Facebook Messenger doesn't have a log out button, unlike many other apps where you have a clear button or option to sign out from your account. Here’s how to log out of Facebook Messenger on your android device:. Open the Settings app on your phone to access your Android device’s settings. Select the Messenger session and click on Log out.
Select the Messenger session and click on Log out.
Instead, you’ll need to go through the Facebook app itself. To find the log out option, open the Facebook app then tap the three lines icon (in the bottom right corner on iOS, or top right corner on Android).
Beneath the name of each device you should see whether you’re logged into the Facebook App or Messenger. Now, from the section marked Where you’re logged in find your device and click on the three dots to the right of its name, then select Log Out.
Facebook offers a single option to sign out from all devices at once, and we’ll show you how to use it. To do this, launch a web browser on your computer and open the Facebook site.
On the “Security and Login” page that opens, from the “Where You’re Logged In” section, click the “See More” option. In the Facebook app, tap the three horizontal lines menu. On an Android phone, you’ll find this menu at the top-right corner of the app. Scroll down the “Menu” screen that opens, and tap “Settings & Privacy.”.
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Telegram has added a feature that lets a user delete messages in one-to-one private chats, after the fact, and not only from their own inbox. Just over a year ago Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg was criticized for silently and selectively testing a similar feature by deleting messages he’d sent from his interlocutors’ inboxes — leaving absurdly one-sided conversations.
Facebook later rolled out a much diluted Unsend feature — giving all users the ability to recall a message they’d sent but only within the first 10 minutes. Explaining the rational for adding such a nuclear option via a post to his public Telegram channel yesterday, founder Pavel Durov argues the feature is necessary because of the risk of old messages being taken out of context — suggesting the problem is getting worse as the volume of private data stored by chat partners continues to grow exponentially.
The feature could allow for self-servingly and selectively silent and/or malicious edits that are intended to gaslight/screw with others, such as by making them look mad or bad. (A quick screengrab later and a ‘post-truth’ version of a chat thread is ready for sharing elsewhere, where it could be passed off a genuine conversation even though it’s manipulated and therefore fake.).
Or else the motivation for editing chat history could be a genuine concern over privacy, such as to be able to remove sensitive or intimate stuff — say after a relationship breaks down. It’s hard to think of a good reason not to create at very least a record that a message was deleted which would offer a check on misuse.
In our tests on iOS we also found that no notifications is sent when a message is deleted from a Telegram private chat so the other person in an old convo might simply never notice changes have been made, or not until long after. Durov makes that point himself in defence of enabling the feature, arguing in favor of it so that silly stuff you once said can’t be dredged back up to haunt you.
Whether that’s by criminals using Telegram to sell drugs or traffic other stuff illegally, and hitting the delete everywhere button to cover their tracks and purge any record of their nefarious activity; or by coercive/abusive individuals seeking to screw with a former friend or partner. Though the company is no stranger to controversy and has structured its business intentionally to minimize the risk of it being subject to any kind of regulatory and/or state control, with servers spread opaquely all over the world, and a nomadic development operation which sees its coders regularly switch the country they’re working out of for months at a time. It’s an argument in line with a libertarian way of thinking that lauds the individual as having agency — and therefore seeks to empower the person who exercises it.
On a practical level, the presence of such a nuclear delete on Telegram’s platform arguably means the only sensible option for all users that don’t want to abandon the platform is to proactive delete all private chats on a regular and rolling basis — to minimize the risk of potential future misuse and/or manipulation of their chat history. While, at the other end of the spectrum — for those really wanting to be really sure they totally nuke all message trace — there are a couple of practical pitfalls that could throw a spanner in the works.
In terms of wider impact, the nuclear delete might also have the effect of encouraging more screengrabbing (or other backups) — as users hedge against future message manipulation and/or purging. (At least, in so far as we could tell — not having access to Telegram servers to confirm; but the delete option was certainly offered and content (both ours and his) disappeared from our end after we hit the relevant purge button.).
But the point is if the deletion functioned as Telegram claims it does, purging equally at both ends, then Durov was not in control at all because we reached right into his inbox and selectively rubbed some stuff out.
If your password or access token gets stolen from an account you use for SSO, all the other sites you used it to log in with could be exposed. But unlike single sign-on setups, a password manager doesn't require you to rely on multiple random entities across the web. A 2018 study also found numerous errors in how 95 web and mobile services implemented consumer SSO.
On more than a dozen of the sites, a logged-in user could change the email address associated with the account without needing to reenter the password. In other cases, the researchers found that many sites had implemented single sign-on such that they created the potential for a hacker to launch impersonation attacks.
You don’t need to do this manually. Facebook can identify all devices that are currently logged in and allow you to logout from your account on all of them all at once.
Under the Where You’re Logged in section, click See More.
If you want to appear offline on Facebook, you need to change your active status settings everywhere you're logged into Facebook. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you want to log into Facebook without your friends knowing you're online, you can easily turn off your "active status" so you appear offline. To turn off active status and appear offline on Facebook:.
Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider Click "Turn off Active Status" in the drop-down menu. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider Tap "Settings & Privacy," and then tap "Settings.".
How to appear offline in the Facebook Messenger mobile app. Tap your profile icon in the upper-left corner.
Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider Tap "Active Status.".
If you send a message to someone and the message is not delivered , meaning an unfilled check mark icon appears, you may have been blocked. Here's how you can tell if someone's blocked you on the Facebook messaging app. How to know if someone blocked you on Messenger.
means the message has not been sent. As long as the recipient is logged into Facebook, your message should be delivered within a few moments, which means you'll see the check mark icon's filled-in version. If you send a message to someone and the message is not delivered, meaning that only an unfilled check mark icon appears, it generally means one of two things:.
If you don’t want to be disturbed with chat requests while you’re on Facebook, you can set your active status to unavailable and appear offline. You can set your Facebook Chat and Facebook Messenger statuses separately.
You need to set your status separately for Facebook in a web browser and the Facebook mobile app. There’s both Messenger and Chat on the Facebook web page if you’re browsing, as well as in the Facebook and Facebook Messenger mobile apps. How to appear offline when using Facebook in a web browser. In the Active Status window that appears, click “Turn off active status for all contacts” and then click “OK.”.
You can configure Facebook Chat so that you appear offline for everyone, or only certain friends. How to appear offline on Facebook Messenger when using a web browser.
You can set your status to appear offline when you are using Facebook Messenger in a web browser. How to appear offline in the Facebook mobile app. Tap “Active Status.”.