How To Fix Images Failed To Load On Messenger

How To Fix Images Failed To Load On Messenger

Have your Facebook Messenger repeatedly failed to load images?

Are you completely confused as to why something like that is happening?

If that is the case then it’s the perfect guide for you, because in this article we will be discussing all the reasons why your images are failing to load in Messenger and how you can solve that issue easily.

Reasons For Images Failed To Load On Messenger

There can be several reasons why your Facebook Messenger is having difficulty in loading images on your device.

In this section, we will be discussing some of those reasons in detail so read on.

Shared Photos Not Showing in Messenger

1. For Messenger You Have Turned On Your Data Saver Function

If you have turned on your data saving mode for Messenger or you have turned on the Data saving mode for the device, it could lead to the app not getting enough data to download the content and thus the photos will not be shown to you.

2. The Internet Connection Is Unstable Or Slow

If you have an unstable connection or slow connection then also it is impossible for Messenger to download the shared photos and then show them to you.

Messenger requires a stable and fast internet connection to work properly.

3. You Have Enabled VPN, Ad Blocker Or The Aeroplane Mode

If you have enabled any VPN, or Adblocker on your device then that will also hinder your messenger from loading images on your device.

Also if you have the Aeroplane mode on in your device, it will not be able to connect to the servers.

Because enabling Aeroplane mode disables the device from having access to the internet connection or even the network connection.

4. The Facebook Messenger Server Is Down

If the server of Facebook Messenger remains down then you will not be able to connect to the Facebook system which will make your Messenger have no access to the images and will fail to load on your device.

5. You Do Not Have Enough Space In Your Internal Storage

If you do not have enough space in your internal storage then also Messenger will not be able to download the shared photos to show you because it will have no storage to store them during downloading or accessing it.

6. The Cache Files Are Causing Trouble For Messenger To Load Properly

Sometimes the Cache files can store junk files or corrupted files in its folders due to which the Cache Files are not able to help the app load faster and even slows the loading time of the app.

This could be the case with your Messenger app if it is not loading the shared photos.

In this case, deleting the Cache files would solve the issue.

7. The Permissions For Messenger Are Not Configured Properly

You will also need to grant permission to your Messenger app to allow it to access the files and media on your device so that you can see the shared photos on Messenger and download them.

How To Fix Images Failed To Load On Messenger

Now that you have finally been able to understand the reason which was stopping your Messenger from loading your images, you might be wondering what is next. How do I solve the issue then? So, without further ado let us look at the solutions which will let you solve this issue.

1. Delete The Cache Files

The first thing that you can try as a solution is to delete the Cache Files.

As Cache files stored junk files, it can get corrupted and can cause problems for the Messenger App to run correctly. 

To do that you will have to follow the steps given below.

For Android

Step 1: Go to Settings on your device.

Step 2: Open Apps.

Step 3: Select Manage Apps.

Step 4: Navigate to Messenger and tap on it.

Step 5: Tap on Clear data or Clear Cache.

For iPhone

Step 1: Go to iPhone settings.

Step 2: Go to General.

Step 3: Find Messenger App and click on that.

Step 4: Tap on iPhone Storage.

Step 5: Tap on Offload App button.

Step 6: Again Reinstall Messenger app.

2. Update Facebook Messenger App

The next solution will be to check for an update for Facebook Messenger.

Facebook releases updates regularly for their apps and not updating them will cause your app to malfunction.

Regular updates are also necessary to keep the bugs and glitches in check.

You should always use the latest version of the app that is available on the market.

To update it just visit the Play Store or the App store and you can update Messenger from there.

3. Configure Permissions For Messenger

The next solution that we recommend is to go to the permission section of the app and to give permission regarding photos and media.

To actually do that you can start by long pressing the Facebook Messenger app on your device and then going to the ‘i’ symbol which means App information.

From there you can navigate to the permissions section and toggle on all the permissions related to Photos and media and videos for your Messenger app.

Now, close the tab and restart your Facebook Messenger and it should work properly.

4. Disable Data Saver Function In Device

Make sure that you have disabled your data saver on your device.

Data saver prevents the apps from downloading photos and video because they consume more data.

When you have the data saver mode turned on then it will only allow you to use the minimum data required to run an app.

After you double your data saver, your issue should get resolved automatically.

You can also switch off the data saver mode of your messenger. To do that you will have to click on your profile picture in Messenger and then go to Data saver from the opened menu and then toggle off the data saver option from there.

5. Check The Internet Connection

Make sure that your internet connection is stable and secure.

You will need a fast internet connection for your Messenger to work properly.

To check whether the connection is working properly you can interchange the wifi and the cellular data to see what is happening.

If there is indeed any issue you will have to contact the local service provider to solve it.

6. Check Your Internal Storage

You should also check your internal storage and see whether it is already full.

If your internal storage gets full then also you will not be able to see the shared photos in your Messenger because the app will not have enough space to download them on your device.

You can try to delete some unnecessary files if such a case happens to solve the issue.

We recommend that you get an SD card if you don’t want to delete anything from your internal storage.

7. Check The Facebook Messenger Server Status

You should make sure that the server is not down, you can check it from here.

If the Facebook Messenger server is down then it will not be able to load anything from its system.

Due to this, you will not be able to see the images.

When the server remains down there is nothing that you can do except wait till the technical team of Facebook solves it.

8. Disable VPN, Ad Blockers And Aeroplane Mode

Check and make sure that your VPN, Ad blockers and Aeroplane mode of your device are all disabled.

VPNs are bad for the apps because they hinder them from connecting to their servers, whereas the ad blockers can be thought of as spam by the Messenger server.

Aeroplane mode in your device will not let you have any connection.

So, if any of these three are enabled they will cause issues for your Messenger and will not let it load the pictures on your device.

9. Use Messenger Lite

Due to having many updates and features the Facebook Messenger app can at times run slow on your device, especially if your OS system itself is old.

In that case, it is best that you download the Facebook Messenger Lite version because it is easier for your OS to run due to having fewer features than Messenger.

It is modelled so that it can run smoothly in any system.

You can download it by going to the Play Store or App Store.

10. Contact The Facebook Messenger Support Team

After you have made sure of all the above given guidelines and tried all the solutions, it could be that you are still not able to access the shared photos in your Facebook Messenger.

If that is indeed the case, then we recommend getting your device checked out by the Facebook Messenger Support Team.

They will be able to help you out after you communicate your problem to them.