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3 Ways to Fix This Person Is Unavailable on Messenger

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Have you encountered the message, “This Person is Unavailable on Messenger” while trying to send messages to a user on Facebook Messenger and are not able to send messages to that user? There are several factors that could cause it and in this article, we will be discussing some ways to fix “This Person is Unavailable on Messenger”. Additionally, you can read, how to read Facebook Messages without being seen.

3 Ways to Fix This Person is Unavailable on Messenger

Why do I see “This Person is Unavailable on Messenger”?

There could be various reasons for the “This Person is Unavailable on Messenger” issue on Facebook Messenger. Below we have added some reasons by which the error can occur.

  • You are blocked By the User: One of the possible reasons for the error message is that the person you are trying the message has blocked you.
  • You have blocked the user: If the user has not blocked you, then there are also chances that you might have blocked them on Messenger or Facebook by mistake.
  • Account Deactivated or Deleted: If blocking is not the reason then there are chances that the user has deactivated or deleted their account.
  • Account Banned or Terminated: There is also a possibility that Facebook has terminated or banned the account of the person you are trying to message on Messenger.

How to Fix “This Person is Unavailable on Messenger”?

Now, we know the reasons why the “This Person is Unavailable on Messenger” error comes in Facebook Messenger, let’s see the methods to fix it. In this article, we have added three ways to fix this.

Check If You Are Blocked

As we have mentioned above, if the user has blocked you, then you will not be able to send messages to them and get the error message. Below are the steps by which you can check if he/she has blocked you on Messenger or not.

1. Open Facebook either on Mobile or PC.

2. Log in to your account in which you are getting the error message.

3. Search for the user in the search box.

Check if the user has blocked you to Fix This Person is Unavailable on Messenger

4. If you are not able to find the user’s profile, then you can search for the user’s profile from anotheraccount.

Check if the user has blocked you to Fix This Person is Unavailable on Messenger

5. If you find the user’s profile from another account, then it means that the user has blocked you.

Check if the user has blocked you to Fix This Person is Unavailable on Messenger

Check If You Have blocked Them

If the user has not blocked you on Messenger, then you need to check whether you have blocked them by mistake. Here’s how you can check if you have blocked the user or not.

1. Open Messenger on your device and log in to your account.

2. Now, open the chat in which you have got the error.

3. On a web browser, hover the mouse over the user’s profile and tap on the three-dots icon. On mobile, press and hold the chat.

Check if you have blocked them

4. If you see the Block option on the next screen, it means that you have not blocked the user.

Check if you have blocked them

5. Although, if you see the Unblock option, simply tap on it to Unblock the user.

6. Now, you will be able to send messages without any issues.

Check If Their Account has been Deleted or Deactivated

If you are neither blocked by the user nor have blocked them, but still getting the error message then there are chances that the user has deleted or deactivated their account. However, there is no foolproof method to find whether he/she has deleted or deactivated their account or not but you can confirm it by checking through different accounts. Here’s how you can check it.

1. Launch Facebook Messenger.

2. Search for the account in the search box.

Check if he/she deleted or deactivated their account

3. If you can’t see the account in the search results, search it from another account.

Check if he/she deleted or deactivated their account

4. If you are not able to find it from other accounts as well then it means the user has deleted or deactivated their account.

Wrapping Up: This Person is Unavailable on Messenger

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