game, and you will be able to play without the fear of anyone disturbing your playtime. However, they might still be able to see your status and what mode you are currently playing.

How To Appear Offline in Roblox on Mobile


To do the same in the mobile version, before anything you should log into your Roblox account. After that, tap the three lines to open the menu, then select the settings option. Navigate to the ‘Privacy’ tab, and change the following options to No One.

  • Who can message me

  • Who can chat with me

  • Who can join me


By doing so, even if your friends and other strangers online will be able to see your status, no one will be able to message you, chat with you, invite you, or join your sessions. Hopefully, when seeing that you have your messages turned off, they’ll take the hint that you don’t want to interact with them.

Why You Might Want To Appear Offline

As we mentioned before, Roblox is an online gaming platform. Furthermore, it is also a creation system, where you either make your own game modes for others to try or give modes that other players around the world have created a shot.

As such, interacting with others is pretty much part of the core game.


No matter what mode or server you’re in, other players, just like you, will be present in it as well. However, with other people comes the chance that they might be annoying, clingy, or could potentially have other attributes that might make you want to avoid them.

There’s also the fact that sometimes you just need a break from communicating with or playing with people that you know. Or perhaps you want to hop on the game and meet new people instead of playing with the same players as usual.

And with a game that has over a million active players at all times, why limit yourself to playing with the same few? If you want to do any of the aforementioned things without being bombarded with messages and invites, then you’ll want to use the method that we showed you above.

When Is An Official Appear Offline Option Going To Be Added?

While the game, at the time of writing this article, doesn’t have an official appear offline option, rumors have been floating around that the developers are planning on adding the feature. What’s more, is that they could add this specific feature as early as the end of this year.

Earlier last year, a Tweet allegedly leaked a screenshot of how the developers were planning on integrating the feature in the current systems tab. If it’s correct, then players will be able to find the option in the ‘Privacy Settings’ sub-section when the feature gets added.

With how widely popular the game is and how many people have been asking for a feature to appear offline in the eyes of other players for so long, one would assume that the developers would get on it as soon as possible. However, seeing as how it’s been over a year since the tweet ‘leaking’ the update was put out, it’s anyone’s guess as to when or if this feature will be implemented.

Seeing as how there’s been no official statement concerning this, any information should be taken with a grain of salt. Fortunately, regardless of how long it might take for the developers to take action, the method we showed you should work as an acceptable substitute for the appearing offline feature, handy any time you want some much-needed privacy.

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