If you are experiencing the No data available error message on Facebook, here is a complete guide showing you how to get rid of it.
What does No data available mean on a Facebook post?
The No data available error on a post on Facebook primarily indicates that you can’t view, like, or comment on that post currently. This could be because the post is deleted or archived by the owner.
Why is Facebook showing No data available?
This can be an issue if the Facebook servers are facing downtime, which is why the post can’t be fetched and viewed. Internet connectivity issues can also be a reason for the same error. Besides that, a corrupted cache associated with the Facebook app or the cache in the web browser you are using to browse Facebook can also cause the same error.
Fix No data available error on Facebook
If you see the No data available error message on Facebook on your PC or phone, use the below fixes to resolve the error:
- Check your network connection.
- Make sure Facebook servers are not down.
- Do not unlike too many pages at once, if applicable.
- Ensure that the post is not removed.
- Reopen the Facebook app.
- Sign out, then sign in back to Facebook.
- Clear the Facebook browsing data in the app.
- Clear the app cache.
- Clear the browser cache and cookies.
- Switch the platform to use Facebook.
1] Check your network connection
Before proceeding with the below fixes, check your internet connection and make sure it is working fine. It could be an internet connectivity issue that is interrupting your connection with Facebook and triggering the No data available error. So, try connecting to a stable and active network connection and see if the error is resolved.
2] Make sure Facebook servers are not down
It could be the case that Facebook servers are down which is why you are unable to like or view posts. And thus, you are getting the “No data available” error message on Facebook. Hence, if the scenario is applicable, check if there is a widespread server issue experienced by many users. You can check social networking sites to find that out or use a server status checker tool. If Facebook servers are down, wait for some time until the issue is fixed. If not, use the next solution to resolve the error.
3] Do not unlike too many pages at once, if applicable
If you are getting this error message while unliking multiple pages at once, Facebook might throw the “No data available” error considering you to be a bot. Hence, avoid doing that and see if the error is resolved.
4] Ensure that the post is not removed
The page or post with which you are experiencing the “No data available” error might be removed which is why you keep getting this error. So, confirm that the post has not been deleted or removed. You can try contacting the person who posted or cross-check with your friends if they are able to view the post.
5] Reopen the Facebook app
It could be a temporary glitch with the Facebook app causing the error. Hence, you can try closing the app and then reopening it to check if the error is gone. Here’s how to do that:
- From your phone’s home screen, press and hold the Facebook app icon.
- Now, select the i (Info) option.
- On the opened page, click on the Force Stop button present at the bottom.
- When done, relaunch the Facebook app and check if the “No data available” error is gone.
6] Sign out, then sign in back to Facebook
Sometimes, such errors can be caused due to an account glitch. Hence, refreshing your Facebook by signing out and then signing in can fix the error. However, make sure you remember your login credentials before doing that.
7] Clear the Facebook browsing data in the app
You can also try clearing the Facebook browsing data from your app and see if the error is fixed. Corrupted browsing data in the app can be another cause for this error. So, delete the Facebook browsing data using the below steps:
First, open your Facebook app and click on the three horizontal lines menu button. Next, scroll down and select the Settings & privacy option. After that, choose the Settings option.
Now, locate the Browser option under Preferences and click on it.
Next, tap on the Clear button present next to the Your browsing data option.
Once done, try viewing and liking the posts and check if the error is resolved.
8] Clear the app cache
The cache files associated with apps are stored on your device to quickly access the app. If this data is corrupted, you might run into errors and issues. Hence, if the scenario is applicable, try clearing the Facebook app cache and then check whether the error is gone or not.
Here are the steps to do that:
- First, from your phone’s home screen, long-press the Facebook application icon.
- Now, select the i (info) option from the appeared menu options.
- After that, go to the Storage section and press the Clear cache button.
- Once done, reopen the Facebook app and check if you have stopped receiving the “No data available” error.
9] Clear the browser cache and cookies
If you are experiencing this Facebook error in a web browser, try clearing the browser cache and cookies as corrupted browsing data can be the main culprit behind this error. Here’s how you can clear browser cache and cookies:
- First, click on the Settings and more (three-dot menu) button in Edge and then choose the History option. Or, press the CTRL + H hotkey.
- After that, click on the Delete icon (Clear browsing data) option in the appeared panel.
- Now, set the Time range as All time.
- Next, select the Cached images and files and Cookies and other site data check boxes.
- Then, hit the Clear now button to delete the selected browsing data.
- When done, restart Edge and open Facebook to check if the “No data available” error is fixed.
- First, open Chrome and press the three-dot menu button.
- Now, choose the More tools > Clear browsing data option.
- Next, select the Time range to All time and checkmark the Cookies and other site data, Cached images and files checkboxes.
- Finally, press the Clear data button and then open the Facebook app to see if the error is fixed.
10] Switch the platform to use Facebook
You can also try switching the platform to use the Facebook app. For example, if you face this error in the Facebook app installed from the Microsoft Store on your PC, try using Facebook in a web browser like Edge or Chrome and check if the error is fixed.
Hope this helps
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