How to log out of Facebook Messenger on iPhone and iPad (2024 Guide)

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Do you find constant message pop-ups annoying or distracting? In such instances, you might want to log out of Facebook Messenger on your iPhone or iPad.

However, there’s no direct way to sign out of Messenger on iPhone without the Facebook app. However, there’s a workaround! In this guide, I’ll show you how to log out of Messenger on your iPhone or iPad.

How to log out of Messenger app on iPhone or iPad

If you want to log out of Messenger but don’t want to uninstall it, you’ll have to log out of the Facebook app. You can follow these instructions to learn how to do it.

Method 1: Using the Facebook app

  1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap your profile picture on the bottom right.
  3. Scroll down and tap Log out → Choose Log out in the confirmation prompt.


As soon as you log out of Facebook, Messenger will also sign you out. You can sign back in again in the Facebook app to use Facebook Messenger.

Method 2: Using Messenger app

If you don’t want to log out from the Facebook app on your iPhone but just Messenger, you’ll have to uninstall Facebook Messenger.

  1. Press and hold the Messenger app icon on your iPhone’s home screen or App Library.
    • Select Remove App if it’s on the home screen.
    • Choose Delete App from the App Library.
  2. Tap Delete on the confirmation prompt.


If you want to use Facebook Messenger again on your iPhone, you can always re-install It from the App Store.

What happens when you log out of Messenger?

When you log out of Messenger, you’ll no longer have access to your chats, and you won’t be shown as “Active” to other members. However, you won’t get logged out of Facebook; it’ll show you as active on Facebook.

Your saved conversations will still be on Messenger; you can access them on any web browser or other platform.

Can I still use Messenger if I delete the Facebook app?

Yes, you can use Facebook Messenger even if you delete the Facebook app from your iPhone. However, if you want to log out from FB Messenger, you’ll need the Facebook app.

Can I lock my Messenger on my iPhone?

Yes, you can lock Facebook Messenger on your iPhone with Face ID or Touch ID. In case of Face ID, open Facebook Messenger → Tap the menu icon on top left → Tap the Settings icon → Select Privacy u0026 safetyApp lock → Turn on Require Face ID and choose Allow when prompted.

How do you know if someone is logged out of Messenger?

To know if someone is logged out of Messenger, look for a green dot next to their profile picture. If you see a green dot, it means they’re logged into Facebook Messenger. However, if they have hidden their activity status, there’s no way of knowing if they’re logged in or out.

Signing out of Facebook is simple…

While Facebook Messenger doesn’t provide an option to sign out from its app, you can use the Facebook app to log out from Messenger. Although the existing methods are not convenient, you must follow them to log out of the Facebook Messenger app.

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By Sajid Senior Writer
Sajid Shaik is a tech enthusiast who explains complex concepts in a clear and concise way. For the past 7 years, he has been a regular contributor to tech blogs and publications, including MakeUseOf and iGeeksBlog. Sajid also has extensive knowledge of the Apple ecosystem, which he shares with his readers through his words. He has created a wide range of content, such as How-Tos, Reviews, Listicles, and much more. Aside from that, Sajid has a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, which gives him an advantage in better understanding technology at hardware level. Apart from writing, you can find him fiddling with Apple products or keeping up with all things Apple.
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