Are you seeing ‘This person is unavailable on messenger‘? Facebook has been the most popular social networking site in recent years. Not only because it has an amazing news feed appearance but also for its awesome messaging feature. Not to mention Messenger launched by Facebook became popular along with WhatsApp and Skype in the last few years. Messenger is easy to use and has many updated features, though we face several issues occasionally. In this article, I’m going to discuss a Facebook Messenger issue. Sometimes, while messaging someone, Messenger shows ‘this person is unavailable on Messenger 2021‘. As a result, you can not message him.
This person is unavailable on Messenger meaning
What does it mean when it says this person is unavailable on messenger? There are several reasons for showing this issue. I have specified a few of them below.
Reason for showing ‘This person is unavailable on Messenger’
- The user kept his ID in the delete option and the ID is pending to be deleted:
‘This person is unavailable on Messenger’ issue will be shown if a user deletes his/her account. When a user decides to delete his/her account, the account stays in the pending option, in case the user changes his/her mind. When the account is pending to be deleted, you can’t message him/her, and also you can’t visit the profile.
- Facebook authority removed or disabled the ID:
Facebook deletes/removes/disables some accounts for security reasons occasionally. Or if anyone violates their rules, impersonate someone, they remove the account. If Facebook removes any account, you can’t message him/her or visit the profile. Learn How to recover a disabled Facebook account.
- The user deactivated his account:
Users sometimes deactivate their account for privacy reasons or just because he wants to be away from social networking sites. If anyone deactivates his account, the account will no longer exist is Facebook. But is Messenger, you will still be able to see his name. Consequently, you can not send him a message. In this case, you will face the ‘This person is unavailable on Messenger‘ issue.
- The user blocked you or you blocked the user sometimes ago:
If someone blocks you on Facebook, then you can’t message him/her. If you block someone, again you can’t message him/her. In both cases above, you can’t visit each other’s profiles. Learn how to unblock someone on Facebook or in Messenger. Point number 4 is kinda pointless as you still can see his/her name in messenger.
- Privacy Reason:
In this case, you can see the user profile. But Facebook will not allow you to send messages or call him/her. In this case, you may also get “This person is not available on messenger/Facebook.” or something like that. It has been happening so because the user set privacy to receive text/call. Like, the verified users have some extra features to provide them more privacy as they usually get lots of text on messenger.
- If the user doesn’t have a messenger installed in his/her phone, then you may face the issue.
If the user that you are trying to connect doesn’t have messenger, then the issue may appear.
How to fix the ‘this person is unavailable on messenger’ issue
All the possible reasons have been stated above and some don’t have a way to fix them. However, if you could message him on Facebook or on the web (try this) but you cannot text him on messenger, then you should remove or delete the cache of the messenger. If you do not know how to clear cache then try uninstalling and reinstalling messenger.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What does it mean when it says this person isn't receiving messages right now?
The most probable reason is that the person has deactivated his/her account. Check the above-stated reasons.
- What does it mean when it says this person isn't receiving calls right now?
Maybe, this person isn't using messenger anymore. Or he/she is using Facebook lite.
- How can you tell if someone has blocked you from messenger?
If anyone blocked you on Messenger you will see her profile but you cannot message him/her. And if anyone blocked you on Facebook, you cannot text him, and also you cannot see her profile. In this case, you both are unfriended to each other. Check our reason no 4 for more details.
- What does it mean when you can't message someone on messenger?
You may be blocked or this person is not available right now.
- What does this person is unavailable on messenger mean?
This is what I described in this whole article. The most probable reason is this person blocked you.
I hope this article helps you to get the exact information regarding this Facebook messenger error.
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