How to Log Out of Facebook When It Won't Let You

by Melly Parker
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Staying logged into Facebook on a computer that isn't yours can put your account at risk of being compromised. While it's usually easy to log out of Facebook, site errors can prevent you from completing the process. To protect your personal information, take steps to clear the browser of all active logins to extinguish your Facebook session from outside of Facebook. When you've finished, your Facebook account will no longer be active on the computer.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Right-click in the tab toolbar at the top of Internet Explorer and click "Menu Bar" to display the menu options.

Step 2

Click "Tools" and then "Internet Options."

Step 3

Click "Delete" under Browsing History. Uncheck the first box and then check the rest. When you're done, click "Delete."

Click "Okay" to close your Internet Options and close the browser. When you reopen it, your Facebook account will be logged out.


Step 1

Right-click in the toolbar area and click "Menu Bar" to display the menu options.

Step 2

Click "Tools" and "Clear Recent History."

Select "Everything" from the drop-down menu. Ensure every box has a check mark and then click "Clear Now."

Google Chrome

Step 1

Click the three-bar icon in the toolbar and then click "Settings."

Step 2

Scroll down and click "Show Advanced Settings." Click "Clear Browsing Data."

Select "The Beginning of Time" from the drop-down menu. Ensure each box has a check mark. Click "Clear Browsing Data."


  • Facebook also offers user remote sign out, which enables you to sign out Facebook sessions on other computers from a different computer. It can be found under Account Settings, Security Settings and Active Sessions.


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About the Author

Melly Parker has been writing since 2007, focusing on health, business, technology and home improvement. She has also worked as a teacher and a bioassay laboratory technician. Parker now serves as a marketing specialist at one of the largest mobile app developers in the world. She holds a Master of Science in English.

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