Facebook lets you connect with people from all over the world by simply signing into your accounts. However, there can be instances when you try to login to your Facebook account and are welcomed with an error message that says
“Sorry, this feature isn’t available right now”
“An error occurred while processing the request. Please try again later.”
This error is one of the Facebook login issues and is generally faced while making a login attempt to Facebook even when you are doing it right. Also, Facebook doesn’t provide a clear reason and solution for this error so scrolling through their help pages and community forums will be useless.
So, what can be done now?
When I first faced this error, I followed the Facebook message ‘Please try again later’ and when I tried to log in again after 5 hours approx., I was allowed to log in without any glitch. So, I thought it was a minor glitch from Facebook’s side but that may not be the case with you.
Whenever you encounter any such error messages from Facebook, my suggestion is to wait for a while at least an hour or so and then try to login again. Don’t panic and make several login attempts after getting the error message as this can make the situation worse and Facebook might lock you out of your account.
If waiting didn’t work for you, fret no more, this guide has all the solutions that you can try one-by-one to be able to login to Facebook again.
Causes of Facebook Login Error “Sorry, this feature isn’t available right now”
Before you get to know the solutions, you need to be familiar with what sort of actions can get you in this situation:
- Behaving Inappropriately on Facebook- You cannot get away easily if you have done something that is considered inappropriate by Facebook; consider this error as a temporary ban. Inappropriate behavior includes:
Browser or App Issues
- Sending too many spam messages
- Sending or sharing too many links
- Someone reported about you to Facebook
- Sending identical messages frequently
- Looking suspicious to Facebook
Next, you can look for the issues with the browser you are using to login or the Facebook app:
- Were you signing in from an unknown location?
Facebook takes a change in your location as suspicious and you may face this error then.
- Are you using an outdated browser or an incompatible one?
Browsers play an important role and can create login issues if you are not updated frequently.
- Were you using the official Facebook app to log in?
Make sure you aren’t using any spam Facebook app to log in to your Facebook account, this can get your account hacked and you will lose access to your account.
Solutions to Fix Facebook Login Error
After knowing the reasons, try the given solutions and see what works for you.
- Solutions by Facebook
Visit the link https://www.facebook.com/help/105487009541643 and try the solutions provided by Facebook to get rid of this login error. However, there are no particular solutions provided by Facebook for this error, still, you can go through the guide once.
- Browser Issues
First of all, make sure you are using a compatible browser that is updated to its latest version. Also, there are different browsers available such as Firefox, Google Chrome, Edge, etc., so you can try your luck with each one of them. Also, ensure that FB has been added as a trusted site on your browser.
- Don’t Use VPN
Facebook keeps a track of your location and a sudden change in location or logging in from an unknown location can make you encounter this Facebook error. So make sure VPN is off before you try to log in.
- Use the Facebook App
Facebook app keeps you always logged in. So, in case, you are getting the error message while logging in through a browser, check if you are facing the same error on the mobile app.
- Get the Verification Done
If you are still not able to log in even after spending hours troubleshooting, it is possible that your account has been disabled by Facebook. For that, you can try sending an appeal at https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/260749603972907 and provide the required documents for verification.
Other Reasons to Face “Sorry, this feature isn’t available right now” Error
You can face this error message not just while logging in as it can even appear if you try to reply, comment, tag, like a picture or while doing any other activity on Facebook. This means you have been temporarily blocked by Facebook and you will automatically get unblocked after a stipulated time. This when you start acting like a robot and are giving too much likes, comments, tags or replies on Facebook. If that is the case, you can report it to Facebook by following the instructions provided here- https://www.facebook.com/help/186570224871049/?ref=u2u
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