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Why Was My Facebook Account Locked Or Disabled?

Why Was My Facebook Account Locked Or Disabled?

Why Was My Facebook Account Deleted?

Millions of people log into Facebook every single day. We upload details of our lives to it, share photos, use it to connect with friends, colleagues, loved ones and even run our businesses on it. For many, it has become one of those things that you feel you cannot live without.

Imagine then trying to log in one day and being told your account was disabled. Facebook can actually lock or disable your account at any given moment. Then may restrict you while you are logged in, or may prevent you from logging in at all. There are a number of reasons as to why they do this and as long as you know why, in most cases, the way to resolve it is relatively simple, albeit frustrating.

You may have tried to access your Facebook account one morning, and been confronted with a message that your account had been disabled, or locked for security reasons. This would definitely come as a shock and without any reason given you will feel helpless.

Let’s go through some of the possible reasons as to you’re your Facebook account was locked or disabled.

Common Malware Concerns

Be aware that if you click on something on Facebook that is a hoax or scam, it may cause your account to be locked.

You may have been tricked into clicking on something on Facebook that leads you offsite. Here are three common scams:

  • Facebook Profile Viewer: Claiming you can see who is viewing your profile
  • Promising to Fix: A message convincing you to install something to help you fix a problem that does not even exist.
  • Videos: Random messages that say "View this video! Omg! I can't believe she did this!", Or "is this you? Did you know this picture of you is on this site?".

These are very common problems, and it is one of the ways that hackers and phishers gain access to and steal your account.

Reasons Why Your Facebook Page May Have Been Locked or Disabled

  • Fake Account: If you didn’t use your real name Facebook will eventually find out.
  • Misrepresentation: If you created a page that impersonates a person or entity it will be locked or even closed without warning.
  • Groups Joined: You have joined too many groups. The maximum limit is 200 groups per user.
  • Spam: If you posted too many messages on a wall or in a group in a too short time span, it can be considered spam.
  • Friends: You may have friend-requested too many people. Facebook has instituted a maximum 5000 friends policy, so this reason should be a rarity.
  • Under Age: You are under 18 years old and not part of a High School group.
  • Offensive Content: You wrote offensive content.
  • Frequency: You may have sent “too many” friend requests or made “too many” wall posts (especially with identical content) in a short time frame.
  • Hacked: Somebody may have tried to gain access to your account, so Facebook needs you to verify you are who you say you are. Typically someone will report and flag you for this activity.
  • Malware: If it's a potential problem, you will be presented with a pop up upon logging in, prompting you to scan your computer. Even though you may already have an up-to-date virus program be aware that malware isn't actually a 'virus' so it may not be detected.
Facebook Login Account Disabled Message

Facebook Login Account Disabled Message

Why You Should Read the Terms and Conditions

In many cases, your Facebook account will be locked or disabled because you have violated one of the terms and conditions that you agreed to when you joined up.

Did you actually read them before you simply ticked the "Agree" box? Many people don't because they are long, wordy and full of terms that are hard to understand.

How Can You Reactivate Your Locked Facebook Account

If you're locked out of your account, you may have the option to reset your login info by one of two methods:

  1. Answering Your Security Question: Simply follow the prompts and answer the questions to prove you are who you say you are.
  2. Getting Help From Friends: Select a friend on Facebook who you trust, and provide them with the nominated URL which they need to visit to retrieve a security code. Once you have that code, you need to enter it where prompted.

Regardless of the method you choose, be aware that after you complete one of the security checks, there is a 24-hour waiting period (at minimum) before any changes in your account or page status will be seen. During this time, your account is still visible on Facebook, but you won't be able to access it.

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    Have you or someone you know had their Facebook Page deleted? Whether you have only 1 like or tens of thousands, unless you abide by Facebook's terms and conditions it can be deleted without warning.
  • Why Does Facebook Keep Logging Me Out?
    As frustrating as this is there are a number of possible reasons, and in almost all cases the issue can be resolved almost immediately. Here are the most common reasons for Facebook logging you out.
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How to Avoid Your Account Being Locked or Disabled

Sometimes your account is locked without warning and at the hands of another unauthorized party however where you do have control there are a few measures that you can take so that you do not have your account locked or disabled again:

  • Take time to build up a network of page likes and friends. You can always join in Facebook ladders too. But remember to focus on quality, not quantity.
  • Limit friend requests and also the number of posts that you make in a short period.
  • Adhere to the terms and conditions.
  • Don't put all your eggs in one basket: if you are using Facebook for business marketing, include it in your strategy but consider using other social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Google Plus, and Twitter, and building a following on them also.


Sushmita on September 12, 2020:

My Facebook account was disabled, I don’t know why?

My account was disabled and I could not receive verify Code please Please help me unlock it, thank you.

Susan Korsinen on September 06, 2020:

Why have I been locked off of Facebook for three weeks now?

Kaviraj mehul 9714719358 on September 03, 2020:

Dear sir and madam. My Facebook account was block or disabled , I don’t know why? Please help me unlocked it , thank you

Kaviraj mehul 9714719358 on September 03, 2020:

Dear Receiver.

My Facebook account was disabled, I don’t know why?

My account was disabled and I verify myself but not yet working, please confirm it Please help me unlock it, thank you.

Kaviraj mehul on September 03, 2020:

My facebook account open please help me recvas please

Precious Ngaritangue Tjikuere on September 03, 2020:

My Account is block i press samething wrong

Ayhessa Jazmine Marcial on September 02, 2020:

Please help me to my account its been 7 years to me please it have many messeges important in there please help me

Thomas Hultbrand on September 01, 2020:

Dear Receiver.

My Facebook account was disabled, I don’t know why?

My account was disabled and I verify myself but not yet working, please confirm it Please help me unlock it, thank you.

Roxanne Casstro Talarico on August 31, 2020:

I followed all the steps to have my account opened yet it is still blocked..

Rahi aftar sheikh on August 29, 2020:

You fix my account Why is it not working Please help me sir

Steve Stuart on August 25, 2020:

Facebook locked me out, saying they needed proof of my age and that a different name was on my account than what was on the account. I go by my middle name. I sent proof. No response from them after many attempts.

Patricia Donaldson horton on August 24, 2020:

Help get my Facebook account I lost everything won’t let me log in

Charles Kenneth Nesbitt on August 21, 2020:

Please unlock my account or tell me exactly what I did.

Paul Kennedy on August 20, 2020:

Please unlock my account, this is ridiculous behaviour. I can assure there is no impropriety with respect to my account and my integrity. I have sent you all the necessary documentation your site has requested. Please unlock my account immediately.

Hardik thakor on August 17, 2020:


Patricia Francis on August 16, 2020:

why is Facebook account disabled I need help plz

heather on August 15, 2020:

for some reason my fb is locked and i say type too any one

Adukwu corlenious on August 14, 2020:

Please help to get my Facebook account back

Marvin Gray on August 11, 2020:

Facebook repeatedly locks me out of my account for no reason and won't accept my credentials I know is right just stop making everything so much harder for us to use the site

Jeanrique Abrahams on August 11, 2020:

Uhm i don't know why my account has been locked, I'm not a hacker or something. Im just enjoying facebook as phone feels useless without facebook, please help me ❤

Gaseb Chador on August 04, 2020:

My facebook account is locked. Please help me to log in again

Kien lim on August 04, 2020:

Dear sir and madam. My Facebook account was block or disabled , I don’t know why? Please help me unlocked it , thank you

Christina Dresbach on July 29, 2020:

i literally just made this account and then went back to log in to delete it because its honestly worse than Instagram. And it locked me out saying that my account was compromised. I just want it deleted.

Black Elvis on July 27, 2020:

My account has just been locked..Mayb its time i quit social media..

Hammed sadiat on July 27, 2020:

I think i might have added to many friends in a short period of time,thats why my facebook account has been disable. Pls i really need it back,how can i get it

Victoria Morgan on July 22, 2020:

my account was disabled and I verify myself but not yet working, please confirm it

Betsy Mendelson on July 21, 2020:

This issue just started just before the covid 19 where all my multiple accounts got disabled & mentioning they have very few people to Identify that these pictures are you & im getting a video camera that wants my identity & they also make me change my password every other night when they Temporary lock my accounts

Sugash on July 18, 2020:

My account was locked

Kaylene King on July 18, 2020:

I fou d out last night I have been locked out of Facebook for 3 months and I thought it was my phone.playing up.i would like to know why I didn't do anything.I would like my account opened again thank you.

sesh shimanto on July 17, 2020:

why my facebook account locked this is my real account

Sona Verma on July 13, 2020:

Sir.please .help me...last night i erased my all data.unfortunately my facebook account's info not exists..i used my account mobile number but still not seeing my account.i want back my account.please help me

Si Dhü on July 13, 2020:

My old Facebook account lock please help me

Md Rakibul islam on July 12, 2020:

My facebook not active plese. Active now

Oyegunwa Deborah Ty on July 12, 2020:

My Facebook account is locked and it saying get started and i have enter all the information but my account is still not opening

Lovely on July 10, 2020:

My Facebook account is locked I can’t confirm my identity I don’t have that number which I use on Facebook don’t have email address no trusted friends how can I login back to my id plz help to me

Ananddharmatti on July 09, 2020:

Sir plz my fecbook account block kardo delet kardo

Edward Ososo on July 09, 2020:

My account may have been locked, i cant sign in

Camilar Camilar on July 06, 2020:

My account has been locked because of some identity confirmation but after conforming also my id is not opening please unlock my facebook account i've been trying confirming myy identity since last year November

Aahana tamrakar on July 05, 2020:

My account has been locked because of some identity confirmation but after conforming also my id is not opening si r please unlock my facebook account.

Jehangir Hussain on June 30, 2020:

I have read the above points

Maisie campbell on June 24, 2020:

I have been locked out of my facebook

Tony Kearns on June 20, 2020:

I think it is very unfair to lock me out and not say why. I realize you have a difficult problem ensuring community standards but I am very careful in what I post and I can not believe I have done anything to warrant being locked out. It is unfair, and then to say you may not even review my situation is very distressing. I understand there is a covid problem but that makes it especially important that i am able to use facebook to keep in touch with friends. If my account is to be locked I at least deserve to know why, Thank you for your consideration

Rahul Yadav on June 20, 2020:

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Thanks, Rahul. We'll send an update once we've reviewed your submission.

We're always looking out for the security of our community, so until then, you won't be able to use Facebook.

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Sam on June 19, 2020:

My facebook account has been locked (not disabled, which is different), it was never hacked and I haven't broken any of facebook's rules. The verification process to unlock it doesn't work (last page fails of verification fails to load).

Carolyn Verwey on June 19, 2020:

I think I had a scammer on Thursday now can’t get into my account

Peggy Moore on June 19, 2020:

I cannot open my Facebook at all today

lanstr on June 18, 2020:

Plz help , my facebook account is locked how to get it back and open

Phumziwe jaycee on June 18, 2020:

My account was blocked, I need help getting in. I think I might have posted too much identical posts in a short space of time. Probably this is the reason of my being blocked

Ahamed Sujon on June 18, 2020:

my personal account was locked please sir this account unlock please

Rahul Rahul rajput on June 16, 2020:

Please solve my problems account

Don akeem aremu on June 14, 2020:

my Facebook acct was blocked, I need it back pls, facebook to consider me. And open mosque on my account. Marlianz.

Muqadas Tariq on June 14, 2020:

My account has been disabled. I don't know why my account has been disabled. Kindly help me, I'll be thankful.

Bibash Adhikari on June 13, 2020:

Please help me my account is locked please help to fix this account I kindly request you do to this I can't attend my class schedule

Mariane on June 12, 2020:

My acc got temporary locked can someone help me

Fasi haile on June 11, 2020:

Plec help disabled account by mistake

Sara khan on June 11, 2020:

My Facebook account is locked I can’t confirm my identity I don’t have that number which I use on Facebook don’t have email address no trusted friends how can I login back to my id plz help to me

Karabo Khohlongwane on June 09, 2020:

How can I unlock my Facebook account?

Niraj patel on June 06, 2020:

my account locked how to solw

Mona bint Mohammed on June 06, 2020:

I can’t login in to my Facebook account Pls how can i unlock my facebook account

Siyabonga Mngadi on June 06, 2020:

My account is been lock please help to get it back

J'suis Khaled illou on June 02, 2020:

Please Facebook has just locked my account, I ignore why. Please help me to unlock my account.

Ericka baladad on May 30, 2020:

Pls how can i unlock my facebook account,

Janine wilenski on May 28, 2020:

Why am i locked out of my fb i have been on fb 4 20 years i want my puctures back

george on May 25, 2020:

i am locked down of my facebook acount an your company don't send me the sms to recover my acount y plz help

Bernardita Hilario on May 25, 2020:

My fb account hacked plss help me sir

Rhiyanne Angela Flores on May 22, 2020:

Mah Facebook account locked why do it have to locked it?

Rhiyanne Angela Flores on May 22, 2020:

Please unlock my account..

Anwar Zamani on May 21, 2020:

Hello i have locked my Facebook Facebook community code from the phone, but I don't accept my photo, please do not repeat my Facebook thank you for the wrong vagr I've seen and sorry, please feel free to back up my Facebook

virginia on May 21, 2020:

so has anyone got back into their fb after this crap has happened ive been locked and deleted out

Adibah on May 21, 2020:

My account have temporarily locked. please help me. on May 17, 2020:

I have confirmed my identity but still my facebook account is locked.

Jack on May 16, 2020:

Sure, Facebooks allows thousands of scams and ponzi schemes to set up groups but locks people out randomly.

david on May 14, 2020:

i was locked out by facebook they think i am under there age limit. if 63 it under age whats next

Paul john boton on May 14, 2020:

May account was temporary identity lock

Kerry Harris on May 13, 2020:

My page is locked up. Can't log out.

Nantege Patra pato on May 11, 2020:

Why was my Facebook account blocked, when I put in my password they tell me it's wrong and how will it take to unblock my account

asfgj on May 11, 2020:

my fb account got logged out for no reason and when I logged in it says wrong password. I have tried different ways already and my email was from the old yahoo mail that I can't access as well.. I contacted Facebook and I clicked the option "My personal account was disabled" but they said it was not a disabled account. So frustrating

sadiq musa on May 09, 2020:

please my has been disabled and how can I get it back

I cant lose that account..

that account is up to 9 years now please help me

Ashis on May 07, 2020:

Free fire fb account and password not opening please help me

Sara Abraham on May 05, 2020:

Plz let me know why my fb account not working

Zara Chidlow on April 29, 2020:

how long will i not be able to log in for ? also how will i know when i can log back in? i don't have access tot he original email address? this is wht it is saying:

We limit how often you can post, comment or do other things in a given amount of time to help protect the community from spam. You can try again later. Learn More

Shaibu Joshua on April 28, 2020:

Facebook is always showing me incorrect password when i try to login

Poornasai on April 27, 2020:

My account is locked

steve on April 20, 2020:

been locked out for over s eeek now for know reason my profile pic comes up but keeps saying while trying to retrieve that wrong password but it aint ???????????

Searman Mohammad on April 18, 2020:

I need help my facebook account is locked

RatheedhKD on April 18, 2020:

my account locked please unlock

Ho shoaw tung on April 15, 2020:

Dude i have the same problem..i.mostaken type to 2013 in my dob. And it locked me out

alade asiat on April 14, 2020:

My facebook account was locked because i mistakenly type wrong date of birth please help me out

Jujuju on April 12, 2020:

I still do it all but i been 1 month waiting why is it so long?

Pochollo on April 12, 2020:

I have confirmed my identity but still my facebook account is locked.

Isaiah on April 11, 2020:

I need help get in to my Facebook not let me on my Facebook on April 11, 2020:

hack this account

Winnie on April 09, 2020:

My Facebook account disabled with no reason nor any warning

Seng Nu Mai Rita on April 04, 2020:

My accound locked

Obajimi Taiwo on April 02, 2020:

My facebook and my group has disable how can i open it back please

S M Shafiqul Islam on March 29, 2020:

How i can recover my old real id.this id phon number has lost. And forget password

Akshay Vangujar on March 28, 2020:

my old facebook account was disabled

Raja Gopal on March 24, 2020:

My face book account identity other way please

Isaac Mwesigwa on March 24, 2020:

i have confirmed my identity but still my face book account is locked

Akugizibwe on March 22, 2020:

my facebook account locked