Facebook app session expired error

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Facebook app session expired error

Have you ever seen this annoying “Facebook app session expired” error while you were peacefully using your Facebook application? If you have, don’t worry as we have got you covered! Facebook uses the app session to validate that the data is being sent to the correct user and sometimes these sessions expire. The following article will help you in resolving this error in no time! 

For computer/Laptop

Method 1: Clear browsing data

The main cause of this error is that the session and the cookies with it are corrupted or have run out of their time. Every session has an expiration time and when that is over, we may face this problem. A very simple fix is to clear the browsing data, log in again and use the app. Following are the steps you need to follow for this quick fix:

  1. Click on the menu button on the top right and select ‘More Tools’ from the drop-down
  2. Click on ‘Clear Browsing Data’
Clear browsing data on chrome
  1. Select the ‘All time’ option from the drop box ‘Time range’
  1. Reload the Facebook page, login and enjoy Facebook

Method 2: Remove unknown browser extensions

Browser extensions are something that can be found right next to the menu button on the top right of the screen. A few examples of browser extensions are ‘Ad-blocker’, ‘MetaMask’, ‘Grammarly’, etc. 

While the above-mentioned are not known to hinder the response time of Facebook pages, there may be an unknown or malicious browser extension you or someone with access to your chrome has installed. These malicious extensions become a big problem as they do not allow the content of web pages to load. If you find any unknown browser extensions, right-click on them and select ‘Remove from chrome’

Method 3: Use a different browser

Popular browsers that are used to access Facebook are Chrome, Firefox, Opera & Internet Explorer. If you are having issues while using any of the mentioned browsers, you may want to change your browser before going to our last resort. If you are not using any of the mentioned browsers, it is highly recommended that you switch to one of the above so that you can have a smooth experience with Facebook.

Method 4: Restart your system 

If you have tried everything mentioned above and nothing is working for you, this is the last resort. Sometimes the browser or the browser cookies leave temporary files in your RAM which may be corrupted or broken. Restarting your system ensures that all temporary files from RAM are deleted so that you can finally enjoy the Facebook page scroll you were looking for.

Facebook Mobile Application, Android or iPhone

Method 1: Restart the application

If your internet is stable, you may want to restart the application before digging deeper into the problem. A simple restart of the application fixes these issues more times than you think. 

For Android:

  1. Tap the bottom right button to see recently used applications.
  2. Remove Facebook from there.
  3. Open the Facebook app.

For iOS:

  1. If you have a home button, double tap it.
  2. If you do not have a home button, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  3. From the recently used applications menu, remove Facebook.
  4. Open the Facebook app.

Method 2: Update the application

If you have tried restarting your application with no luck, this next step might be the issue. Sometimes our automatic update for applications is turned off or maybe you have not connected to Wi-Fi for some time. A very easy solution is to go to the App Store/Play Store, search for Facebook. If you see the ‘Update’ option, click on it and your application will be updated. After the update, you can easily use your application again.

Method 3: Try turning it off & on again

You may have heard this catchphrase or sentence very often. This sentence is very common in the world of IT & Tech support. The biggest reason is that IT WORKS!

This method may seem the most out of the line here, but this fix is very efficient for a lot of problems. The temporary files for the Facebook application sometimes create problems for the content to load properly. Simply turning off your mobile device and turning it back on does the trick to fix it!

Method 4: Reinstall the application

If all the above methods fail, the last resort is to reinstall the Facebook application on your device. You can do it by following the mentioned steps:

  1. Delete the application from your mobile device.
  2. Go to the App Store/Play Store.
  3. Search for ‘Facebook’
  4. Download the application
  5. Sign in to the application

Now the application will run smoothly as ever. You can check out fixes for other Facebook errors on our website as well.

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