Why Is Facebook Shortcut Bar Missing Groups?

If you are unable to find Facebook shortcut on your menu, there are a few steps to take to resolve this problem. Shortcuts on Facebook help you access groups and others events in your Facebook, serving as quick access to your favorite pages and groups.

As earlier said, Facebook’s shortcut bar is a convenient feature that allows you to quickly access various sections of the platform, including groups, pages, feeds, marketplace, events and more. However, it can be frustrating when one of your shortcut bars suddenly go missing, especially if you use them.

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If you find yourself in this situation, don’t worry. In this article, we will explain why they may go missing and give some tips on how to fix the shortcut bar on Facebook.

Why Are Facebook Groups Shortcut Bar Missing?

There have been reports of Facebook Shortcut groups going missing, some of the reasons why this may happen are you stop visiting or using the shortcut frequently as you used to, especially when the bar uses the “Auto” to place the shortcut.

Facebook Shortcut Bar Missing Groups

When you stop using a particular shortcut, it may get replaced with the most frequently used one, such as groups, marketplace, pages, events, friend requests, and others. But in some instances where most of the shortcuts get missing, then there is something wrong somewhere.

When you are missing all the relevant shortcuts on your Facebook bar, it might just be a glitch or a bad network. Which in most cases will fail to update the front page of the Facebook app. These shortcuts are normally located at the top for Android devices and the bottom for iPhone or iOS devices.

How Do I Get Groups Back On My Shortcut Bar?

There are a few steps you can take to fix missing shortcuts on your Facebook bar, Which include:

Add The Missing Shortcuts

To look for and add the missing Facebook shortcut, open your Facebook feed and click on the three horizontal lines at the top right corner of your screen to access Facebook Meun.

Facebook menu

Click on gear icon to open settings.

Facebook settings

Tap on navigation bar or shortcut.

Facebook navigation bar

Under the navigation bar or shortcut, click on “Customize the bar.” To see all available shortcuts.

Facebook customization bar

Next to the available shortcuts, click on “Auto” and select “Pin” to pin your favorite shortcut to your Facebook bar. You can also select “Hide” to remove any short from your Facebook bar.

Facebook shortcut bar settings

Also take note that you can only add three shortcuts to the existing default shortcut on the Facebook bar making six in total. If you are still having issues with Facebook shortcut, you can proceed to the steps below to fix the issue.

Facebook Updates and Changes

With most updates, Facebook frequently interface changes, especially it’s mobile applications on iPhone and Android devices, introducing new features and improvements. During these updates, certain changes may be made to the interface which may affect the visibility or accessibility of the Shortcut Bar. This is why you need to go to the app settings and reorganize the shortcut according to your taste, following the above steps.

Keep in mind that It’s possible the disappearance of the Shortcut bar for groups, pages, and others is a result of such updates. 

Clear Your Browser Cache

If you are using a web browser, clearing its cache can help you resolve missing bar issues, go to your browser <Settings> Privacy & Security< Clear browsing data > Clear your cache, cookies, and browser history > and then Restart your browser.

Disable Browser Extensions

Certain browser extensions or add-ons can interfere with Facebook’s functionality and cause the shortcut bar to go missing. To determine if an extension is causing the problem, try disabling any recently installed add-ons or disabling all one by one and check if the missing shortcut will reappear.

Contact Facebook Support

If all attempt fails, and the group’s section is still missing from the Facebook shortcut bar, it is recommended to reach out to Facebook Support for further assistance. Visit the Facebook Help Center and explore the available options to contact their support team. 

Be sure to provide them with detailed information about the issue you’re facing and the troubleshooting steps you’ve already taken.

How To Remove Shortcut Bar From Facebook

If you find any unwanted shortcuts on the navigation bar or shortcut bar on your Facebook app on Android or iPhone, you can follow these easy steps to remove them.

To remove a shortcut from the navigation bar, long-press the shortcut you want to remove such as Group, Marketplace, Feeds, and others.

From the pop-up menu, tap “Unpin” to remove the shortcut bar. The shortcut will be removed from the navigation bar. You can also choose to hide it from the shortcut bar if you wish.


The disappearance of the group’s section from the Facebook shortcut bar can be a frustrating experience for users who rely on it for quick access to their communities. By following the troubleshooting tips outlined in this article, you should be

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