Your Statuses Are Safe Again - Facebook Rolls Out Remote Logout Feature

Ty Dunitz September 4 Facebook

Facebook is, as we speak, rolling out a remote logout feature that will aid those who have absent-mindedly forgotten to sign out after a high-octane creeping session.

The feature allows you to see a list of devices from which you’re currently signed in – your phone, your computer, the school’s computer, the library’s computer, the local display iPad, etc, and axe the session from any to all of those devices. It also logs the length of the session, and software used. Pretty zazzy.

Honestly, in terms of privacy – which historically, of course, is not Facebook’s forte – this is a totally great new addition. Personally, I have this one friend, who never logs out. His status invariably winds up as ‘eating babies’ or something. His poor mother thinks he’s a monster.

Looks like my days as a prankster are numbered.

But I digress. I really see no reason why basically every online service ever ever should not have this option. Sounds like a user privacy essential, frankly.

If you’re not seeing it yet, you probably will soon. It’s Facebook, you know how these new feature roll-outs roll.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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