This Content is Not Available on Facebook – How to Fix

Your Quick Answer:

  1. You might see the error like ‘This content isn’t available right now’ while you click on a Facebook line that someone sends you or just from the old notifications.
  2. You can see this error message that is due to many reasons i.e. the post has been deleted by the uploader or Facebook itself or you’ve mistakenly typed the URL if you just copied the link from somewhere.
  3. Additionally, if you just copied a post link that is not public and you’re not a friend of the uploader of the post (that Facebook user) then you will also face this kind of error.
  4. You can open that link and browse stuff on the desktop but when it comes to the post or media, the link may not work and displays the error ‘This content isn’t available right now’ and so on.
  5. If you are seeing the ‘This content isn’t available’ on Facebook this may be due to the person has blocked you to see his stuff on Facebook or meanwhile, the post has been deleted from Facebook.
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In this article, you will get a few points to discuss more in detail. So, let’s dive in.

Terms Mean
Facebook: Content isn’t available Meanwhile the content is deleted on Facebook or URL changed.
Facebook: Content not found The link you’re trying to open is wrong or invalid or the media is deleted.
Facebook: This page isn’t available The someone has deleted/deactivated his profile or maybe from internet connectivity issue.

What Does it Mean by Content Not Found?

For the term content not found, there are many reasons that can occur in such a situation on your Facebook:

🔯 That could mean that you’re Blocked

That could mean content not found if you are blocked on Facebook. When someone blocks you on Facebook and you try to browse their content or post you will see the error like the content is not available or it is not found. This is the most common reason that you will face such an error. But that doesn’t all that the only reason, there are many.

🔯 Content is Deleted

You will see such an error message even when the content is deleted either it is by the uploader of the post or Facebook itself depending upon a few reports. Either you are trying to open content or post from the notification tab or using a link and if this shows the error message like the content was not found or this is not available right now, the reason that the content is deleted from the meanwhile.

To confirm that the person has blocked but did not delete the post, you have to open that link in the incognito window and this will show you the same error message then this is what has happened.

🔯 The post content has changed privacy

This is the most clever game played by someone, is changing the post’s privacy settings to ‘Friends’ or ‘Only Me’ and this prevents the post to appear from all other people this can be done anytime on that post just by editing the audience settings.

Does Content not Available on Facebook Mean You’re Blocked?

In some conditions, you can say yes. If you get the ‘content isn’t available’ error on Facebook, this may be due to the person who blocked you from seeing his profile or posts. Because when someone blocks you lose a lot more actions to that profile.

Also, You can check what happens when someone blocks you on Facebook.

But still, if you are seeing this error content isn’t available right now then there might be several reasons like:

  1. The post link someone sends you is not a public post or not shared with you.
  2. The URL you’re trying to open is no longer valid.
  3. The post or video URL is deleted by the uploader.
  4. The post is reported on Facebook and Facebook has removed the content.

Above these are the reasons for getting this error including the upload or the Facebook user has blocked you.

Why Does Facebook Show ‘ This Content is not Available’

You can face this error for many reasons below:

1. The Content is Removed

You will see content not available if the post is removed from Facebook. For example, if you’ve got the link to a story or post that is expired or deleted from Facebook then the link will show as content isn’t available. Also, if you just tap into an old notification and that leads to the error message then you can say that is deleted from Facebook. Also, if Facebook removes that content you will see the same error message.

2. The link to a group that no longer exists

If you’re opening the link from a group that someone shared or the group link that you want to join no longer exists then you will see the error content isn’t available.

The group link that you are trying to join is just removed meanwhile then you might see the error that content isn’t available. Although, for that link to the post that someone has sent you is deleted then also you will get this error.

3. Privacy for that post has been changed

If the post that you had previously opened was public then you can see content on Facebook but if the person just changed the privacy of that post sharing but not deleted the same then you also get this error that content isn’t available.

Privacy means the person can make the post-privacy ‘Friends’ or ‘Only Me’ that hides the post from other person and if you’re are allowed then you see this error that ‘The content isn’t available right now’.

How to Fix Content is not Available Error on Facebook?

There are a few fixes that you can try to fix such issues on Facebook if the content is not viewable:

1. If you’re Blocked, Get Unblocked First

It’s possible that the content you’re willing to see was posted by a person who has recently blocked you on Facebook. When you’re blocked on Facebook by someone, you won’t be able to see their posts, images, or videos until the person unblocks you on Facebook. Even you’ll not be able to find the person’s profile on Facebook anymore.

Normally, when someone blocks you on Facebook, you don’t get separate notifications from Facebook about it. But to be sure if this is the cause of the error message of Sorry, this content isn’t available on Facebook, you can search for the profile of the person on Facebook, if you find the account and can see all the other posts from the profile, then the user hasn’t blocked you and it must be caused by some other error. But if you don’t find the profile on Facebook, it’s because the user has blocked you and the contents posted by the profile won’t be available for you to watch or view.

2. Restore Person’s Deleted Facebook Profile

If the account is yours then just reactivate your account or in the case of someone else, just ask him to restore the deleted Facebook profile.

If a user has deleted his profile from Facebook permanently, then all his posts would be deleted and erased from Facebook automatically. Therefore, if you’re trying to see any content that’s posted by the deleted profile, you won’t be able to see it anymore. There’s no way you can get it fixed by yourself, as the cause is from the account owner’s end.

When someone deletes his Facebook profile permanently, all the data related and associated with that profile gets erased. Therefore, even if the user tries to get back all the data of his previous profile which includes his old posts, pictures, videos, etc, after opening a new account on Facebook, he wouldn’t be able to do it as those posts have been permanently deleted from Facebook.

Deactivating an account is not permanent and the account can be reactivated by the user anytime. While an account is deactivated by its owner, you won’t be able to see any content that was previously posted by the owner of the deactivated account. But as soon as the account is reactivated, you can see all the posts again.

3. Update your Birth Date

Some contents won’t be visible unless you’re 18 years or above. On Facebook, many contents have age restrictions and can only be visible by the allowed age. Therefore, if you’re not an adult but younger than the allowed age, you need to update your date of birth to make the content visible to you.

On Facebook, there are certain pages whose contents are only allowed to be seen by adults. While creating a page, the owner sets the allowed age required to be an audience of the page. No user under the allowed age can see any posts from that particular page.

Mainly age restrictions are imposed on content that is inappropriate for anyone to see who’s not an adult.

Henceforth, the easiest solution to this issue is to change your date of birth from the Settings, the steps of which are mentioned below:

Step 1: Open the Facebook app.

Step 2: Next, click on the three horizontal lines icon on the right side of the screen.

 three horizontal lines icon

Step 3: Scroll down the page, to click on Settings.

Settings and Privacy

Step 4: Next, click on Settings & Privacy.

Step 5: On the Settings & Privacy page, you’ll need to scroll down to click on the option Profile Information.

Profile Information

Step 6: It will take you to the About page, where you’ll click on the Edit option next to the Basic info heading.

you to the About page

Step 7: There you’ll find your Birth Date and Birth Year. Change the year to make your age 18 or older and tick mark the circle to confirm it.

circle to confirm it on facebook

Step 8: Next, click on Save.

4. Report Facebook

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Another cause of getting this error message of Sorry, this content isn’t available on Facebook is that the content was removed by Facebook itself. Often many videos or posts get deleted by Facebook itself if it suspects the posts or links as spam. But, there’s a way you can get it back by reporting to Facebook about the issue. Facebook needs to be convinced that the posts or content that has been removed was not spam or inappropriate. It will review the situation to restore the post.

The user who has sent the link or is the owner of the post needs to Report a Problem on Facebook by stating the issue in detail and requesting the authority to restore the content. The report will be sent to Facebook, and the issue would be looked upon by the Facebook Community. If they find the posts appropriate and not spam, it would be restored. Simultaneously, the user would be able to receive a mail from Facebook where it will ensure to restore the content.

After the content gets restored, you’ll be able to search and see it again.

5. Try logging in again

 If you face this issue, minor refreshing of the page won’t be a solution.  Therefore, you need to log out of your account manually and then log in to your account using your correct login credentials. You need to search for the video or the user whose content you weren’t able to see to check if the issue has got fixed. Usually, logging into the account fixes this issue automatically and the content would appear to you.

This may also happen when there’s a glitch in the Facebook application. Whenever the app is facing a glitch, it will not be able to load certain content for the user. In that case, you need to refresh the page or wait for the glitch to be fixed by Facebook.

Here are the steps that you need to follow to log out of your account and then re-login:

Step 1: On the Facebook application, you need to click on the three horizontal lines icon.

three horizontal lines icon

Step 2: It will direct you to the next page. You’ll have to scroll down to find the option Log out. Click on it.

option Log out

Step 3: After your account gets logged out, you’ll need to log in by entering your Phone Number/ Email Address and Password then click on Log In.

click on Log In

The Bottom Lines:

If you see the content isn’t available on Facebook that could be due to someone having blocked you but that is not the only case as this can happen because the content is deleted or changed privacy settings. Although to fix this issue if you know the uploader just inform them or if the post is of your and deleted by Facebook then you can just request Facebook to restore it, that’s all to do.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Mean when shows ‘Content not found’ on Facebook Group

When you see the text Content not found on the Facebook group, it means that the post cannot be seen anymore because the admin of the Facebook group has deleted the post or the uploader has deleted his profile.

Posts that were previously uploaded on the Facebook group will be displayed as Content not Available when the user deactivates his or her Facebook account. If you try to get access to the deactivated Facebook account, you won’t be able to do that and you’ll be able to see the Content is not Available message.

The content becomes available to be viewed by the audiences on its own when the uploader reactivates the profile again.

2. Does it Mean You’re Blocked on that Facebook Group?

It doesn’t mean that you’re blocked on the Facebook group. When you see this error message of Content is not available, it must have a reason behind it but there’s no way that it is caused because you’re blocked on the group.

When you’re blocked on a group, the group would simply disappear for you on Facebook, and you won’t be able to find it on Facebook anymore. Therefore, you can be sure about it by checking it yourself.

To do that, you’ll need to first open the Facebook application and then on the search bar, you’ll have to enter the name of the group that you’re looking for. If the name of the group appears on the result list, you can be sure that you’re not blocked.

3. Why does it show ‘Content not found’ on the Facebook page?

When you’re being displayed with content not found on Facebook, there can be several reasons behind it.

Here are the common causes that could be the reason behind it:

  • The content or post you’re trying to view has been deleted by the uploader itself. If you have the link to the post, you will be able to get to the post, however, you won’t be able to watch the content anymore.
  • Even when Facebook is down or experiencing server issues it might not be able to load an image or video which is why you may see the Content not found.
  • It also might be shown when the video has been suspended or taken down by Facebook itself. If the post was offensive and harassing to people, they can report the post. If after reviewing it, the post is found to be offensive, Facebook will take it down and it won’t be available.
  • Even if the moderator of the page changes its privacy settings, it might show the error message of Content is not Available.

4. Creating content with this name is not allowed. Try another name:

If you’re being displayed with the error message of ‘Creating content with this name is not allowed. Try another name’, you should know that the name you’re choosing for your page might not be invalid but currently unavailable.

  • When someone else’s using a name it becomes engaging and cannot be used again by another user.
  • However, there are some rules to keep in mind whenever you’re choosing a name to create content, or else it might be shown to be invalid and unacceptable.
  • It shouldn’t include offensive words, characters from other multiple languages, symbols, numbers, etc.
  • If you want to have a similar name you can either add a suffix or a prefix to it so that it looks similar to the one that’s not available.
  • You need to make sure that you’re not using any special symbols in the name as it’s not allowed and can get your name rejected.
  • If you’re using the word official without any valid or official reason, the name might get rejected. You need to make sure that you’re using the proper words for it.
  • The capital letter can only be used for the first letter. You can’t use capital letters in the middle of your page name as improper capitalization can get your name not accepted.

Even make sure that the name is not more than 75 characters.

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