It’s been a while since Facebook decided to separate the Messenger feature from the Facebook app and forced users to switch to the dedicated Facebook Messenger app. While most of us have more or less adjusted to this forced change, the Messenger app has one major flaw. You cannot sign out of Facebook Messenger. Well, you can, but Facebook inherently made this difficult to do. Well, don’t get angry! Because we’re here to help you get around this pesky problem.
Read on to find out how to sign out of Messenger on Android, iOS, or from your computer.
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How to sign out of Messenger on Android and iOS
There are two methods of logging out of Facebook Messenger on Android: clearing the Facebook Messenger app data in the device settings or logging out of the Messenger session via the Facebook app. The first method works on Android phones while the second option can be used by iPhone / iOS users.
Now let’s look at each of these steps.
Clear the Messenger app data in the settings (only for Android users).
To log out of Facebook Messenger, you need to go to the the settings Your Android device.
- If you have the app open, close it and remove it from your recently used apps list. Otherwise this trick won’t work.
- in the the settings, scroll down to Apps or Application manager, and scroll down until you see Delivery boy.
- Tap on it, scroll down and find Storage & cache.
- After opening warehouse choose Clear the warehouse. There should be one too clear cache Option you should use too
Now if you tap on Messenger in your app drawer again, you should find that you are not automatically signed in.
Pro tip: If someone else wants to use your phone to check their Facebook messages while you’re still signed in, all they have to do is tap Change user log into their own account.
Note that this little trick will erase all of the data that your messenger application has stored. So it is back in a state in which it was reinstalled. As already mentioned, the application “remembers” your Facebook account. If you don’t want even your account to show up here, you’ll have to repeat the same step – but this time with the main Facebook app.
Log out of the Messenger session using the Facebook app (Android and iOS users).
If you have Messenger on your phone, chances are you have the Facebook app too. In the Android Facebook app, tap More In the top right, click the button (which should appear as three lines), then go to the settings and data protection, followed by the settings. There you should see Account Settings and Security. Scroll down to security and select Security and login. You will see a section called Where you are logged inThen just select the Messenger session and tap Log out.
With a recent update, you can access the same settings through Facebook Messenger. To do this, please follow these steps.
- Open Facebook Messenger and tap your profile picture.
- Scroll down to “Account Settings” and then tap “Security and Sign-in” from where you can sign out.
How to sign out of the Messenger app on the Facebook website
You can log out of the iOS or Android Messenger apps through the Facebook website, your PC or your mobile phone browser. Go to facebook.com/settings and navigate to Security and login, then you will find the section called Where you are logged in. Find the Messenger session from which you want to log out, click on the three dots on the right and then on Log out.
These workarounds can be a bit annoying, but they work. Facebook doesn’t seem interested in changing the situation and making it easier. If you are annoyed with Facebook in general, consider starting it up and trying one of these Facebook alternatives.
What do you think of Facebook’s decision to make Messenger a separate app? Are you annoyed that there isn’t an unsubscribe button? Let us know in the comments.
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