Facebook: Can’t Download. Could not retrieve data from URL.

Facebook: Can’t Download. Could not retrieve data from URL.

Did you receive an error in Facebook after trying to post to a page, profile, send a message, or leave a comment? In most cases, if you attempt to post a URL link it fails to fetch images and meta data from the website you receive a Could not retrieve data from URL error.


The website you are posting from may be flagged on Facebook as malicious and Facebook will not allow you to post a link from the site. In addition, if you posted the link in a Facebook message previously, you may notice it was removed with the following message.


This message was removed because it includes a link that goes against our Community Standards.


In order to un-flag the website and URL in Facebook, you need to let Facebook know it is not violating Facebook standards – as long as the website you are sharing a link from is not malicious, misleading, or have been previously flagged by the Facebook community.

Your message couldn't be shared, because this link goes against our Community Standards

If you think this doesn't go against our Community Standards let us know.


Facebook doesnt go against community standards let us know


Use the Facebook Blocks page to report the website to Facebook and request them to whitelist it. This special page only appears when you you see the let us know message above.


Facebook blocks contact us page

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Monday, 27 May 2024