Sometimes Facebook Ads Manager gets super slow. Refresh won’t help. Neither soft refresh or hard refresh. This is my best solution to date to combat that:
Update 2021-02-16: This post assumes that your problems are not due a slow Internet connection and that FB’s servers are not down.
The solution – A dedicated browser
1. Install Brave browser and use it only for Ads Manager. Everything else, including your profile usage of Facebook, in your favorite browser, as long as it’s not Brave.
2. If Ads Manager start to slow down, copy the URL, open a new tab (remember, this is in Brave), close all tabs and paste the copied URL in the empty tab.
What happens here is that you kill everything Facebook-related, and THEN run Ads Manager again.
You could also just restart Brave, but I prefer the tab thing because it keeps the window unchanged. Do NOT run in the new tab before the previous is killed.
Why this works – The FB ecosystem is affected
When Ads Manager get slow, it’s the browser/client side scripts that slow things down. FB does tons of things dynamically in the background.
FB scripts seem to affect everything within its ecosystem even between various tabs. Meaning, tracking pixels, Ads Manager, normal FB etc. So the way to kill an out-of-control script is to kill everything FB-related.
Now, since FB tracking pixel is used widely across websites, this means that all those websites are in that same ecosystem.
This is the reason to use a separate browser, so you don’t have to kill most of the sites that are open.
Brave browser is built on top of Chromium so it’s very similar to Google Chrome and even most of the extensions from Chrome work in Brave.
Try this. Really!
By the way, there is nothing special about running Ads Manager on Brave browser other than it’s uncluttered, does not try to change your computer settings, is privacy focused and works near identical to Chrome (which i normally use).
The similarity to Chrome also means that whatever optimization FB does for Chrome is likely to work well for Brave too, as oppose to some other obscure browser.
I do almost no resets after switching to the method above. I made one reset maybe a week ago, but that was due to the “overlapping fragment” issue, which seems to happen more often if you have multiple tabs open with Ads Manager. In my case i was parallel ongoing uploads in Ads Manager (in Brave) from multiple tabs.