How to Log out of Facebook and Messenger
Facebook allows users to log out of it but Messenger doesn’t and we don’t know why. You can do it on your PC, laptop, Android, and iPhone. People are using Facebook for fun, entertainment, and business.
But sometimes it may happen that you wanna log out (for any reason) of it either if it’s FB or Messenger. Perhaps you can sign out of any device you are logged into.
You may be signed on to Facebook using your friends or parents’ PC, you need to ensure that they are not using your account. In such a situation you must sign out of Facebook and Messenger everywhere and on each device. That is what you are here for right? Don’t worry I am gonna explain everything, so please keep on reading…
In this article, I am going to show step by step guide on how to log out of Facebook and Messenger. Also, you will learn how to sign out of FB and Messenger on each device and everywhere. Anyways let’s get into the procedure. But here is a video guide (for Messenger users) for your ease.
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How to log out of Facebook on desktop
The procedure is very easy in order to sign out of FB, to do it please follow these steps:
- Go to Facebook.
- Click your profile picture at the top right of the screen.
- Click Log out, and you are good to go.
That is it, it’s easy right to get rid of FB. This is the same procedure you can follow on all browsers and OS. For example, if you are logged into your account using a PC or MAC, just follow the above steps. However, there is a different procedure for iOS and Android users.
How to log out of Facebook on Android
Are you using the FB app on your Android phone and wanna log out? You are here at the right place to know the procedure. All you have to do is to follow these simple steps:
- Open your Facebook app on your Android phone.
- Tap the menu button (three lines available at the top right).
- Swipe down up to the very end of the menu page and tap Log out, you are all set.
You can follow the above steps on your Samsung, Motorola, Lenovo, OnePlus, LG, Google Pixel, and almost all Android devices. That’s pretty much it, you can log into another account or close the app. The choice is yours. Moreover, the steps are the same on an iOS device to do so. But don’t worry I am gonna explain it too. Read more: Show Followers on Facebook.
How to log out of Facebook on iPhone
Facebook app is also available on iOS, you can sign out of it anywhere anytime. The steps are simple and screenshots are provided. To do it:
- Open the Facebook app on your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, etc).
- Now tap the menu button (it is a three lines button available at the bottom right).
- Finally, tap Log out.
- You will see a confirmation screen, Are you sure then tap the Log Out again. That’s all you are good to go.
The steps are easy and simple, right? Anyhow, there is a procedure available that you can follow in order to sign out on FB on each device you are logged into.
How to sign out of Facebook on all devices
This is one of my favorite features on Facebook. Guess what, I can see the history and look at each device my FB account is logged into. You can do it too, and manage the devices e.g. log out and remove from many or single ones. To do it:
- Go to Facebook on a web browser using or PC or MAC.
- Click drop-down at the top right of the screen and then Settings.
- Now click Security and Login in the left sidebar.
- You will see a tab “Where you’re logging it” and all the devices listed there.
- Click the three dost right to any device then Log out.
- You can also click “Not You” to secure your account or remove a device, the choice is yours.
FB is one of the top social media platforms where you can talk to friends, make new ones, etc. But it can be annoying too because of some friends, in that case, you can easily ignore or block that friend.
How to lout of Messenger on messenger.com
Many of you might use Messenger.com on your PC or MAC. Sometimes you might hand over your PC or MAC and someone wanted to use your computer. Then you might be thinking of logging out of it right? Great, you can do it by following these steps:
- Go Messenger.com.
- Click the Gear icon right to your profile picture at the top left.
- Click Log Out, and done.
Do you have any idea what is the worst thing in the Messenger app? I know you don’t and let me tell you that. It is you cant easily sign out of it because there is no option to do it. Yes, you heard me. But don’t worry I am gonna show the alternate way to do so. Read more: How to Save or download Video from Messenger to Gallery
How to sign out of Messenger on Android
As I mentioned there is not an option in the Messenger app for logging out of it. No one knows why, but they are doing what they want. Anyway, the alternative procedure to log out of the Messenger app is:
- Go to your Settings app on your Android device.
- Now go to Apps.
- Find Messenger in the list and tap on it.
- Go to Storage and Clear the Data and Cache.
- Restart your Messenger app and you are good to go.
See there is always a procedure people can follow and do you think Facebook doesn’t know it? No way, of course, they do but they are not adding the option. Anyways, it’s FB and they can do whatever they want.
How to log out of Messenger session from FB app
You can use the official Facebook app to close or log out of the Messenger session. This will sign out of Messenger with just a few steps. Here are the steps to follow:
Go to Menu on your Facebook app. Then tap Settings & Privacy > Security & Login > Where you’ve logged in > Select Messenger and tap Log out.
This is in case you have both Facebook and Messenger apps installed on one device. You can also check other sessions and places where you have logged in to your messenger account and close those sessions to log out.
How to log out of Messenger using Facebook.com on PC
This is for both iOS and Android users. You can simply sign out of Facebook Messenger using your PC it is MAC or Windows. Simply follow these steps:
Go to facebook.com on your PC. Then click the little dropdown menu then Settings. Now click Security and Login on the left sidebar and find “Where you’ve logged in”. Your device Android or iPhone will be listed. So click the three dots option at the right of any device and select the Log Out option. That is you are good to go. You may be asked to confirm your password.
I know these methods are quite annoying to some users. But if you need to sign out of Messenger these are the only solutions. Moreover, there is still no sign-out option on the Messenger app.
FAQs on Log Out of Facebook and Messenger
For your information, there are some frequently asked questions on the internet. I am gonna answer some of them but you can ask yours too. The FAQs are given below.
What happens when you log out of Facebook?
The active session on that device is gonna get expire at the same time you logged out. However, others will see your active status as recently active. You may still receive some messages from your friends, I don’t know how and why but it actually happened to me a couple of times.
Can Facebook track you even after you log out?
Yes, they are because they have access to your location services, you have given this permission to them while installing the app. You can simply uninstall the app to get rid of Facebook tracking. That is the only solution as far as I know.
Can people see my Facebook If I log out?
Yes, they can see your Facebook profile (depending on your privacy settings). However, they won’t see you as active on Facebook (also depends on your online Facebook status settings).