Why won’t FaceBook remember my password?

Okay, so I came to FaceBook mid-hype. Used it once then didn’t come back – until people I know started using and started sending me friend invites. So these days I log in to accept a friend request and that is about this – but why am I not getting into it as much as other people?

Well – I think I figured it out. It is absolutely pointless adding FaceBook to my homepage tabs in Internet Explorer. The problem is that the FaceBook guys seem to have deliberate disabled automatic password reminding on Internet Explorer, and they don’t have a “remember me” option on the web page (which would be the ideal). The problem then is that in order to log in to FaceBook, I need to open up my password manager, scroll down to FaceBook and copy the password to the clipboard – and then paste it into the site.

The only sites that I allocate a memorable password to are those that I know that I am going to need to access at some point in the future from a computer that I don’t have my password management software on – and sorry – FaceBook just isn’t in that list of critical sites.

I’m getting to the stage where unless FaceBook changes I’ll probably end up not using it anymore. Now before you post up saying that the Firefox guys have an automatic login Greasemonkey script – I don’t want to use Firefox, AND, stuff like this concerns me.

So if you post to the bottom of this thread saying something like “use Firefox” then you completely missed the point about this being a usability thing. FaceBook – if you are listening, add a Remember Me button!

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47 thoughts on “Why won’t FaceBook remember my password?

  1. Chris

    Lately it seems that Facebook is turning into the new Myspace. I’ve noticed on facebook a lot of little things that can be improved, but likely won’t, and the amount of little spam bits snuck into the pages increases all the time… It’s getting to the point I won’t bother with it anymore (but hey, ANYTHING is better than Myspace!)

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  4. Cheryl Becker

    Hey, I thought I had screwed up my computer, but what is happening is, there is a Phishing attack that happened yesterday, and today. I enjoy being on face book.I had a lady from Brisbane Australia, and i typed the wrong when I was adding something, and lost her, and I can’t remember her name. Alot of interesting people on facebook. I hope it gets resolved soon.

  5. Patti Arrigoni

    I want to deactivate my facebook account immediately….I bought a new computer and the new one does not remember my password…..I’m going insane….
    Just effing deactivate and let me know that you did….
    my email address is gopatti11@gmail.com as stated above

  6. mistressj

    Facebook listened and now has a remember me button that you can put a check mark in. But for some reason, lately, it isn’t working. Over the last week every single game ap has been having major issues. I found on the game aps forum that someone actually had to change their password to their facebook account and that fixed it. Well I did that and it fixed all my issues I was having too, but the remember me box that I check off STILL isn’t working. So when I go to my favourites, and click on the bookmark for facebook, it still asks me to entre my password and this is THOROUGHLY annoying, especially for someone who accessess their fb account several times a day.

    thumbs down here….

  7. errol thomas

    I have been having trouble logging on to facebook since April 15,2010. I know my password is the correct one but it keeps on telling me it’s invalid. I even repeatedly checked my e-mail for a way to get back on facebook and so far nothing. I do not want to keep on signing up for it over and over again. If you can kindly please help me get back on to facebook,I would appreciate it. Thank you.

  8. donald

    How can I find my password when the ones I have used as identity you reject.?
    If you can remember it why can’t I get it from you, or do you reject everything
    except the password which, despite disclaimers, you do remember.

  9. NICOLE

    I LOGGED OUT OF FACEBOOK YESTERDAY AND THEN LOGGED BACK IN AND ITS TELLING ME INVALID NAME OR PASSWORD…WHICH IS INCORRECT BECAUSE I KNW MY EMAIL AND I EVEN RESET MY PASSWORD TWICE AND ITS STILL TELLING ME THAT I DONT KNW WHAT HAPPENED R WHATS GOING ON BUT IM IRRITATED CAN U HELP ME????

  10. john krellr

    l need a new pass word plus imfo regarding if a password is mixed with small letters or large letters.

  11. Christine Rote

    I want to cancel facebook but unable to do so becauswe I don’t remermber my password

  12. Christine Rote

    I want to cancel facebook but have been unable to do so because I can’t remember my password.

  13. sylvia corbett

    i have recently regoined you but every time i try to go on to facebook you keep saying that i have put in the wrong password i havent can you help

  14. Ragnar

    Funny, I used the same password numerous times to log onto Facebook but then it wouldn’t accept it. I, too, couldn’t change my password because I couldn’t get Facebook to accept the original one. Any techies out there who understand this or is there anyone else out there who’s having the same problem?

  15. Ragnar

    And another thing–my Webroot security has just told e, just after I posted the above grouse about passwords, that, “Webroot has blocked a potentially malicious source found on page: s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/h4/global.css (I hope I copied it right). Anybody get that from their security software?

  16. Diane Pelz

    Please cancel my Face Book account immediately. I don’t remember my password.

  17. Mary A. Morris

    I want my old account back you guys give info then it doesnt work Ive got a lot of friends and games that i want back its to much to start over if you cant fix my fb acct. then say so dont lie and say check this that and the other because it wont work and you know keep waiting for email frm you I get nothing then when i do i get a new fb page to start over not what i want i want my original pagei wasnt on fb cause of illness then i come back and its gone this really pisses me off you shouldnt be your decission to cut me off it should be mine please get this straight or i will go else where!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mary A Morris

  18. mont robinson

    my name is mr robinson and everytime i tring to get into my facebook it gives me hell about getting into it i have change my yahoo password 1 time to many i dont understand why this is acting up on i need it fix cause i feel that it is unfair that i cant get on my page but everybody gets on theres without alot of trouble to go through

  19. Antoinette Arthur

    I just registered with face book about one month ago but after that day any I dail my e-mail and my password tthey tell me that the password is wrong.I tried to register about four time the same result

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  21. Role Management

    Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your article seem to be running off the screen in Internet explorer.
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  22. Bill Smith

    Face Book is all messed up, No one seems to know how to allow you to use a new pass word, my old pass word will no longer work,It just quit. It’s not that I don’t know my pass word,It will not accept it. Crazy!!

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