How to Log Out of Facebook Messenger

Log out of Messenger on your Android or iOS device

What to Know

  • On an Android, go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Messenger > Storage & cache > Clear storage.
  • In Android's Facebook app, log out under your device name in Settings & Privacy > Settings > Security and Login.
  • On Facebook.com, go to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Security and Login, log out your device.

Although there's no direct logout option in the Facebook Messenger app for Android or iOS, this article describes how to disconnect your account from the Messenger app (essentially the equivalent of logging out) without having to delete the app from your device.

Log Out From Messenger Via Android Settings

Illustration of a person looking to logout of Facebook messenger
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Here's how to log out using your app settings:

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Select Apps & notifications.

    Android Apps & notifications settings.
  3. Choose See all <#> apps. Scroll down and tap Messenger. (The app are in alphabetical order)

  4. Select Storage & cache.

    Clearing Android Messenger's storage.
  5. Tap Clear storage.

  6. Confirm with OK. Now you can close your Settings app and return to the Messenger app to verify that it worked.

Log Out From Messenger Via the Facebook App

iOS users must use the official Facebook app to log out. Android users can do the same.

  1. Open the Facebook app and sign into the corresponding account that you want to disconnect from Messenger.

  2. Tap the menu option (represented by the hamburger icon located at the bottom of the screen from the home feed tab on iOS and at the top of the screen on Android).

  3. Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy > Settings.

  4. Tap Security and Login.

    Three iOS screens showing Facebook app manu, Settings & Privacy, and Security and Login
  5. Under the section labeled Where You're Logged In, you'll see a list of all the devices and their locations where Facebook remembers you're login details. Your device name (such as iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.) will be listed in bold wording with the Messenger platform labeled beneath it.

  6. If you don't see your device name with the Messenger label beneath it right away, you may need to tap See all to reveal more devices and platforms where you're logged in.

    Three iOS screens from Facebook app showing See More, iPad Air 2, and Log Out buttons
  7. Tap the three dots to the right of the device you want to log out from, and then select Log Out. It will disappear from the list and you'll be able to open the Messenger app to confirm that your account has been disconnected/logged out.

Log Out From Messenger Via Facebook.Com

These steps are very similar to using the Facebook mobile app.

  1. Visit Facebook.com and sign into the corresponding account that you want to disconnect from Messenger.

  2. Click the down arrow in the top right corner of the page and click Settings & Privacy > Settings from the drop-down menu.

    Screenshot of Facebook Settings button
  3. Click Security and Login from the sidebar menu.

  4. Under the the section labeled Where You're Logged In, look for the name of your device (iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.) and the Messenger label beneath it.

    Screenshot of device to log out of Facebook Messenger
  5. Tap the three dots on the right of a Messenger listing and select Log Out. Just like on the Facebook app, your listing will disappear and you can return to your device to confirm that you've been disconnected/logged out from the Messenger app.

To confirm that you've been logged out of Messenger, simply open the Messenger app. Instead of seeing your most recent messages, you should see a screen asking you to sign in with your Facebook login details.

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