What to Do When You See the “Sorry, this content isn’t available right now” Message on Facebook

Blog Summary: The blog post is about how to fix the “Facebook content isn’t available right now” error. It explains the possible causes and solutions of the error, such as refreshing the page, clearing the browser’s cache and cookies, and more. We also advise users to respect the privacy and preferences of others and not misuse the feature for any malicious or unethical purposes.

Have you ever clicked on a link to a Facebook post, profile, or page, only to see a message that says “Sorry, this content isn’t available right now”? If yes, then you are not alone. Several FB users have witnessed this error message at some or the other point.


The “This content is no longer available in your area” error message can appear when you try to view a post, open a profile, or a page on Facebook. The problem usually appears when content is deleted, blocked, or restricted. It can also happen if a user blocks you, changes their privacy settings, or hides the content from certain people or groups. Besides these reasons, there are several causes of this problem, which are discussed below.

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Why Do I See ‘This Content Isn’t Available at the Moment’ on Facebook?

Here are some reasons why you might see the “This content isn’t available at the moment” error message on Facebook:

  • The content has been removed by Facebook for violating community standards.
  • The content is no longer available due to a change in privacy settings.
  • The content is unavailable or inaccessible due to technical issues or glitches.
  • There is a temporary issue with Facebook’s servers.

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Now that you know what causes this “Facebook content isn’t available right now” error message, let’s look at the potential workarounds to fix it.

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How To Fix “Sorry, This Content Isn’t Available Right Now” On Facebook?

Give these solutions a shot in the exact sequence they’re shared below because you never can tell which one might just come to the rescue to get rid of “this content is no longer available in your area”.

1. You Might Be Blocked

One of the most common reasons could be that the particular user whose post you are trying to see has blocked you. In this case, not only the content but also his/her profile, pictures, and status will not be available. But make sure that you visit their profile to verify whether they’ve blocked you and bring any strain in between. If the profile is visible then you are not blocked but “this page isn’t available” error is popping because of some other reason.

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2. You Are Logged Out

Sometimes, Facebook makes you log out of your account, involuntarily. It might happen when you are spending too much time on the platform or for some other reason. But all you need to do is refresh the page and when the login screen shows up, enter your credentials to get logged in successfully. Yes, you may need to search the same content once again, but this is what needs to be done when “Facebook content is not available”. If you can see the particular content, then you’re good to go. Otherwise, you can go ahead with the next workaround.

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3. Content Was Removed

Content Was Removed

Do not worry, if you are finding that a particular Facebook content is not available, then it could be the case that the owner of the post might have deleted it. There could be any reason why the post was removed or in some cases, if Facebook’s policy is violated, the content is spam, inappropriate, or has been flagged. Facebook can also remove posts of its own.

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4. Facebook Is Down At The Moment

After all, Facebook is a website, and it could also face glitches and technical difficulties. Also, the whole website doesn’t need to be down. However, some of its services can get down. Though this issue doesn’t pop up very often, you can still check the status of services through Down Detector. The platform helps users to identify when their favorite services are down or facing any other issues. Another alternative you can try using is Down For Everyone Or Just Me. It’s an easy way to see whether a website or service is not available for access for everyone or just your computer. 

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5. Profile Has Been Deactivated or Deleted

Another common reason why users might be getting an error “this page isn’t available” is because the user has deactivated his profile by which the content was posted. Moreover, it is also important to note that Facebook keeps optimizing the platform by removing profiles every day. Now, the authenticity of a profile or violation of guidelines could be certain reasons why the Facebook profile has been deleted. This content is no longer available and can come up due to this reason as well. To check the full list of all your friends with deactivated Facebook accounts, you have to install a browser extension – FB Purity, which takes a few seconds to show deactivated FB friends. 

Profile Has Been Deactivated or Deleted

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6. Changed Privacy Settings

There is a possibility that the post owner has changed his privacy settings after some time. You might have seen his content before he could change it. Once he alters it to be more private, the content is available only to those whom he allows. Options like Public, Friends, Friends except.., Specific friends, etc. are available on Facebook. So, in such a case, you might see the error ‘Facebook content is not found’. If it is a private group, the admin may allow only the followers to see a specific post. Hence, everyone else who wishes to see the content gets an error. Therefore, you can request the admin to be a participant of the group.

Changed Privacy Settings

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7. Location or Age Restrictions

It is true that Facebook takes age restrictions quite seriously and does not let users below set restrictions to watch the content. If the page admin has decided to keep the content restricted to a specific age group or location then you might see the error message, “Sorry, This content isn’t available right now” is most likely to be seen. If that’s the case, you may try to use a VPN for Windows, Mac, iPhone, or Android to access the content if restricted by the location basis.

Location or Age Restrictions

8. Malware Or Bug Intrusion

It might be surprising to know, but some people have made clear that any of the above reasons weren’t responsible for the ‘Facebook Sorry, this content isn’t available right now 2024’ error. But some of them found a virus in their system later. To check malware is not a reason for getting ‘this page isn’t available’, try out Systweak Anti-Malware for Android, or Advanced System Protector for Windows. All the recommended utilities are well-known in the market and offer top-notch services to detect malware, virus, or any other malicious content without any hassles.

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9. Clear Browser Cache

Your browser may be the problem; it is likely to limit the Facebook content available to you previously. Browser cache can result in error messages on a particular page. Therefore, clearing the cookies, cache and history and starting afresh is recommended. Go to Settings and History to clear the data and restart your browser. Log into your Facebook account and then check whether you can view the post. Alternatively, you can try another browser and check if the same error appears for the Facebook post.

If you face this issue on your smartphone or tablet, uninstall the Facebook app and reinstall it. Note that doing so can remove the media files related to your Facebook app; therefore make sure to take a backup.

10. Try a Different Browser

If clearing your cache and cookies doesn’t work, try accessing Facebook on a different browser. You can check out our list of Best Web Browsers for different devices to quickly determine if the issue is with your original browser or with Facebook itself.

If the error message disappears when you use a different browser, then the issue is likely with your original browser. You can try reinstalling your original browser or contacting the browser’s support team for further assistance.

Facebook Error: Sorry, This Content Isn’t Available Right Now Solved!

Well, a piece of advice! Do not run after any content when “this page isn’t available” message is shown. Instead, enjoy a life free from social media clutches. Make real friends, breathe fresh air, and take a break from the digital world. If you need some help in social detoxing, consider these steps to free yourself from social media addiction. Follow us on social media – FacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How Do You Fix ‘Sorry This Content Isn’t Available Right Now’?

Listed are some of the best fixes to resolve the Facebook Error, but if you have no time to read the blog, you can watch this quick video to fix it ‘this page isn’t available on Facebook

Q2. What Is This Content Isn’t Available Right Now?

Witnessing this Facebook error means you will not be able to see a particular post on Facebook.

Q3. What Does It Mean On Facebook When It Says This Content Is Unavailable Right Now?

There are several reasons why you might be getting this error message: some common ones include: User has deactivated the account, you might be logged out, the content is spam or flagged, and so on. 

Q4. When This Happens It’s Usually Because Of The Owner?

If a particular user has voluntarily removed the post or changed their privacy settings, “This content isn’t available right now” can be witnessed.

Q5. Does Content Not Available On Facebook Means I’m Blocked? 

Indeed, this can be a common reason to get “Sorry, This Content Isn’t Available Right Now”. You can request the other person to unblock you in such a case.


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    Keith Eastep
    My sister in law tagged me with a photo of flowers in my yard. Then the message showed on both my timeline and hers. She had no clue why. Facebook gives no specific reason. And we can’t find one. It happens more and more. Many people are complaining, but Facebook does nothing.

    4 years ago
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    Fred Bazzeeda
    I have this problem, but it is a shared status of my managed page, which is my band/music page. Can not see why it is not seen now on my personal page. It for sure was previously, because people have made reactions to it.

    3 years ago
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    This content isn’t available. One of the reasons is because the owner has deleted it, blocked you so on. What if I am the owner. I am having posts that I put up, which are public, have that msg.

    3 years ago
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    oladoye marvelous
    pls am using small phone and my facebook always say sorry dis content isn’t available right pls wat can i do am using small phone

    3 years ago
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    Lee New
    I’m also getting this error on my own page’s photo albums even though none of the above conditions is true.

    3 years ago
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    My status updates are my own, not a shared update & I am seeing sorry this content is not available right now. How can I fix this?

    3 years ago
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    Jim-Ray Higginson
    My wife added me as a contributor on an album, I am successfully able to add content when using the app on my iPhone. However, I am getting this message when using my laptop, Facebook.com. “This Content Isn’t Available Right Now When this happens, it’s usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people, changed who can see it or it’s been deleted.” I have content on my computer that I’d like to share, but can add content when using the app. Help? Already have cleared cookies & cache, have tried on Chrome, Edge and Internet Explorer, all same results.

    3 years ago
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    I cannot see my previous status, even though I didn’t delete or change the privacy settings. This keep appearing “This content isn’t available at the moment “

    3 years ago
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    Same problem here, I posted a photo and some friends commented it and after some hours they just cant see it anymore although I can see it in my page.

    3 years ago
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      Krishan Vijay
      Hello, we would recommend you to check your Facebook account’s settings. If you are unable to find the solution with the aforementioned steps, please contact Facebook support.

      3 years ago
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    Nancy Womack
    I am all of the sudden receiving this message on all of the links that I have saved on Facebook. How can I fix that?

    2 years ago
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      Mridula Nimawat
      Hello, It is possible that the content is no longer available or the permissions are changed by the user.

      2 years ago
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    Sonu lodhi Thakur
    This content isn’t available right now When this happens, it’s usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people, changed who can see it or it’s been deleted.

    2 years ago
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    Can someone tell me why when I post my business page link in groups this happens…and only happens to me not anyone else in my group? I also can’t tag my business page & everyone else in my group can!

    2 years ago
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      Preeti Seth
      Dear Heather, Since you are the page owner and facing issues, we suggest you contact Facebook support for assistance. https://www.facebook.com/help. Thanks

      2 years ago
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    Antonio Albini
    My original account was blocked due to some problems with Facebook script irregularities when I tried to change my email address account. Despite I tried to rectify my account by notifying my Driving licence and Passport details, that account always showing BLOCKED ACCOUNT. As last resolution I created a new account but did not solve my problems because now when friends are posting I do get “this Content Isn’t Available Right Now”Obviously this will occur because the fried’s posting are related to my previous account. I spend hours to contact Facebook, but I never RECEIVED ANY REPLY. I’m just EXTRIMELY DISAPPOINTED for the arrogant attitude of this company,… Well is understandable that Facebook is there to make money but to insult people dignity with a SILENCE is a disgrace.

    2 years ago
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      Srishti Sisodia
      Thank you for your comment. We understand your concern. To avoid getting the error, you could ask your friends to get added to your new account.

      2 years ago
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    Muhammad Ali Raju
    my personal account is block , how can i open my account , my full name : Muhammad Ali Raju the issue is here show like this (this content isn’t available right now ) how can i open my account ? please face book team help me in this regards .

    1 year ago
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      Mridula Nimawat
      Hello, Please follow the steps given in the blog to fix the issue with the Facebook error. Hope it works!

      1 year ago
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    hii! a content i posted doesn’t appear on some people’s facebook but it is a public post! how do i fix that problem please?

    10 months ago
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      Paridhi Dhamani
      Thanks for taking out time to comment on the blog. This could be happening because of many reasons. It could be that the specific user has blocked you. You can try refreshing the page or logging out and then re logging in. You can check with other users if they are also able to view the content. If they are not, it could be that the content violates Facebook’s policy and is flagged as spam. Also, it is a possibility that the privacy settings pertaining to the content have been changed.

      10 months ago

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