How to Logout of Facebook Messenger – iPhone and Android

    There are lots of users looking for a way on how to logout of Messenger, but unable to find it. The following post has step by step guide on how to do that.

    how to logout of messenger

    A few years ago, the Facebook decided to launch a standalone app for Facebook Messenger and name it Messenger. Facebook users have no idea why the company decided to take this step.

    After launching the messenger app, the users were not able to make a chat with friends using the Facebook app. The strategy was to force users to use messenger app, and guess what? The company succeeded.

    There are lots of messenger app users who want to logout of Facebook messenger app, but unable to do that because the app has no straight option to logout of the app. Due to this reason, the majority of the users delete messenger app from the device to get rid of it.

    How to Logout of Messenger on iPhone and Android

    This is the annoying situation right? To help those users I decided to write this post on how to logout of messenger on Android and iPhone from both phone and the PC.

    So without further delay why don’t you start reading about it:

    How to Logout of Messenger on Android

    There are two different ways to Sign out of Messenger on Android phone. Here goes the first method:

    Sign out of Facebook Messenger by Clearing app data

    1. First of all, you need to remove the messenger app from the recent apps list. If you miss this step, then this method won’t work for you.

    You can remove the messenger app by pressing “Recent app” button. In most of the Android phones, it has hamburger icon.

    clear recent application in android

    2. Click on the Settings and then reach the option named as Apps or Applications or App Manager. Here scroll down until you find the Messenger app and tap on it.

    application settings in android
    messenger app in android

    3. Here on this screen, you need to tap on the option which reads “Clear data.”

    clear data of facebook app

    Useful Tip: At this point, if any of your friends want to check Facebook messages even if you’re logged in then tap on the option which reads “Switch Account” and log in using the Facebook credentials.

    switch account in facebook messenger

    Logout of Messenger from Facebook App on Android

    1. For that, launch the Facebook app on Android Phone. (In case, you’re using messenger app then there is higher possibility that your device also has Facebook app).

    facebook more icon

    2. In the app, tap on More icon available at the top right side of the screen. Now scroll down until you see an option named as “Account Settings” and tap on it.

    facebook account settings

    After that tap on “Security and login” option. Under this option head over to section named as “Where you’re logged in.”

    session and login in facebook app

    Here tap (three dot icon) on the Messenger session and tap on the logout.

    logout messegner session in facebook app

    You can use any of the above method discussed to logout of messenger app on Android phone.

    How to Logout of Messenger on iPhone

    To Signout of Facebook Messenger on iPhone. There are two methods to do that. Here goes the first one:

    Using the Facebook app for iPhone

    1. Launch the Facebook app (not the messenger app) on your iPhone and tap on More (hamburger) icon available on the bottom right side of the screen.

    facebook app more icon in iphone

    2. Now scroll down and tap on “Settings.”

    facebook app settings

    From the Settings menu tap on “Account Settings.”

    facebook app account setting in iphone

    3. On this screen tap on the “Security and login“.

    facebook app security and login setting in iphone

    4. Under “Where you’re logged in” you will find out various sessions of Facebook app and Facebook Messenger app. You need to tap (three dot icon) on the Messenger session and tap on Log out.

    logout messenger session in iphone

    After following app steps if you try to open the messenger app on your iPhone, you will be asked to login into messenger using the old account. You can also use Switch account option if someone else wants to check the Facebook message.

    How to Logout of Facebook Messenger from Website

    You can also take help of Facebook official website to logout of Messenger. The alternate method works fine for both iOS and Android devices. Here is what you need to do:

    1. Visit and login to your account using the credentials.

    2. Click on the More (down arrow icon) available on the top right side. From the menu click on the Settings.

    facebook settings

    3. On the left side, click on the “Security and login” settings. On the right side under “Where you’re logged infind the messenger session and click on three dot icon next to it and click on Logout.

    facebook security and login

    That’s it.

    So these are all possible ways on how you can logout of Facebook Messenger. Offcourse these are annoying method to achieve the same, but this is possible we have. Even I don’t think Facebook is going to make it easier for users in future.

    In case, you’re not in the mode of trying these methods to sign out of Messenger; then there are various Facebook Messenger alternative which you can try.

    Related Reading: You might love to read an article having a trick to download Facebook videos without any software.

    I hope you find this tutorial on how to logout of Messenger useful. Let me know what you think about Facebook Messenger.

    Also, if you have any most comfortable method to achieve the same, then don’t hesitate to share it in the comments.

    Viney Dhiman
    Himachali, Mechanical Engineer, Snooker Lover, Avid drinker of Scotch, Traveler, and Webmaster. (

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