It is necessary and important to know or keep a track of where all have you logged in while using social media. There are situations where you log in to a computer or a mobile device that does not belong to you and end up forgetting logging out? Yes, that can be dangerous if left with the wrong person.
You can never predict what the person may or may not do with all your sensitive information and data. Keeping a tab on security is one of the most critical things to keep an eye out for while using social media websites.
Fortunately, social media giants like Facebook and Instagram have a feature called ‘Logout from all devices’ where one can remotely log out from all previously logged in devices.
For Facebook, you can even see all individual devices that have been used to log in along with login times and the location.
This feature can come in very handy in situations similar to that of mentioned at the beginning of the article.
In this article, we will go through a step-by-step procedure to access this feature and log out from all logged in devices.
Note: The Facebook counterpart can be accessed on a computer and/or a smartphone. However, Instagram has this feature available only on their apps designed for smartphones.
How to remotely log out of all devices on Facebook?
Facebook is very good at keeping a track of all previous log-ins. It is quick and easy to log out from a randomly logged-in device.
Follow the steps mentioned below to log out from a desired or all devices.
Open Facebook and log in to your account. Look for a dropdown arrow in the top-right of the page. Click on it and open Settings. Look for the Security and Login tab on the left side of the page and open it.
You will find a card called “Where You’re Logged In”, you can click on see more to have an expanded view of all currently or previously logged-in devices.
Click on the three dots and select log out if you wish to log out from a device individually.
If you wish to log out from all devices, then, scroll down and at the end of the card, you will find an option called “Log Out Of All Sessions”, click on it and confirm if you wish to log out from everywhere.
You can also choose to enable email and text updates on if any suspicious activity is detected with your account.
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How to log out of all devices on Instagram?
Since this can be done only on smartphones, computers, in this case, are of no use. If you urgently want to make sure that your account is safe and do not have a mobile device around you? Changing your password might be the best resort.
Follow the steps mentioned below to log out of all devices on Instagram.
Open Instagram and log-in to your account on a smartphone. Click on the last icon on the bottom to see your feed. Click on the three vertical lines in the top-right corner.
Open Settings and under the Privacy and Security tab, look for Password and change it. You will be automatically logged out of all previously logged in devices.
To manage your accounts better, consider changing your password every once in a while and use a password manager, set-up and use 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication), and keep your email-id verified.
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