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Android Facebook app: access token expiry ( expires_in ) is always 0

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


I am developing an app which uses facebook integration. I am trying to receive the access_token and expires_in tokens from the facebook library classes. Once i am logged in I get the access_token correctly but i always get expires_in token always 0. And because of that I isSessionValid() method always returns false. Kindly let me know if anyone has faced this issue and solved it.

My code runs perfectly fine when i do not have the Facebook app installed in the emulator. I get the webview and I can log in and update status. But when I install Facebook app, clicking on the update status menu option opens the Facebook app, I get redirected to the permissions page and then I get an error saying ” Failed to receive access token”. This is infact because of the expires_in token being 0.

i do not want to ask the users of the app to uninstall the Facebook app if they have installed. kindly let me the solution to this problem.


How to&Answers:

If you put permission offline_access, the token expiry is 0.

For any one else having this issue (if you had put offline_access permission and later removed) follow the steps:

  • Go to your facebook profile setting and remove your app.
  • and then do login again.
  • Give permission to your app again.

Alternately you can do this:

  • Go to your facebook profile setting > Apps > Your_App and remove “Access my data any time” permission.
  • Save changes made.
  • Re-run Your_App(i.e. with no offline_access permission now).


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