Facebook says some users logged out of their accounts unexpectedly on Friday due to a “configuration change” and the problem has been fixed since Saturday morning.
“On January 22, a configuration change caused some people to sign out of their Facebook accounts. We researched the problem and fixed it for everyone earlier today. We regret the inconvenience, “a company spokesman said on Facebook in an email to On the edge.
So Facebook heard that this was a “configuration change.”;
to the engineers who fixed the problem and patiently tried to explain the cause to us without result. https://t.co/AUARhCZ7W2
– Facebook App (@facebookapp) January 23, 2021
The problems started late Friday ET, as users of the r / Facebook Reddit board announced that they were being invited to log in from their Facebook applications, but had not logged out.
Engadget found that iPhone users seemed to be most affected by the sign-out issue, noting that users of Facebook’s iOS app had difficulty logging back into their accounts when using two-factor authentication. Most were able to log in again, but the authentication codes took a long time to reach users.