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Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

Distinguished Professor IV

Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

Let me preface this by saying that I'm not really looking for help, as I don't think it's something that can be fixed, but I was just curious if others who had previously had no issues with Facebook are finding it taking much longer to open as of late.  

 

This started about two or three weeks ago.  Prior to that, Facebook pages would open fairly quickly.  Maybe fifteen to twenty seconds to finish opening.  Pages are now taking anywhere from one to two minutes to finish opening, and once a while a bit longer.  

 

My overall speeds seem to be fine, though I have been experiencing a bit more of a slowdown in the evenings.  

 

Again, I was just curious if this has started happening with anyone else, and I'm only speaking of what I described, not those who've had ongoing speed issues or Facebook issues.  Only those who've started experiencing slow Facebook responses within the last few weeks.  

 

Thanks.  


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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

How interesting.  I guess I'm in this boat alone.  

 

For a little over three years everything was fine.  Then, on June 4th, 2019, it all started.  The main page takes well over a minute to fully load, and any subsequent pages that are opened take equally as long to fully open.  Prior to that date it took seconds.  And other websites are still fine.  It's just Facebook.  

 

It doesn't make any sense, but something has definitely changed.  


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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

WOW!  

 

I realize that it's a holiday, meaning more people home, but here's an example, and it's not using a timing app, as I'm talking about how long it takes for the page to be fully open from the time it starts to open, not how long it takes from the time I hit enter until it finds the website and the page starts to open.  Because of this, I time it manually, as I don't know of an app to do it.  Edit:  I found "Page load time", a Chrome app.  (editing this in case people read this and want to know)

 

Google's main page - less than one second.

Twitter - 3 seconds.

Amazon - 22 seconds (lots of stuff on that page)

DLS Reports - 3 seconds.

Facebook - 2 minutes, 14 seconds.   

 

Current speed...

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Professor

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

How peculiar. Is that FB related? 

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?


@maratsade wrote:

How peculiar. Is that FB related? 


I'm not really sure.  I can say that, using my phone and its own service (instead of HughesNet WiFi), and with its present speed of 4.3Mbps, I was able to fully open Facebook using the Chrome mobile browser in about 20 seconds, and I hadn't gone to Facebook with my phone in well over two months, so not much of it is in the phones cache.  

 

Something's definitely goofy.  Smiley Sad   

 

Edit:  I just opened Facebook Messenger directly from an email notification of a Messenger response.  It took well over a minute to finish opening once it started, and there were no pictures to load.  Messenger should open in mere seconds.  It used to.  


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Professor

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

Channeling Mark, I'm going to say it's Century Link and AWS. Or both. 

 

Seriously, I hope whatever it is gets resolved soon. 

Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

In case it helps...

 

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I also did fbcdn.net, but the addresses were identical, and the results nearly identical.


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Professor

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

Could it be related to the outage that FB and others experienced? 

Assistant Professor

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?

They may have secure-encoded everything. Given the number of graphics and widgets on a FB page...

You can try running it through Google's analyzer: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/

Just copy/paste the url to your FB page in there and it should give you all the deets on what it's doing.

 

Edit: or maybe not... think FB can't get past the login.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Facebook pages taking a long time to open?


@maratsade wrote:

Could it be related to the outage that FB and others experienced? 


Possibly, but that outage was yesterday, not for the last month.  


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