Facebook is a whirlpool of posts, videos, and stories, and the comment section has a fan following of its own on the said social media platform.
Now, there might be times when you find a post with very provocative comments but you are unable to do so for some reason and that can be irksome to some users.
In this article, we will discuss this issue and explain explicitly why it happens. Also, we will be highlighting the available solutions to it.
5 Ways To Fix Can’t Comment On Facebook Issue
There are different ways to fix the issue of commenting on Facebook. So let’s quickly run over the steps and get you acquainted with them.
1. Log out of Your Facebook Account
If the problem persists in the app or is the cause of any technical error, then just try logging out of the app for some time. Logging out of your Facebook account for a while may also fix your issue if it ever was a technical one.
For the most part, logging out of Facebook will fix the issue as this seems to be the most common issue associated with the comment blocked issue. If this doesn’t work, carry along as we talk about more ways to fix the issue.
2. Clear Cookies & Cache on Your Device
You can also clear cookies and cache from your app or browser in order to get rid of pesky bugs and glitches.
This will reset the browser/app and remove the bug if it lurks in the cookies and cache. You can log in again to see if you still can’t comment on Facebook or if the issue is solved.
Here’s how you can clear the cache:
- Mobile Device: Go to Settings>>Search “Apps”>>Search “Facebook”>>”Storage & Cache”>>Clear Storage & Clear Cache
- Desktop Computer (Chrome): Go to Setting on the browser>>Search “Cache”>>Clear Browsing Data>>Click “Clear”
You may also try logging in through the incognito mode of your browser, just to see if the plugins are interfering or not.
3. Update Your Facebook App
Always make sure that the updated version of the Facebook app is available to you, which reduces issues while using Facebook. So, you might need to go over to the PlayStore or App Store to check whether your Facebook app is updated or not.
If you see the Update button next to the mobile app on the Play Store or App Store, then you have to update it first and log in again to your Facebook account.
4. Uninstall & Reinstall the Facebook App
You can also try uninstalling and reinstalling the Facebook app on your mobile device. This trick does sometimes help to fix any bug that is causing the problem. So, you can follow this method as a last resort.
5. Appeal to Facebook
If the reason behind the can’t comment issue on Facebook is that you are blocked on the social media platform itself, then the only thing you can do to regain access is to appeal to Facebook to unblock you from commenting.
First let us see if you have any violations, to check violations under your Facebook account, follow the steps mentioned below.
- Steps to check Violations: Go to Options>>Help & Support>>Support Inbox>>Your Violations.
If you see any violations, you now have a clear picture of why you cannot comment on Facebook posts from your account. In this case, you must send an email to Facebook support, asking them to lift the restriction from your account.
For the same, you can contact Facebook through email at email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org, and simply explain your issue to them. They will come up with a solution to your problem and unblock the comment functionality for your Facebook account.
So, all you need to do is send the email and wait for Facebook to respond to you and provide you with the required help.
Potential Reasons Why You Can’t Comment on Facebook
Before getting acquainted with the solution, let us first learn why you as a user are not entitled to comment on some Facebook posts.
1. Blocked By Facebook
Fun Fact: Facebook Jail is the term used when a user (or a business page or account) is banned or blocked from accessing the account, or from posting on Facebook itself.
The term came into being in 2016 when Zuckerberg was facing trials after the presidential election for not monitoring their content and having Cambridge Analytica exploit their resources.
You might have breached some rules which are against the guidelines on purpose or unintentionally and as a result, your account is blocked.
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2. Repeated Commenting
Facebook could have also blocked you from commenting repeatedly under the same post. If you go ahead and enter the same comment multiple times then Facebook users may report it as a spam comment, thus allowing Facebook to block you whenever you spam.
If you are reported by a lot of Facebook users for spamming, Facebook will surely block you, and you will have to take the blame.
3. Abuse Someone or a Community
Now abusing someone, be it in public, or online, is a punishable offense and Facebook abides by this policy.
Facebook will also report you if you try to violate the privacy of a person, and ask other people to do the same, which increases your chance of spending time behind bars too.
Facebook ceases you from commenting further because it tries to avoid any media attention through the consistent malign comments of a particular user. It tries to censor wrong ideas after much protest from the international media and global users.
4. Timeline and Tagging
Now you might occasionally have a problem commenting on your friend’s post because they might have adjusted the privacy settings to prevent anyone but them from posting on their timeline.
The friends that they follow can see their timelines, but cannot comment on anything they have posted.
5. Timeline Review
If your friend has activated the timeline review feature, they will need to approve all posts before they appear on the Facebook page.
They will receive a notification of the “Pending Post” which, after they click, will direct them to their private timeline review. They can see it, and decide whether they want the comment to be displayed on their post or not.
6. Technical Error
An alternate problem for not being able to comment on Facebook might be due to some technical errors. This can’t be resolved in any way by ourselves.
Sometimes, your comment may contain special characters that cannot be understood by Facebook’s system. In such cases, Facebook will report a problem, and you might not be able to comment on that post.
Facebook might be updating something or the system may be witnessing a bad server.
If this is the reason why you can’t comment on Facebook, then you simply have to let it go (not the Frozen Song again!) and wait for the Facebook team to respond to your complaints. It usually doesn’t take much longer to get the matter resolved.
Now that you know all the reasons, let’s check out the possible solutions.
Some Frequently Asked Questions
Why can’t you comment on your friend’s Facebook post?
There can be a lot of reasons why you are not allowed to comment on your friend’s posts, in some cases, it might be a minor glitch or you might have been put into Facebook jail. Please read our article above to understand more.
Why can’t you comment on Facebook Live?
When you’re not able to post comments on Facebook live, for the most part, the streamer might have turned off comments. To learn more if there is any problem with your Facebook account read our article on Cant comment on Facebook live.
Why can’t you see comments on Facebook?
Not being able to see comments on Facebook is a common problem among Facebook users, if you are not restricted by the owner of the post, just give it some time and it will be back to normal, it’s a common Facebook glitch.
Why can’t you comment on Facebook groups?
When you are not able to comment on a Facebook group, either the Admin has restricted comments for a particular post or you are put into Facebook jail, if the latter is the case, allow some freezing time before Facebook restores your ability to comment.
Why can’t you like Facebook posts?
Just like the ability to comment, Liking, and react to Facebook posts also can be restricted by Facebook due to a violation. However, the owner of the post can also restrict the ability to react to a post. Read our article on can react to a Facebook post.
How long can Facebook Jail last?
As per the latest reports, if you are on Facebook Jail it can last anywhere from 10 to 30 days.
Are Facebook comments not loading on your iPhone?
The problem with comments not loading on iPhones can be a minor network issue or a Facebook glitch. Please follow some of the steps mentioned above which can restore this problem.
Final Take by Tecvalue
I hope you have understood what the potential reasons behind the issue of not being able to comment are and you can follow the simple steps listed above to regain access to the commenting feature on Facebook.
Also, now that you know how to fix the comment issue on Facebook, you might also want to learn how to delete a Facebook comment, for times when you accidentally mess up.