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Facebook users automatically logged out of accounts, some facing issues logging back in

Others also shared not being able to reset their passwords and were at a loss as to how to recover it

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Singapore – Twitter was abuzz on Saturday afternoon (Jan 23) as Facebook users questioned being automatically logged out of their accounts.

At about 2:30 pm on Saturday, Twitter became the go-to destination of Facebook users wondering why they were suddenly logged out of their accounts.

Some took to Twitter to ask if others experienced the same thing.

“So did Facebook just send a mass log out session to everyone, or is it just me?” asked one @sxarface13.

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“Why did Facebook have some sort of mass log out?” asked @juanlozano70 who wondered on impulse if he had forgotten to pay his bill but remembered Facebook was free.

Meanwhile, it appears many others were placed in a dilemma of not remembering their passwords to try and log back in. Twitter handle @shroomieciide’s tweet got over 2,500 likes which also began a thread among netizens giving tips on how to recover their passwords.

Others also shared not being able to reset their passwords and were at a loss as to how to recover it.

At about the same time of the mass log out, Facebook App’s official handle tweeted, “We’re looking into reports of people being logged out and having to log in again to access their Facebook accounts. We’re working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.”

Based on outage tracking website downdetector.com, a sharp increase in reported issues at Facebook began at about 10:30 am on Saturday. By 11:20, more than 4,800 reports were submitted.

Photo: Taken from downdetector.com

To date, there is still no announcement by Facebook on the issue.

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