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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Sarj is a nurse, consultant, artist, entrepreneur, web developer, and a wordsmith at ThriftyLook.com and KatrinasClothing.com

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6 Responses

  1. Jasper says:

    Its a long journey for me to look for d ryt solution on how to log out messenger ios 8. Its very simple here we go…..

    1. Tap apps messenger dn tap setting
    right corner buttom
    2. Tap and select terms of service
    3. Slowly scroll down until you well find
    the word (flatform page) “tap”
    and the menu well show in slowly
    slowly zoom in.. “In the right corner at
    the top!!! You can find your profile. Tap
    again and der you go. Log out!!! Problem is solve…..””””😀😜 you can now used your other account….

  2. Shaun says:

    Update on how to Log Out of Messenger on iPhone with iOS 10. (One way, at least). Within Facebook itself scroll down to See More… then Settings>Account Settings>Security and Login>Where you’re logged in (second section down in gray) – you’ll see two lines, one will be for Messenger, the other for Facebook. Go to the right and tap on the 3 vertical dots. You should then see “Not You? / Log Out” in bold black type. Tap Log Out. THEN Log Out of Facebook itself in the normal manner. This will log you out of Messenger. (NOTE: If you don’t Log Out of FB right after the above steps and then go back to Messenger, it will only “pseudo-Log Out” of Messenger. Messenger will just let you log back in by pressing a few buttons without entering any password). Hope this helps. I know it was long but I was trying to be specific. Of course, they change this constantly so by next week it could be different. Good luck !

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