Facebook users have been reporting an error when trying to use the Messenger app today. What does ‘waiting for network’ actually mean?
Since roughly 10am on Tuesday morning (December 10th), Facebook Messenger users have been receiving issues when trying to use the app. The error seems to be mostly affecting people in Europe, however, the outage has been reported globally.
It’s not just the Messenger app that’s down either, and many people have reported that they’ve had problems on both Facebook and Instgaram too.
The main issue that people have been reporting is an error message that says ‘waiting for network’. But what does that mean? And how do you fix it?
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Messenger users report errors on the app
People have been flooding social media today with complaints that the Facebook Messenger app isn’t working properly.
Several users have reported that they are unable to deliver or receive messages, whilst others have said they receive a ‘waiting for network’ error message when they open the app.
Others have also said that they are unable to see when people were last online and are unable to send photos or videos.
What does ‘waiting for network’ mean?
Most people are saying that an error message reading ‘waiting for network’ pops up when they try and use the Messenger app.
‘Waiting for network’ means that the app is having problems connecting to a network.
This means that users cannot send or receive any messages and are completely unable to communicate using the app.
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Can you fix the error?
Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to fix the ‘waiting for network’ error, as Facebook Messenger is down due to a technical issue that’s affecting all Facebook-owned apps.
In a statement sent to The Sun, a Facebook spokesperson said:
“We are aware that some people are having trouble sending messages on Messenger, Instagram and Workplace Chat. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”