Facebook has been around for over a decade now, and it’s hard to remember the world before it. Everyone is so used to connecting via Facebook, and it’s the primary search tool to find anyone nowadays, especially that friend from high school you haven’t seen in ages.
Everyone is so used to having Facebook at the tip of their fingers that most people don’t even bother logging out. But Facebook sometimes logs you out on its own. When this happens, you might think, “Wait a minute; why did this happen?” There are a few answers to this question, and we’ll go over them in this article.
If you’re using Facebook on your computer, you might find that every once in a while, you get logged out unexpectedly. That can be pretty annoying, right? It may have something to do with the cookies your browser uses to track the sites you visit. It can be that your settings are automatically set up to end your session after a certain period. Go ahead and check your cookies settings for the browser you’re using.
Unlike some other apps (like the ones you use for your bank account), Facebook has a lot longer active session time. However, Facebook sessions time out, too. Also, clearing your cache and cookies might help you fix this problem.
Facebook Auto Login
Auto-login is one of the more useful tools a user can have on the internet. Typing in all your email and password info every time might be a safer route, but it’s a more time consuming and tedious one. If you’re the only person using your laptop, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t opt for auto-login.
The same applies to Facebook. When you log in, you have the option to let the site automatically log you in when you come back. If you don’t select this option, you will be logged out after you leave the site.
More Than One Person Is Logged In
If someone else is trying to access your Facebook account while you are actively using it, you can get kicked out of that session. Especially if that someone is using a different IP address. Maybe your best friend who isn’t on Facebook has your password and has logged in at the same time. Or someone is trying to hack into your account. If the latter is the case, it’s a good time to do something about it.
Go to the Facebook Settings page, and under Security and Login, you can choose to change your passwords and select to get alerts for unrecognized logins. You can also use the option to have three to five friends as contacts in case you’re so unlucky to get locked out of your account. It’s advisable to take extra precautions when it comes to Facebook and the safety of your data.
Don’t forget, Facebook has over 2.4 billion active users. It’s bound to have bugs and glitches every once in a while. You might be logged out because the site is undergoing maintenance or experiencing some other issues.
If Facebook keeps logging you out, even after you made sure that you cleared cookies and cache, and no one else is trying to log in, log out and wait a while. After some time, try logging in again and see if the problem persists.
If you have exhausted every option, and you still can’t use Facebook without being constantly kicked out, you can always contact Facebook directly. Use this link  to go to Facebook Help Centre, select the issue you’re experiencing from the drop-down menu, and proceed to describe the problem in detail. All you have to do then is submit the form and wait for the solution.
Log Out When You Want to
You should be able to log out when you want to and not when someone or something else decides to log you out. It’s probably smart and healthy to log out of all social media apps every once in a while. But, you should do it on your terms, of course.
The most important part is to make sure that no one is trying to have unauthorized access. Everything else can be fixed. Clear your cookies and cache and do go ahead and use auto-login if it’s convenient.
Does Facebook still log you out after a while? If you know of a solution that we failed to include, please share it with the rest of the TJ community in the comments section below.