Founder of Digitally Up
Facebook is the biggest social media platform in the world with 2.2 billion monthly active users. Nowadays, everyone has a Facebook account, from celebrities to politicians to probably even your grandmother and they spend more time on it than ever before.
Although using Facebook is very easy-peasy and complaint free but occasionally users face issues which can be resolved by going through the Facebook Help Center forum. However, if the problem encountered is not at user-end and more from the server side. Then what? How will you fix that?
The answer is you can’t!
Recently I came across an error which makes your Facebook account inaccessible on both your mobile phone and computer. This strange error is called Facebook White Screen of Death.
Facebook’s White Screen of Death is a technical issue where you get a blank white page and the user cannot perform any operation on the website. Also, sometimes you get the message “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can”. However, the account works on mobile application and other people can see your profile.
If you are experiencing this problem then sad news that there is no fix to it.
You maybe thinking that this is a new issue that Facebook isn’t aware of. Sadly, this problem has been surfaced on Facebook several years ago, and I’ve reported the issue myself without getting any answer:
After some research, I have found that this error is actually a server-side issue from Facebook which has something to do with their database. And it requires re-indexing of your profile.
Here is a list of the things you can try. These didn’t work for me.
There is a very high probability that the above tips will not fix the issue but still they are worth trying.
The last thing you can do is, go to Facebook help community and post this issue and wait for a miracle.
Your customer support is extremely poor, especially when it comes to a business user. I understand that Facebook has a large number of active customers and if they offer telephone or email support they would be overloaded with support requests, but anyhow Facebook certainly need a better system for customer support!
Some recommendations to Facebook:
Being an advertiser on Facebook, I have to manage advertising accounts of my clients on daily basis. If my account goes blank then it can jeopardize my business.
At the time of writing, Facebook finally fixed my profile. It took Facebook a week to resolve this issue. No answer was received to my posted question on the Help Center. I still have no idea how it got fixed. I hope Facebook take notice of this issue permanently.
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