Facebook Messenger Down in Bangladesh [Fix Now]

Social media platform Facebook messenger down in Bangladesh and it is reportedly facing outage in the country. Users reported that starting around 5:30 PM today, they were unable to access Facebook messenger.

A Facebook spokesperson said via their official PR firm in Bangladesh,

We’re aware that our services have been restricted in Bangladesh. We’re working to understand more and hope to have full access restored as soon as possible.

Is Facebook Messenger down in Bangladesh?

We have contacted, Md. Emdadul Hoque, Secretary-General of ISP Association of Bangladesh. He confirmed Price in Bangladesh of not receiving any directive from BTRC regarding the issue. He said,

The ISPs do not know what’s going on. The government has its own national security body to monitor the web and they do have the power to take down specific websites. That’s perhaps what’s happened with Facebook and Messenger. The slowing down of internet speed could be a side effect of this.

How to fix Facebook Messenger down in Bangladesh?

One of the ways you can check for outages is to visit the Platform Status page for Facebook. This page usually lists ongoing outages. There are third-party services like IsItDown and Downhunter that can help you check the status of Facebook Messenger.

Step-1: Check the status of Facebook Messenger using a web browser

Before you start troubleshooting Facebook Messenger issues on your smartphone, it would be a good idea to check if you can access the service using a web browser.

Access Facebook Messenger via your browser:

  • Simply open your web browser and go to https://www.messenger.com/.
  • Log in with your username and password.
  • You should be able to access your messages within the Facebook website, old-school style.

Step-2: Try Facebook Messenger Lite

Another way to go about this is to install a pared-down, less resource-intensive version of Facebook Messenger called Messenger Lite for Android devices. Some people actually prefer using Messenger Lite over its bloated cousin because it uses fewer resources (especially RAM and storage) and was generally thought to be less buggy.

  • Get Messenger Lite from the Google Play Store.
  • Download, open, and log in with your credentials.
  • Enjoy messaging as usual, with a streamlined appearance and just the essential features.

Step-3: Fix Facebook Messenger errors on Android

Let us now take a look at some of the more common errors that you may encounter with the Facebook Messenger app for Android smartphones.

Facebook Messenger: ‘Please check your internet connection and try again’ error

This is among the most common errors that you may come across while using Facebook Messenger on your Android phone. Many people have complained about an error message that says, “Please check your internet connection and try again” when trying to use Facebook Messenger. Please follow these steps to try and fix the issue.

  • Open the Settings menu on your Android phone.
  • Go to System and then tap on Date & time.
  • In the Date and time menu, ensure that the options Set time automatically and Set time zone automatically are selected.
  • Once this is done, go back to the Settings menu.
  • Open the Apps menu.
  • Select All apps.
  • Look for Messenger in the list of apps and tap the option that says Force stop.
  • Go back to the home screen and try opening Facebook Messenger again, and the issue should be fixed.

The steps for iPhone users are a bit simpler:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Choose General.
  • Tap Date & Time.
  • Activate the Set Automatically option.

Fix the ‘Unfortunately, Facebook Messenger has stopped’ error

This is another (relatively) common issue that many people face with Facebook Messenger on Android. A possible fix for this issue can be achieved by taking the following steps:

  • Open Settings.
  • Select the Apps or Apps & notifications option.
  • Tap See all Apps.
  • In the app list, select Messenger.
  • Select Storage & cache.
  • Tap Clear cache.

If this doesn’t solve your issue, it might be a good idea to uninstall and reinstall Facebook Messenger. But before you do that, open the Google Play Store on your phone and check if there is an update available for Facebook Messenger. If yes, install the update and check if the issue is resolved

In fact, the same solution can be used for issues like the one described below. Although, we have suggested a slightly different method.

Let us know in the comments if there are any Facebook Messenger problems you’re struggling with, and we’ll do our best to address them.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

Why Facebook is down in Bangladesh?

Facebook spokesperson answered of why fb is down in BD, “We’re aware that our services have been restricted in Bangladesh. We’re working to understand more and hope to have full access restored as soon as possible”.

How to fix Facebook Messenger down in Bangladesh?

1. Open the Settings menu on your Android phone.
2. Go to System and then tap on Date & time.
3. In the Date and time menu, ensure that the options Set time automatically and Set time zone automatically are selected.
4. Once this is done, go back to the Settings menu.
5. Open the Apps menu.
6. Select All apps.
7. Look for Messenger in the list of apps and tap the option that says Force stop.
8. Finally, go back to the home screen and try opening Facebook Messenger again.