Some cellular Facebook program users discovered themselves trapped out on Friday night; a few had difficulty signing back in.
A lot of people stay logged in to our social networking accounts from an advantage. It isn’t exciting to log in each time we start a program, particularly on our telephones.
Facebook seemingly logged out everyone’s iPhone on Friday night
Scores of Facebook users, nevertheless, found themselves logged from the cell program on Friday night. Most managed to log in, but in an era when hacks are a daily occurrence, a few were worried their accounts were compromised.
So Facebook, heard it was a "configuration change".
👏👏👏 to the engineers who fixed the issue and patiently tried to explain the cause to us to no avail. https://t.co/AUARhCZ7W2
— Facebook App (@facebookapp) January 23, 2021
Facebook tweeted Friday it had been “working to solve this problem as rapidly as possible.” From Saturday, it blamed a “configuration change” for its logouts. “[Thank you] into the engineers that fixed the matter and tried to explain the origin to us no avail,” it tweeted by the @facebookapp account.
Facebook inexplicably logs out iPhone users
As Engadget notes, the issue appeared to impact iPhone users broadly. A few with two-factor authentication reported a delay in getting their codes, while others ultimately had difficulty remembering their Facebook passwords. (Psst, a password manager!)