Unable to get Facebook to load or work properly? It’s a common thing for web applications to malfunction sometimes. Even a popular, and large-scale application like Facebook has its share of bugs. Moreover, Meta Platforms, Inc. has to support not one but three large-scale applications. In fact, if Facebook servers face an outage, you are likely to experience issues with Instagram and Whatsapp as well. As a result, most Facebook (Instagram and Whatsapp) users land on Twitter, discussing their problems. Plus, we get to see a heap of memes regarding people finally turning to Twitter for their social media needs! As much as that sounds fun, it isn’t obviously the best situation. Especially for people who use Whatsapp as their primary messaging platform. It may also hinder a lot of business activities.
If you are unable to access Facebook, it is probably a server outage. But it can also be a problem on your side! So, confirm whether your friend is able to use Facebook. If everything is fine on their side, it is probably an issue on your device or the app on your phone. Don’t worry, we will help you sort it out as soon as possible.
How to fix Facebook not loading or working properly in 2022?
Follow these fixes and workarounds:
1) Troubleshoot your network connection:
The very first step would be to check whether your internet connection meets the minimum speed and stability required for Facebook to run. If not, try the following:
– If using WiFi, try rebooting your router and modem. After you switch off the router, unplug cables and keep them aside for 1 minute. After the wait is over, plug them back in and restart your router and modem. This may fix an unstable connection.
– Try using a different network. If you are using mobile data, switch to a different data line. You can also try toggling the mobile data option on and off. If none of these work, tap on the Airplane Mode to enable it, and then after a while, disable it. This may solve an issue with mobile data.
– If you are unable to connect to the internet at all, consider contacting your ISP for help.
2) Try force stopping the app and restarting it:
– If you are using the Facebook app on your Android device, press and hold the Facebook app and select the Information (i) option. Now, choose Force Stop and then OK. Now, restart the app and check whether the issue persists.
– If you are using the Facebook app on your iOS device, close all recent apps including Facebook from the Recents list. Now, restart the app and check whether the issue persists.
– If you are using the FB website on your computer via a browser, click on the Refresh icon to refresh the website.
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3) Clear app/browser cache:
Another basic step is to clear the app cache or browser cache:
– If you are using the FB app on your Android device, press and hold the Facebook app and select the Information (i) option. Now, select Clear data > Clear cache.
– If you are using the FB app on your iOS device, open Settings and navigate to General > iPhone/iPad Storage. Now, tap on the Facebook app in the app list and then choose the Offload app option.
– If you are using the FB website on your computer via a browser, head on to the browser settings and choose to clear browsing data. Now, make sure you delete browser cache and cookies. Once done, you can reload the Facebook website and try again.
4) Reinstall the Facebook app:
If none of the above works and you are using the Facebook app on your mobile, try complete reinstallation. If on a browser, try using a completely different browser, one you haven’t used before.
If none of the above works, it is most probably an internal bug that is behind this mess. Make sure Facebook isn’t down for your region. You can make sure of that by asking a friend who lives in your region or through websites like DownDetector. Facebook is usually quick regarding solving bugs and minor glitches, so we recommend keeping patience. For more articles, stay tuned to Androidgram!