Monday, October 5, 2015

Insufficient Permission Error on Facebook Pages 10/5/15

Facebook seems to be experiencing a strange glitch this morning. Probably not so annoying for someone with just one page they check in on every now and then, but for a social media manager like myself, it's quite annoying because this message pops up every time I go to one of my pages.

Insufficient Permission- You do not have the necessary permission for the specified Page to perform the requested action.

So what action am I trying to perform when this message pops up? Basically, just scrolling down the page (which causes Facebook to have to retrieve older posts) will make this message pop up.

A quick google search of this reveals that this is a standard FB message that occurs when you try to do something that is "not allowed" on Facebook such as using your FB page to post to a Group wall for example.

Nothing yet on the Facebook Help Desk with known issues, so I guess I'll wait to see if anyone else experiences this today. Comment below if you do.


  1. I just experienced it. I thought it might be caused by my posting a lot of ads. It's something which has happened before and could be FB's cryptic way of telling me I've posted too often. However, if I substitute another image for the one in my ad, there's no problem. I just don't have the direct picture link. Maybe it'll go away, but I suspect I'll have to wait a week or so.

  2. Today Im Experiencing same problem please solve the problem am getting this message" You do not have the necessary permission for the specified Page to perform the requested action".

  3. Experiencing this quite a bit today trying to just copy and paste a video to a friend's wall and also my blog post to a group that I've never had trouble posting to. Not sure what is going on.

  4. Did you find any solution for this issue? Thank you