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How to Fix “Logging in to Facebook from an embedded browser is disabled”

Are you getting the “For your account security, logging in to Facebook from an embedded browser is disabled” error on Facebook?

Here’s the rest of the error message, “To continue, download and log in to the Facebook app on your device and try again”.

As of mid-2021, a ton of users are experiencing this error.

The error message can happen when you try to log in to a game or an app with Facebook.

The affected games are PUBG, Free Fire, CODM, and many more.

In addition, you might not be able to log in to certain apps with Facebook.

In this guide, you’ll learn if you can log in to Facebook from an embedded browser and how to fix “Logging in to Facebook from an embedded browser is disabled”.

Can I log in to Facebook from an embedded browser?

For your account security, logging in to Facebook from an embedded browser is disabled.

No, you cannot log in to Facebook from an embedded browser.

As of October 5, 2021, Facebook has depreciated the support for Facebook login authentication on Android embedded browsers.

This is because of the increasing number of phishing attempts on Android embedded browsers.

The depreciation of Facebook login on embedded browsers will mitigate malicious activity.

The original post from Facebook was made on June 28, 2021.

However, Facebook delayed the depreciation to October 2021 to provide more time for developers to plan for it.

How to Fix “Logging in to Facebook from an embedded browser is disabled”

To fix “Logging in to Facebook from an embedded browser is disabled”, you need to go to your Facebook settings.

In your Facebook settings, tap on “Media” and enable “Links open externally”.

After you’ve enabled “Links open externally” the error message will be fixed!

This means that you’ll be able to use Facebook to log in to various apps and games.

Unfortunately, this solution only works on Android devices.

If you’re using an iOS device, there’s no fix for it.

Here’s how to fix “Logging in to Facebook from an embedded browser is disabled”:

1. Go to your Facebook settings

Firstly, you need to open the Facebook app on your mobile device.

Once you’ve opened the app, log in to your account if you haven’t already.

Now, tap on the menu icon on the top/bottom navigation bar.

Scroll down the menu until you see the “Settings & Privacy” option.

Tap on the “Settings & Privacy” option to expand it.

Lastly, tap on “Settings” to go to your Facebook settings.

2. Tap on “Media”

Facebook media settings

After you’ve tapped on “Settings”, you’ll land on the “Settings & privacy” page.

On the page, you’ll be able to update your information, customize your experience, and more.

Scroll down until you reach the “Preferences” header.

Under the “Preferences” header, you’ll see multiple options.

This includes “News Feed”, “Reaction preferences”, “Notifications”, and more.

Tap on “Media” to go to your media settings.

3. Enable “Links open externally”

Facebook enable login from embedded browser

After you’ve tapped on “Media”, you’ll land on your media settings.

Now, you’ll be able to adjust your sounds, video quality, autoplay, and more.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

At the bottom of the page, you’ll see a “Links open externally” option.

Enable “Links open externally” to open links externally.

After you’ve enabled “Links open externally”, the “Logging in to Facebook from an embedded browser is disabled” error will be fixed!

This means that you’ll finally be able to log in to various apps and games.

Keep in mind that the “Links open externally” option only shows up on Android devices.

It will not show up on iOS devices.

How do I enable login from embedded browser on Facebook?

Here’s how to enable login from an embedded browser on Facebook:

  1. Open the Facebook app and log in to your account.
  2. Tap on the menu.
  3. Tap on “Settings & privacy”.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and enable “Links open externally”.

After you’ve enabled “Links open externally”, the Facebook login will be enabled on embedded browsers.

Conclusion

With the depreciation of the Facebook login authentication on Android embedded browsers, Android users can no longer log in to apps and games with Facebook.

You can follow the solution above to bypass this.

If you’re still unable to fix the “Logging in to Facebook from an embedded browser is disabled” error, you can try changing your default browser to Chrome or Firefox.

Another solution is to tap on “Forgot password” immediately after the page loads.

After you’ve tapped on “Forgot password”, you need to tap on the section option (email) and enter your password.

This will take you to Facebook where you’ll have to close the page and try to connect Facebook to the game or app again.

This time, you should be able to log in to the game with Facebook.

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