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How to Log Out of Facebook on Other Devices

Joe Keeley Updated 22-11-2018

It’s important to keep on top of your security. That’s especially true for Facebook, which holds so much of your personal information. In this article we’ll show you how to see which devices can access your account and how to log out of Facebook remotely.


We’ll also give you some tips on how to improve the security of your Facebook account, so hopefully you remain the only person who can ever log in to it.

How to Remotely Log Out of Facebook

Facebook tracks all of the devices you are currently logged in to. It’s quick and easy to review this list and sign out of any necessary accounts.

To begin, click the dropdown arrow in the top-right of the page. Click Settings and then Security and login from the left-hand menu.

How to access Settings on Facebook

Go to the section titled Where you’re logged in. This will display all of your active logins—perhaps your phone or tablet. You may need to click See More if there are lots of them.


It lists the type of device and the browser used, plus the physical location of the person who logged in and the last time they did so. Hover over the location to see the specific IP address.

Seeing all your active Facebook sessions

Active now” will display next to whichever device you are currently using. To log out of this one, you don’t need this section. Simply use the dropdown arrow in the top-right and click Log Out.

Alternatively, perhaps you signed in on a library computer or on a friend’s device and you don’t want the risk of someone using your account. No problem, you can remotely log out of these sessions.


Signing out of a remote Facebook session

To remove these, click the three vertical dots next to each entry and click Log Out.

Don’t worry if you remove an entry accidentally. The only impact is that you’ll need to log back into your account next time you use it on that browser or device.

How to Improve Your Facebook Account Security

If you found that your Facebook account was signed in to unexpected places, or just want to improve your security, let’s round up the various ways to get better control over who can use your account. Consider using all of these techniques for the ultimate protection.


All of these options can be accessed by clicking the dropdown arrow in the top-right and then clicking Settings > Security and login.

Change Your Password

Changing your password is the first thing you should always do if your account has been accessed without your authorization. In fact, you should change your Facebook password periodically regardless.

Next to Change password, click Edit. You will be prompted for your Current password. Next, input a New password twice, then click Save Changes.

How to change your password on Facebook


For better security, you should consider using a password manager You Need to Start Using a Password Manager Right Now By now, everyone should be using a password manager. In fact, not using a password manager puts you at greater risk of being hacked! Read More . These can ensure you have strong passwords and don’t need to remember them either.

Get Alerts About Unrecognized Logins

It’s great that Facebook lets you sign out of unauthorized sessions, but if you don’t check this page then you won’t know if you need to. That’s why you should go to the Get alerts about unrecognized logins section and click Edit.

Get alerts about unrecognized logins on Facebook

Here you can set to Get notifications so you’ll be informed when someone logs into your account from an unrecognized device or browser. Select your preferences and then click Save Changes.

Use Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security when logging in to your account. It requires you to input not only a password, but also a secondary piece of information that only the real account owner can access.

To activate it, next to Use two-factor authentication, click Edit. On the next page, click Get Started. Choose whether you want to use a Text Message or Authentication App as your extra security, then click Next and follow the wizard. These two options are all Facebook offers at the moment, and it’s important to note that SMS and 2FA apps aren’t all that secure It's Time to Stop Using SMS and 2FA Apps for Two-Factor Authentication While two-factor authentication is generally a good thing, you may be shocked to know that SMS and 2FA apps are both insecure. Here's what you should use instead. Read More .

Adding two factor authentication on Facebook

You’ll only need to use two-factor authentication when Facebook doesn’t recognize the device. You can review and adjust this approved device list. Go back to the Security and login page and, next to Authorized logins, click View.

While you’re at it, check out our guide on how to set up two-factor authentication How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication on Your Social Accounts Here's how to protect your social media accounts by setting up two-factor authentication on them. Read More for all your social media accounts.

Keep Your Facebook Secure

This is all simple stuff. And yet it means that within a matter of minutes you can remotely log out of Facebook on any device and increase the security of your account.

If you want even more tips, check out our guide on how to secure your Facebook account Secure Your Facebook With These 6 Simple Tricks Facebook can be pretty scary when it comes to security, but with a few minutes and the right tools, you can keep your account rock-solid. Read More . Then again, when you consider that Facebook is a security and privacy nightmare 4 Reasons Why Facebook Is a Security and Privacy Nightmare Facebook is no longer the king of the social media castle. If you value your anonymity, security, and privacy, here are some great reasons to quit Facebook today. Read More , perhaps you just delete your account altogether.

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  1. Cathy Burkhart
    October 12, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Facebook and messenger account compromised. Need to unistall both immediately due to several personal large and immediately. Thank you Cathy

  2. M
    August 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Hi my ipad was stolen, I've changed my facebook password and all passwords associated with any accounts anywhere. However, whoever stole my ipad still logs on, and it shows as the device logging on in activity. Somehow even though I've changed my password many times, they are stil able to log into my account from that Ipad. Help? This has been going on for 2 years :( and I feel they are stalking me, they don't post anything, but they are always logging into my account. I always sign out of my account, from my computer and iphone, and yet when I log on it shows they are online or recently logged in. I don't know how they are able to access my passwords via that ipad. Please help me.

  3. Damian
    August 15, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    could someone please fkn help me with this question, how do i log my account out of all devices in which it may be currently active? please help me figure this out its getting irritating and i dont want people getting into my account

  4. seily
    June 5, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    i cannot logged in facebook on others device..only on PC. someone help and advice please.

  5. Vivian
    May 26, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Thanks so much! :D

  6. Anonymous
    May 1, 2015 at 12:52 am

    something called digicert is not letting me get in facebbok on my k/ndle

  7. Anonymous
    April 19, 2015 at 5:47 am

    Me too

  8. nyanda baileY
    January 29, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Am trying to log out on a different device but not going throug

    • nyanda bailey
      May 6, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      help me please

  9. Kelly
    January 30, 2013 at 3:56 am

    I cannot log into my account because without knowing it would cause all these problems i delted my phone number attached to my accound and all know recognized devices and deleted all history/cookies from my computer. I am beyond frustrated because no matter what i do i cannot log in. I am not receiving any code and i am not seeing anywhere to enter that code if i received one. What do i do? I am not making a new one, i want that old one because it has so much history on it. Please Help. Ps. i have sent numerous reports to facebook and i have recieved no responses.

    • Angela Alcorn
      February 3, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      When you try to log in on a new device it should send you the code, then also give an option along the lines of "Don't have access to the code?". From there you should be able to follow prompts to authenticate yourself in another way. I'm sorry I can't help more than this as I've never found myself in that position.

  10. Dika Ayu
    January 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    i accidently cleared cookies on my browser which is as recognize device, then when i try to login to my account, then appear box to enter the code received by my phone,, but the code didn't received yet until 6 hours.

    so i can't login till now, it makes me down coz alot of important things there :'(

    how is the tips?? thx before :)

    • lilliana
      January 16, 2015 at 2:18 am

      angela lmy password remains in i want to delete it because if someone gets my pc they can just log in please help

  11. Jayy
    September 12, 2012 at 5:44 am

    What if somebody hacks my facebook account or somehow gets my password and logs in on whatever device but remembers to log out afterwards. Would that login be seen in my active sessions or does this feature only list those devices on which one is still logged on?

    • Angela Alcorn
      September 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm

      It will only show you the ones that are currently logged in. However, you can ask Facebook to notify you about logins from unexpected devices and also to ask for extra authentication from those devices. So, that would give you warning that something dodgy was going on and maybe even stop it from happening.

  12. Kao Vang
    September 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Thank you. Too much Facebook 'hacking' going on.

  13. Darren Reynolds
    September 6, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Cant beat a bit of facebook security. Thanks

  14. Richard Borkovec
    September 6, 2012 at 5:08 am

    I've been using the "End Activity" for a while now, just to see how many places I'm actually still logged in at. It astounding how many times you can be logged in, and know it's just you logged in, not someone trying to get into your account.

    • Angela Alcorn
      September 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      Yeah, it can be creepy, hey?

  15. Vladimir Pierre
    September 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Good job, I never know that I have so many active sessions. thanks guy

  16. rama moorthy
    September 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Useful .. Activated ..

  17. Andy
    September 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Cool, I didn't know FB was doing two factor now.