Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms of all time.
This online platform has allowed millions of users to connect with friends, family members, hobbyists, and other people from around the world.
Facebook offers its users an excellent way to keep up with the lives of those the users care about and offers multiple services, such as Messenger and Marketplace.
However, there can be errors in the system that make it difficult for you to keep up with your loved ones.
This Content Isn’t Available Right Now On Facebook
There are many reasons that you may be seeing the message that says “this content isn’t available right now” on Facebook.
Luckily, it has nothing to do with whatever device you are using to view Facebook, but rather, it’s a problem with some part of Facebook’s system.
Not all of the reasons you may be seeing this message are errors in their system.
Sometimes, this message will pop up if a post has been blocked from your view.
The block doesn’t always come from the user but it’s normally related to what is allowed to be posted on Facebook in your country.
Facebook, like many other social media platforms, has to dance around all of the different rules and regulations that come from being an international business.
Facebook understands the influence that it has on many of its users’ lives and has learned how easily harmful content can spread across its website.
Sometimes, the reason you can’t see a post is that the original poster has their privacy settings turned on.
Typically, users won’t know what the settings other people have their posts set to, which means you may not always be able to see what a person is sharing because it isn’t their content.
If a post has been blocked from being seen by you, there will be nothing that you or Facebook can do about it.
It is completely up to the person who posted it or the country that you live in.
Seeing this message frequently can be a sign of a technical error, especially if the content isn’t supposed to be blocked for you. In these cases, there are ways to get around the error and fix it with varying degrees of ease.
This is a common problem that Facebook has had to help their users with.
Analyzing Your Facebook App
Those who believe that the Facebook application is having any technical errors should look over the application’s information to see if there is anything that they can do to help it run better.
By analyzing your Facebook application, you may discover the problem that is causing content to not be available.
Start by logging out of Facebook.
This will allow the application to go through a soft reset, which should get it to restart properly if something has gone wrong.
You should then check if your Facebook application needs to update.
To check if your application needs an update, open whichever application store that you have on your device, such as Google Play Store or Apple’s App store.
You’ll want to find the list of applications that you have downloaded on your device.
Scroll until you find the Facebook application and click on it.
Here you will find the options to open and uninstall the application or to update and uninstall the application.
If you are only seeing the option to open the application, then you are using the most up-to-date version of Facebook.
Those who see the option to update Facebook will want to do so immediately if they are experiencing errors in their system.
Facebook doesn’t just update to change the look and function of their application.
They also update to fix bugs from previous updates and increase the security of their app.
If you aren’t given the option to update, you will want to temporarily uninstall the Facebook application and reinstall it.
You will need to log back into your account to check if this has helped your situation.
Those who don’t see any improvement after updating their application and reinstalling it will want to move on to the next phase of repair.
Updating Your Browser
Sometimes, it isn’t Facebook that is having a problem deciphering a post so you can see it, but it is your web browser instead.
Your web browser is what allows your device to be able to decipher digital information and present it to the users as the creator intended.
Each browser has its own way of showing its users when it needs to be updated.
Some of the most common browsers are Google Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.
To see if Google Chrome needs to be updated, you will need to open Chrome and click the three vertical dots that are next to your Google account profile picture in the upper right corner of your screen.
If there is an update, you should see a green, orange, or red dot next to the other three dots.
Green means that it has been two days or less since the update was released.
Orange represents three to six days since the update was originally released.
After a week, the update dot will become red.
When you see the update dot, click on the vertical dots, and choose the option that says “Update Google Chrome”.
Once you relaunch the browser after the update, log into Facebook to see if that helped.
To update Safari on any Apple product, start by going into the App store and finding Safari in your downloaded application list.
Click on the Safari icon in the list to see if the application needs to be updated.
If Safari doesn’t need to be updated, it won’t say anything about updating when you open Safari’s tab in the App store.
You can still uninstall and reinstall Safari to see if that helps with your Facebook error.
When your web browser isn’t working correctly, it can cause all sorts of problems.
Clearing Your Browser’s Cookies And Cache
Sometimes, the contents of all of the cookies and cache that you collect while browsing the internet can interfere with how well your applications like Facebook are able to handle all of that information.
Cookies are files that websites create when you visit their sites.
They allow the web browser to figure out how interested you are in the things you look up and makes it easier for the web browser to find the things you’re interested in.
The cache helps you view pages faster by remembering parts of the information from a previous time you’ve visited the same page.
It focuses on the types of data used for displaying images and animations.
You will need to clear your cookies and cache in both your web browser and the Facebook application.
You will want to start with your web browser and then your Facebook browser.
Those who notice the problem stops after just clearing the cookies and cache from their web browser won’t need to do it for their Facebook application as well.
To clear your cookies and cache in the Safari web browser, you will need to open up the Safari menu and choose “Clear History…”.
Follow up this decision by choosing “All History” and ending the process by choosing “Clear History”.
Those who use Google Chrome will want to click the vertical dots next to their Google profile picture.
Hover your mouse over the “More Tools” option and click “Clear Browsing Data…”.
To completely clear your history, choose to clear your history from “the beginning of time”.
When Chrome gives you the option to clear your browsing data, make sure to choose every option.
By clicking “Clear Browsing Data”, you’ll have a completely fresh browser.
Clearing Facebook’s Cookies And Cache
If clearing your web browser’s cookies and cache didn’t seem to help, your next option is to clear the cookies and cache of your Facebook account.
This will not affect your Facebook account, who you follow, your posts, or any of the photos or videos you have stored on your account.
Start by opening the Facebook application and click the three horizontal lines that are stacked on top of each other in the lower right corner.
This will bring you to another page where you will want to look for the option that says “Settings & Privacy”, which will be located at the bottom.
When you click “Settings & Privacy”, this will open another menu that you will want to choose “Settings” from.
You will need to scroll through Facebook’s setting options and choose “Browser”, which will have the outline of a globe next to it.
In this menu, you will want to choose “Clear Browsing Data”.
This will get rid of any cookies that you previously had.
To get rid of Facebook’s cache, you will need to uninstall and reinstall the application.
Those who find that clearing their cookies and cache on both their web browser and Facebook application will only have one solution that users can try before needing to get in contact with Facebook.
The last option that you can try at home is to restart the device you’re using to view Facebook.
If you are still experiencing this error in a high quantity, you will need to contact Facebook because they have no other solutions for you to try at home.
Facebook may report back that there isn’t anything wrong with the application, but rather the posts you are attempting to view.
Problems With The Poster
You may see the message “this content isn’t available right now” for reasons that aren’t technical errors.
Sometimes, you won’t be able to see a post based on the actions and preferences of those who post the content.
This message may appear if you’re not the intended audience for the post.
When someone posts something, they can decide whether they want the post to appear to anyone who is friends with them, friends with exclusions, or only certain friends.
Another reason that you may not be able to see the contents of a post is that the original poster deleted it without deleting the message.
This would result in you not being able to see the post. If the entire post was recently deleted, you may see this message as well.
Sometimes, it can take Facebook a minute or two before fully deleting a post.
During the stage between the post existing and being deleted, the content may not be available.
Check back later if you believe this may be the case to make sure.
You can always ask the person who posted the content that couldn’t be seen if it was a post meant for certain people, if you are experiencing a bug, or if you are extremely concerned about the state of your application.
If someone posts content from a private Facebook group, you won’t be able to view the contents of that post unless you are a member of the same Facebook group.
Oftentimes, people will post content from a private Facebook group with the intention of others seeing it, but they’ve simply forgotten that the group is private rather than public.
There are many reasons that the content of a post may not be visible to you, so it is important not to jump to conclusions.
Content that goes against Facebook’s Community Guidelines will be removed by Facebook.
When this happens, you may get the message that the content is no longer available.
This is beyond the poster’s power, and the post will not be restored unless deleting the content was an error in the system.
There’s a long list of content that will be removed by Facebook, which can be summarized into the categories of violence and criminal behavior, safety, objectionable content, integrity and authenticity, intellectual property, and content-related requests.
Violence and criminal behavior will remove any post that promotes violence will be removed.
Any calls to violence against another group of people will be taken down promptly.
Facebook also blocks posts that promote mass murder, terrorism, organized crime, or human trafficking.
Facebook then notifies the proper authorities about the post being made.
Posts that go against the safety of users will also be blocked and then removed by Facebook.
Posts like these include self-harm, suicide risk, harassment, bullying, images of sexual violence, the sexual exploitation of children, and child nudity.
Objectionable content will also be removed from the social media platform, which includes hate speech, graphic violence towards any living being, or content that is deemed cruel and insensitive.
Adult nudity and sexual activity are also considered objectionable content, with exceptions for nudity that is to raise awareness for educational or medical topics and nudity that is featured in paintings and sculptures.
Posts that go against Facebook’s rules about integrity and authenticity will also be blocked on the platform.
Spam posts that mislead viewers for likes, shares, or follows will be removed.
You can have your whole account removed if you don’t have a verifiable identity on your Facebook account.
Some posts are simply removed because they have content in them that is copyrighted.
When content is unavailable to you, it may have nothing to do with the person who posted it or any errors in Facebook’s system.
There could be something about your account that is not allowing you to see the content that someone is posting.
Facebook users who are under the age of 18 may not be able to see posts that Facebook has been deemed inappropriate to minors.
If Facebook finds that users are under the age of 13, they will completely remove their accounts because you must be at least 13 years of age and have parental consent to join Facebook.
Minors who post private information about themselves will have their post blocked from being viewed by others.
Private information can include contact information, what school they go to, and their birthdates.
The other aspect of your account that may not be allowing you to see posts is the country that your account was made in and for.
Each country has its own rules about what is allowed to be posted on the internet by its citizens.
If Facebook wants to be able to operate in a country, they must be willing to follow the laws of the country and remove any posts that go against the country’s internet laws.
Facebook can only do some much in these types of situations.