At home and office, we login to our Facebook account using multiple devices, and at times we forget to logout. And since Facebook, like other websites, allows accounts to be logged into on multiple devices, there is a possibility that your account is active on an untrusted device you don’t want it to be.
For example, you might access your account on your office computer which your colleagues also use. And because of our nature as human, you might forget to logout on this computer, putting you at the risk of privacy violation.
Therefore, to save yourself from a possible privacy breach on Facebook, you need to check all where your account is actively logged in and also take action to remotely log out from devices you don’t trust.
Logging out remotely helps you end a session—sign out—on any device without being physically accessing the device, and this post will take you through the steps to doing it.
How to Remotely Logout Your Facebook Account
- Login to your Facebook account, scroll down to Settings and Privacy and click.
- On the Settings and Privacy page, Click on Security.
- On the Security page, locate the option named Where You’re Logged In.
At the front of the Where You’re Logged In, you will see a number written in Grey. This number tells the number of devices on which your account is active. In my case, my account is active on 7 devices. This means I have logged in on Seven (7) devices without logging out.
- After locating the Where You’re Logged In option, click on it.
The Where You’re Logged In option will show all where your Facebook account is logged in and you can manage all your account’s active sessions on this page. The Current Session row shows the location where you are current logged in from and also shows the browser and Operating System you are using. As shown under Current Session row in the picture below, I’m currently logged in from Lagos, Nigeria and my browser is Opera Mini running on Android OS.
The other rows, starting with Last Accessed, show the other locations, browsers and Operating Systems on which you Facebook account is logged in. The time a session was last logged in is also shown in the rows.
Logging out Untrusted Session
If you see any Last Accessed that you are not you are responsible for, or you want to end a session on a particular browser, do the following.
- Locate a particular session you want to end and click on the box in front of it.
- Scroll to the button named Removed Selected and click on it.
Clicking the Removed Selected button removes the session from the list of active sessions and your account would be logged out on the selected browser.