Recently, the Facebook app on my Droid 1 (Android 2.2.2) started prompting me to sign-in throughout the day. I get a pop up that says:

Facebook Sign-in Please re-enter your Facebook password

It shows my username and asks for my password.

It seems that if I don't use the phone for a few hours, when I pick it up, this sign-in is waiting for me.

Any ideas why? or what changed?

Update - not sure, but http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=13331773 says

It seems like the mobile app doesn't play nice with HTTPS (secure browsing) if you have it enabled on the Facebook website. After disabling HTTPS on the full Facebook website under Account Settings, I was able to log in and stay logged in without an issue.

I don't want to give up secure browsing, but perhaps there was a bug in a recent udpate to the app?

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    do you have any apps that are killing processes and clearing app data to free up space? Jun 28, 2011 at 19:52
  • Are you using the very latest Facebook app from the Market? Have you tried clearing the cache and/or data?
    – ale
    Jun 28, 2011 at 20:28
  • I can't check from here, but could there be a security setting at facebook.com related to remote/mobile access that you recently changed?
    – ale
    Jun 28, 2011 at 20:30
  • I have no apps running that automatically kill processes. (i have Advanced Task Killer free installed, but AutoKill is disabled. Yes, Facebook is up to date from the Market. Jun 28, 2011 at 21:04
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    Hmmm...I have my Facebook settings to "always use HTTPS" and I'm not seeing this behavior. Let me look in my settings again.
    – ale
    Jun 28, 2011 at 22:24

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I had issues with the last Facebook update, the one that came out the past 2 weeks. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it and now it works correctly. My issue wasn't quite the same as yours, it kept redirecting to the mobile website (although I do suspect some http vs. https issue), but I would give it a try. I know the advice seems weird because the update is like a new install, but it worked for me.

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