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Facebook Lite Login Blank Page

Update: Facebook Lite is no longer available.

Facebook Lite is currently offered as a public preview. It allows registered Facebook users to log into a lighter version of Facebook instead of the standard Facebook page.

The advantage of this is that the Facebook lite page requires less resources and should therefore load faster for users accessing it. This can mostly be recognized by Internet users who have slow Internet connections, dial ups for instance.

The Facebook Login page for instance has a size of nearly 80 Kilobytes while the Facebook Lite Login page one of only 34 Kilobytes.

That's less than half for the login page and the reduction of elements on the page after login is even more noticeable.

Several users are currently reporting a blank page problem when logging into Facebook Lite. That's usually not a big problem as most can go back to using the regular Facebook page to get their social networking fix.

But some users have configured Facebook to only use Facebook Lite and not the regular page. Any attempt to use the regular Facebook login will be redirected to Facebook light instead.

There is currently no option for those users to undo the changes and use the standard Facebook page instead. The reason for that is that the setting to always use Facebook Lite is only available in Facebook Lite. And if that page is not loading or displaying a blank screen instead then there is no way of using the standard Facebook page instead.

The only viable option is to contact Facebook support letting them know about the blank page issue to make them fix it.

Users who can log into Facebook Lite can open the following url to change their default login page (update: not available anymore).

facebook lite regular version

There is one additional option for users who are experiencing a blank page when opening Facebook Lite: Try a different web browser. I had for instance troubles logging into Facebook Lite with Firefox which displayed the blank page. Switching to Google Chrome on the other hand allowed me to log into Facebook Lite normally.

From there it is possible to change the default page back to the standard Facebook website.

Have you been experiencing Facebook Lite login problems lately? Let us know in the comments





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    Comments

    1. jack-famalam said on February 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm
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      it dont work ffs

    2. Suzanne said on March 18, 2010 at 10:56 pm
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      It hasn’t worked for several days for me. Always used Firefox so today I tried Safari. No luck.

    3. Bill Webb said on March 22, 2010 at 12:47 am
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      Stopped working for me today in Firefox. No go in Chrome. I can log in and access all pages but the home page in either browser, and have no trouble with the Facebook for Android app on my Droid.

    4. romeo said on March 23, 2010 at 12:56 am
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      love is faith full life

    5. Molly said on April 2, 2010 at 4:30 pm
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      Facebook Lite refuses to work in Firefox for the last few days. Thanks to your link, I can change back to regular Facebook (only I don’t LIKE regular Facebook). Ugh, so bloody frustrating…

    6. Subeer said on April 7, 2010 at 8:42 am
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      Thanks a lot,
      It works correctly

    7. Tim said on April 7, 2010 at 9:01 am
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      Thanks for the link. I am quite often having issues with facebook and firefox. However when i got this blank page, I tried it with firefox, chrome & IE and they all had the same problem.

    8. Anonymous said on April 7, 2010 at 3:40 pm
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      Jesus Christ, doesn’t facebook have a QA department? What a freakin joke.

    9. chenyandan said on July 25, 2010 at 4:33 am
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    10. chenyandan said on July 25, 2010 at 5:38 am
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      1. susan forbes said on October 21, 2010 at 7:53 pm
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        it is greAT

    11. chenyandan said on July 25, 2010 at 5:38 am
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      ~~~~~~~~~~~

    12. wasd said on February 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm
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      FB lite is dead

    13. breanna gilman said on June 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm
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      does anyone knoe how to get on facebook at school i need to knoe!!!!
      help meh out plz

    14. gamefreak said on August 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm
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      facebook is awsome and cool

    15. Jasmine said on August 25, 2011 at 1:45 pm
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      The facebook page it wont let me go in and it wont let me go.in my profile and send messeges and see my friends

    16. bev said on November 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm
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      My log on page says unavailable for 2 days now.

    17. dr.satyashri said on July 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm
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      not able to log in

    18. stefanos tsirakoglou said on November 16, 2012 at 5:35 pm
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      i cant login on facebook why?????

    19. Ripon mia said on July 25, 2015 at 9:01 pm
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      thanks can you say how can I log in Facebook lite

    20. Donal said on January 22, 2016 at 10:43 pm
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      I got facebook and facebook lite both accounts but i forgot my facebook lite’s username and password.Help me to login to Facebook lite.

    21. seble said on April 15, 2017 at 5:13 am
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      does Facebook lite work now

    22. fatianah gabz said on June 18, 2017 at 2:38 pm
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      help me login facebook lite

    23. Anonymous said on July 12, 2017 at 8:01 pm
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      easy to login ,and it’s becoming the best

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