Facebook emerged as a social media platform almost a decade ago, with its unique features and easy interface it has reached the top in no time. It has acquired a number of platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, etc.
But, many of the users have reported an error while trying to upload Facebook images. It can occur on both Android devices and web browsers. In this article, we will explain to you the reasons behind this error as well as provide the solution to fix it.
What Causes Images Not To Load On Facebook?
We have done whole research for finding the various reasons which can cause this issue in your system. There is not a specific reason behind this, so there is not a particular solution as well. The reasons due to which this problem can appear in your system are:
- Bad DNS:DNS performs an important role in resolving the different requests made by hostnames. If the DNS is not working properly in your system, you will not be able to load any photos and images and sometimes, you may also not able to see images on your Facebook.
- Bad internet connection: This cause is kind of a self-explanatory one. If you don’t have a proper internet connection on your system, there can be cases in which images will not load and stay in an infinite loop sequence.
- Hosts file: The files that are responsible for handling the hosts locally on your system are known as host files. If the host files present in your system do not contain correct entries for Facebook, the photos and images will not be able to load properly.
- Free Facebook: For some network providers, Facebook provides its free service without using any internet data from your plan. But this comes with a drawback that you cannot download any images on it. If this free mode is on in your system, the photos and images will not load.
- Disabled images: Several browsers such as Firefox have the ability to block the downloading of images if some property is activated. In this case, we can check all of its properties and check that the things which can cause this are all disabled.
- Flash player: Not all the time, but in some cases, Facebook uses the Adobe Flash player for some of its operations. In this situation enabling and installing the Adobe Flash player might work.
- Ad-blockers: Ad-blockers help you a lot by blocking all the ads that pop up while you use your internet browser. Though, in some cases, it can also block your Facebook’s images from loading.
How To Fix Facebook Pictures Not Loading?
Here, in this article, we have provided you with brief solutions to solve this issue with your Facebook images. You just have to follow these steps one by one and see if the error will resolve or not.
Solution 1: Checking Server Status
Before switching to more complicated and technical solutions, it is better to try the simplest one that can be fixed in a few clicks i.e. checking whether the Facebook servers are running and up or not.
This problem is nothing new with this massive social media platform. Also, we have come across a huge number of cases where this problem occurs periodically.
Another way in which this error occurs is, even when the server status of the servers shows that it is up, in reality, it is not. You can go and check the official server status to see if they are up or not, but we recommend you to check other forums and see if other users reported the same problem too.
If the issue is reported by plenty of users, which means the problem is from the backend side and it will probably get fixed in a few hours.
Solution 2: Checking Version of Facebook
Facebook has a special mode of free Facebook services for some of the network providers. In this free mode, the users can view the posts of the people they are friends with, but won’t be able to view any photos that are displayed.
Many of the users have claimed that this feature improved their overall experience quite a lot, but there is also a drawback that the photos are not displayed in the free Facebook. Therefore, if you are using this mode, to make all the photos visible, click on the See Photos button
Solution 3: Checking for Disabled Images
Another problem because of which a lot of people face this problem is that images are disabled on the web browser. So, make sure that this option is not disabled in your system or else you will not be able to view in any photos or images.
If you are going through this problem, you must check your system’s documentation and see how you can disable this option in it. For example, if you’re using Google Chrome, go and search for Images, and when this option shows up ensure that Show all is enabled.
Then, restart your system and see if the problem is fixed or not. Switch to the next solution if this didn’t work.
Solution 4: Setting Google’s DNS
If all the methods listed above didn’t help you with this problem, and it still persists, the next option you can try is we changing your DNS server.
Domain Name Servers are used when you browse through the internet, but if your system is facing a problem in connecting to them, then this can cause a number of issues which includes this error, i.e. problem in the loading of images.
When you will change your DNS to Google’s public DNS, the changes made will get reflected in all the applications of your system. But, Google’s DNS will probably fix this error. Follow the steps mentioned below to fix this issue.
Step 1: First, press Windows logo key + R simultaneously to open the run command window.
Step 2: Now, type control panel in it and press Enter key.
Step 3: Once the control panel opens, select the Network and Internet option from there.
Step 4: Now, select the Network and Sharing Center option from the window.
Step 5: You will see a list of all the networks to which your system is currently connected under View your active networks section. Click on the connection network name which you are using to run Facebook.
Step 6: Next, select Properties button near the bottom of the small window which opens up.
Step 7: Double-click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option from the connections list to change the DNS server.
Step 8: Now, select Use the following DNS server addresses: and then dialogue boxes below will be edited. Set the values as follows:
Preferred DNS server: 18.104.22.168
Alternate DNS server: 22.214.171.124
Step 9: Finally, click on OK to save the changes made and then exit.
Step 10: Restart your system and then launch the game after waiting for a few seconds.
Check if the error is resolved or not. Go ahead and check out the last step to fix this issue.
Solution 5: Installing Adobe Flash Player
Nowadays, Adobe Flash player is used in almost every application. Though Adobe Flash player is disabled in Google Chrome by default, there are a number of cases where installing/activating it resolves the error.
It doesn’t provide any kind of overhead to your system. However, in the past years, it was incorporated in almost every application in one way or another. We have mentioned all the steps below to check if the Adobe Flash player is present in your system, and if not, how to install it.
Step 1: Go to the official website of Adobe Flash Player. Once the website opens, click on the Check Now button. This will let you know whether Adobe Flash Player is installed in your system or not.
Step 2: If the Adobe Flash Player is not installed in your system, click on the download link provided on the website to easily download it. Also, if it is disabled in your system, you can enable it by clicking on this link on the website.
Step 3: After you enabled the Adobe Flash Player, refresh your browser tab and see if the issue is resolved.
We hope that the solutions we have mentioned above helped you in solving this error. There are also others reasons such as ad blockers or third party antivirus apps that put this restriction on images, so make sure you check all of them. For any further queries or suggestion, write down in the comment box.