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Facebook Acting Sluggish For Some People

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Facebook appears to be having some difficulty today as numerous people have complained about loading issues in different capacities. 

Currently, we’re having trouble getting the site to load some people’s profile pictures, but based on tweets throughout the day, others are having other loading issues. 

Here are some examples we’ve run across:


The Facebook social plugin on my website doesn’t seem to be loading. Can anyone see it? Anyone else having this problem?less than a minute ago via HootSuite


Anyone else having troubles with the Facebook app for the iPhone? It’s not loading for me. Big fat bummer.less than a minute ago via HootSuite


Aaaaarrrrggh facebook not loading in my desktop…?Somebody help me…less than a minute ago via Nimbuzz Mobile


The Facebook app on iPhone sucks! Always got problem loading commented photos!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone


Why isn’t facebook loading my tweets? GRRR!less than a minute ago via Echofon


@haryordele not that facebook has overcapacity oh!!! my fb is just not loading; its slow for some reasonsless than a minute ago via web

It’s not like a couple weeks ago when the whole site went down for a lot of users, but we still have to wonder what the deal is.  I wonder if it’s related to the huge amount of photos that have been uploaded to Facebook. They broke a record on New Year’s. 

We’ve reached out to Facebook for comment, and we’ll update when we get a response. 

Have you noticed any trouble loading any elements of Facebook today? Let us know.

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  • Amy

    Since yesterday, can’t suggest friends, read messages, “hide” people–and probably other things I haven’t noticed yet. What’s up with this? When will it be fixed?

  • http://www.photogenix.biz Guest

    I’ve been trying to install this for the last 24 hours but just get the loading animation. I guess it’s part of the same issue – thought I was doing something wrong.

  • http://koffiekitten.com Lisa

    Yes, finally some news I have been having lots of problems. Nobody else in my network seems to experience the slow – tedious loading. I wonder if FB is updating something behind the scenes?

  • Guest

    This in from facebook..There are many complaints that Facebook has become unacceptably slow.The report shows that Facebook has a number of inactive members. They want us to re-post this message to see who are active and who are not If you don’t post this message within 2…weeks……you will be removed in order to get… more space. Post this on your wall to show that you are active in the facebook page
    This was posted on this web page http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=537900628#!/profile.php?id=1043946672&sk=info
    Please advise

    • http://facebook Tracy

      That’s is a bit hard when it won’t allow you to post anything at all!

  • Dwayne Booker

    I can not poke my friends and when I go to my game requests and except my friends requests it does nothing. Please fix the problem if there is one. There are alot of issues I am having but are to many to list. I was told that it might have been a hacker, I have tried everything in my power to resolve this issue myself. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!

  • Kelly Lewis

    I am not able to bring up Facebook at all, it started this afternoon around 1pm, I can log in, but then it states that there is an issue and to try to reload, it wont reload. Im trying to find out if there is a major issue today and what it is. Thank you …I love facebook. Im disabled, and have Agoraphobia, its the only way I can keep track with my family because they live all over the world. I was a God send when Facebook came out. My family plays the games with me as well, which I think is so awesome.

  • http://facebookplusgames robin samples

    and i thought i was havin trouble with my comp but it seems to be something else now ive lost my sips loads in cityville and i cant send any gifts an i cant play cityville orfrontierville farmville none of them

  • http://facebook Tracy

    For tow days facebook hasloaded only the homepage…Can’t read messages, go to games, comment, like or post. Sent three bug reports still without help or resolution. Am going to send fourth and final then saying goodbye after that.

  • http://facebook Tracy

    Try to go to facebook help centre and it says to see the most current issues “Like” the page..Can’t like anything.

  • http://facebook gina

    Help!! I can load everything on my computer, but facebook will not load. It says it can not load this page. I’ve tried loading everyway I can. Help!!

  • http://Facebook Jean

    Have been going to facebook and it loads ok, runs smooth and quickly for a few minutes but as soon as I start to navigate to different apps, it slows down horrendously – example it takes a ten word comment 15 minutes to post. Does anyone know what is causing this problem?

    • http://Facebook Jean

      And this has been happening for a couple months now. I feel like I’m out of touch with some friends across the country.

  • http://facebooknewsitems nancy

    For the past two days my FB news items has been flashing and loading indicater has not stopped. Can’t use website at all.

  • JR

    Yeah ever since around April everything to do with Facebook is a lot slower, and sluggish. Sometimes it just updates, and locks up to the point i have to click off the page, and start over. I used to love going on to talk to friends and stuff. Now it is such a chore, i look forward to excuses to do other stuff instead.

  • http://Facebook KayR

    I constantly have issues loading fb on my US Cellular mobile phone. I am able to load other internet sites when fb doesn’t load. I get the message ‘no internet connection – try again later’ when I can use intetnet explorer, play Words with Friends or Draw. There are times I do get into fb but try to open a picture for comments and it times out. Very frustrating. Is this a mobile device issue, facebook issue and/or internet issue???

  • Robert

    from Alexa.com

    Average Load Time for Facebook.com

    Slow (2.402 Seconds), 77% of sites are faster.
    http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/facebook.com

    Basically facebook has too much crap going on, their servers are insanely overloaded. I often can’t get into facebook, I get errors saying the URL is incorrect etc.