Yesterday evening, millions of folk across the world found that they had been logged out of Facebook.
I was one of them. I clicked onto the app before receiving a message which told me my ‘session had expired’ and that I would have to log back in to continue. So I did.
What I didn’t know was that the exact same thing had happened to millions of people all over the world.
ok so why did facebook log me out i dont know my password pic.twitter.com/7yK5vgzw7Q— marque ♡ (@HannahPenamora) January 23, 2021
Man I haven’t logged into Facebook in forever and since they decided to log me off out of nowhere. I had to dig through somethings to find my password 🙄 pic.twitter.com/mQSYuQ2BND— Jenelle (@JenelleJustine) January 23, 2021
People were spectating the cause of the global log out. Everything from political conspiracies to ‘hacking’ claims.
But finally Facebook has confirmed the reason why.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>So Facebook logged me out and I started blaming my baby daddy thinking he was trying to log in my account <a href=”https://t.co/EqMwgSv88N”>pic.twitter.com/EqMwgSv88N</a></p>— marianna (@marianuhhxo) <a href=”https://twitter.com/marianuhhxo/status/1352841072666267648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>January 23, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
It’s all down to configuration change.
So Facebook, heard it was a "configuration change".— Facebook App (@facebookapp) January 23, 2021
👏👏👏 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 tweeted:
So Facebook, heard it was a “configuration change”. Thanks to the engineers who fixed the issue and patiently tried to explain the cause to us to no avail.
So there you have it folks!