Facebook is one of the most widely-used social networks globally, with its subsidiaries such as Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger adding to the popularity of the company and also their coffers. However, Facebook can be intrusive too; so much so that it doesn’t allow its users on the Messenger app on iPhone to log out, but there is a workaround for that.
According to Facebook’s help page, “You can’t log out of an account on Messenger, but there are other things you can do to reduce notification, make yourself unavailable or stop getting messages from certain people.”
What Facebook means is that you can add another Messenger account to your app and switch to it, turn off your notifications via the options in the app’s settings, block people who you don’t wish to receive messages from and switch your status to inactive.
While switching your status to inactive helps a bit, it still doesn’t log you off from the Messenger app on your iPhone. This can also be tricky if you’ve logged into the Messenger app on someone else’s phone.
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How to logout of Messenger on your iPhone?
Since Facebook won’t let you log out of the Messenger app directly from within the app, you can always use your Facebook account’s security features to do the work for you and log out of Messenger on iPhone.
Below we’ve mentioned how to log out of Messenger on your iPhone via PC and via the Facebook app on your iPhone device.
Logout of Messenger on iPhone via PC
Step 1: Login to your Facebook account on a PC and click on the ‘down-arrow’ button, located at the extreme right on the top bar. From the drop-down menu, click on Settings. Step 2: On the next page, select Security and login from the side panel menu. Here you’ll find several devices listed that were used to login to your account recently.
Step 3: Identify the device and tap on the ‘three-dot’ menu beside it (to the right). From the dropdown menu, click on Logout.
Following this, you’ll be logged out of Messenger on iPhone.
If you wish to log out from your Facebook and Messenger sessions on all the devices, click on See more and then on Log out of all sessions.
Logout of Messenger on iPhone via Facebook app
Alternatively, if you can’t access a PC or simply don’t want to, you can also logout of Messenger on iPhone via the Facebook app on your device. Follow the steps mentioned below to logout.
- Tap on the hamburger menu located at the bottom-right of your Facebook app.
- Scroll down on the menu and tap on the arrow beside Settings & Privacy.
- Now tap on Settings.
- On the next page, scroll down till you get to Security sub-head and tap on Security and login.
- On the next page, under the Where you’re logged in sub-head, you’ll be shown two devices that were recently used to login to either Facebook or Messenger. If your iPhone isn’t listed for Messenger there, tap on See all.
- On the next page, identify the device — note that ‘Messenger’ will be mentioned below the device — tap on the three-dot menu beside it to open Review login.
- Tap on Log Out
Hoping this guide helped you to log out of Messenger on your iPhone device. Let us know if you faced any issues or if you’d like us to cover any other similar guide in the comments below.
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