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Facebook session expired: Quick Fix

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Facebook is by far one of the most popular social media networks of all time. The team behind the platform have worked hard to build the platform up to be as stable and easy to use as possible since its launch in 2004.

However, that’s not to say that it’s immune to random bugs and glitches over time. In this article, we’re talking about how you can fix the Facebook session expired problem.

Facebook sessions use cached data in your browser or the Facebook app to authenticate you every time you log on to the platform. If this cached information is corrupted or gets deleted, your session will reset. Try these fixes to see if you can resolve the issue.

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Restart your device

One of the first things you should do when diagnosing issues with just about anything is restarting the device. This includes your Android/iOS smartphone, PC, router or other networking peripherals, and whatever else you might be using. Restarting your device can fix seemingly random problems rather quickly. 

Check your internet connection

The Facebook apps and the site require an active internet connection to work, which means if you don’t have one, you won’t be able to do much (or anything) on the platform. So check to make sure you’ve got proper internet access. 

Check for updates

Check if any updates are available for the Facebook app on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, depending upon what device you’re using. If you’re trying to access the desktop site, make sure your browser is up to date. 

Reinstall the app

If updating the app wasn’t enough, try removing the app and reinstalling it from scratch. This is bound to freshen things up on your device and possibly fix the issue you’re facing. 

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Clear the cache (Android)

If you’re on an Android device, you can clear the Facebook app’s cache to get rid of any corrupt files that might be hampering the app’s functionality. 

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  • Head over to the phone settings and tap on Apps & notifications.
  • Tap on View all apps.
  • Scroll and find Facebook in the list. Tap to proceed. 
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  • Tap on Storage & cache.
  • Tap the Clear cache button to remove the cache.

Now try launching the app, and it should work just fine. 

Check your extensions

Having corrupt extensions can also sometimes cause various websites to misbehave. 

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Head over to chrome://extensions and try disabling all your extensions to check if the browser starts functioning as normal again.

Clear out the browser cache

If you’re facing issues accessing the Facebook website from your PC, try deleting the browser cache to get rid of any corrupt temporary files that may be messing with your browser. 

Step 1: Type in chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in your browser’s address bar and hit Enter.

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Step 2: Select the cache and cookies options and ensure the Time range is set to All time. Click on the Clear now button to clear out all the data.  

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: