How to switch account or remove a Facebook account from Facebook Messenger app?

Facebook Messenger, as the name indicate, is the messenger app which opens Facebook messages outside the usual Facebook app. When you open Facebook Messenger app after installing on your phone, it detects your Facebook account from the Facebook app and asks you if you want to login with that account. Here, you have the option to switch account and login as another. Usually, you would login with the same account as the Facebook app.

This account switching is however not available from within the app after you are logged in.  (Update: Facebook Messenger now allows adding another account, switching and removing account from Facebook Messenger app. See here how to.)There is no option to log out the current user from the Facebook messenger app and log in with another one. So if you want to switch accounts later or logout or remove the account from the messenger app, it is not possible from the Facebook  Messenger app. This so as of today, 28th December 2015.

How to switch account or remove a Facebook account from Facebook Messenger app?

So if you want to switch Facebook messenger user account to another account or may be remove/logout the current account, you can do so by clearing the Facebook Messenger app's data from applications manager on your phone.

1. Open settings on your phone
2. Locate Applications Manager or Apps
3. Find Messenger and tap to open
4. Look for "Clear Data" and tap on it to clear Facebook Messenger app data
5. Facebook Messenger app is now cleared and back to the state when you first installed the Facebook Messenger app.

When you open the Facebook Messenger app, tap "switch account" to login with another Facebook account.

As I blogged earlier (above), Facebook Messenger app did not have the multiple account feature using which users can add another Facebook account to Facebook messenger.  And even though it had the switch account feature, that was not accessible after logging in. It also did not have the "remove account" feature if a user wanted to remove the current Facebook account from the Facebook messenger app.

Now, Facebook have added "switch account" and "remove account" features to the Facebook messenger app. Find out here - how to add another Facebook account and also remove Facebook account from Facebook messenger app.

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  1. I'm having the same problem dennis

    1. Hi Dennis & Josh,
      On IOS, the easiest could be to delete the Facebook Messenger app and reinstall.

      Otherwise, you may explore apps like "PhoneClean". Read more here:

      If there are other easier ways, I would like to know too. Please come back and share.

  2. Just go to accounts and swipe from right to left then remove

  3. Okay, now I know how to remove it. Haha, my girlfriend always check my phone, and mostly Facebook Messenger will be checked first. With this tip, I can escape troublesome things. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I must appreciate this article cause all the information about the How to logout of Facebook and it's really interesting.


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