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How to Log out of All Devices on Facebook

We show you different ways to log out of your Facebook account using the account settings on your computer and smartphone.

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Ensuring the security of your account involves managing where you're logged in from various devices. Whether you've accessed your account from multiple phones, a public computer, or just a new device, it's important to know how to disconnect these sessions to protect your privacy. This tutorial will guide you on how to log out of all devices at once using Facebook's settings, a useful feature for securing your account if you suspect unauthorized access or simply as a routine privacy measure.
 
When you access Facebook from multiple devices, each session remains active unless you explicitly log out. Over time, this list can accumulate, sometimes including devices you no longer use or recognize. Fortunately, Facebook provides a centralized option within its security settings that allows you to terminate all these sessions simultaneously. This not only saves time but also ensures that no open sessions are overlooked.

How to Log Out of Facebook on a Phone or Tablet

Logging out of Facebook on a mobile device like a phone or tablet is a straightforward process that ensures your account is not accessible after you finish using the app. This method is particularly useful for those who use shared devices or simply want to ensure their account security when not actively using Facebook. The steps involve navigating through the app's menu to the security settings, where you can find the log out option.

  1. Tap on the “Menu” Icon

     
    Locate and tap on the “Menu” icon situated at the top-right corner of your screen, just below the “” icon. This action will reveal the Facebook menu, providing access to various account options.
     
    Android - Facebook App - Menu

  2. Select “Log Out”

     
    Scroll through the menu options until you find the “Log out” button. Tap on it to log out of your Facebook account on your mobile device. This step ensures that your account is no longer accessible from the device unless you log in again.
     
    Android - Facebook App - Menu - Log Out

  3. Confirmation

     
    Once you've tapped “Log out“, you will be signed out of your Facebook account, as confirmed by the change in your screen, indicating that you are no longer logged in.
     
    Android - Facebook App - Menu - Log Out - Result

How to Log Out of Facebook on a Computer

Logging out of Facebook on a computer is essential for maintaining your account's security, especially when using shared or public computers. This process prevents others from accessing your account after you leave the device.

  • Click on Profile Icon and Log Out

     
    On your computer, click on your profile icon located at the top of the Facebook interface. This will open a dropdown menu with various options related to your account where you can click “Log Out“.
     
    Windows 11 - Facebook - Menu - Log Out

How to Log Out of Facebook from All Devices Using a Phone or Tablet

This method addresses how to secure your Facebook account by logging out from all devices through the mobile app. It is particularly useful if you've logged into multiple devices or suspect unauthorized access to your account. The process involves accessing the security settings in your Facebook app, where you can see all devices logged into your account and choose to log out from all of them at once.

  1. Access the Menu

     
    Tap on the menu icon located at the top of the Facebook app. This will bring up the main menu, where you can manage various aspects of your account.
     
    Android - Facebook App - Menu

  2. Navigate to Settings & Privacy

     
    Scroll down in the menu and tap on “Settings & Privacy” to expand the dropdown options. This section contains important settings related to your account's privacy and security.
     
    Android - Facebook App - Menu - Settings & Privacy

  3. Go to Settings

     
    From the expanded “Settings & Privacy” menu, select “Settings” to access your account settings. Here, you can adjust various preferences and security options.
     
    Android - Facebook App - Menu - Settings & Privacy - Settings

  4. Select “Password and Security”

     
    Under the “Account” section, tap on “Password and security“. This area allows you to manage your password and review security-related features, including where you're logged in.
     
    Android - Facebook App - Menu - Settings & Privacy - Settings - Password & Security

  5. Find “Where You're Logged In”

     
    Look for the “Where you're logged in” section and tap on the three dots next to the device name you wish to log out from. This will bring up options for that specific device.
     
    Android - Facebook App - Menu - Settings & Privacy - Settings - Password & Security - Logged In - 3Dots

  6. Log Out Remotely

     
    Tap the “Log out” button to remotely sign out of your Facebook account from the selected device. This ensures that your account is secure and inaccessible from that device.
     
    Android - Facebook App - Menu - Settings & Privacy - Settings - Password & Security - Logged In - Log Out

How to Log Out of Facebook from All Devices Using a Computer

If you prefer to manage Facebook security settings through a computer, this method allows you to log out from all devices simultaneously. This is an effective measure to ensure your account is completely secured across all devices, especially useful in situations where your account might have been accessed without your permission.

  1. Access Settings & Privacy

     
    Click on your profile icon and select “Settings & Privacy” from the options provided. This will take you to a section where you can manage your account's privacy and security settings.
     
    Windows 11 - Facebook - Menu - Settings & Privacy

  2. Open Settings

     
    Under “Settings and Privacy“, click on “Settings” to access a comprehensive list of settings related to your Facebook account. This is where you can adjust your account preferences.
     
    Windows 11 - Facebook - Menu - Settings & Privacy - Settings

  3. Go to Security and Login

     
    Select “Security and login” to view security-related settings, including the list of devices where your account is currently logged in.
     
    Windows 11 - Facebook - Menu - Settings & Privacy - Settings - Security & Login - Logged In - Log Out

  4. Log Out of All Facebook Sessions

     
    For a complete sign-out, click on “Log out of all sessions“. This option allows you to log out of your Facebook account on every device simultaneously, ensuring maximum security and privacy.
     
    Windows 11 - Facebook - Menu - Settings & Privacy - Settings - Security & Login - Logged In - Log Out of All Sessions

How to Log Out of Messenger on a Phone or Tablet

Logging out of the Messenger app on your phone or tablet can help maintain privacy and security, especially on devices that are used by multiple people. This procedure usually involves going into the Messenger app's settings and selecting the log out option, which disconnects your session and prevents access to your messages until you log in again.
  1. Access the Menu
     
    Navigate to the top left corner and tap on the menu icon, located beneath the “Messenger” icon.
     
    Android - Facebook App - Menu
  2. Enter Settings & Privacy
     
    Scroll through the options and select “Settings & Privacy.”
     
    Android - Facebook App - Menu - Settings & Privacy
  3. Access Settings
     
    Under “Settings & Privacy,” locate and tap “Settings.”
     
    Android - Facebook App - Menu - Settings & Privacy - Settings
  4. Select Password and Security
     
    Within the “Account” menu options, choose “Password and security.”
     
    Android - Facebook App - Menu - Settings & Privacy - Settings - Password & Security
  5. Review Active Sessions
     
    Tap “See all” to review all devices logged into your Facebook or Messenger account.
     
    Android - Facebook App - Menu - Settings & Privacy - Settings - Password & Security - Logged In - See All
  6. Identify Messenger Session
     
    Next to the device where Messenger is logged in, tap on the three dots to access more options.
     
    Android - Facebook App - Menu - Settings & Privacy - Settings - Password & Security - Logged In - See All - Messenger - 3Dots
  7. Log Out of Messenger
     
    Finalize the process by tapping “Log out” to exit your Messenger account on the selected device.
     
    Android - Facebook App - Menu - Settings & Privacy - Settings - Password & Security - Logged In - See All - Messenger - 3Dots - Log Out

How to Log Out of Messenger on Android Without Facebook

If you utilize Messenger without a Facebook account on Android devices, logging out requires a different approach since the typical Facebook settings do not apply. This method involves navigating through the Messenger app's settings to find the account options where you can sign out, ensuring that your messages remain private when you are not actively using the app.

  1. Access Your Smartphone's Settings
     
    Unlock your smartphone and locate the “Settings” app, typically symbolized by a gear icon. Tap on it to enter your device's settings.
     
    Android - Settings
  2. Select “Apps”
     
    Inside the Settings menu, scroll until you find and tap on the “Apps” option. This will display a list of all applications installed on your device along with their settings.
     
    Android - Settings - Apps
  3. Enter the “Apps” Section
     
    After tapping on “Apps“, you'll need to select the “Apps” option again to proceed to the applications list.
     
    Android - Settings - Apps
  4. Find “Messenger” Among Applications
     
    Scroll through the list of applications until you locate the “Messenger” app. Once found, tap on it to access its specific settings.
     
    Android - Settings - Apps - Messenger
  5. Tap on “Storage”
     
    Within the Messenger app settings, find and tap on the “Storage” option to view storage-related settings for the Messenger app.
     
    Android - Settings - Apps - Messenger - Storage
  6. Select “Clear Data”
     
    To sign out from your Messenger account, tap on the “Clear Data” button. This action will erase the app's stored data on your device, effectively logging you out.
     
    Android - Settings - Apps - Messenger - Storage - Clear Data

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions About Facebook Security & Privacy

Can I log out of Facebook on all devices using the mobile web browser?

Yes, you can securely log out of Facebook from all devices using a mobile web browser. Navigate to Facebook through your browser, go to your profile, select “Settings & Privacy,” then “Security and Login,” and locate the “Where You're Logged In” section. Here, you have the option to “Log Out of All Sessions,” effectively signing you out from every device at once. Ensure you're comfortable doing so, as it will require you to log in anew on devices you actively use.

How can I tell if someone else has accessed my Facebook account?

To detect possible unauthorized access to your Facebook account, navigate to “Settings & Privacy” > “Settings” > “Security and Login” and check the “Where You're Logged In” section. This area lists all current sessions including the device type, location, and the time the login occurred. Any activity that seems unfamiliar—especially logins from unknown devices or locations—could indicate unauthorized access. In such cases, it's advised to immediately change your password and review your security settings.

Is there a way to log out of Facebook on a borrowed device after I've left?

If you forgot to log out from a borrowed device, you can still secure your account remotely. Using another device, access your Facebook “Settings & Privacy“, go to “Security and Login,” and locate “Where You're Logged In.” Find the session that corresponds to the borrowed device, and select “Log Out.” As a precaution, regularly reviewing this section to manage active sessions is a good habit for maintaining account security.

What happens if I clear data from the Messenger app on Android?

Clearing the app data for Messenger on Android effectively logs you out and erases all the data stored on the device, including your messages and login credentials. This action is akin to reinstalling the app, meaning you will have to input your login details again to access Messenger. This can be particularly useful if the app is malfunctioning or if you wish to ensure that no personal data remains on a device you are about to part with.

Can logging out help fix app glitches or performance issues on Facebook or Messenger?

Logging out of Facebook or Messenger and then logging back in can sometimes help resolve minor glitches or performance issues by renewing your session's data. It can clear temporary cache that might be causing the application to slow down or malfunction. If the problem persists after logging back in, consider updating the app or checking your device's storage and network connection for potential issues.

How do I prevent my Facebook account from being accessed on devices I've logged out from?

After logging out from a device, it's advisable to change your password and enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) to add an extra layer of security. This will require a code in addition to your password to log in, preventing unauthorized access. Moreover, be careful with the devices where you choose to remain logged in and conduct regular checks in the “Where You're Logged In” section to manage active sessions.

Can clearing browser cookies log me out of Facebook?

Yes, clearing cookies from your browser will log you out of Facebook and most other services where you are logged in, as cookies store your login state and preferences for websites. It's a useful step for troubleshooting login issues or ensuring your account security when using a public or shared computer. Remember that clearing cookies will also reset login information and preferences for other websites.

What should I do if I can't log out of Facebook from a particular device?

If you find yourself unable to log out from a device, first ensure you have a stable internet connection, as a lack of connectivity might prevent the logout process from completing. If connectivity is not the issue, try clearing the browser's cache or the app's data and cache for Facebook or Messenger. As a last resort, use another device to access your Security and Login settings on Facebook, and use the “Log Out of All Sessions” feature to sign out everywhere, followed by changing your password for added security.

How often should I log out of Facebook and Messenger?

While personal preference and situation dictate how often you should log out, it's especially recommended to do so after using Facebook or Messenger on a public or shared device to protect your information. On personal devices, logging out frequently can help ensure that others can't access your account easily if your device is lost or stolen. Additionally, it can be a trouble-shooting step for app-related issues.

Will clearing data for the Facebook app on Android log me out?

Yes, clearing data for the Facebook app on your Android device will log you out and remove all stored data, including your login information and all cached content. It essentially resets the app to its initial state when first installed. You will need to enter your login credentials again to regain access. This can be useful for troubleshooting or when you wish to ensure that your account information is removed from a device.

Why would I need to log out of Facebook remotely?

You might need to log out of Facebook remotely if you've logged in from someone else's device and forgot to log out, lost a device, or if you notice suspicious activity suggesting that someone else has access to your account. It's a crucial security measure to protect your account from unauthorized access and potential misuse.

Can I control which devices receive Facebook notifications?

Yes, you can customize the notification settings in your Facebook account to control which devices receive notifications. This can be done in the “Notifications” section of your account settings. You can specify whether you wish to receive notifications on web browsers, mobile devices, or through email, allowing you to manage how and where you are notified about activities on your account.

How can I ensure my Facebook account is more secure?

To ensure your account is secure, regularly update your password to something strong and unique, enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) for an added security layer, and be vigilant of suspicious login activities in the “Where You're Logged In” section. Also, be cautious about the information you share online, review app permissions periodically, and educate yourself on recognizing phishing and scamming attempts.

Is there a fast way to switch Facebook accounts on a shared device?

While the Facebook app does not natively support fast account switching as some other platforms do, you can log out and back in with different accounts relatively quickly. If you're using a web browser, you might also use different profiles or incognito mode for easier switching. For shared devices, consider using separate user profiles or dedicated apps like “Facebook Lite” for easy account management.

What's the difference between logging out and deactivating my Facebook account?

Logging out of your Facebook account ends your session, but your profile remains visible to others. Deactivating your account, on the other hand, makes your profile temporarily invisible and unreachable, as if it doesn't exist, until you decide to log in again. Deactivation is useful for taking a break from Facebook without permanently deleting your account and data.

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Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.

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