I just ran into a problem where Facebook will not load in Chrome. Google Chrome is already slowing down, and adding problems and bugs like these exacerbates the problem. I had a headache since I couldn’t access my Facebook account, so I looked into it and found a couple of solutions. Follow the below-provided step-by-step
Fixing Facebook Not Loading on Chrome
I’m presuming you’ve got a good internet connection. To ensure that internet access is not an issue, connect to a different network or your mobile hotspot.
Use Down Detector to see if Facebook is experiencing an outage. It won’t be the first or the last time. If there is an outage, there isn’t much you can do but wait.
1. Try Different Browser
If you haven’t already done so, try opening Facebook in a new browser. To visit Facebook, you can use Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or any other browser. If it works in other browsers, the issue is most likely with Google Chrome.
Check if you can visit other sites like YouTube or Twitter if Facebook isn’t working in any browser. If nothing loads, the problem could be with your DNS settings or host files. To correct this, go to point 6.
2. Clear Cache
If Facebook won’t load in Chrome but does in other browsers, it’s almost probably because of Google Chrome. Now that we’ve narrowed our focus to Google Chrome, we can begin working on browser-specific changes. To begin, first clear the cache of your browser. To do so, go to Chrome Settings and type the following into the address bar, then press Enter.
Search for “cache” in the search option on the Chrome Settings menu. Select the first result, “Clear browsing data.”
Uncheck Browsing history in the pop-up menu and make sure “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files” are checked. Then, to delete cache and cookies, click the Clear data button.
Clearing data and cache will take some time. Restart your browser and see whether Facebook is now loaded in Chrome.
3. Open in Incognito Mode
If clearing the cache doesn’t solve the Facebook not loading in Chrome problem, consider using Chrome’s Incognito mode. To do so, press Ctrl+Shift+N (Windows) or +Shift+N (macOS) on your keyboard.
Type the Facebook URL into the address bar in Incognito mode. If Facebook loads properly in Incognito mode, the issue may be caused by Chrome settings, flags, extensions, or Chrome apps.
4. Disabling Extensions
If Facebook is working well in Incognito mode, the issue must be with Chrome settings, apps, or extensions in regular mode. As a result, let’s launch Google Chrome without any extensions enabled. The most effective method is to use Google Chrome in guest mode.
To do so, go to the Google Chrome tab’s top-right corner and click the profile symbol.
To open Google Chrome in guest mode, select “Guest” from the drop-down option at the bottom of the menu.
The “You’re browsing as a Guest” statement will appear in Google Chrome’s guest mode. This mode disables all Google apps, customizable settings, flags, and extensions by default.
If Facebook appears to work properly in guest mode, then your Chrome extensions, apps, or flags are the issue. You can try disabling them one by one using the Chrome extensions page, or you can simply reset your browser and reinstall them one by one.
5. Reset Browser
If none of the preceding methods work or you can’t pinpoint a specific extension, resetting the Chrome browser is a better and faster option. Only your starting page, new tab page, and search engine are reset when you restart Chrome. It also disables all extensions that have been installed. Resetting your browser, on the other hand, will not wipe your history, bookmarks, saved passwords, or uninstall extensions.
Go to Chrome Settings and scroll to the bottom of the page to reset Chrome. Toggle the Advanced option on.
Click the “Restore settings to their original defaults” option at the bottom of the advanced options.
To reset Google Chrome, click the “Reset settings” button on the Reset settings pop-up.
It will take some time for Google Chrome to reset, so be patient. Check to see if Facebook is still working in Chrome.
6. Flush DNS Tables
If you’re having trouble loading Facebook in any browser, not just Chrome, try emptying your DNS cache.
Open Command Prompt with admin rights and run the following command.
Once the DNS is flushed, restart your system and try accessing Facebook again.
Go to the Terminal and type the following command.
sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder;
You’ll be asked to enter your administrator password. There is no output from the command.
Restart your Mac after clearing the DNS cache and try accessing Facebook again.
Closing Words: Facebook Not Loading on Chrome
Hopefully, once you’ve flushed the DNS entries, Facebook will start operating on your smartphone. If the problem persists, it’s possible that the problem is with your router. You’ll need to see if Facebook works on other devices that are linked to the same Wi-Fi network. If Facebook isn’t working on other devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network, your router has to be fixed.