It is frustrating when either your Facebook or Messenger mobile app can’t connect to the internet even when your Internet connection is strong. I have experienced this kind of trouble over and over again which almost made me feel stupid about myself.
You probably might have seen something like “Waiting For Network” on Messenger when other apps are working pretty well on the same network. On the other side, Facebook mobile app would pop up with “can’t connect tap to retry”or “cannot connect to server. check your date-time settings and try again”.
You don’t need to worry about your Facebook app not connecting to the internet any longer because this post has just get you insured 😉
Possible reasons why either your Facebook and Messenger can’t connect to the Internet
- You are a Facebook beta tester
- You recently cleared your Facebook/Messenger app data/cache or
- You uninstalled either of the apps and re-installed a fresh version over the internet without updating through Play Store.
So, where do you fall into from the above? Let me explain few words real quick.
Facebook beta tester are Facebook users, it can be you and I, who happen to be among the first group of people to test or use any recent updates from Facebook before it they are released for everyone to use.
With beta app, you might encounter some bugs just like what you are currently experiencing – “can’t connect right now or Waiting for Network”.
Now, clearing Facebook/Messenger app data or cache means deleting all your Facebook profile details including your login details, cached pages and more.
It is almost like installing a brand new app. Just like a someone saying “Baby, I think we should start this relationship all over again”
Finally, updating Facebook/Messenger app by un-installing it first then installing it back using APK you downloaded from the Internet. Here, you don’t use Play Store.
There becomes the solutions right below this
Fixing Facebook and Messenger no internet connection
2. Do not clear Facebook/Messenger app data any longer
3. Learn to update the apps using Play Store
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