Commenting on someone’s Facebook post or status update is a normal, everyday thing to do. However, as normal as it is to comment on a friend’s post, there are times when you cannot do so.
When can you not comment on a friend’s post? When they have blocked you from seeing their posts!
Although you may be friends with someone, if they have blocked you, then you will not be able to see their posts, including comments or tags they make on other people’s posts.
This is because when you are blocked by someone, your account no longer has access to their content. You also cannot comment on their posts unless they unblock you.
So if you are wondering why you can no longer comment on your friend’s Facebook post, then maybe they have blocked you.
They may not have commented at all
While it’s nice to have the option to comment on a post, it’s also nice to have the option to not comment.
If you have friends and family members who are Facebook friends but don’t necessarily get along, then this could be a point of contention.
By having the ability to post a comment on someone else’s page, they would have the opportunity to make a nasty comment on their own page, which would then be broadcasted on your feed.
By only having the ability to comment on posts that you make, there is less of a chance for conflict. Only you can leave a nasty comment on your own post, after all!
This doesn’t mean that you can’t connect with people outside of Facebook, but it does mean that you may need to find other ways to connect with people outside of Facebook.
They may not be active on the site
If you have a friend who has a very popular Facebook account, you may not be able to comment on their posts if they have restricted your access.
This is because they have set the account so that people must be their friends to see their content. If you are not a friend, you will not be able to see any of their posts.
The same goes for them – they will not be able to see your posts unless you are a friend. This is done so that people can feel more comfortable and secure with who sees their content.
If someone has made their account private, then only people they allow can see their content. You will not be able to post or comment on their page unless they change it.
Their account may have been banned
If someone has a Facebook account, it is possible to ask them to post a comment on your profile. If they do not have one, you can ask someone you know who has one to do it for you.
However, there is a chance that their account has been banned. By commenting on a profile, you may trigger an alert that your friend needs to delete their account or else they will be blocked.
This is because Facebook has systems in place to prevent spammers from creating accounts and posting on other profiles. They do this by monitoring any comments made on profiles outside of theirs. If there is too much spam, then the account will be banned.
While it is possible to have the comment posted on your profile, it may not be visible to anyone but you. This is because of the ban and the way that Facebook monitors accounts for spam.
It could be something with the site
While this may be a Facebook issue, it could be something with the site you are trying to post on.
Some sites have restrictions on what links you can enter, or require you to register before you can post. If the site does not allow comments from external sites, then you will not be able to comment.
It is also possible that the site has restrictions on who can post. If they require users to register first, then you cannot post until you do so.
If there are restrictions on who can post, then your friend may need to do some research on the site to figure out how to get around that.
Both of these issues are likely due to safety concerns. The site may not want people from other sites posting in their space, or they may want registered users only. Either way, your friend will have to figure out how to get around that.
Try using a different browser
If you are having trouble accessing Facebook in your mobile browser or desktop browser, try using a different browser to access the site.
Many users have reported that they were able to post comments on friends’ posts using a different browser. If you do not have one, you can download one for free online.
Some users have also reported success by accessing the mobile app via the web instead of through the app store. This may be due to updates in the app or differences in servers between apps and browsers.
While it is unlikely that this will solve your problem, it is worth a try!
Posting on Facebook is an important part of keeping in touch with friends and family. It can be frustrating when you are unable to do so.
Check if your comment gets sent when you click submit
Although this is not directly related to Facebook, it is a very useful tool. Many people have trouble posting comments on other people’s profiles, or in groups because their comment does not get sent.
This can be very frustrating, and time consuming! Here is how to check if your comment gets sent.
First, go to your notifications and then to the page where you tried to post the comment. This will take you to the thread of the post you made the comment on.
Then, click on the little circle next to your comment and it will take you to the page where only people who have access can see your comment. If you did not make any mistakes in formatting your comment then it was sent!
If you see that no comments were sent then try again by re-doing the steps and checking if it sends this time.
Commenting may have been disabled on that post
While this is a less likely reason, your friend may have disabled commenting on that post. If they did, they can either re-enable commenting or delete the post entirely.
If your friend has their account set to private, then only friends can see the posts they make, which is why commenting is disabled. There is no way to comment on a private post unless you are friends or you are an admin of the page the post is on.
If they have their account set to public, then anyone can see their posts and comment on them. If comments are flooding onto the post and making it hard to read what was written, then they may disable comments to help control that.
Check if commenting is enabled by going to the post and clicking ‘Comment’ under the share button. If it says ‘Post’ then commenting is disabled and there is nothing you can do about it.
Your friend may not have read your comment yet
A possible reason your friend may not have acknowledged your comment is because they have not read or seen your post they commented on.
If they commented on a post you made, then they have seen your post and commented on it, so there is no need to worry.
However, if they commented on a post someone else made, then they have not seen your comment because they are still looking at the original post.
A way to check if this is the case is to look at the time of their comment- if it was posted right after the original post was made, then there is a good chance they have not seen your comment yet.