How To Fix Facebook Chat Not Working


Facebook Chat vs Ad Blockers

Facebook has a built-in chat client on its site. This morning, my sister was trying to send a message to another sister, but was met with a blank white message chat box.

Most times, web page loading errors can be fixed by clearing out the cache files, or the temporary internet files. This was not one of those “most times” cases.

Ad Blockers

Other things that can interfere are your security programs. In this case, it turned out to be Adblock Plus (this was in Chrome, by the way, on Windows 7).

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Fix It

So, load up Facebook, then click on the Adblock Plus icon in the top right-hand corner of the browser (it looks like a red stop sign).

Then, click Enabled on this site so it toggles to Disabled on this site. Other Ad Blockers should have similar options.


About the Author

Terry Hollett

Terry is a self-taught computer aficionado, who after being exposed to Windows 3.1 in the early 1990's devoured every book and magazine on the subject he could get his hands on. A published author with over 20 years' experience building and servicing computers for friends and family he started his first website in 2002 at Hit Any Key.

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