You are probably trying to access a content posted by a friend on Facebook, when you come across the error, “This content isn’t available right now. When this happens it’s usually because the owner…”
In some cases, you might have seen the content you are trying to view before in the past, but you can’t view it anymore. You probably got tagged on the post by a friend, and maybe you even commented on the post already, but suddenly you can’t even view it again. In other cases, you might even be the one that posted the content, which makes it more confusing as to why you are seeing such error, considering the the fact that you are the owner of the content in the first place.
Whatever your case might be, if you are coming across the error on Facebook, “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.“, then you are not alone.
In this guide, I am going to discuss the causes of the error and how to fix it.
So, if that sounds like what you are looking for, then let’s dive right in!
When this happens it’s usually because the owner Facebook 2022 (Causes & How to Fix)
#1. The owner has deleted the content
This is one of the most likely reason why you might experience the error, “When this happens, it’s usually because the owner” on Facebook in 2022.
Once the owner of the content deletes the content on Facebook, you will definitely see the error if you try to view the content after.
In that case, there is absolutely nothing you can do to view the content.
You just have to find a way to confirm that the owner really did delete the content.
#2. Facebook deleted the content/the account
Another possible reason why you might see the error is if the content was deleted, this time, not by the content owner, but by Facebook.
Facebook can delete a content posted on the platform for various reasons, mostly due to content policies violation (or contents that go against the community standards, which can be in various categories such as violence and criminal behaviour, safety, objectionable contents)
In fact, this is one of the reasons why you might not see a content you posted on your profile, page or group, despite being the owner of the content.
Depending on the extent of the violation, Facebook can exclusively delete that particular content or even completely delete the whole account. If it’s the former, you will probably also see a policy violation error when you try to view the post. If it’s the latter, you (or anyone else) won’t be able to view the user’s profile.
Of course, there are other reasons why you might not be able to view someone’s profile (although this might be specific to just you while absolutely no one on Facebook will be able to view such a profile in a scenario where Facebook actually deletes the account).
What to do:
In any of scenario, you also cannot access the content.
#3. The content owner has blocked you completely (or maybe the other way)
If the owner of the content has blocked you completely, then you won’t be able to see their contents anymore.
When you block someone on Facebook, your old posts and comments are hidden from their view — be it on their timeline or anywhere else. Similarly, their posts, comments, likes, etc. will vanish from your feed.
What to do:
First, be sure to check that you didn’t block them in the first place.
Try to view their profile and their old posts. If you can’t see any of their old posts, then you are probably blocked. Also, try to ask a mutual friend to check if they can view their old posts.
If they can, you have your answer.
#4. The content owner has blocked/restricted you from seeing that particular post
This is another very likely reason why you might see the error, as it is even expressed in the full error text, “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.”
The content owner might not have blocked you completely, but rather restricted you from seeing that particular content you are seeing via content privacy settings.
The content might have chosen to keep the post visible to theirselves only, exclude selected people from viewing or maybe even share with selected people only.
What to do:
In this case, try to view the same content via the Facebook account of someone who is not on the owner’s Friend list. If they are unable to view it too, then the owner probably shared it privately or with only friends. You can also ask mutual friends to help you check if they can view the content. If they can, there you have your answer.
However, before you conclude, make sure the reason for seeing the error is not any of the next ones mentioned below.
#5 You are logged out of your Facebook account
If you are logged out of your Facebook account (or another person who doesn’t have access to that content has logged into your device), then you will definitely see the error code.
What to do:
To check this, go back to your Facebook homepage and navigate to the profile page to be sure that your account is still logged into your device.
Otherwise, make sure you log into your account first, then try to view the content again.
If it still doesn’t work, clear your browser cache, check again that you are still logged in and try to view the content.
If you still can’t view the content after follow the steps, then check for other causes.
#6. Age/Location restriction
You might also come across the error message, “This content isn’t available right now on Facebook” if the content has been restricted age/location and your Facebook account falls within the restricted group.
If it is restricted by country, you can try to use a VPN and login to your Facebook account to view the content
NOTE: If it’s not worth it, I will advise you don’t access your Facebook account via VPN from another region especially if your Facebook account verification and recovery measures are not in place.
If you suddenly login from another location via VPN, Facebook will detect the change in location and you might be required to do some verification (e.g phone number/email confirmation) before you can access your count in other to be sure you are really the one trying to access the account and not an hacker.
#7. Facebook might be down
This is the most unlikely reason why you might see the error – This content isn’t available right now on Facebook in 2022, and that’s exactly why I put it last on the list, with more likely causes earlier already discussed earlier in the guide.
This is because if Facebook is down, you (and everyone else) will be unable to access any page at all on Facebook. It won’t be limited to any particular post from a particular person.
So, if you are unable to view posts from a lot of friends on Facebook (and the same is happening to other people) at the same time, then the issue is probably from Facebook server.
Otherwise, any exclusive issue is unlikely to be caused by this.
What to do:
First, be sure that you are not the only one experiencing this issue, and the error is popping up when you try to view contents from other friends too (assuming that none of the possible causes discussed above does not apply).
In that case, just give it time and try to view the content later when the issue is fixed.
What is the reason for seeing when this happens it's usually because the owner error?
There are various reasons why you might see the error message on Facebook. The reason can be from your end, the content owner's end (if you aren't the owner) or from Facebook.
Does this content isn't available right now on Facebook mean I’m Blocked?
While this might be one of the possible reasons why you might see the error message, it's not the only reason. Hence, you cannot assume you have been blocked until you check for other possible causes and get a confirmation that you have been blocked.
Why am I seeing content isn’t available on Facebook on my own post?
The post has probably been deleted from Facebook because it goes against the Facebook community standard. It can also be due to other reasons discussed in this guide.
You can come across the error, “This content isn’t available right now on Facebook. 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” due to various reasons.
The issue might be from your end, it can be from the content owner’s end (assuming you aren’t the content owner) and it can also be directly from Facebook.
In any way, you can find the reason for the error from any of the common causes listed above, and depending on the source of the issue, you may or may not be able to see the content eventually.
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