Facebook and Instagram Users Report Unexpected Logouts


Users of Facebook and Instagram, particularly in India, have been reporting unexpected logouts from their accounts on Tuesday, March 5th, 2024. Complaints on platforms like Downdetector indicate issues with maintaining login sessions, forcing users to repeatedly enter their credentials.

While the extent of the problem is unclear, reports suggest it may be impacting users primarily in India. Downdetector doesn’t currently show widespread outages for either platform globally.

Possible explanations for the logouts could include:

  • Technical glitches: Facebook and Instagram may be experiencing temporary technical issues causing login disruptions.
  • Account security: In some cases, automatic logouts might be triggered by security measures if suspicious activity is detected.
  • App or browser issues: Outdated apps, corrupted cache, or browser extension conflicts could also contribute to unexpected logouts.

It’s recommended for users to:

  • Check the official Facebook and Instagram pages for any updates or announcements regarding the reported issues.
  • Clear their app cache and data (on mobile) or clear browser cache and cookies (on desktop) to see if it resolves the login problem.
  • Update the Facebook and Instagram apps to the latest versions.
  • Review their account security settings and enable two-factor authentication for added protection.

If the issue persists, users can contact Facebook or Instagram support for further assistance.