Ability to set Invisible or 'Offline' Status Option

As a Roblox developer, it is currently too hard to . . . Play solo without anyone else knowing you’re online/having the ability to invite you to parties/chat with you in the app/join your game/and not have the game you’re playing appear in Friend’s Recent Activity.

If Roblox is able to address your issue, how would it improve your game and/or your development experience? If you ever wanted to go on Roblox for a bit without the hassle of anyone else, this is a great option. An example of a service that uses this is Discord, they have an invisible mode in which it shows you as offline when in reality, you’re online just hidden.

Basically, it would be nice to have an option to change your status to online, do not disturb and invisible.

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This has since been requested by multiple large developers and influencers on the platform.

Giving users the option of anonymity (to hide they’re online) would also be helpful in case there are people actively stalking or harassing you such as mentioned by AlbertsStuff: “this has also lead to people stalking me in-game […] a lot of people use an exploit to follow me to purposely ruin videos I’m trying to record”.

This feature should be implemented into the Roblox platform, it’s beneficial to users, developers, influencers and in anyone in general.

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Support! Bumping this but is there any update on this since RDC 2020 or possibly anytime as I would like an “Invisible”/“Offline” status to choose similar to discord.

Overtime, I always wanted to become invisible when I’m developing on Roblox for many cases so many of my friends don’t have to chat or join me on certain occasions as they might spoil the surprise or just bug me around when I’m playing with important or close buddies.

^ Mainly my development team or best friends of mine that have been supportive to me ever since 2012.

Anyway, I would love a feature like this has to be implemented onto the platform as developers or YouTubers would find this beneficial, and supportive when making something secret or making videos.

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This has great benefits for developers who are working on a secret project. Yes, you can hide what you are doing, but you can’t hide that you are doing something.
This makes it extremely hard to keep your projects absolutely private.

Come on Roblox, make work of this!

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Support, this is especially important not just for personal reasons like not wanting to be followed by friends at the moment or whatnot but this will also serve to be important for nda-verified qa testers where the project they are testing simply cannot be leaked.

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This is needed for many reasons. Now I am a somewhat popular roblox developer, so when ever i’m developing or even playing games, I am constantly getting asked; “what are you doing?” or “can you accept my friend request?” and stuff like. It can get really annoying. Like I cannot do anything “secretly”.

My other reasons have already been listed by other users on this thread.

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