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How To Log Out Of Facebook Messenger On iOS and Android

The Facebook Messenger app does not have an option to log out directly from the messenger application. So if you ever want to log out of it, what would you do? Someday we might want to log out from a particular account and log in to a different one. Or maybe you are handing your phone over to someone for a while, and you don’t them snooping on your Facebook messages. Whatever may be your reason, you may feel the need to log out sometimes.

So if there is no direct feature to log out in Messenger, is there no way to do it? Well, there are a few workarounds for it, and in this article, we will guide you through each of these methods. This guide will contain methods for both iOS and Android devices. No matter what device you own, you will be able to log out of the Messenger app by the end of this article.

How To Log Out Of Facebook Messenger On iOS and Android

How to Log out of the Facebook Messenger on an Android device?

Android gives the user the option of customization and has a lot more flexibility than an iOS device. So if you are using an Android phone, then there are several ways by which you can log out of the Messenger app.

Clearing the app data:

The easiest of all the methods is the clear data method. This is something that only Android users can do, and only Android devices have the functionality of clearing out application data directly from settings. So to log out of the Messenger using this method,

  • open Settings on your Android device.
  • Open Apps & Notifications.
  • Tap on the icon that reads See all apps.

  • Now you will see a list of all the applications on your device. Look for the messenger app and tap on it.
  • Now here, tap on Storage or Storage & cache, whatever option shows up on your device. Both are the same but have different names on different devices.

  • Now you will see two options, Clear storage, and Clear Cache. Top on both of them and clear everything.

  • Now all your application data of the Messenger App is cleared. If you open up Messenger again, you will notice that you are logged out, and Messenger will ask for login credentials again.

Using the Facebook App:

Now, this method is not exclusive to Android smartphones. You can use this method with your iPhone too. But for starters, you need to have the Facebook App on your device, and you need to be logged in on that particular account that you want to log out from on your Messenger application. In this method, we will directly use the mobile application for Facebook and use it to log out from the messenger app.

  • Open the Facebook app on your Android or iOS device.
  • At the top right corner, you will see three horizontal lines. This is the menu, tap on it.
  • Inside the menu list, scroll down to look for the option Settings & Privacy and tap on it.
  • Now select the option Settings from the drop-down menu.

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  • This will open up your settings on the Facebook app. Scroll down and look for the menu for Security.
  • Under security, you will find Security & Login. Tap on that option.

  • Now under Where you are logged in, you will see all the devices where you logged in on your Facebook account.
  • Right next to Where you are logged in, you will see the option See all. Tap on it.
  • Now you will see your device which has Messenger written right below it.

  • Tap on the three-dot icon next to the device name and choose the option Log Out.

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  • Now open your Messenger app, and you will notice that you are logged out now.

Using the browser version:

You can use this method to log out of Messenger from your PC. You don’t even need the device from where you need to log out.

  • Visit Facebook’s official site on your browser.
  • On the top right corner, you will see a down arrow icon. Click on it.
  • In the list of options that show up, click on “Settings”.

  • On the left-hand side of the window, you will see Security and Login. Click on it.

  • On the right-hand side, you will have the section where you are logged in. It displays all the devices where your FB account is active.
  • Click on the small See more option to see the full list. Here, you will see the device where Messenger is active.
  • When you find that device from where you want to log out on Messenger, click on the three dots icon on it.
  • Select the option. Log out, and you are done.

How to Log out of the Facebook Messenger on an iOS device?

iPhone applications are a bit different than the Android ones. You can’t just simply clear out the data here to log out of Messenger.

  • First, you have to open the Facebook Messenger App on your iPhone.
  • You will see a profile icon in the top left corner. Tap on it.
  • Now scroll down and tap on the option Account settings.
  • Here look for the Security section. Under that section, you will find Security and Login. Tap on that option.
  • Now you will see a list of devices where your Facebook account is active under Where you are logged in.
  • Click on See More to see the full list, and here you will see your iOS device with Messenger written just below it.
  • Tap on the three-dot icon next to the device name and choose the option Log Out.

So these are all the ways to log out Facebook Messenger on an iOS or Android device. If you have any queries with this guide, then comment down below. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.

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