Facebook Home Page Not Loading – White Screen [2012]

Facebook Home Page White Screen

Over the past couple weeks a lot of Facebook users have been reporting a bug with the Facebook home page. It is not loading properly and the users are seeing a white or blank page only.

Since the release of Google+ in July of 2011, Facebook has been releasing update after update in an attempt to maintain their position as the leading social media platform without following through to see if there are any bugs with the releases.

Facebook has been rolling out Facebook Timeline to most of its user base and it wouldn’t surprise me if this bug had something to do with the Timeline update.

Although there is no specific solution to the white screen problem on the Facebook homepage, there are a few reported fixes that have worked for some users.

See also: How to Prepare Your Facebook Profile for the Timeline Update

Solution 1:

Try accessing Facebook using https:// instead of http://. To do this, type https://facebook.com into your browser address bar and navigate to your homepage to see if the issue is resolved. If not, move on to solution #2.

Solution 2:

Reconfigure your network settings to use IPv4 instead of IPv6. Although this solution is temporary because we will all need to use IPv6 at some point in the future, many users have reported that changing their network settings have resolved the problem.

Reconfiguring your network settings depends on the operating system you are using but you should be able to find the proper setting by accessing your wireless or wired network settings. If this does not resolve your issue, move on to solution 3.

Solution 3:

Although this solution was not reported to solve this particular problem, it is a general troubleshooting method for most internet based problems. Try clearing your browser’s cookies and cache and then try accessing Facebook again. Users have also reported that changing the way your homepage is sorted to “Top Stories” can help resolve the problem.

I will update this post as more solutions and fixes are reported. If you find a solution that is not listed above, please add it in the comments section below and I will update the post.

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13 Responses to "Facebook Home Page Not Loading – White Screen [2012]"

  1. Denny says:

    I also have the issue of a blank screen too, the difference is my screen is black, RE : Facebook, timeline.

  2. m says:

    Not Working .. escalated to Facebook no response… they just\ dont understand that making a new modification each 2 weeks is making people fed up .. specially when they are not doing it right !

  3. Dave says:

    Thanks for the solutions, this was frustrating the hell out of me for two weeks. I don't even know what ipv4 IS, but that was the problem. Once again, thanks.

  4. lucky says:

    mujhe vi ye problam aa rahi haa plz help me……. Help karne ke lia facebook par 919915730737search kar ke jaspal khaira main msg karo main aap ka thanksful hu ga plzzzzz

  5. brian says:

    i am having trouble with facebook timing out while using it i have exhausted all of the known fixes above and since i am a 20 yr vet tech i am not a dummy but cannot find a solution…all other pages load perfectly

  6. zakirullah says:

    I have the issue of a blank screen in the face book since long time

  7. btian says:

    use malwarebytes it got rid of the problem

  8. Glenys says:

    I have been having a problem with my facebook homepage not loading, only a white screen appears. Very frustrating. It has been nearly a week since it stopped working. Only the bar at the top loads.

  9. Jessica says:

    My mom is having this white page show up every time she logs into facebook from her personal account from any computer inside the house & outside the house.

    Facebook doesn't respond to any of our inquiries over the past months. They offer no solution.

    What do you think cold help?

  10. Jessica says:

    What do you think could help?

  11. praveen says:

    facebook home page is not loading in my pc ?

  12. Dub says:

    should be first page on google for "facebook not loading", i disabled IPV6 and it solved problem, thank you.

    hope this will be fix anyway.

  13. Danielle says:

    Unable to use facebook haven't been able since yesterday it's just a white blank page!

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