Facebook is the most used social media platform nowadays. Everyone is using it in all ages. Senior citizens do use Facebook including my Mom. However, in rare
The most common problems are: images are not displaying, it loads very slow, and the site’s design is messed up. So, what causes those Facebook loading problems?
The culprit/s includes your computer time settings, browser extensions, third party software, antivirus software or your PC might be infected by virus. But don’t worry, you are in the right place and you are in your way to solve your Facebook not loading properly error. Simply follow the easy steps below.
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Update: March 13, 2019 | Facebook is down in some areas of Europe, America, Asia and other parts of the world. Facebook users as of this writing, will find it hard to login and update their Facebook status. WhatsApp and Instagram suffers the same issue. Many believed that it’s a DDos attack but Facebook said it’s not a hacking issue and they are doing everything to restore the biggest social site.
As of ( March 13, 2019) UTC +08:00 Some users are now able to access Facebook, it seems gradual restoration is in effect. So let us just wait until it will finally resolved.
Facebook loading problems mentioned above are very common among Facebook users. However, Facebook has nothing to do with it. The problem usually lies on a Facebook user’s computer or gadget.
Incorrect time settings will lead Facebook not to display properly. In my experience, if your computer time and date are one (1) week later, Facebook won’t load properly even if you have the fastest internet connection and great computer specification.
This fact is oftentimes overlooked even by the system administrators. So it’s worth looking into this issue first before proceeding into another possible reason of Facebook display problems.
Browser add-ons are helpful in making your surfing experience a whole lot easier. However, too much as always is not good. It can cause Facebook not to work properly in your browser.
Choose only add-ons from trusted sites and the one that is useful for your tasks. Keep in mind that some browser add-ons are the source of phishing technology that will not only harm your Facebook experience but as well as your privacy.
Check your Antivirus, especially if you are using Internet Security software. Make sure that the Facebook website is in your Internet Security exclusion list.
It’s what we called False Positives, security software was programmed to do things according to how it is being scripted. We have to understand that the one who coded it is human, and human sometimes makes mistakes.
The Exclusion list, is what we called safety net for Antivirus in case it reacts differently towards trusted or a legitimate Website or software, and Facebook is one of it.
Browser cache, cookies and temporary files
Facebook not loading properly problem is sometimes caused by cache and temporary files.
Most browsers use cache, cookies and temporary files technology to improve the user browsing experience. It stores data for the purpose of easy retrieval in case the user asks the same content. However, there are times that it encounter problems. Thus, displaying website content can be affected.
In this case, you have to clean or clear your browser’s cache and temporary files. Usually, after clearing your cache and temporary data, your Facebook must display correctly now. Nevertheless, if the problem continues, check the below additional information.
One of the reasons why your Facebook, loads slowly and cannot display properly is the virus. Browsers are an easy target, just a simple download or just a visit of any malware infected websites, your browser can acquire a virus. Then it starts to change your browser settings to its advantage and you are unaware of it. After a while, when you are trying to log in with your Facebook account, all you can see are texts, no pictures even the Facebook button isn’t colored.
In this case, download Malwarebytes latest version, then install. If you are having problem in installing it see this How to fix Malwarebytes runtime errors. Run the update and scan your Computer. To make it safer, uninstall your browsers. Download the latest version of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and install respectively.
There you have it, you can now log-in to your Facebook without loading and display problems.
Recent problem occurs to some Facebook users. Every time they load Facebook in their browser it displays encrypted text. It is due to Facebook turning on Brotcoli encoding. Due to that issue most Kaspersky Internet Security users encounter Facebook display error. As a temporary workaround, it is advised to temporarily turn off “Privacy Mode” via settings.
Fortunately, this issue is already solved.
What if, Facebook still won’t load after following the steps above?
Chances are, Facebook servers is DOWN. Yes, it can happen anytime even to gigantic and popular websites like Facebook — nothing is invincible in this world. So, what to do? You have to wait a couple of minutes and try to revisit it again if it’s now loading properly. Usually, you will see an error or notice as shown in the image below.
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