Facebook Account Disabled? What Causes It and What to Do Next

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Established in February 2004, Facebook is a private company that, since it’s conception, has generated more than 2.38 billion users. That’s a third of the world’s population.

Facebook is a social media and networking company that allows anyone 13 years of age or older, to create an account. Facebook provides a way for friends, family, and strangers alike, to connect and share from almost anywhere in the world. 45% of adults even get some of their news from Facebook.

Facebook is an important part of many lives, which is why the average daily user spends about 41 minutes a day on Facebook. It’s also why having a Facebook disabled account can be such an awful feeling.

But how does it happen? What causes a Facebook account to become disabled? Keep reading to find out how it happens and what to do next if it happens to you.

Did You Violate the Terms and Conditions?

We’re not saying this is the only way, but if you violated Facebook’s terms and conditions, it’s one way to get your account disabled.

Here are some of the common reasons or ways in which a Facebook user may violate those Facebook rules:

  • Caught using a fake profile name
  • Impersonating someone else
  • Posts have been marked as spam and sent to Facebook
  • Harsh or unsuitable behavior
  • Posting inappropriate or harsh comments on Facebook groups and pages
  • Hacking into other people’s accounts
  • Contacting others for the purpose of advertising or promoting in a way that’s not allowed
  • Contacting others for the purpose of harassment

In addition to potentially breaking these terms and conditions that Facebook users must follow, there are other ways that your account may become disabled.

How Else Could It Become Disabled?

If people report to Facebook about your account on multiple occasions, Facebook may decide to disable your account.

It can also happen by accident. Maybe you left your browser open somewhere, or maybe you disabled your account by accident. If this is the case, you should be able to open it back up again.

What Does It Mean If Your Account Is Disabled?

If your account has been disabled temporarily, you’ll receive a message when you attempt to log in that says, “Your Account has been disabled. If you have any questions or concerns, you can visit our FAQ page here.”

For a Facebook disabled account, you’ll receive a message when you attempt to log in that says, “Your account has been permanently disabled.” Below that message, it might list a reason such as for not following the Facebook Community Standards.

If your Facebook account was disabled by yourself, either on purpose or by accident, you’ll be able to open it back up just by logging in the way you used to. If your account was temporarily or permanently disabled by the Facebook team, you’ll have to fill out the “disabled appeal form,” which is available on the website.

If you include a photo of yourself on a government-issued ID, it could increase your chances of being able to reopen that account.

Furthermore, the more you explain the situation, the better. Provide as much information as you can about what happened in the “Additional Info” section. Be as honest and as detailed as you can.

What Happens If You Can’t Get Your Account Back?

Losing access to a long list of friends and contacts, years worth of irreplaceable videos and photos, and all of your shared messages is an awful feeling.

For many Facebook users, there are a lot of Facebook friends who are only accessible through Facebook. Many users don’t have phone numbers or addresses for people that they continue to keep in touch with over the years, and Facebook provides as the only contact they have with those people. Losing all of that can leave someone with a feeling of panic and emptiness.

Losing your photos and videos alone can be an emotional loss. Shared messages are like hand-written letters of the past and, many Facebook users keep their messages around as if it were a box of letters.

Should the worst happen, you might want to reach out to a professional Facebook expert where you can participate in a live chat or talk on the phone in order to get help.

How Long Will It Take After You File an Appeal?

It can take 5-20 days in order to hear back about an appeal that you submitted. If you still haven’t received a response after 30 days, you may then submit another one. But remember, if you temporarily disable your own account, you don’t need to submit an appeal to Facebook. You simply need to log in as you normally would in order to reopen your account.

If your account has been permanently disabled, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to open it back. That being said, it’s very rare that Facebook will disable an account permanently, and if they do so, it’s usually for a good reason.

Should that be the case, start reaching out to friends and family in order to recover as much as you can from your lost account. You can also ask a specialist for help.

A Facebook Disabled Account Is Not the Be-All and End-All

A Facebook disabled account can be a stressful thing to deal with, especially if you don’t know why it happened in the first place. The important thing is not to panic, and to go through the steps to try and figure out what happened and then get your account back up and running.

Get help from the very beginning so that you understand the ins and outs of Facebook. This will give you a head start to make sure that nothing like this happens again. 

Do you need to contact Facebook or file an appeal but need help to do so? You can take the first step here.

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  1. My Facebook account has been disabled I need it to be put back into access??

  2. Hello Facebook team, please help me, my account is disabled but I don’t know why I am disabled. I am extremely sorry for any reason. Kindly help me. My account is personal and very very important. Please help me. Thank you Facebook team.

  3. My Facebook was Disabled on Wednesday April 19 also my messenger and instagram is gone Did i say something wrong on my page if i did I’m sorry and i will do my best not too let it happen again.

  4. A scammer put a different gmail on my account instead of my email and he switched the password and switched my gmail and has been using it to post unwanted stuff like fake money ads and scams and he made it get disabled and locked

  5. My Facebook is disabled and I really want to be. Sick be. Back on it so when can I be. Back on it

  6. My Facebook is disabled and I really really want to be back on Facebook so can I be back on it’been two months two months I want to be reinstated asap

  7. Good morning my Facebook is disabled and I really Really want to be back on its almost two months since I have not had my Facebook account

  8. I was in the process of posting in my screen went away and said my time was up and I haven’t been able to get into Facebook sense can you help me get back on

  9. My facebook account has been disabled but dont say permantley will I get it bk

  10. Disabled my Facebook account I want to know what I what I to Facebook I want to know if and when I can I can get my Facebook account back because I want it be back on Facebook reinstate me

  11. Disabled my Facebook account I want to know what I did to Facebook I want to know if and when I can I can get my Facebook account back because I want it be back on Facebook reinstate me

  12. Sir please cheak my personal Facebook account has been dissibled and very very important please recovery my Facebook account please sir

  13. My facebook account has been disabled. What will I do to make it back..badly needed it.

  14. Hello sir your security system has been disabled my real facebook account. Iam real person. My Name is (arbaj shaikh). My Date Of Birth (05.10.2003). Now, I am sending my real proof please sir review it and reopen my real facebook account.I will be very thankful to facebook team. Once again Thanks a lot facebook team.I am waiting for your reply.
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  15. FB account disabled today, have no prior history of any trouble with FB. FB not allowing me to appeal their decision.

  16. Good evening I want my Facebook back it’s been to long for me not to have it

  17. My fb acct. States it is disabled.
    You have not stated how long. I have no idea whether it is temporary or permanent. If it is temporary then how long? Thank you.

  18. I’ve gotten email tellingly me account disabled then they want me to verify phone number they never sent number when I request that code be sent again they say I request resend too many times and tell me wait 24 hours how do I let them know I can’t log on cause enter code tab is there so I can’t go report a problem

  19. My Facebook account was hacked. I opened new one and Facebook disabled it.

  20. My account has been locked and I’m attempting to do business. I’ve gotten clients interested already in a project we are attempting to sale in Mazatlán Mexico. I have provided the requested documentation but it get getting kicked back with the same request. You’re asking us to use your services to promote my company/service but I have no means of contacting you other than this and your replies have been minimal is useful. It would be nice to have a more personal touch and or reply especially if rejected after several attempts.

    You need a better system for this when I’m looking at doing business for $250.000 – $1,500,000.00. This avenue has great potential. Please respond and assist. Very urgent matter.

  21. This is for my Face book account. Not sure what my site URL is. Can NOT gain access. My account has been locked and I’m attempting to do business. I’ve gotten clients interested already in a project we are attempting to sale in Mazatlán Mexico. I have provided the requested documentation but it get getting kicked back with the same request. You’re asking us to use your services to promote my company/service but I have no means of contacting you other than this and your replies have been minimal is useful. It would be nice to have a more personal touch and or reply especially if rejected after several attempts.

    You need a better system for this when I’m looking at doing business for $250.000 – $1,500,000.00. This avenue has great potential. Please respond and assist. Very urgent matter.

  22. Dear.Sir my Personal account is disabled so please I request you that’s reopen my account my disabled account

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