In this article, I’m gonna share how to fix “You have been temporarily blocked from performing this action” on Messenger.
Messenger is a mobile messaging app that lets you reach people instantly on their phones. With Messenger, you can send private messages and stickers, chat with groups, and make free calls, even to people in other countries.
You can use names or phone numbers to find friends. You’ll see your friends who are using Messenger when you open Facebook.
If a friend has read receipts turned on and they’ve read your message, you’ll see ‘Read’ followed by the time your message was read. If the message hasn’t been read yet, you’ll see ‘Sent.’
Let’s now see how to fix “You have been temporarily blocked from performing this action” error on Messenger.
Reasons for “You have been temporarily blocked from performing this action” Error on Messenger
When you send the same message to multiple people on Facebook Messenger you might receive a warning that says “You have been temporarily blocked from performing this action.” This can be frustrating, especially if you’re just trying to communicate with your friends or family.
There are many reasons why a user might get this error message, but most of them are related to spamming. In other words, Facebook is trying to block users who are sending messages at too fast a rate or trying to send the same message multiple times.
If you receive this error message on Facebook Messenger, it’s likely that you’ve sent a message that either looked like spam or was flagged as spam by a Facebook Messenger user. You can check your account status and if it’s not disabled, it should return to normal after a few hours.
If you have received this error message on Facebook Messenger, there are several things you can do.
First, make sure that you read Facebook’s Community Standards so that you understand what kind of behaviors and posts could be reported for abuse.
Second, try sending messages via another method such as email or text messaging rather than using the Facebook Messenger app.
Third, contact Facebook support to request an unblock on your account if it remains disabled.
Fix: “You have been temporarily blocked from performing this action” on Messenger
This error alerts the user that they have been temporarily blocked from performing any action on Messenger. This problem can occur when using the website or application for mobile devices.
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The description of the error does not leave much to clarify the causes of it, but some users said that this happened after sending a lot of messages in a short period of time, others said that it occurred after sending more than 10 photos and others say that they do not know what they did to cause this error.
Regardless of the amount of time a block lasts, it is only temporary. This means that once you have served your time during a block, you will be able to send messages, media, and friend requests once again.
Below are a few measures you can take to not get this error in the future.
1. Send Messages To People You Know
If you’re getting the error “You have been temporarily blocked from performing this action” on Messenger, you’ll need to stop sending message requests to people you don’t know.
If you send a message request to someone who has not connected with you on Messenger, they may report your message request as unsolicited or unwanted (aka spam). Some people may also report your message request if they don’t recognize your name in their inbox.
To be fair and respectful of everyone on Messenger, I ask that you only send messages to people who have messaged you first or who are friends with you on Facebook.
Messages sent to business partners or service providers are exempt from this rule. If you send a message request to someone who is not listed above, you may receive a warning or get temporarily blocked from sending more messages.
2. Check Out Facebook Messenger Guidelines
A temporary block on Facebook Messenger means that you won’t be able to use the app for a certain amount of time. Usually, people get blocked for harassment, spamming, or sending suspicious links.
If you’re facing this error, I recommend you to read Facebook Community Standards to learn more about what type of content is not allowed on Facebook. Don’t forget to check out the article on that page to learn about how to get rid of such blocking errors.
3. Share Realistic Content
There are multiple reasons behind this error. For example, if you try to send too many messages with the same content in a short period of time, you may receive the error message.
If you post too many times in a group chat, you may also receive this error. When Facebook decides that your posts or messages are irrelevant or inappropriate, it will block you.
Here are some tips to fix this issue.
1. Post only sensible content. Not fake news, nothing inappropriate.
2. Post less frequently. Just not overdo it.
3. Use Facebook Messenger on your browser instead of an app (if you can).
Wrapping it up: So these are the tips to solve “You have been temporarily blocked from performing this action” error on Messenger. The error does not seem to be tied to a specific action. It stops users from sending friend requests, posting updates, and more. As such, there is no easy fix for the entire problem.
However, depending on the reason behind the block and your actions just prior, it may be possible to avoid it in the future. So long as you do not violate any of Facebook’s Community Standards (shared above) or Terms of Service during your time on Messenger, you should be able to use the app without issue.
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