What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?Survey says that you check your phone and log on to Facebook.
Research claims that 80% of the population in USA checks theirphones before they brush their teeth.
Why am I not surprised?
I will confess I am guilty of early morning Facebook too.Facebook is not only the first activity of my day but the last aswell. I don’t think I will sleep half as well if I didn’t read myfriend’s status updates and argued with half a dozen strangers (Fbgroup members) about the GOT finale.
Facebook has become an essential part of our daily lives.Imagine how disrupted our lives will be if our Facebook Account hasbeen disabled?
A friend of mine recently got locked out of her account becauseshe shared a flagged content. To be fair, my friend is nottech-savvy at all. She needs an instruction manual just to send afriend request. Needless to say, she didn’t realize that thecontent was copyright.
She was literally in tears when she called me for help. How willshe connect with her book club now? Miriam has just created a groupabout Hannah’s wedding surprise. She will miss out on everything.Help!
Through her frantic pleas for help, I gathered that Facebook haddisabled her account. On the promise of a free dinner, I put on myreading glasses to help her recover her Facebook account.
Here is what I found:
Why Facebook May Disable Your Account?
- Post content that is against its Community Standards
- Are using a fake name
- Are impersonating someone
- Are involved in Spamming – an activity in which youcontinuously contact Facebook users for the purpose of harassment,advertising, promotion, or other conduct that’s not allowed byFacebook.
Some common examples of Policy Violations are:
- A Fb user has used abusive language repeatedly, despitewarnings, on Facebook posts
- A Facebook user is copy-pasting the link of his business onother Fb pages and groups despite warnings from Facebook
- A Fb user has shared content which is owned by anotherorganization/individual/entity
- A Fb user is posting content which can be classified asobjectionable. Objectionable content may include hate speech,nudity, sexual content, self-harm, terrorist propaganda, andpromotion of regulated substances.
- A Fb user is using a fake name in their Fb profile
While we all hate to read ‘Terms & Conditions’ of anybusiness, i’ll advise that you at least skim them to make sure thatyour account does not get blocked.
Now that you understand why Facebook may disable your accountlet’s see how you can recover it.
First things first, make sure that your account hasreally been disabled. At times, you are unable to Logon toFacebook for reasons like a poor connection or malware.
If Facebook has disabled your account, you will see a messagefrom Facebook saying that your account has been disabled. If youdon’t see this message, then you might have a differentproblem.
Once you are sure that your account has been disabled, you haveto find out whether it has been temporarily disabled or permanentlydisabled.
How do I do that?
It is simple, open the Facebook sign-in page and enter yourlogin and password.
If your account has been temporarily disabled then yourscreen will display the following message:
However, if your account has been permanently disabled, then youwill receive the subsequent notification:
If your account is temporarily disabled, then proceed to step 3to recover it. However, if your account has been disabledpermanently; I am sorry you will never be able to recover it.
The only thing you can do is to read and re-read Facebook’scommunity standards, make a new account, and make sure that youdon’t violate the terms again.
If your account has been temporarily disabled, then there is achance that you will be able to recover it. What you can do issubmit an appeal and request Facebook to review their decision.
How to Submit Facebook Appeal?
- Open the Facebook appeal and review form in your preferredbrowser.
- When you click on the link, you will arrive at this page:
- Facebook will ask you to enter the login email or mobile phonenumber on which the FB account is registered. It will also ask youto enter your full name as listen in the Facebook account. Finally,it will ask you to upload your ID (identification document) as aJPEG file.
ID document can be:
- Your Driver’s license
- Your Passport
- Your Birth Certificate
- After entering the correct information, press send.
- Once you hit, you will receive an acknowledgement from Facebookstating that they have received the review appeal and will reply toyou soon via email.
Facebook will inform you about their decision within 4-7 workingdays. They will email you (on the email address you gave in theappeal form) and tell you whether they have reactivated youraccount or not.
In case they decided against it, you will not be able to accessyour account. If they decided to reactivate it, you would be givena link to reset your password and use your Facebook account.
Tips to Remember
Upload a valid identification document. Make sure that thedocument you are uploading has not expired.
- Make sure that the picture you are uploading is the same asthat of your Facebook profile picture. If you don’t have thatpicture, then use a similar one.
- Make sure that you are not uploading fake documents
- Don’t resubmit the appeal again and again.
Frequently Asked Questions
It has been more than 5 days, and I have not received a responsefrom Facebook.
Facebook commonly replies within 4-7 working days, bepatient. If you still don’t receive a response from Facebook, thencheck the spam folder of your email account.
Can I resubmit my appeal?
Yes, if you have not received a reply from Facebook for morethan 30 days, then you can submit an appeal again.
Do you have any more questions?
Write in the comment section below, and we will try our best toanswer them all!