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Earlier today I was using Facebook, but it appeared to have gone offline with a message stating “this site can’t be reached”. I went to http://www.isitdownrightnow.com (Opens in a new window) to find out whether or not Facebook was down for everybody or just me. As Facebook appeared to be down for just me, my first thoughts were to clear my DNS cache just in case there was a DNS update made by a new Facebook employee or something, and I tried again.

I launched Windows PowerShell and typed “ipconfig /flushdns”

But this clearly did not resolve the issue as I still could not connect to Facebook.

So instead I went incognito, thinking something went wrong with the cookies/session information.

As it’s the direction websites are heading in (direct storage within your own browser, called Local Storage (Opens in a new window).

You can press Ctrl + Shift + N on a windows machine using Google Chrome, to launch a new incognito window (Private web browsing mode).

Facebook appeared to be working inside of incognito mode, so I then just cleared my browser cache to remove any locally stored information, and now Facebook is working outside of incognito mode as it before. Guide: How to clear your cache (opens in a new window). You will need to keep clearing your cache every so often or stick to incognito mode, because this issue is unresolved and likely due to an update of the Facebook platform.