3 Tips to Fix Slow Facebook Load Times

3 Tips to Fix Slow Facebook Load Times

If facebook is slow for you, you are not alone: facebook is slow remains a consistent search term on google trends:

facebook is slow -- google trends
facebook is slow — google trends

If, like many others, you are still having slowness problems on Facebook, here are some things you can try:

Check if your internet connection is slow ….

Your network connection may be the problem.   Try:

  1. Switching to your 5GHz network, if your router supports it.
  2. Do a speed test — If your network speed is  less than 2 Mbps, you may need to find another connection.
  3. You may need to switch to Facebook Mobile or Facebook Lite.

If your internet connection is not slow…

  1. Check to see if facebook is down right now.
  2. Delete your temporary internet files.
  3. Delete your cookies.
  4. Disable browser plugins.
  5. Switch to a modern browser, like Google Chrome.  Or Opera.
  6. Try disabling flash.
  7. Disable anti-virus software (or whitelist facebook.com)

If all else fails …

  1. Turn off facebook chat.
  2. Try a different web browser.
  3. Find a faster internet connection.
  4. Try facebook on your mobile.

It’s too bad that so many people are having problems with slow facebook.com loading — If you’ve found something that works for you, please tweet me.

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