When using Facebook on your PC, Android, or iOS, you may find that the News Feed won’t load. This is frustrating. How do you fix the problem of Facebook News Feed not loading? Don’t worry, solutions are presented in this post from Techquack.
Facebook is one of the most widely used social apps and can be used in many places, including on your computer, Android, and iOS devices. The company is working hard to make the platform more user-friendly and optimized.
However, you may still encounter some problems when using Facebook, such as hardware access errors, Facebook videos not playing, Facebook images not loading, Sorry, Something went wrong error, etc. Recently, users have reported another problem – Facebook News Feed is not loading.
This can happen both on the web platform and mobile apps. Slow internet speeds, Facebook not working, wrong settings, date and time, etc. can cause this problem.
Fortunately, you can easily fix the problem of Facebook not working. Let’s take a look at some useful methods.
Why the Facebook news feed isn’t loading
After compiling all the user reports we received during our research, we compiled a list of reasons why the problem occurred. Here are some of the reasons why the Facebook News Feed isn’t working or updating:
Slow Internet connection: Over time, Facebook has increased its use of data. It used to require minimal data, but lately, we’ve noticed that it needs a stable and fast Internet connection. If your connection is slow, the feed may not work for you.
Facebook not working: Facebook has a lot of downtimes. This is true for both mobile and desktop platforms. Facebook’s backend service is the same, so if it is under maintenance or down for any reason, both platforms will be affected.
Incorrect settings: You may not have noticed this, but Facebook has the ability to set preferences for your news feed. These can be popular posts or recent posts by users or Pages. If you search for recent posts but this setting is popular, you won’t get the results you want.
Incorrect app data: There are many cases where a Facebook app gets bad app data or its installation files are corrupted. In this case, the app may not behave as expected and cause problems.
Updates are available: Facebook constantly monitors its apps, and if a bug or technical problem arises, it will release an update as soon as possible. If you are waiting for an update, we recommend that you do so as soon as possible.
Date and Time: Facebook works with your time as a setting. If you set the wrong time (on your computer or mobile app), the app crashes because the time doesn’t match your location. This is where updating the time solves the problem.
Lack of hardware: Facebook is also available in a lite version for smartphones that don’t have enough juice to run the main app. If you have an older smartphone, we recommend using the Lite app.
Make sure you have your recommendations handy before proceeding with the solution, as you will need to log in again. Also, if you are using two-factor authentication, make sure you have your phone with you.
How to fix the fact that the Facebook News Feed is not loading
Check your News Feed settings
- Go to the main Facebook page.
- On the left side of the screen, find the name of the feed.
- Click on the three dots.
- From the drop-down list, you can select the type of news feed you want.
- Tap Best Stories or Most Recent, depending on your preference.
Restart the app
Restarting is the easiest option if the newsfeed isn’t loaded correctly.
- First of all, you can try a simple restart of Facebook.
- If that doesn’t work, you need to restart the browser you are using. In an emergency, a full restart of your computer may also help.
Clearing cookies and cache
- Open Google Chrome.
- Go to Settings, and under Privacy and Security, check the “Cookies and other website data” box.
- You can choose how long you want the data to be deleted.
- Click Clear data.
- Open Google Chrome and go to the three-point menu.
- Select Settings, and under Privacy and Security, click Clear Browser Data.
- You can choose how long you want your data deleted.
- Confirm with Clear Data.
Sometimes data is stored in the cache by mistake. Some cookies can cause interference with Facebook. To solve this problem, you need to clear the cache or cookies.
Another common cause of problems is that secure browsing is not available to all Facebook members.
- For example, the Facebook app does not have this capability.
- So, if Facebook defaults to secure mode, you may have problems when you switch from HTTP to HTTPS.
Check your time settings
If the time and date settings on your computer are incorrect, Facebook will not display properly even if you have a good internet connection.
So please check your system settings and adjust your current time zone if needed.
- Open Google Chrome and go to the three-point menu.
- Select Settings.
- Under Privacy & Security, select Site Settings.
- Move the slider so that Allowed (recommended) appears.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Make sure you're using the latest version of the app or browser.
- Restart your computer or phone
- Uninstall and reinstall the app if you're using your phone.
- Log in to Facebook and try again.
If one of your newsletters isn't loading correctly, you can try using a different browser or update the browser you are currently using. If that doesn't work, please use the "Report a Problem" link in your account to tell us more about what you see.
If you're having trouble displaying Facebook in your web browser, there may be a problem with your cache or temporary data. You can try clearing your cache and temporary data. If that doesn't solve your problem, it may be because you are using third-party browser extensions.
If one of your news feeds is empty, close Facebook and reopen it to update your news feed or update the browser you are using. If that doesn't work, please use the "Report a Problem" link in your account to tell us more about what you see.
Mark Ginter is a tech blogger with a passion for all things gadgets and gizmos. A self-proclaimed "geek", Mark has been blogging about technology for over 15 years. His blog, techquack.com, covers a wide range of topics including new product releases, industry news, and tips and tricks for getting the most out of your devices. If you're looking for someone who can keep you up-to-date with all the latest tech news and developments, then be sure to follow him over at Microsoft.