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How to Fix “You’ve Been Logged Out” on Instagram

Are you getting a “You’ve Been Logged Out” error on Instagram?

Here’s the second part of the error message, “Please log back in”.

Here’s another variation of the error message, “The account owner may have changed the password”.

If so, you won’t be able to log in to your Instagram account.

A lot of Instagram users have experienced this error before.

In some cases, you’ll be able to log in to Instagram on your PC but not on the app.

In this guide, you’ll learn why Instagram says that you’ve been logged out and how to fix “You’ve Been Logged Out”.

Why does my Instagram say you’ve been logged out?

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Instagram says that you’ve been logged out usually because of a bug/glitch.

It can also happen if Instagram is down.

As of late May 2022, Instagram was down and many users were logged out of their accounts.

If you try to log in to your account during that period, you’ll be automatically logged out.

As a result, you won’t be able to use the Instagram app.

However, many users claimed that they were able to log in to Instagram on their PC.

This means that the web version of Instagram is unaffected.

How to fix “You’ve Been Logged Out” on Instagram

To fix “You’ve Been Logged Out” on Instagram, you first need to check if Instagram is down.

In the meantime, you can log in to the web version of Instagram on your PC.

If Instagram is down, you need to wait for a few hours for the error message to be gone.

Otherwise, you can try uninstalling and reinstalling Instagram.

Even if Instagram is not down, the error message will be lifted eventually.

Hence, you just need to wait for a few hours before you try to log in to your account again.

Many guides claim that the error message can be fixed by changing your password.

However, if Instagram is down, there’s nothing that you can do to fix it except wait it out.

1. Check if Instagram is down

Firstly, you need to check if Instagram is down.

There are a couple of ways to check if Instagram is down.

The first way is to go to downdetector.com and check the graph there.

If Instagram is down, you’ll see a huge spike (like the one in the screenshot above).

The second way is to go to Twitter and search for “Instagram down”.

After you’ve searched for “Instagram down”, check the top and recent posts.

If there are a ton of people tweeting that Instagram is down, it means that you’re not the only one experiencing issues with the app.

You can also search for the specific error that you’re facing.

2. Wait for a few hours

Whether Instagram is down or not, your best bet is to wait for a few hours.

After a few hours, the “You’ve Been Logged Out” error will be lifted.

Many users thought their Instagram account was hacked—but that’s not the case.

The error message happens because of a bug/glitch on the app.

It can also happen if you’re repetitively carrying out an action.

For example, if you’re following, commenting, or liking too much, you may be logged out of the app.

When Instagram was down in May 2022, everyone was able to log back into their Instagram accounts after about 3 to 4 hours of wait time.

Unfortunately, there’s nothing that you can do to fix the error message except wait for Instagram to fix it on their end.

3. Uninstall and reinstall Instagram

The final method is to uninstall and reinstall Instagram.

This is the method that you need to try if you’re experiencing any issues with the app.

Uninstalling and reinstalling Instagram does a couple of things.

It clears the app’s cache and it will be updated to the latest version.

Some Instagram updates contain bug fixes.

Hence, you need to make sure that you have the latest version of the app.

What do you do if you get logged out of Instagram?

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If you get logged out of Instagram, you need to wait for a few hours before logging in again.

In most cases, you’ll be able to log in to your Instagram account within 24 hours.

If you’re unable to log in to Instagram, it can mean that the app is down.

Keep in mind that if you change your Instagram password, you’ll be logged out of all devices.

Hence, you need to log back in again on each device.

Conclusion

If you really need to access Instagram, an easy way to bypass the “You’ve Been Logged Out” error message is to use Instagram on your PC.

Many users claimed that they are able to log into the web version of Instagram but not the Instagram app.

Hence, you can try going to Instagram.com and logging into your account there.

After a few hours, you can try logging into the Instagram app again.

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