Research shows that there has been some issue with Facebook recently. There have been reports stating that people have been experiencing “Facebook session expired” problems a lot. No wonder why this has been happening but there are a few reasons why this might be happening and how the “Facebook session expired” problem can be fixed.
These aren’t just any rumours, this is a problem and the same has been confirmed with Facebook. A Facebook spokesperson told that they are aware of the problem that some people have been experiencing when accessing Facebook. He said, “We’re working to get things normal as quickly as possible”. But, the question is why are people experiencing the “Facebook session expired” issue? Why does the session expire?
To enlighten you with the fact, Facebook uses sessions to authenticate a user’s account. It checks whether your Facebook account is within its service. Also, sessions are used to prevent someone else from getting access to your sensitive data.
There are several reasons why the session expires. It might be due to the cache data on your PC or smartphone. If you clear the cache data, the session will end. Cache data can be either of the app or your browser or your device. However, here we will discuss and help you out with the “Facebook session expired” error.
How to fix the “Facebook session expired” error
Log in to your Facebook account again
If you keep receiving a “Facebook session expired” notification, it is highly recommended that you click on the notification and follow the instructions. It might ask you to log in again. If so, do so. It will help with the error.
Update Facebook app
If you are using the Facebook app, then you might consider updating the app. To update the app, follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Navigate to the Google Play store.
Step 2: Tap the Profile icon to the top right corner and click on the ‘Manage apps’ option.
Step 3: Scroll and look for the app and click on the update button.
Clear Cache Data
If you still come across the “Facebook session expired” error, clear browser data and cache data if you are using Facebook via browser. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Click on the three-dot icon at the top right corner of your browser.
Step 2: Click on the More tools option.
Step 3: Now, click on the clear browsing data option.
Step 4: You will get an option to select the time range. Select it. Along with it, select ‘Cookies and other site data and ‘cached images and files’ options.
Step 5: Now, click on the Clear data button to clear the cache data of the browser.
Disable any Suspicious Browser Extensions
You might have installed some browser extensions at some point. There might be a few that might be causing the issue. To remove or disable the third-party browser extensions, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Click on the three-dot icon at the top right corner of the browser.
Step 2: Click on the ‘More tools’ option.
Step 3: Navigate to Extensions.
Step 4: By toggling the switch off, you can disable any browser extension. In case you wish to remove it, click on the remove button.
Now check if you still come across the “Facebook session expired” problem.
Remove Facebook account
Consider removing your Facebook account. All you need to do is, navigate to the settings of your device, and tap accounts. Now, click on the Facebook app. Click on the remove account option to remove your Facebook account from your device. Once removed, add the account again.
Uninstall and Re-install the Facebook app
If you are using Facebook on your device via the Facebook app, then log out and uninstall the app. Once you are done uninstalling, download and install the app once again.
By reinstalling the Facebook app, the “Facebook session expired” error should be gone.
These were some of the easy hacks to solve the Facebook session expired issues that you were experiencing. You can also try to reboot your device. It will help you refresh the device which will stop any app that might be running in the background which might be affecting the performance of the Facebook app.
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