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06 Dec 2018

Now, Facebook is mysteriously logging people out: Details here

Now, Facebook is mysteriously logging people out

Amid major security concerns, another Facebook-related issue has come to the light.

Over the last few hours, several users of the social network have reported cases of being logged out of their accounts, automatically.

Some of them were able to log back in (including me), while others are failing to do so, the reports indicated.

Here's more on the matter.

In context

Now, Facebook is mysteriously logging people out
Facebook mysteriously logging people out

The issue

Facebook mysteriously logging people out

According to Android Authority, several Facebook accounts on web and mobile started getting logged out around 9-10pm (IST) on December 5.

Many failed to get back into their accounts, while others reported that the site had stopped working entirely.

Outage reporting sites indicated that majority of the cases occurred in Europe, with some being affected in India and parts of North America.

Here's a screenshot of the issue:

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'Unexpected' error message

While trying to log back in, users got a message saying, "Unexpected error occurred. Please try logging in again". Many also tried resetting their passwords, but even that didn't work.

Users puzzled

Users puzzled, no update from Facebook, yet

As automatic log-out was Facebook's way of resetting access tokens in the wake of a recent data breach, many users feared that their accounts have again been compromised.

However, this appears to be a rare technical issue rather than a hack or third-party interference.

So far, Facebook has not commented on the matter or what it is doing to fix the glitch.

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