10/03/2016

Solutions to recent Facebook Messenger problems on your Smartphone

Facebook Messenger has been working perfectly for some time now, but recently developed some kind of issues, bugs and problems as most people can't or don't enjoy making use of it. Really it gets one angry when you have been using an app over some time without any issues and all of a sudden just starts to develop several issues which renders the app useless.

Solutions to recent Facebook Messenger problems on your Smartphone




Though not everyone is experiencing this problem but some have been complaining about different problems which I will be sharing with you with their solutions.
The Facebook Messenger has been stood alone from the Facebook app for some time now, as such it's believed to be a powerful messenger service, because of its competition with its rival, WhatsApp.
But however, being an independent app makes it want for battery and memory, and now it also comes with its own issues. Below are the Recent and common Facebook Messenger issues and their solutions.


Facebook Messenger is draining my phone


Recently Facebook Messenger has been reported or found to consume more than its fair share of power and memory. This is as a result of the fact that Facebook has set the app to excessively check for notifications and updates. Even when your smartphone is without signal or in a sleep mode, the app continues its search relentlessly to do something. The app is also found to take a quite a lot of storage space. Before even I got fed up and decided to uninstall it , it took over 120MB storage space on my phone, while some users have even given or reported higher figures than mine.

If you tired of all this or you know Facebook Messenger app doesn't comply with your phone, all you have to do is to uninstall the app, then add a shortcut on your home screen to the mobile site and permit the site to send you push notifications if you so wish to receive them. Or better still you can install on your phone the Metal or Tinfoil app as they are still much better if you don't want to use the mobile site. With the options I have provided for you, it will definitely help you save internal storage space, RAM consumption and extend battery life.


I can't send or receive messages


In this case, you shouldn't be worried if you have been trying to send a sticker to your friend and Facebook Messenger refuses to respond. Although the situation may be critical at times if it continues that way, and as well the solution could be simple.

Firstly, Ensure that the app is updated which means up to date. Navigate to Google Play Store on your phone, and tap the Menu button and click on My apps and games. From there, check if the Messenger is among apps awaiting an update. So if it, simply click on it and tap the update button.
And if Facebook Messenger isn't responding, alternatively try the mobile site.
To check if the Facebook Messenger is down in your area or other users experiencing problems you can click here.


Some or all of my messages have disappeared


If you accidentally deleted your messages, then they are for sure gone, though not easily done like that. But if you archived them then you lucky.

Navigate to the Desktop or mobile site, click on the messages button and see all> More> Archived( provided you on Desktop), or go to your messages and click on see all messages,navigate to the bottom and click View Archived Messages( provided you on Mobile) and check if the message you can find the message you looking for.


Facebook Messenger not working


If you getting an Unfortunately Facebook Messenger has stopped messages, or its malfunctioning giving you a blank screen, then you there are few things to try.

Firstly, check that your Android OS is up to date by navigating to Settings on your phone > About device > Software Update> Update now. Make sure you are connected to a network or Wi-Fi and also have more than 50% battery life on your phone before doing this.

Then, navigate to Settings > Application manager> All> Messenger and tap Clear data and Clear cache
Make sure the app also is up to date, by navigating to Google Play Store, click the Menu button and tap My apps and games. You can then check from here if the Messenger app is awaiting an update, and click on it and tap the Update icon if it actually is.

Finally, uninstall the app and reinstall it. Navigate to Settings> Applications> Application manager> All> Messenger and click uninstall. Then navigate back to Play Store and download again.

The solutions provided are for the illustrated problems, so it should help if you in that aspect.

Let's know the problems you have by sharing with us in the comments, as they will be addressed by doing our best.


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