Why Does Twitter Keep Logging Me Out?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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Why Does Twitter Keep Logging Me Out?

Does Twitter log you out for no reason, and you want to know why? You’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’ll explain why this happens and how to solve it.

In short, here’s why Twitter might be logging you out:

  1. You’ve changed your password recently
  2. You’ve cleared the cache on your phone
  3. You’ve disabled the cookies on your computer browser
  4. Twitter thinks your account is compromised
  5. You have problems with the Twitter app

These are many issues, but I’ll go through them and explain why Twitter logs you out. Keep reading to learn more about this!

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Why Does Twitter Keep Logging Me Out?

You’ve Changed Your Twitter Password Recently

Have you changed your Twitter account password recently? That might be the reason why Twitter has logged you off.

If you don’t remember changing your password, then something’s wrong. Maybe someone gained access to your account and changed the password.

Either way, Twitter will log you out when you first change your password. After you log back in, you shouldn’t be logged out again.

You can enable Two-Factor Authentication or the “Additional password protection” feature on Twitter to increase your protection.

More about this is down below!

You’ve Cleared Your Twitter Cache Recently

If you’ve cleared your Twitter cache recently, you’ll be logged out of the app until you log back in.

That’s because your cache files also contain the log-in preferences and credentials. Through the cache, the Twitter app “knows” who you are.

When you log back in the next time, Twitter will create other cache files and remember who you are. It also won’t log you out multiple times.

You’ll only be logged out once after you clear the cache files. If this problem keeps happening, it’s not because of the cache.

Something else is causing your issue.

You’ve Disabled the Cookies on Your Computer

Like how Twitter saves a cache folder on your mobile phone, the same happens on your computer, but other than the cache, there are also cookies on your computer.

These cookies save your login preferences and credentials, just like the cache. If you prevent Twitter from saving cookies on your computer, you’ll be logged out whenever you close the browser.

To solve this problem, you’ll need to reenable the cookies for Twitter. To do this, you’ll need to open your browser settings and find the cookies options.

Follow the steps below to do this for Google Chrome:

1. Click on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner

Click on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner
Click on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner

With your internet browser opened, look in the top-right corner for a three-dot icon. That’s your browser Menu.

Click on it and continue with the next steps!

2. Select “Settings

Select "Settings"
Select “Settings”

Once you click on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner, you’ll see a new menu pop up. Look for the “Settings” option at the bottom of the menu and select it.

This will open your browser settings. That’s where you’ll find the cookie options.

3. Click on “Privacy and security

Click on "Privacy and security"
Click on “Privacy and security”

Once you’re in the Google Chrome settings, look to your left, on the left-hand side menu. You’ll see several options like “You and Google,” “Autofill,” “Privacy and security,” “Appearance,” “Search engine,” and more.

Click on “Privacy and security” to open the privacy settings on Chrome.

4. Select “Cookies and other site data

Select "Cookies and other site data"
Select “Cookies and other site data”

After you select “Privacy and security,” you’ll be taken to another page with multiple options. Look for the “Cookies and other site data” option and select it.

That’s where you’ll find the cookie option for Google Chrome.

5. Select “Allow all cookies

Select "Allow all cookies"
Select “Allow all cookies”

Finally, once you’re in the “Cookies and other site data” menu, you should see the general settings for cookies.

Under it, you’ll find the “Allow all cookies” option. This will enable all cookies coming from all websites you access, including Twitter.

If you don’t want to save the cookies for other websites, scroll down until you find the “Sites that can always use cookies” option. Add Twitter there.

And disable the “Allow all cookies” option if you don’t want to save the cookies for any other website. But make sure you first put Twitter in the “Sites that can always use cookies” menu.

Twitter Thinks Your Account is Compromised

Another reason why Twitter might be logging you off constantly is if it thinks your account is compromised. Maybe you’ve changed your password several times recently.

Or Twitter has identified suspicious activity on your account. The algorithm will log you off and ask you to reset your password if that’s the case.

All you need to do to solve this issue is to change your password. Twitter will leave you alone if you do this.

Here’s how to change your password:

1. Go to “Your Account” in your Twitter settings

Go to "Your Account" in your Twitter settings
Go to “Your Account” in your Twitter settings

Once you open your Twitter settings (see the steps above), you’ll see all the options you’ve glossed through before.

The first option is “Your account.” Tap on it to open your account settings. This includes your password.

2. Select “Change your password

Select "Change your password"
Select “Change your password”

In the “Your Account” menu, you’ll see four options – “Account information,” “Change your password,” “Download an archive of your data,” and “Deactivate account.”

Select “Change your password” and continue with the guide!

3. Change your current password and save the changes

Change your current password and save the changes
Change your current password and save the changes

In the “Update password” menu, you can change your password. The first field is for your current password.

The second and third fields are for the new password. Once you enter the new password and confirm it, tap on “Update password,” and you’re done.

Now, you shouldn’t be logged out of your Twitter account anymore.

You Have Problems with the Twitter App

If none of the solutions above help you and Twitter are still logging you out for no reason, it might be the app that’s causing you issues.

There might be a glitch or a bug. There are a couple of ways you can solve this:

  1. Force-close Twitter and reopen it
  2. Restart your phone
  3. Uninstall and reinstall Twitter
  4. Contact customer support

Force-closing Twitter is as easy as opening the Overview menu on your phone. If you don’t know how to open the Overview on your phone, follow the two steps below:

1. Tap on the Overview button/icon

Tap on the Overview button/icon
Tap on the Overview button/icon

The Overview icon/button is always at the bottom of your phone, next to the “Back” and “Home” buttons/icons.

Depending on your phone, the Overview button may look different and be positioned differently. But it’s always at the very bottom of the screen.

Tap on it now.

2. Force-close all the apps

Force-close all the apps
Force-close all the apps

Once you open the Overview menu, you’ll see a list of all your opened apps. To close them, tap on the big X button.

If there’s no X button, swipe on Twitter to close it. You can do this for any app in the Overview menu.

This will force-close the app and solve your problem, hopefully.

You can also try uninstalling and reinstalling Twitter or restarting your mobile phone.

If nothing works, then all that’s left is to contact customer support and tell them about your problem.

You can do this in the Help Center. Go to Google, type in “Twitter Help Center,” and access the first link. That’s the official Twitter Help Center.

Once you’re there, click on the “Contact us” button in the top-right corner.

Click on the "Contact Us" button and select "Problems with account access"
Click on the “Contact Us” button and select “Problems with account access”

Then, select the “Problems with account access” option from the topics. This will take you to a form you can complete.

Complete the form
Complete the form

Select the “I need to regain access to my Twitter account” and “I believe my account is hacked or compromised” options.

Then, enter your Twitter username and email address, and explain your issue in the last field, where you’re told to “Describe the problem you’re having

Write something like, “Hey. I keep getting logged out of my Twitter account even though I’ve changed my password, restarted Twitter, uninstalled it, and so on. Can you help me regain access to my account?

When you’re done, click on “Submit” at the bottom of the page, and you’re done. Wait for Twitter to reply to your help request in a few days!

Conclusion

To summarize, Twitter might be logging you out of your account for several reasons:

  1. You’ve changed your password recently
  2. You’ve cleared the cache on your phone
  3. You’ve disabled the cookies on your computer browser
  4. Twitter thinks your account is compromised
  5. You have problems with the Twitter app

I’ve listed all the solutions to these problems in the guide above. If nothing works, contact Twitter support and wait for them to help you.

They’ll reply in 3-5 business days or even faster. If you have any questions, post a comment below, and I’ll reply as soon as possible!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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