Facebook is an addictive platform for people who love socializing a lot. It offers a multitude of benefits comprising access to games, networking, business promotion, and much more. In fact, you can also make money here.
Although it runs smoothly but sometimes, people have complained about the automatic log-out feature. Yes, it happens that you will be logged out while chatting, playing games, or solely scrolling down checking the feed.
There are distinct reasons behind this glitch like cookies, time limit, malware attack on your account, and so on. We will discover all the possible reasons behind auto log out here. Even android app development company face this issue, which makes it difficult to build the app properly.
1) Cookies and Cache
Sometimes the problem of auto log out arises due to the cookies used by the browser to track the sites you visit. Your setting might be set up in such a way that after a certain period, it will end. If that’s the issue, you can check for the cookie settings in your browser. Modify it by changing the session time. Fortunately, Facebook comes with a long session time but its session time can end too based on your cookies settings. So, clearing cookies and caches from your browser will help to fix the auto-log-out issue.
2) Remember Me
Do you know that you can simply fix the issue by checking Remember me option on Facebook while logging in?
If you don’t want to deal with the auto-log-out option of Facebook, check the “Remember Me” box while trying to log in to your Facebook account.
3) Multiple Login
If more than one person is having the access to the same account and using it actively in real-time then you will be thrown out of the session. This will happen when someone with a different IP is using your Facebook account. It can be your friend and a family member or a hacker trying to gain unauthorized access. The latter case can put you in trouble so you must change your password as soon as possible after encountering the auto lout situation.
- Open the Facebook Settings page
- Go to the Security and Login option
- Now, you can change your password and,
- Choose to get alerts for unauthorized access to your account
- You can also add 3-5 people to gain back access in case your accounts get locked
4) Facebook Apps
Even integration to any app can lead to the auto-logout issue. So, go and check in the Account Settings and then Apps to find out anyone app you have given your Facebook account access to. If there is any, remove that app. Also, Skype in the list of apps can be the reason too. Strictly don’t keep it there. Otherwise, you will face the same problem again with your Facebook account.
5) Auto Log in
Auto-login is a useful feature for Facebook users. It reduces the time and effort takes to log in to your account. There is no need to type your email and password again and again. In case you log in with your persona phone or laptop, then you can turn on the auto-login feature. This option will come during the post-login process. Not selecting this option will keep removing you from Facebook.
If your computer is infected with malware, it won’t let Facebook run smoothly. You need to run an antivirus check and see if your computer is safe from viruses and malware or not.
8) Server Issue
The problem can be occurring because of a glitch in the Facebook system. It’s a temporary problem so you don’t have to worry about it. This will fix automatically and you will be notified too by Facebook. Thereafter, you can log in again to use Facebook seamlessly.
Tips to avoid this issue
- Always clear your cookies, cache, and history in your browser
- Change your browser settings
- Remove unauthorised access of remove malware and avoiding attacks
- Keep changing your account password every month
- Don’t forget to check-in “Remember Me” while logging in to the Facebook account
- Never mistake of sharing your account password with others as it can put your account at risk
- Always keep the Facebook app up to date
You can try uninstalling and reinstalling the Facebook application if the problem is continuing. Also, check if there is any update available or not. If there is any update for your Facebook application, go for it. Eventually, when nothing works out, you can directly contact Facebook support and ask them to solve the issue immediately. The Facebook support team will get in touch with you. Share your details with them and be clear with the problem and how far the problem is persisting.
James Grills is a technical writer with a passion for writing on emerging technologies in the areas of mobile application development and IoT technology. He is a marketing advisor – currently associated with Cumulations Technologies a mobile app development company in India.