Facebook has become ubiquitous in today’s world. It’s something you expect to always be there and to always be working. However, for whatever reason, there may be times when you aren’t able to access Facebook. In other cases, there may be issues such as pictures not loading. That’s what we will focus on here.
Reasons for Pictures Not Loading
Many of the reasons for Facebook pictures not loading are that it’s the result of issues on the side of the user. However, this isn’t always the case.
Facebook Server May Be Down: Check Facebook Server Status
While it’s rare, sometimes there are issues with Facebook’s server. Luckily, users can check the status of the server on Facebook’s developer website to see if any issues they might be having are related to issues with Facebook’s server. There is an itemized list of issues on the website which gives an idea of past and current issues.
Checking this website can let you know if there is an issue with rendering images. In a case like this, you’ll just have to wait until Facebook resolves the issue.
Slow Internet Connection
There is a chance that if your download speeds are slow, you may have issues loading media such as the pictures on your Facebook page. Check your Internet speed with a speedtest to see if the speed may be causing you problems.
If you have a broadband service which is providing you with connection speeds less than 25 Mbps of the download speeds and 3 Mbps of upload speeds, you have a few options:
- If you are at home, you should contact your service provider and have them send over a technician to investigate the problem further. They may even be able to troubleshoot the issue remotely.
- You could also try restarting your router.
- If you are using public Wi-Fi, you may have to piggyback off your mobile data to see if that provides you with faster speeds.
Check DNS Settings
In most cases, your computer will acquire your DNS settings automatically from your ISP. However, it’s possible for there to be connection issues with your ISP’s DNS IP addresses. One attempt at a fix is to change your IPv4 DNS addresses to those provided by Google. Google provides the following for IPv4 addresses:
The following Ipv6 addresses are provided:
Google claims that their DNS servers are more reliable and secure, so it may be worth a shot to try them out. They could be less likely to cause you to have problems accessing Facebook’s platform fully and successfully.
Usually, when a browser is updated, improvements are expected. However, things don’t always work out as planned. It’s possible you may run into a strange issue like images being disabled after an update. To enable (re-enable) images in Firefox, type
about:config into the address bar and hit Enter. Next, ensure that
permissions.default.image is set to a value of 1.
To enable (re-enable) images in Chrome, go to the browser’s settings. Next, select “Privacy and security.” Select “Site Settings,” and under Content, make sure that Images is set to “Show all.”
To enable (re-enable) images in Microsoft Edge, go to the browser’s settings, select “Site permissions,” and make sure that Images is set to “Show all.”
If you are using an outdated web browser, you should also try updating the browser. This could resolve possible compatibility issues with Facebook.
Now that you have resolved your Facebook pictures not loading issue, the next thing you want to do is download your Messenger Chat History or bulk delete your messages in Facebook. Follow the links to see how.