How to Fix Profile Pictures not showing on Facebook Messenger and Facebook App through Wi-Fi

If you’re having problem with viewing Profile pictures on Facebook Android Messenger and Facebook official app over Wi-Fi, try this.

I have seen many people facing this issue, It works well if you’re on Mobile Data. My Friend’s new Wi-FI also started acted like this. So I tried tweaking the settings and finally found the issue.

  1. First Connect to your Wi-Fi Connection.
  2. Open Your WiFi Settings
    Settings > WiFi > Long press on the Connection name > Modify Network
  3. Select Advanced Settings
  4. Change “IP Settings” from DHCP to “Static

  5. Change the DNS to 8.8.8.8 and DNS2 to 8.8.4.4.
     This is the main step. Change the DNS to 8.8.8.8 In most cases, when you delete the default DNS, these numbers are automatically filled
  6. Select “Save” That’s all! Go to your Facebook app and verify that it’s working. If you’re still facing this problem or any question about the above instruction. You can ask them in the comments.

P.S: If you’re below Android version 4.0 (ICS) changing the DNS option is a little different, I skipped it because majority of the Android phones are now 4.0+. You can Also change the DNS of your Router to 8.8.8.8 to fix this issue. Refer the user manual of your Router to know how to change it.

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9 comments on “How to Fix Profile Pictures not showing on Facebook Messenger and Facebook App through Wi-Fi

  1. When I went in to set the above settings they are already set to what you said. What can I do now. Please help. Thanks!!

  2. Can anyone tell me what to do on my 18.4″Samsung GalaxyTablet to receive photos that are being sent to me but I don’t get them? I can send photos and they get mine. Thanks

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