7 Best Ways to Fix Facebook Keeps Logging You Out
Facebook dominates the social media space. Many people use the Facebook app to post updates and stay connected with their virtual friends. However, it can be frustrating when Facebook repeatedly logs you out while you’re trying to post. We spend a lot of time on Facebook, so it’s quite likely that you’ll encounter this issue. Whether Facebook is logging you out for security reasons or due to an app glitch, you can troubleshoot and fix it using the solutions in this post.
1. Clear Cache and Cookies
Most websites these days require enabled cookies in your browser. Sometimes this cache and cookies data can cause problems, including Facebook app logging you out unexpectedly. Clearing cache and cookies usually solves these anomalies. Here’s how:
Step 1: Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete keys to quickly launch the Clear browsing data panel in Chrome or Edge.
Step 2: Under the Basic tab, select All time from the drop-down menu next to Time range. Then, check the boxes for ‘Cookies and other site data’ and ‘Cached images and files’.
Finally, click Clear data.
2. Change Facebook Password
The issue can occur if your Facebook account password is compromised. Someone else may be trying to use the same account, which is why Facebook keeps logging you out. Facebook recommends you change your account password immediately. Here’s how.
Login to your Facebook account on a web browser and go to Facebook’s Settings page. Click on Security & Login from the left pane. Under the Login section on your right, click on the Change Password option.
To avoid such events in the future, secure your Facebook account with two-factor authentication.
3. Use Facebook Auto Login
Auto-login is a useful feature offered by most websites. When enabled, it eliminates the need for you to enter your login credentials each time you use your account. While not the most secure method on a shared computer, it can be enabled if you’re the sole user of the PC to prevent Facebook from logging you out.
4. Remove Third-Party Access
Have you recently connected a third-party app to your Facebook account? If that’s the case, those apps may be the cause of Facebook repeatedly logging you out. To revoke access for these apps, log in to Facebook through a web browser, access Settings, and navigate to the Apps and Websites tab. Remove their access by clicking on the Remove button next to each app.
5. Disable Extensions
Apart from removing third-party access, if you recently installed new extensions on your browser, the issue could also arise. You can try disabling or removing them momentarily to check if that solves the issue.
To remove extensions in Chrome, type chrome://extensions/ and press Enter. Find any suspicious or unused extensions and click on Remove to delete them.
In Microsoft Edge, click on the three-dot menu in the top-right corner and go to Extensions to disable extensions.
6. Delete App Cache (Android)
If you’re facing this issue in Facebook’s mobile app, it might be due to a corrupted app cache. Clearing it might help. Here’s how:
Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your phone. Go to Apps and notifications. Find the Facebook app on the list.
Step 2: Go to Storage and cache. Tap on the Clear cache button.
7. Update or Reinstall the App
Sometimes, these issues can arise due to the outdated or buggy Facebook app. Updating the app usually helps. Go ahead and update the app by visiting Play Store and App Store.
Alternatively, if the Facebook app has corrupted data on your phone, you can reinstall the app. Doing so will remove all the app data (including cache) and update the app.
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In recent years, Facebook has become more than just another social media platform. It has become almost impossible to leave Facebook. We hope the above solutions have helped you solve your login problems for now.
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