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How to Fix Can’t Log Out of Facebook

Are you unable to log out of the Facebook app?

Does it go back to your feed when you tap on “Log Out”?

Or does the Facebook app refresh when you tap on the button?

Many users are reporting the issue on social media platforms like Twitter.

In this guide, you’ll learn why can’t you log out of Facebook and how to fix it on Android and iOS devices.

Why can’t I log out of Facebook?

You can’t log out of Facebook because of a bug or a glitch.

It can also mean that Facebook is down for everyone.

As of September 15, 2022, many users are reporting about the Facebook log out problem.

Here’s a tweet by @yard_brent, “Anyone else not able to log out of Facebook? I’m not on Facebook that often so I always log out when I’m finished”.

“I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the app and it still won’t let me log out”.

“However, I can log in and log out of the Facebook website using Chrome”.

And a tweet by @a_ashburton, “I can’t log out of Facebook, and logging out of all my devices is not a viable solution for me”.

Apparently, the log-out issue is a global one that affects the Facebook mobile app and Messenger.

It does not affect the desktop version of Facebook (if you’re using it on Chrome or IE).

How to fix can’t log out of Facebook

Can't log out of Facebook

How to fix can’t log out of Facebook (5 methods):

  • Clear Facebook’s cache: Open the Settings app > Apps > Facebook > Storage > Clear Cache > Clear Data > re-open Facebook.
  • Install an older version of Facebook (for Android devices): https://facebook.en.uptodown.com/android/versions.
  • Update Facebook to the latest version.
  • Uninstall and reinstall Facebook.
  • Wait for 24 to 48 hours.

The first method is to clear Facebook’s cache.

If you’re using an Android device, you can do so by opening the Settings app, finding Facebook, and tapping on “Clear Cache” followed by “Clear Data”.

Clearing Facebook’s cache will fix certain issues on the app like loading and logging out.

On the other hand, clearing the app’s data will log you out of Facebook.

You can also try installing an older version of Facebook on Uptodown.

In some cases, the latest Facebook update might have some bugs and glitches.

Downloading an older version of Facebook will temporarily mitigate those bugs and glitches until a new update is released to fix them.

If Facebook is down, you need to wait for 24 to 48 hours for it to be back up.

If there’s a new update containing bug fixes, you need to update the app.

Further reading

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