How to Fix: Facebook News Feed Not Loading

Is your Facebook news feed not loading? Hush the struggle and check how you can fix this problem with the methods given below.

We live in a fast-paced world where everything is a click away. With the introduction of high-speed internet, all our online worries have lost the ability to buffer, or maybe, almost lost the ability to buffer.

We understand how frustrating a faulty Facebook (1) feed can be. Are you asking me to be patient in such a scenario? Well, the answer is no, and the solution is this. 

 

Facebook news feed not loading? Here’s why:

Is your Facebook news feed not loading? Before we dig into some solutions, let’s check if it’s because of the following reasons:

  1. Slow Internet Speed
  2. Facebook Servers Down
  3. Incorrect Date & Time
  4. App Not Updated
  5. Wrong News Preferences
  6. Hardware Issues
  7. RAM Issues
  8. Cached Data
  9. Corrupt Installation File

 

How to Fix: Facebook News Feed Not Loading

1. Slow Internet Speed

We understand the panic, but sometimes our internet does lose its supersonic capabilities. Facebook requires a steady & fast internet connection to work. Check your internet speed using speed test tools.

Facebook News Feed Not Loading

What to do: Wait for your internet speed to revive or contact your internet providers.

 

2. Facebook Servers Down

Sometimes, services like Facebook are down as its undergoing maintenance or because of several other reasons. In such a case, wait for the Facebook servers to become normal.

Facebook News Feed Not Loading

What to do: Wait for Facebook to fix their servers.

 

3. Incorrect Date & Time 

Feeding in the wrong date and time details on your system or device confuse the Facebook servers with your geographical location, which often causes it not to function normally. 

 

What to do: Adjust your device’s date & time according to your geographical location.

 

4. App Not Updated

Every application launches its updated versions that fix the bugs and errors of the previous ones. The corrections help enhance the application’s performance by fixing the errors holding it back.

Additionally, try deleting and reinstalling the app if that’s not the case.

What to do: Visit your app store and check if the app comes with new updates. Update the app to use Facebook without any hassle.

 

5. Wrong News Preferences

Sometimes when you are unable to load your Facebook news feed, it can be due to your wrong news preferences. You continue to see the old posts and updates that you’ve already discovered and read.

What to do: Change your news preferences by following the steps given below,

 

On the desktop:

  • Click on the downward arrow at the top-right corner of your Facebook page
  • Select News Feed Preferences
  • Prioritize who you want to see on your newsfeed

 

On the Facebook app:

  • Launch the Facebook app
  • Go to the Settings & Privacy
  • Scroll down to News Feed Settings
  • Click on News Feed Preferences under the News Feed Settings head
  • Filter your preferences

 

6. Hardware Issues

The latest Facebook app, unlike its earlier versions, utilizes plenty of space on RAM and CPU to function normally. If you use an older smartphone or a smartphone that is unable to operate high power apps, it’s better to use the app

Using an older smartphone or a smartphone with limited RAM & CPU potential can be one of the reasons that make it almost impossible for your Facebook feed to load.

What to do: Install Facebook’s lighter version Facebook Lite that has been specially created for light usage. 

 

7. RAM Issues

Simultaneously using a bunch of apps makes it easier to drain a phone out of its RAM potential. Along with draining out your device’s RAM, the simultaneous usage of several apps builds a struggle for grabbing the bandwidth.

What to do: Close all your apps and relaunch the Facebook app. 

 

8. Cached Data

So all your hardware and RAM issues are in place, and you’re still struggling to load your Facebook news feed. One of the reasons responsible for this situation can be the cached memory and data that has been stored on your phone and app. 

What to do: Go to your phone settings and clear cached data from your Facebook app. 

 

9. Corrupt Installation File

Sometimes the installation file of Facebook becomes a victim f bad data, making its installation file corrupt. When such an instance takes place, the corrupt installation files leads the app to behave in an abnormal way, thereby, causing issues in the app usage. 

What to do: In such a case, delete your Facebook app and reinstall it from your app store. 

 

These were some of the reasons that cause an issue in not loading the Facebook news feed. We hope we were able to locate the crux of your Facebook problem with proven solutions. 

Saumya Uniyal
Saumya Uniyal
A passionate writer with bachelor’s in the field of English & Journalism. Other than being a bibliophile, some of her hobbies are travelling, photography and poetry.

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