How to log out of Facebook Messenger on Android


If you've ever tried to sign out of Facebook's independent Messenger app on Android, you may have found out that it's not as easy as one might expect. Curiously, the Facebook app itself has a Sign Out option, pretty easily accessible from within the app's menu. The Messenger, however, presents no such option.

There are many reasons why you would want to dis-associate your username with the chat app on your phone – you may want to lend your device to a friend to log in, if their phone battery has died; or you may want to log out at specific times, when you are concerned about someone snooping around. In any case, the need for such an option is pretty fundamental and we can't say we are happy about Facebook limiting user choice in such a manner.

Still, it's not impossible to log out from Messenger on Android. It just takes a few more steps than it should. Check out the solution below!

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6 Comments

1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

On iOS I use 35.0 version of FB and it has built in messenger and is not as cluttered as new ones, forcing people to use two apps that are draining battery is really a dick move by FB

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I wish I could leave facebook permanently, but I won't be able to contact my friends if I do so:(

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Ikr Its Sad. I Think I'll Just Make A New Profile And Only Add The People That I Talk To. Cause Having 2k+ Friends Is Ridiculous.

5. odyody

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

wow u r so beautiful

4. Proxy.from.Deep

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Just remove that application :D in my previous phone i installed messenger - then realised that itsa space-waster - and uninstalled it .

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

FB app drains battery like he**!

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