Why doesn’t Facebook chat automatically refresh?

Tanmay bhatt November 10, 2011

When I am chatting with a friend on Facebook, I can’t see their replies until I refresh my browser. How can I fix that?

  1. Melrin_phen
    April 15, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    i am facing problem with my fb chat. my friends can see me online and so can i,when i message them on chat i get their reply in my messages instead of chat

  2. Monuyadav628
    January 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Guys...i think may be these problems are occuring due to fb new timeline option.......but i don't want to install timeline on my account.....guyz..plz tell me that after using timeline also those problems are occurring or not???

  3. Jay.0
    January 17, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Hello guys, those who have this problem,
    Can you tell me if you have https enabled or not ?
    If not, do it and tell me if it did make any difference.

  4. Jay.0
    January 1, 2012 at 2:30 am
  5. Jay
    December 23, 2011 at 10:31 am

    One more time, especially for Indian users or those who has a friend in India.

    I was chatting with my friend yesterday, and the same problem occurred, I told my friend to use facebook from way2sms.com.

    And it was 100% working.

    Those who cant use way2sms.com should try facebook chat clients.

  6. Jaacckk
    December 12, 2011 at 10:35 am


  7. friend17
    December 12, 2011 at 12:54 am

    anyone found a way 2 fix this?

    • Jay
      December 12, 2011 at 1:08 am

      Chat from way2sms or a desktop chat client like


  8. Sajawalkhan16
    December 8, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    argh i am also experiencing this problem....

    • Jay
      December 12, 2011 at 1:08 am

      Chat from way2sms or a desktop chat client like

  9. Guest_05
    December 8, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    i am also experiencing this problem.. anyone got solutions yet?

  10. Antony
    December 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    RS I have the same problem as you guys i need to refresh the page to get notifications or messages how come and how can i solve that? is it just a Facebook problem?

  11. Jay
    December 5, 2011 at 8:47 am

    For all you people, you can use chat tools as alternative to fb chat with your fb friends.

    download and install, and chat from your desktop.

    way2sms.com also offers facebook chat if you have an account.

  12. help me please
    December 4, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    same thing is happening with me, is it a problem with my connection or my computer or what some 1 please heeeelpp meeee :(

  13. Guest
    November 29, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I am facing a similar problem on Windows 7 using all the browsers from last 20-25 days. It sometimes works for an half and hour and then just stops. I have tried everything.

    • Jay
      November 29, 2011 at 8:55 am

       A lot of facebook users are facing this problem, luckily i m not one of them most of the time.
      you can read the suggestions above, i know sometimes they dont work,
      one of my friends restarts the modem, reconnects, and solves the problem.
      i will say restart the browser or open a new tab or use another browser.

      but it looks like an error from facebook, as it is a common problem.

      • RS
        December 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm

         Facing even bigger problem: not only my chat doesn't refresh but I can't also see any notifications until i refresh the page manually. Any ideas how to fix it?

        • Jay
          December 3, 2011 at 9:05 pm

          unfortunately all these problems have only one possible solution as the error is from facebook.
          change browser/ refresh/ open in new tab/ reconnect/ restart.
          until you don't get expected result.

        • RS
          December 4, 2011 at 8:25 pm

          Unfortunatelly i tried everything you suggested before, but nothing helped. By the way, recently I found out that the problem affects only my account, other accounts work properly whel loging in with my PC.

        • Jay
          December 5, 2011 at 8:41 am

          I am not sure how can this happpen.

          Try your account, on another pc.
          these issues gets solved automamatically for most users,
          but sometimes it stays for a loner time for some.

          even my message box did not open for open for a month. it is surely a facebook error and many people have this error of manual refreshing.

        • Monuyadav628
          January 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm

          bro....m also facing the same problem...every time i have open a new tab to see a chat msg and notification.......but now...i received a sign of relaxation to know that i am not the only one who is facing these problems.....guys plz help me....

        • Jay.0
          February 1, 2012 at 10:58 am

          Report the problem about notifications here:


  14. Jay
    November 11, 2011 at 1:04 am

    happens often, I think it is an error from facebook chat.
    But you don't have to refresh for each n every reply, refreshing once will work.open a new tab and start chatting, works better than refreshing for some reason.
    I think it happens sometimes when, the person is replying from the inbox and not the chat box and that's why chat box does not receive the messages from your friend sometime.
    also when chats from your friend will appear as a message notification for 2 seconds and disappears.

    tel your friend to send them from the chat.
    also noticed, you will see only your messages in and If you want to chat with only one person, go to messages or select view full conversation from the chat-box setting icon.You can chat from messages, it will be a better experience, but you can chat with only one person with this option.

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