There are several different reasons why you may not be able to post on Facebook. This guide will show you why you are experiencing this problem and what solutions are available to put an end to it.

Have you violated Facebook's rules?

The first matter we need to address in this article is related to Facebook's rules on posts. There are certain behaviors that the social network censors and that lead to restrictions on posting. Check that you have not done any of these things:

  • Share a large number of publications in a short time.
  • Post content that has been marked as unwanted by other users.
  • Share something that is against the terms and conditions of service.

For such behaviors, Facebook will temporarily restrict the ability to create new posts. In this case, you have no choice but to wait for the restriction to be lifted.

Check the Internet connection

Another common error is that your device's connections have been disabled. Open the notification bar and verify that the Wifi and mobile data are turned on. In the same way, it is important that the airplane mode has not been enabled. If you find that this is the case, deactivate it to continue posting on Facebook.

Check your connection statusCheck your connection status

Force the application to stop

Restarting Facebook is a great way to discard errors. But it is not enough to close it from the recent applications section. You need to go to the App info section.

Open the app’s infoOpen the app’s info

There, tap on Force Stop to completely stop the program.

Force StopForce Stop

Confirm that you want to stop the execution with the Force stop button.

Confirm stopping the appConfirm stopping the app

Re-open Facebook to check if you can post now.

Make sure that Facebook accesses the network

In the App info section, there are other parameters that you must adjust if you want to avoid application malfunctions. One of them can be found in Data usage details.

Mobile data usageMobile data usage

The application mustn't have restricted access to mobile data or a Wi-Fi connection.

Disable restrictionsDisable restrictions

Otherwise, all applications will work except Facebook, and as a result, you will not be able to share on it.

Clear cache or reset Facebook

Another recommendation we must make is to clear the application cache. By doing so, you will eliminate a large number of temporary files and make some errors disappear. In the same App info section, tap on Storage usage.

Storage optionsStorage options

Tap Clear cache to delete temporary files. If this does not work, use Clear data on the same screen to reset the application. If the latter is the case, you will need to log in again with your account when you reopen the app.

Clear cache and restore the applicationClear cache and restore the application

Update the application

Keeping the Facebook client updated to the latest version is also crucial if you do not want to experience crashes. The updates include performance improvements and bug fixes found by the developers. If you want to get the latest version of Facebook, use the download link on this page. In Malavida, you can always find the latest version of all applications.

Additionally, you can also go to the Google Play Store, and after tapping on your account avatar, open Manage apps and device.

Manage applicationsManage applications

Tap on Updates available.

Updates availableUpdates available

If there is a new version of Facebook, it will be displayed in the list. Use the Update button to download and install it.

Update FacebookUpdate Facebook

Afterward, check that the sharing failure has been corrected.

Use Facebook Lite as an alternative

Do you think the problems are coming from the main Facebook application? Then, try Facebook Lite, a light alternative and official client. As you can see in the following screenshot, the sharing options are similar to those of the main application.

Post from Facebook LitePost from Facebook Lite

Facebook Lite is also recommended if your device performance is limited.

Send your publications from the web

Here is another alternative you can use when the Facebook application does not let you share or post. We are talking about using the web client. Most of the sharing options are available on the Facebook site. The only thing you need in this case is a web browser.

Post from the WebPost from the Web

Use the Post button to upload the content to your wall.

Check out the status of Facebook's servers

What if the problems come from outside? Yes, it is always possible that Facebook's servers are down. A good way to detect this is by trying to load other content or by checking if the web client is working. You can also access platforms such as Downdetector that register failures in the servers of the main Internet services.

Reboot your device

If none of the solutions we have mentioned in this guide works, try rebooting your device.

Reboot the deviceReboot the device

Sometimes, a simple reboot can make the malfunctions go away. When your device has booted back up, open the Facebook app and try to share the text or photo.