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:


  1. Launch chat app.
  2. Tap the icon for SETTINGS.
  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.
  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.


  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.
  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.


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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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. 😛 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.


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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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?

How to Log Out of Facebook Messenger on your iPhone (iOS 8 Tip)

When Facebook Messenger was optimized to run smoothly on iOS 8, the option to log out was not readily available. This can be frustrating to those who either manage multiple Facebook accounts or to those who simply don’t want to chat as of the moment and turning off the notifications for the app is just not enough. Worry no more because it is still possible to log out from the application without having to uninstall and re-download the application but the process is tedious.

UPDATE: Facebook redesigned its UI. Click here to go to the new method of logging out from this app.

Here’s how:

1. Go to Settings

2. Tap Privacy and Terms.

Loading may take a while depending on your internet speed. You will be directed to a page that displays the Facebook Terms & Policies.

3. Tap on the menu bar on the top left corner to display the drop down menu.

4. Scroll down and look for “Log Out”. Tap on it.

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Congrats you have finally logged out from the Facebook Messenger app. Sometimes you may need to refresh and close the app first then re-open before you are completely logged off.

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