How To Fix Facebook Messenger Voice Messages Not Working

How To Fix Facebook Messenger Voice Messages Not Working

Sending and receiving voice messages on Facebook Messenger than typing text is more convenient while chatting.

Therefore, Facebook Messenger has also included that option, like other several apps.

Messenger allows you to record and send voice messages and it can be done after you have allowed the app to access your microphone.

However, after doing some research I have found that there are many messenger users out there whose voice messages are not working.

Their voice messages are not playing. They are loading endlessly when they tap on the Play button.

In this article, you will learn how to fix Facebook messages voice messages not working or not playing, or not loading.

Why Won’t My Messenger Voice Message Not Working?

Messenger’s voice messages not working, not loading, or not playing because your internet is not working properly or it is not stable.

If you are connected to Wi-Fi, then connect to mobile data and then check.

If you are connected to mobile data, then switch to Wi-Fi and then check.

If your voice messages still not playing, then it could be possible that there is some glitch/bug in the app itself, which can be addressed in the coming update.

It can also be caused if Facebook Messenger is down.

How To Fix Facebook Messenger Voice Messages Not Working

In order to fix messenger voice messages not working, you should first check whether the Facebook Messenger server is down or not here – https://metastatus.com/messenger.

If it is down, then wait until the server issue is fixed by the Messenger team.

If it is not down, then follow these solutions:

  • Check You Have Allowed Messenger To Access Your Microphone
  • Clear App’s Cache and Data
  • Try Desktop App
  • Download Older Version of Messenger (Only For Android)
  • Uninstall And Re-Install The App

Fix 1. Check You Have Allowed Messenger To Access Your Microphone

On Android:

  • Go to Settings > Apps > All Apps.
  • Look for Messenger app and tap on it.
  • Tap “Permission”.
  • Enable “Microphone” option.

On iOS:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on “Messenger”.
  • Enable “Microphone” option.

Fix 2. Clear Messenger App’s Cache and Data

On Android:

  • Go to Settings > Apps > All Apps.
  • Look for Messenger app and tap on it.
  • Tap “Storage”.
  • Tap on “Clear Cache” and “Clear Data”.

Clear Cache and Storage of Messenger App

On iOS:

  • Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage.
  • Select Messenger.
  • Tap on “Offload App” and select “Reinstall App”.

Fix 3. Try Messenger Desktop App

  • On your computer, download the Messenger desktop app from here: https://www.messenger.com/.
  • Launch the app and log in to your account.
  • Open the chat and try to send or play voice messages.

Fix 4. Download Older Version of Messenger (Only For Android)

Download Older version of Facebook Messenger App

Fix 5. Uninstall And Re-Install Messenger App

  • Tap and hold the Messenger app and then tap on “Uninstall/Delete” option.
  • Now, open the Google Play Store/App Store.
  • Search for Messenger and tap on “Install”.
  • Open the app and log in to your account.
  • Now, try to send or play voice messages.

Wrap Up

When voice messages don’t work or play in Facebook Messenger then you may get frustrated and annoyed.

Hopefully, the solutions mentioned in this article might have helped you to fix voice messages not working in Messenger.

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