Why does Messenger say this person is unavailable on Messenger?

Have you ever tried to contact someone on Messenger only to see the frustrating message that they are unavailable? It can be a real inconvenience when you’re trying to get in touch with someone quickly. This article will explore the reasons why someone may appear unavailable on Messenger and what you can do about it. 

What does "This person is unavailable on Messenger" mean?

This person is unavailable on Messenger and has different meanings. Let's understand in detail:

They deactivated their account

The first reason for showing unavailable on Messenger is that the person may have deactivated or deleted their account. If the person has deactivated or deleted his or her account and you are trying to message them, you will see that this person is unavailable on Messenger. 

They blocked you

In the second case, if the person blocked you, then you might see this person is unavailable on Messenger. You can ask that friend to unblock them. 

You blocked them

It is also possible that you blocked the person. Maybe you clicked the blocked feature by mistake. And now that you are trying to message the person, you are seeing that this person is unavailable. You can check that you really blocked that person in the settings feature of Messenger. 

Their account gets suspended

If the person’s account gets suspended or banned, then you might see this person is unavailable on Messenger. Sometimes, due to violating the privacy policy, Facebook accounts get suspended. 

Technical Glitches

Sometimes unavailable messages also seem to be due to technical glitches or server errors on Facebook’s end. If you find this issue, don't worry; it will be resolved on its own. You don’t need to change any settings. 


This person is unavailable on Messenger.” message involves many factors, including privacy settings, account status, or network issues. By following the above-mentioned ways, you can often identify and resolve the issue.