How to Fix Facebook Images Not Loading Issue?

by Tony Joshie

Facebook is one of the most popular social media sites available. It is used by millions of users daily. Users of Facebook are spread all over the world. They are not limited to any geographical area. People access and use Facebook no matter which area they belong to. It is used by people to upload statuses, photos, and videos . People do this to update people about their lives and stay connected. It removes the barrier of distance and connects people regardless of where they live. Seeing pictures and videos of your loved ones can lift your mood and instantly make your day a hundred times better.

Facebook is the world's second-best platform to share photos. This list is topped by none other than Instagram. Millions of pictures and uploaded by people every day. As a user, you must have noticed a huge number of pictures on your news feed. Either people are sharing pictures with their friends, family, coworkers, children, or just a beautiful sunset.

There could be countless reasons why people are uploading photos to share their special moments with the people they love. However, there can be a complication sometimes. At times pictures will fail to load. You might have noticed this. You will either be seeing a black screen, scattered or broken image, or a black screen. If you have come across this, it means Facebook failed to load your photo. Either picture stops loading midway or does not load at all. Further details about this issue are mentioned below.

Facebook Images Not Loading Issue

This problem is exactly what its name sounds like. This is often faced by Facebook users. This issue is more frequent and prominent by users who access Facebook through a browser. Mobile users also face this issue but it is not that common. This issue can be caused by a number of reasons. Some of the reasons for this specific error are listed below.

  • Poor internet connection
  • Error in Facebook server
  • Incorrect Domain Name System (DNS) settings

There are many other reasons as well. The problems and the way to solve them are all mentioned below. It will guide you. This will help you in solving this issue and loading your pictures. This issue can be very annoying and frustrating for people. It can cause a lot of unwanted delays as well. No matter what the reason is, it could end poorly. Hence, it is better to solve it as soon as possible. Read below to know more about solving this issue.

Facebook Images Not Loading Issue on PC

Facebook Images Not Loading Issue on PC
Facebook Images Not Loading Issue on PC

We will be discussing pictures not being loaded on Facebook. If you are facing this issue too, there are high chances that it is on your PC. The majority of the users come across this problem while using Facebook through their browser. As mentioned before, there can be multiple reasons and many solutions to overcome them. We will be going through each problem and how to solve it. It is explained below in detail.

1. Problem: Poor internet connection

Having a poor internet connection can be the reason behind your pictures not loading on Facebook. It is one of the most common reasons why this issue is faced in the first place.

Solution: Check your net connection

You need to make sure that this is the reason why your Facebook is not loading the pictures. To make sure, you need to check your internet connection. You can check this through the following steps.

Step 1: Open your browser.

Step 2: In the search bar, enter the URL of any of your desired website. For example Instagram, Google, YouTube, etc.

Step 3: If your desired website opens, it means your internet is working perfectly fine. If it does not load the page, then it means you have a poor internet connection.

Additionally, you need to check the speed of your internet. You can use Google for that. The steps to do this are mentioned below.

Step 1: Open your browser.

Step 2: In the search bar, "enter Internet Speed Test".

Enter Internet Speed Test
Enter Internet Speed Test

Step 3: Press Enter.

Step 4: You will be presented with a number of options. Click on "Run Speed Test". It is usually the first result.

Click on "Run Speed Test"
Click on "Run Speed Test"

Step 5: Press Enter.

This option will run a speed test on your computer. It will also present you with the information regarding your internet and its speed. It will provide you with a whole compiled report. If the result shows that your internet is bad, then that means it is the reason behind your photos not loading. However, if it shows that you have a good internet with fast speed, then there might be a different issue. The list below gives details about the other possible problems that might be the cause of this.

Problem: Poor internet connection
Problem: Poor internet connection

2. Problem: Outdated browser

An outdated browser can also result in this problem.

Solution: Updating your browser

It is exactly as easy as it sounds. All you need to do is update your old browser. This will result in Facebook loading your pictures completely. The steps to do so are mentioned below in a very comprehensive manner.

Step 1: Open your browser.

Step 2: In the search bar, search for Google Chrome. If it is your default browser, you do not need to do this.

Step 3: Now, look at the top right of the screen. You will be able to spot three dots. Click on that.

Step 4: You will now be presented with a list of options. Scroll towards the bottom and click on "Settings".

Step 5: Scroll down. You will able to spot "About Chrome". It will be present on the left side of the panel.

Step 6: Click on that option.

Step 7: After clicking on this option, Google Chrome will start the process. This will include updating it. You will be able to see the progress. It is vital to wait until the process is complete.

Google Chrome will start the process
Google Chrome will start the process

However, if it is updated, it will not do anything.


  • If you do not have Google Chrome and are using any other browser, then you can update that in this very similar manner. It is very easy and saves time.
  • If you have downloaded AdBlocker on your browser, then switch it off when accessing Facebook. It might be the reason why your images are unable to load.

3. Problem: Facebook's server is down

Sometimes Facebook itself is down which results in pictures or media being unable to load properly. Facebook crashing can be a major reason behind it not functioning properly.

Solution : Check if Facebook's server is operating

You can check its server in the following. Follow the steps below and you will be updated about its status.

Step 1: Open your browser.

Step 2: Enter this link in the search bar. This link will directly take you to Facebook's dashboard.

Problem: Facebook's server is down
Problem: Facebook's server is down

Here you will be able to see its status. If everything is functioning properly, it will inform you by a status that will be stating its performance as healthy. However, if its server is down, you will be able to view that too. Not only this but you will be able to see the estimated time given by Facebook to fix this. There is nothing more that you can do from your end to fix this. Just wait until Facebook resolves this problem. If it is running smoothly, then this might not be the reason for your pictures not being able to load. There is another method listed below that you can try.

4. Problem: DNS settings not configured

Your Domain Name System's settings could not be configured. This could be the reason behind this problem.

Solution: Re-configure these settings

The solution to this problem is very easy. All you ought to do is re-configure these settings on your PC. Doing this will allow your PC to load these images. The steps to this re-configuration are mentioned below.

Step 1: Press Windows and R simultaneously. This will open the "Run" dialogue box.

Step 2: Type "Control Panel" in the search bar provided.

Type "Control Panel" in the search bar provided
Type "Control Panel" in the search bar provided

Step 3: The control panel will now open. A number of different options will be provided. Search and click on "Network and Internet".

Search and click on "Network and Internet"
Search and click on "Network and Internet"

Step 4: Now, click on "Network and Sharing".

Now, click on "Network and Sharing"
Now, click on "Network and Sharing"

Step 5: Select the network that you are currently using on your PC.

Step 6: You will now be presented with a screen giving details about the network. Click on "Properties" at the bottom.

Step 7: From all the options, hit on "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)".

Step 8: Now, hit on "Use the following DNS server addresses". Enter this then:

Preferred DNS server:

Alternate DNS server:

Preferred DNS server: Alternate DNS server:
Preferred DNS server: Alternate DNS server:

Step 9: Click on "Ok". This will save the changes made.

Step 10: Restart your PC.

Now, when you will access your PC, Facebook will load all the images.

Facebook Images Not Loading Issue on Mobile

You can also face the same pictures not loading issue when you are using Facebook from your mobile. This may not happen often however if it does there are few simple solutions you can look into to solve this matter. You can use these on both Android or iPhone as its applicable on both. The various solutions are listed below.

1. Firstly, thoroughly check your internet connection. Your internet might be working which may be the cause of pictures not loading on Facebook. Switch from WI-FI to mobile data or the other way around.

2. Update the Facebook on your phone especially if you are accessing it on a browser.

3. If the above one does not work then try accessing Facebook on a different browser and see if it works.

4. The best approach to solve this problem is to download the Facebook app and use it as it is least likely to cause any such problem.

5. If you are still facing the issue after downloading the app then try to update it to the latest version and if it is already updated, delete the app and download it again.

6. Download Facebook Lite. It is a lightweight app and heavy images and media have a higher chance of downloading without any error on this.

Facebook Images Not Loading Issue on Mobile
Facebook Images Not Loading Issue on Mobile

Final Take

Facebook not loading the images is a common problem that anyone can face. The reasons for this happening and how to solve this are mentioned above. It will guide you in solving it once and for all.

About Tony Joshie

Tony's journey as a blogger began several years ago when he discovered his love for the visual arts. Fascinated by the stories behind the masterpieces and the artistic techniques employed by renowned artists, he started sharing his thoughts and interpretations on his blog.

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