You’re trying to log in to Facebook but they return you a message “Your account has been disabled”. This is probably because you’ve violated any of their terms. Furthermore, depending upon the severity of the issue, your account may be temporarily or permanently disabled. However, it is highly unlikely to recover an account if they disable it permanently. Although you can lift the suspension from a temporarily disabled account, it does take effort and won’t be activated unless otherwise, you provide a valid reason.
Facebook reserves all the rights to disable an account without prior warning. So it’s advisable to take a look at their terms and conditions before you engage in the platform. Over the years and through the controversies, Facebook did strengthen its security a lot. This is to ensure the smooth working of the platform, delivering a pleasant experience to those dedicated users. Without diverting much, we’ll discuss how to recover a disabled Facebook account.
Common Reasons Facebook Disable Your Account
Facebook won’t disable your account for no reason. Hence, Facebook does state facts that could be the reason for disabling your account. However, they don’t always explain an accurate reason – this could result if a lot of people report your account, spam friend requests, spam on groups, comments, etc. The most common reasons would be:
- Posting content that violates the Facebook terms
- Using a fake name
- Impersonating someone
- Continuing behavior that violates Facebook terms even after a warning
- Approaching others for the purpose of harassment, irrelevant promotion/advertising, or any other conduct that’s not allowed
- Many users report your account
- Spamming friend requests
- Spamming groups, comments, etc.
Recovering a Disabled Account
In most cases are they disable your account temporarily. However, a permanent disable takes place in the rarest of cases. This could be the result of a severe violation of Facebook terms. Therefore if it is a permanent disabling, chances are you cannot recover it in no official manner. That account is long gone! But in cases of temporary disabling, the one and only thing you can do is submit an account review form to appeal. While you’re at this, make sure you keep your conversation personal, and state facts that prove your authenticity.
- If you see the “disabled” message when you try to log in, go to this account review form from Facebook and make an appeal.
- Enter the email address or mobile phone number associated with your Facebook account that you want to recover.
- Type in the full name as in that account.
- Upload a valid ID that authenticates your existence.
- For some accounts, you will have the option to add additional info. In this section, explain how Facebook is wrong in disabling your account, and why they should activate it. Above all, make it sound professional, let them know you’re serious about the issue.
IDs That You Can Submit
Furthermore, Facebook won’t accept any trash that you’re gonna upload. They need to look at valid IDs (government-issued ones if possible) to authenticate your details. For this you can use:
- Birth certificate
- Personal or vehicle insurance card
- Marriage certificate
- Voter ID(Recommended)
- Green card, Residence permit, or immigration papers(Recommended)
- Any other ID possibly issued by the Government
If the above-mentioned IDs are not available, the below-mentioned proofs are secondary options:
- Credit Card
- School ID
- Bus Card
- Library card
Finally, Facebook will revert back within 4 days, letting you know of the decision. The decision they make will vary for each case, and this does not assure the re-activation of accounts. However, they’ll look into the matter in extreme caution and if your details prove authenticity, you’ll get your account back. In contrast, Facebook has all the right to disable your account, even if that’s for no reason.