What is Facebook Active Sessions and How to End an Active Facebook Session?

The Active Sessions section of your Security Settings page shows you a list of the recent times you’ve accessed your Facebook account. Each entry includes the date and time you signed into Facebook, your approximate location when signing in, and the type of device you were using to access your account. You will also see the option to end any active session on the right side of each entry.

Note: The location you see is based off of the IP address used to access your account. If you want to know the specific IP information of a login, simply hover your mouse over that session’s location data.

If you see a location that you don’t recognize, first check to be sure that this session isn’t connected to your mobile device. Often, when signing in through a mobile device, you are routed through an IP address that doesn’t actually reflect your physical location.

If you don’t recognize a location and it’s not connected to a mobile login, it could be because:

  • We have inaccurate information: We can only provide an approximate location so our information will be wrong sometimes.
  • You forgot to log off from another location: If you think you’ve left yourself logged in on someone else’s device, simply click the end activity link to the right of that session information to log yourself out.
  • Someone else has access to your Facebook account: If you think someone else is logged in to your account, end the suspicious session by clicking end activityat the right of the session information. After you end the session, secure your Facebook account by changing your password. We also recommend changing your email password, as anyone with access to your email can gain access to your Facebook account.

To end a session:

  1. Go to your Security Settings page (Account > Account Security > Security)
  2. Click on the Active Sessions section
  3. Click on the end activity link on the right side of the session you want to end

Clicking end activity will immediately log you off of Facebook on that device.

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