So, did Facebook just send a mass log out session to everyone or is it just me? The question echoed around the internet as people across the United States found themselves logged out of their apps Friday night. But, it’s not just you. Also Read: iOS 15: Apple to drop support for iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, 2016 iPhone SE and more
According to the reports, some people are currently having to login again to access their Facebook accounts.
In what appears to be mass logout, users report having to log back into their accounts. Many users got the message “session expired.” The so-called mass log-out led not only to questions but immediate conspiracy theories as well. Also Read: Facebook, Twitter come under government and rights groups scanner for misuse and bias
In response, Facebook has said: “We’re looking into reports of people being logged out and having to login again to access their Facebook accounts. We’re working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.”
Hashtags #SoFacebook and #FacebookDown were the top trend on Twitter in the United States.
The mass-logouts could have been result of configuration changes. Also Read: Facebook removes Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans’ page for spreading misinformation about COVID-19
According to Downdetector.com, millions of users reported problems with Facebook. Some users say they were able to log back in while others said they were waiting to receive a code from Facebook. Also Read: Google, Facebook agreed to “cooperate and assist” each other against possible antitrust investigations, draft suit says: WSJ
In 2025, the number of Facebook users in the United States is expected to reach 235.15 million, up from over 223 million in 2020, according to Statista. As of the first quarter of 2020, the social network was accessed by 2.6 billion users on a monthly basis.