2 Ways to Log Out of Facebook Messenger App on Your iPhone (iOS 8)

Happy New Year! Facebook Messenger pissing you off lately? Puzzled how to log out of this app? I was.

Facebook has redesigned the user interface (UI) of the messenger app. The previous method that I taught you (here) no longer works because they have removed the log out button in its current design.

Crazy. I know.

I visited this app’s reviews section in the App Store. Unsurprisingly, it was flooded with raging negative reviews. There were plenty of people begging for a log out feature. Did you submit a request for that feature, too? I did.

My head silently screamed it.

My suffocated heart kicked, rebelled, and wondered.

“Why make it so hard for me to leave?”

Clingy app.

Does it remind you of your clingy ex? Chill! :) There’s a way out.

Facebook has gone too aggressive in keeping us logged in the app. It is upsetting. Now let me help you remedy your frustration. Get ready to jump into the rabbit hole.

Word of caution: If you are reading this article way beyond the publishing date, this may no longer work as Facebook may have changed the UI again. Still, give these methods a try first before leaving.

Facebook recommends that you delete the app and re-install it and disconnect. It’s time consuming. You are smart and you don’t have to do it that way.

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This is how to log out from the app:

I. WITHIN FACEBOOK MESSENGER APP

  1. Launch chat app.
  2. Tap the icon for SETTINGS.
  3. Tap TERMS OF SERVICE.
  4. Scroll down gently until you can spot the highlighted words, DATA USE POLICY. Tap that blue hyperlink.
  5. Tap the menu bar on the top left corner.
  6. Tap MORE RESOURCES
  7. Tap DEVELOPER PAYMENT TERMS
  8. Zoom slowly until you can see clearly your PROFILE PICTURE at the top right corner. Tap your picture to reveal the drop down menu.
  9. Tap LOG OUT from that drop down menu.

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Viola! You have finally logged out from the Facebook Messenger App. You are now able to log in a different user on it.

II. USING MAIN FACEBOOK APP

  1. Launch the main Facebook app.
  2. Tap the menu bar for MORE.
  3. Scroll down until you find SETTINGS. Tap it.
  4. Tap SECURITY.
  5. Tap ACTIVE SESSIONS.
  6. Find the entry that lists these:

Device Type: Facebook Messenger on iOS 8

Device Name: Facebook for iPhone

  1. Tap the X icon next to that log to end its session.

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And you’re done. You can now let a different user log in to the app.

FINALE

You don’t have to uninstall/reinstall Facebook Messenger on your iPhone. You can either log out within the chat app or end the active session at the main Facebook app.

Were you able to log out from the Facebook Messenger app using these methods?

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5 Reasons Busy Women Love Ordering From Oh, Cake in Butuan

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Happy holidays, career woman! Welcome to the season of parties. Time to dress up, doll up and party up!

Connect and converse. It’s December once again. The month full of cheat days. The time when you forget your diet, regret next year. December only comes once a year. Your family has not been together for months. What diet?! YOLO, right? LOL!

Invitations everywhere. Food galore here and there. Eyes on the cake that stands out in the dessert station. What Christmas party would be complete without a cake? None.

Organizing a party? Where can a busy woman order a cake in Butuan? A party cake has become a staple to every celebration. Never forget it.

“A cake is a need which baker do I heed?

Options are plenty in the city. It makes me dizzy.”

I hear you friend. :D

Last September, I was struck by the lightning rod of panic and nearly got engulfed by the whale, Analysis Paralysis. Escaped it’s mouth successfully. I guess I’m no Jonah. (wink)

My niece’s birthday was fast approaching. What used to be a year away has now left me with just a few days to prepare. She still has no cake. I don’t know how to bake. Jollibee’s head shakes. “Must have a cake. STAT!” my inner voice commanded.

My niece is a huge fan of Disney’s Frozen. She got caught up in Elsa’s enchanting spell. The cold never bothered her anyway. I’m letting go of delay. I couldn’t procrastinate anymore. Here I am Googling and asking my Facebook friends for recommendations. (I bet you sang that hahaha!)

Then I sorted out their bakeshop suggestions according to convenience, price and quality. That’s how I singled-out Oh, Cake in Butuan because it met all of my criteria.

These are the 5 services that attract busy women to buy from Oh, Cake in Butuan:

  1. Accepts online order.

  2. Payment method: Cash on Delivery (no deposit required).

  3. Free delivery if within downtown area.

I don’t have the luxury of time to visit bakeshops. Online order, cash on delivery and free delivery are deal breakers for time-constrained people like you and me.

I understand that a prepayment is a safety net for businesses. Paying a deposit is fine as long as payment can be processed online or payment site is in a highly frequented, publicly accessible location; not some private place that requires me to pull-out Dora’s map to find it. Who’s got time for address hunting? Not me. I’m already in a hurry.

Which baker would you prefer? The one that would make you go on a quest for Finding Baker, or the one that makes it easy for you to have your cake? I choose to do business with whoever helps me save time. It reduces my stress.

  1. Assistance in the conceptualization of the cake’s theme

I have frequent bouts of idea surge. My mind can be a battlefield of thoughts. I have an idea of what the cake’s main theme would be, Frozen – inspired, but piecing together each design element is too overwhelming for my brain. Gladly, Oh, Cake’s process is organized. After a thorough assessment of my preferences, they presented to me 3 design proposals. Fantastico! Another load off my chest. (Sorry for the blurry screenshot.)

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Look at how concise they presented their proposal. Simple and clear. It answered all my questions: price, design, specifications, and type of cake. Wouldn’t that wow you?

  1. Beautifully decorated and delicious cake.

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Look at the design of the finished product. You be the judge. Beauty is difficult to fake. I like it. How about you? This Frozen-inspired cake exceeded my expectations. Do those ombre swirls make you swoon, too?

Once I took a bite off the cake, I couldn’t stop biting for some more. Feast on. What diet? LOL! The icing wasn’t so sweet. The cake was soft and a creamy dulce de leche filling greeted me with a surprise! My heart clapped and sang, “You’re just too good to be true. I can’t take my eyes off of you.” Name that singer now. :D

Want to try their mouth-watering cakes? Check out Oh, Cake on Facebook. You can also text or call them at 0906-6656-388.

Who are the other bakers in Butuan you’d like to recommend to a time-constrained lady?

Finale:

People these days are hurried and prefer to do business with those that remove barriers and minimize complications for them. Oh, Cake winged it with their smooth transaction process.

If you are a baker, doing business with you should be easy. Simplifying the buying procedure makes the customers choose you. Delivering high quality service wins you repeat customers that will do marketing for you through word-of-mouth, bringing in new customers.

What else  would you add to make the buying experience pleasant?

 

All images were captured with an iPhone 5 except the screenshot.

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How to Block Facebook Applications to Stop Receiving Game Requests

You love connecting with your family and friends on Facebook. You got hooked to its features, from photo sharing to messaging and even gaming. I joined the Facebook tribe in 2009 because my brother asked me to play with him on Farmville. That game was addicting and it lured me to the biggest social network. What made you sign up on Facebook?block facebook application, block facebook applications, block fb app, block fb apps

Years have passed since you signed up. You now have a lot of important things to do with your time. It’s either you only play Facebook games casually on your free time or you never play at all anymore. You’ve been living your life outside social media. However, you still keep your tabs on Facebook because it enables you to stay in touch with your loved ones, colleagues, acquaintances and frenemies (LOL!) despite your hectic schedule.

Facebook Notifications and You

You are busy now but you still log in to your Facebook account regularly to know what’s happening around you, whether it be news, gossip, or selfies. :P You read articles shared by Facebook pages you follow, and you check what’s going on with the lives of your peers. Usage of social networking sites has been a part of your socialization methods.

You check your notifications to see who reached out to you (comments, likes, tags) but then you feel disappointed because most of it were just game requests. You ignored those because you don’t have the time to play anymore.

You went on with your life. Moments later, your notifications icon light up again. You felt your heart jump as time stood still. You thought it was important so you opened it. Much to your dismay, it’s just another game request. It has become one of your pet peeves now.

You thought, “Don’t these people have important things to do? All they do is play on Facebook.”

Then it occurs more often. You are continuously bombarded with game invitations. You’ve lost your patience this time. You resort to making a bold statement against those annoying game requests through your status update, informing your friends about your hatred for it, but it isn’t effective. People still sent you game requests. You are mad now.

Out of desperation, you unfriended those gamers. Worse, you blocked some of them. I’ve been there. I’ve done that. You’re not alone in this struggle. The problem with unfriending or blocking gamers, some of them are important contacts and you can’t shut them out for the rest of your life. Time will come wherein you will have to add them back. Sadly, they haven’t changed. They still played Facebook games and sent you invites. You are frustrated now.

Gain control of your notifications. Block those applications.

You pull your hair out of frustration and there goes the dilemma again. What am I going to do?

Hold your horses. Before you hit the unfriend or block button, relax. There is a better way, something not rude and asocial.

Here’s a guide on how to block Facebook applications to stop receiving game notifications.

There are 2 methods.

A.

1. Go to your notifications icon.

2. Find those game invitations.

3. Position the arrowhead of your mouse over the X icon beside the app’s image. Click the X.

4. You will then be asked to turn off notifications from that game. Click “Turn Off”

You will no longer get notifications from that game.

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B.

1. Go to your Settings Menu.

2. Click the category “Blocking” found at the left side panel to manage blocking.

3. Scroll down to find the field dedicated for “Block apps”.

4. Type in the name of those applications you’d like to block.

Viola! You won’t receive game requests from those applications anymore. What a relief!block facebook application, block facebook applications, block fb app, block fb apps

For those who like moving visuals, here’s a demo for the 2nd method by CNET. You may have to skip to 1:00.

What Facebook games are you usually receiving invites from?

Attending WordCamp Philippines 2012 at Asian Institute Management

Matt Mullenweg’s visit here in the Philippines last month ignited the reawakening of my WordCampPH2012 memories. Gosh! It has been 2 years already. Time flies! Gee. That’s how long I procrastinated for this post. Hah! Thanks Matt for coming! By the way, for those who don’t know, Matt is the founder of Automattic which made WordPress. 

October 27, 2012, was the 4th WordCamp Philippines wherein WordPress enthusiasts, from beginners to WordPress ninjas, gathered together at Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Conference Center Manila, Makati City.

I was a first time camper accompanied by fellow first timers: Carl Erik Cortez of Carlfinity Web Solutions, Freddie Lore of Rushly Written, Paul Gardson, and Florelie Lascuna. 

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What is a WordCamp?

A WordCamp is an informal and a volunteer-organized event by WordPress users to converge the WordPress community where users of all level can get together to learn more about the well-loved software, WordPress. It is held throughout the world various times in a year. The first WordCamp was held in San Francisco, USA last 2006 and it was organized by Matthew Charles Mullenweg.

Why attend a WordCamp?

WordCamps are vital to the WordPress Community. Attending a WordCamp is beneficial because it allows you to:

  • Socialize and network with fellow WordPress users, both local and international
  • Whether you are a noob or a guru, there are sessions for all skill levels
  • Learn from the industry leaders on how to maximize your usage of this platform and go home with enhanced skills
  • Be hired or hire a talent
  • Be updated with the latest and even future developments in WordPress 

What to bring?

Note: Some organizers require the participants to register every gadget they will bring to the event for security purposes.

Camerafor the guiltless selfies! What else could it be used for? Kidding! :D Don’t forget to bring a camera with you to capture moments and immortalize memories. 

Laptop, smartphone, tabletto write notes, to update your social media accounts, and to save the contact details of new found friends. Don’t worry about your gadgets’ battery running out of juice. The venue has enough electric plugs per table and there’s also a WiFi connection. 

WordCamp Ticket – this is your pass to gain access to the event; and to claim your ID, meal and goodie bag with SWAG (depends on the organizers).

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WordCamp SWAG

 

What is the event flow? (This is a round-up of my track: Beginner)

The learning sessions in a WordCamp is divided into tracks (beginner, intermediate, advanced; designer, publisher/blogger and developer). 

I. Keynote – Manuel L. Quezon III talked about some government websites and it’s evolution from a Jurassic style. He expressed his hopes that someday government websites will be an interactive interface with updated content in the future so that it is the reference for discussions and database of information by the general public.

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Manuel L. Quezon III delivering his keynote speech

II. Learning Sessions

Track 1: Your Personal Brand by Jayvee Fernandez

He is a tech blogger and an underwater photography hobbyist who made a discussion about how to establish a stellar personal brand that defines your identity and individuality. It is your uniqueness that will make you memorable.

He also emphasized the importance of having a media kit as a professional blogger and he laid out a guide on how to make your own media kit.

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Track 2: WordPress and SEO by Kim Tyrone Agapito

Here’s the lecture deck:

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III. Lunch break

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While we were having our lunch, Japanese representatives of Amazon gave a talk about their services. They also explained the cloud and internet storage with Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).

 

IV. Mozilla Firefox Talk

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V. The Power of Your Story by Kimanzi Constable

He shared his struggles in entrepreneurship and how he used WordPress to effectively grow his business.

 

VI. Blogging Ethics and Standards by Danilo Arao

Prof. Danny Arao made a funny presentation about the present day blogging, social media, plagiarism, cyber bullying, and the much hyped cybercrime bill. He made a point that the work ethics in media journalism also applies to the blogging community. He also reminded us that what you won’t do in person, don’t do it online too.

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VII. Townhall and Question and Answer with Chelsea Otacan

She is a Filipina user interface designer for WordPress. She shared what it is like to work with Automattic and how to become a volunteer to make WordPress better.

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Kudos to the organizers of WordCamp Philippines 2012 for this successful event! Fellowshipping with like-minded people is a wonderful experience. It’s comfortable to be around people whom you can relate to. We’ve got an awesome WordPress Community here in the Philippines. Aside from being a great software itself, it is the WordPress community that makes it extraordinary.

If you are a visual person, you may want to check out this infographic by wpbeginner explaining what a WordCamp is and the benefits of attending one. (Click the image below to view full infographic).

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Aside from an improved knowledge about WordPress and everything else that works along with it, you will also be inspired by the success stories of those whose lives have been changed by WordPress.

Have you attended a WordCamp before? How was it? Was it worth spending your time on?

Thanks for your time Thrifty Looker! God bless you!

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How to Remove Deleted Contacts from iPhone’s Recent Contacts List in iOS 7

Did you ever have to change the number of a contact saved in your phonebook? This happened to me several times as some of my friends switched networks or just simply changed their numbers.

I initially thought this wouldn’t create a problem as soon as I updated my phonebook’s record but I was wrong. Whenever I created a new message, the autofill suggestions list displayed both the new and the old contact number which confused me. Clearly, the iPhone kept a record of the old number which I used to communicate with. How was I to know which one was actively used by the person I’m trying to reach? It was difficult. I ended up messaging every number of that person that was displayed in the suggestions list.

It was really a hassle in the previous versions of the iOS because there used to be no way to delete this from the Recent Contacts list. The Recent Contacts list keeps a cache of contact details of people you previously messaged or talked to. It is basically your recent call and message history.

Gladly with iOS 7, you can now remove phone number entries from your iPhone’s suggestions history.

To remove deleted contacts in the iMessage app, here’s how:

1. Open the messages app.

2. Tap the icon that lets you create a new message.

3. In the “To” field (recipient), type the name or number of a deleted contact.

4. When the contact shows up in the autofill suggestions list, tap the blue “I” icon beside the recently deleted contact.

5. Next, tap on the “Remove from Recents” option.

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And you’re done. You have finally removed it from the recent contacts cache and even in the Spotlight.

Do you know other iOS 7 tips? Share it below so I can give it a try.

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Thank you for your time Thrifty Looker! Sayonara!

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