You clicked a link or searched something on the internet (especially Facebook) and a dialogue box popped out. ‘This content isn’t available right now’ followed by the link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you’re not in. This is an error message which has come across at least once for several users.
This problem generally occurs when a user tries to open a link to someone’s profile or a post uploaded. It is an issue that can be resolved easily. In this article, we will try discussing the causes due to which this error occurs. We will also discuss some tweaks or methods to get rid of this error. So without any further due let us get straight into the article.
How to Fix ‘This Content Isn’t Available Right Now’ Error?
There are several reasons why the ‘This content isn’t available right now’ error occurs, including software issues and other user-based settings. Let us discuss some of the possible reasons due to which the User is getting this error message.
1. Logged Out
When we click a link, it takes us directly to the post or profile without any login. Although this login verification depends on Applications and browsers and varies with browsers. Sometimes, the post or profile is restricted for authenticated login users.
The user must check for proper login if this error message occurs. Applications and websites like Facebook or Reddit log the user out after some time if a user has spent a long time on the platform. Gently, refresh the page and login through an individual’s account and one can see the actual post or profile.
2. Privacy Settings
If the error still arrives, the User needs to look at his or her privacy settings. When a user posts a picture/video, he or she can restrict the audience by choosing Public, private, only me and friends. If a user is on a friend list only, he can see more restricted videos or posts than the public. It implies if a user has restricted the post to my friends or only me, one cannot see the post if he/ she is not friends with the User.
3. Malware or Bug Invasion
Many pieces of research show that even after checking all the possible tweaks, ‘This content isn’t available right now” still arrives. Several studies mention the possibility of malware or a virus present in the system. This malware generally affects browsers or surfing application databases.
These viruses or malware are designed specially to cover the content available on the website. Eventually, data or the post is covered by a blanket and stays hidden from the common users. Install anti-malware and anti-virus on the system to avoid such issues.
4. User is Blocked
Several users block a few people which restricts blocked users from seeing any post in the future. This restricts the blocked user from seeing even their profile sometimes. There is hardly anything one can do in this particular scenario. however, One can ask the person to unblock them.
5. Deleted Post
The original post may be deleted by the person who posted it due to any reason. In this case, one can confirm the original poster of the post to send the content personally. However, if the person denies it, there is not much one can do about it.
6. Location or Age Restriction
Some particular websites including Facebook take care of user safety, especially for NSFW content. If the Content is not safe for the users or particular community, Websites restrict the post. Some posts, Generally for adults, are restricted for minors. However many people enter fake credentials to access such posts.
Some posts violate policies of a particular country and as a result, the post gets Location restricted. This is commonly seen in Spotify where one can listen to a track in a particular country. VPNs help a lot to make some content available.
7. Servers Down
Generally, Servers are down and this does not mean the whole website is down. Several links might not work which may result in “This content isn’t available right now”. Kindly wait for some time or try refreshing the webpage. Sometimes logging out from the website and again logging in solves the problem. If major servers are down, a user may check google news. Usually, refreshing solves the server issues.
8. Deleted Profile
The original poster of the post may have deleted or deactivated the user profile. This is however out of one’s control and all one can do is contact the poster. Sometimes a post is shared again and again similar to a retweet. This makes the original poster difficult to find. We recommend contacting the original poster to access the post.
9. Suspended Account
Facebook or other social websites ban some users based on their flagged activity. This implies, the user is indulged in some flagged or suspicious activities and facebook may ban those accounts. This ban hides all the posts and content posted by the user from the common public. Hence the link a user is clicking may show “This content isn’t available right now”. In this case, if the item is flagged, you may get flagged too.
The above mentioned were the possible reasons due to which “This content isn’t available right now” is visible. Solutions to the reasons are provided along with possible reasons. We hope to solve all the queries and questions by any user. If you find this article to be helpful, kindly share it with friends and comment on any suggestions for further improvement. Thanks for reading the article.