Facebook glitch preventing users from seeing profiles, business pages

A glitch with Facebook appears to be preventing some users from seeing their own profile pages.
A glitch with Facebook appears to be preventing some users from seeing their own profile pages.
<i>This post has been updated. See the note below for details.</i>

If you’re having trouble loading up profile and other pages on Facebook on Friday morning, you aren’t alone.

A glitch appears to have affected several users of the world’s most popular social network by leaving them unable to see their profile pages, their friends’ or the pages of others whom they follow.

[Update 10:03 a.m., Nov. 8: Facebook said this glitch has now been resolved.

“Earlier today, we experienced an issue that prevented some people from loading Timeline or Pages content for a brief period of time,” the company said in a statement. “We resolved the issue quickly, and content is back to normal. We’re sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused.”]


The error appears to have been going on for at least an hour. Users who encounter the error are greeted with a message that says, “Sorry, but this page didn’t load properly. Please try again.”

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At times, the error prevents users from loading pages entirely. Other times, it drastically slows down how quickly pages load on Facebook -- normally one of the fastest loading sites on the Web.

“We’ve received reports that some people are having trouble loading their Timeline and Pages content,” Facebook said in a statement. “We’re actively investigating this issue.”

Naturally, users took to Twitter and Facebook to complain and mock the glitch. Here are highlights.

This Facebook timeline glitch is a snapshot of modern society: everyone can see my stuff but me.— Orlando Informer (@OrlandoInformer) November 8, 2013

“Facebook says I no longer exist this morning. I hope this is just a fluke or a glitch in the system. I’d hate to think they know something that I don’t,” another user said on Facebook.

Hey @Facebook, no one can see their profile pages. The Republicans are gonna shame you like the Obamacare site. #glitch— Tara Dublin (@taradublinrocks) November 8, 2013


#Facebook seems to have a glitch in their system today. Maybe they’re busy buying stock in #Twitter today..— Michele Eve (@MicheleEvePhoto) November 8, 2013


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