How To Fix Facebook Back Button Not Working

How To Fix Back Button Not Working In Facebook App

Meta’s Facebook users are experiencing issues with “Back button” not working on Facebook.

This issue can be noticed when a user tries to use the back button to go back to a previous screen or page within the Facebook app.

Nevertheless, the back button does not work as it should and the user is instead stuck on the current page/screen.

This problem is mostly faced on Android devices, particularly on Samsung and Xiaomi.

This issue started to occur after the latest Facebook update that broke the back button.

In this article, you will learn how to fix Facebook back button not working.

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How To Fix Facebook Back Button Not Working

To fix back button not working on Facebook, you have to follow these solutions:

  • Press and hold back button for 1-3 seconds.
  • Check for the new Facebook App update.
  • Try Facebook Lite.
  • Download an older version of Facebook.

Solution 1: Press and Hold Back Button For 1-3 Seconds

This is the most successful solution that has been working for many users.

Press and hold the back button for 1-3 seconds, instead of tapping the back button once.

Press and Hold Back Button For 1-3 Seconds on Facebook

This works on many Android devices.

This workaround will temporarily or permanently fix the issue afterward.

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Solution 2: Check For The New Facebook App Update

This issue was noticed after the Facebook app update and the update was having a bug and due to this back button is not working in the Facebook app.

Meta is aware of this issue and they will release the new update, hence you must check for the new update for the Facebook app and if it is available, then update it.

  • Go to Play Store.
  • Search for Facebook.
  • Tap Update.

Update Facebook app

Solution 3: Install Facebook Lite

There is an alternative option available for you.

You can install Facebook Lite and use it without any issues.

  • Open Google Play Store.
  • Search for Facebook Lite.
  • Tap on Install.
  • Once installed, open Facebook Lite and log in to your account.
  • Use the back button, you will not face any problems.

Try Facebook Lite

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Solution 4: Download an Older Version of Facebook

If you want to then you can download and install an older version of Facebook and get rid of the back button not working on Facebook.

  • First of all, uninstall Facebook from your device.
  • Go to –
  • Click on “Older versions” and download an older version of Facebook (APK).
  • Open Facebook, log into your account, and the back button should be working now.

Download an older version of Facebook

Wrap Up

While the Facebook ‘Back Button’ not working could be frustrating, the solutions mentioned in the post might help you to fix the issue.

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