Facebook is, without a doubt, the most widely used social media platform in the world today. I initially went up 15 years ago, in February 2004, and now has over 2.45 billion monthly active users. Its popularity stems from the numerous valuable features it provides to consumers. Although using a computer browser to visit Facebook is a fantastic experience, there are times when complications arise. We’ll look at how to repair the Facebook news feed not working issue in this installment of our troubleshooting series.
What causes the Facebook News Feed Not Working Problem?
After combining all of the user reports we received during our research, we came up with a list of possible causes for this issue. Some of the reasons why the Facebook news feed refuses to work/update include, but are not limited to:
Slow internet connection: Facebook’s data use has increased over time. Previously, just minimum data was necessary for it to function, but we have discovered that a consistent and fast internet connection is essential. If your internet connection is sluggish, the news stream may not function for you.
Facebook is down: There are a lot of downtimes on Facebook. Both the mobile and desktop platforms are affected in this way. Because Facebook’s backend service is the same, both platforms are affected whether it is down for maintenance or any other reason.
Wrong preferences: Facebook allows you to customize your newsfeed choices. Popular posts or the most recent postings by individuals or pages can be included. You will not obtain the desired results if you are seeking the most current postings, yet the setting is popular.
Bad application data: There have been multiple cases when the Facebook application’s application data has been corrupted or the installation files have been corrupted. When this occurs, the application may not operate as planned, resulting in problems.
There is a new update available: Facebook’s apps are continually monitored, and if a bug or a technical issue emerges, an update is released as quickly as feasible. If you’ve been putting off updating, we strongly advise you to do so as soon as possible.
Date and time: Facebook uses the time you spend on the site as a parameter. If you set an erroneous time on your computer or mobile device, the program will become confused since the time does not match your geographic location. The difficulty is solved by changing the time.
Hardware bottlenecks: A Lite version of Facebook is available for devices with insufficient battery power to run the full program. We recommend using the Lite application if you have an older smartphone.
Solution 1: Examining Your News Feed Preferences
Facebook’s news feed options let you choose what appears on your news feed page. Top articles and Recent are the two major possibilities for these selections. Top stories are picked by default, and if you want to see the most current stories, you must manually modify the options.
Additional choices are available, such as choosing which feeds to view first and which to avoid until the very end. Facebook offers many personalization options, but most users are unaware of them. We’ll walk you through how to adjust your Newsfeed choices in this solution.
Solution 2: Performing an Internet Connection Check
You will have trouble connecting to Facebook whether you use the website or the mobile application if your network’s internet connection isn’t up to par. One of the most common reasons why consumers’ news feeds fail to update or load is because of this.
Make sure you’re not utilizing data from organizations or public locations and that your internet connection isn’t limited. For programs like Facebook or Instagram, these networks often have limited access. Before trying any of the other options suggested below, you should switch to mobile data or switch networks.
Solution 3: Looking for Downtime on Facebook
We got multiple complaints that Facebook was unavailable owing to technical issues or bug fixes, among other things. Facebook is well-known in the social media sector for its frequent downtimes. If this is the case, it indicates that a problem exists on the backend servers (not at your end).
By going to Down Detector and verifying the status there, you can be sure you aren’t the only one having problems. If you see a huge rise, it suggests that other individuals are having the same difficulty as you and that there is nothing you can do about it. You may also look at other forums, such as Reddit, to see what other people are talking about to determine if this is a worldwide or regional issue.
Solution 4: Clearing Data from an Application
Like all other Android programs, Facebook has data kept locally in your storage, which includes all of your passwords, preferences, usernames, cached data, and more. Application data and cache data are typically separated from the rest of the storage. To begin, try deleting your cache data and restarting your phone to see whether the problem has been fixed. You may also try clearing the application data to see if it works if it isn’t. There is no need to be concerned because data corruption is fairly prevalent on Android.