Have Facebook suspended your account? Do you really need the account? Can’t afford to lose the account? Here, we’ll go through the steps you should take and what should avoid.
After reading through this article, you should know how to recover your Facebook account easily if it was suspended by Facebook.
I recently opened a new Facebook account which did not in any way violate Facebook policies or its terms and conditions but few days ago, I got a suspension notice from Facebook which I later discovered the reason.
Before we go through the process of learning how to recover your Facebook account, let’s look at the things that might cause Facebook account suspension and how to avoid it.
What Causes Facebook Account Suspension and How to Avoid It?
You might still be wondering why Facebook suspend accounts. It is due to the increase in spamming and scamming not only on Facebook but across most social media platforms. Below are some of the reasons why Facebook suspend accounts.
1. Creating or transferring too much assets.
When you create a new Facebook account especially if you want to use it as a back-up account, you should be careful when adding the account as an admin for your groups as well as your pages.
If you really and urgently need to add pages or groups, do it wisely. You should add 2 pages or groups a day then wait till the next week to add 2 pages or groups in different days.
What I’m trying to imply is don’t add everything at once, in a day or in a week. If you don’t, stick to this advice, you might end up losing your Facebook account.
This was my exact issue.
2. Posting of links.
It shouldn’t be a new thing to you that posting of links could get your account banned or suspended though not in all cases.
If you post a link probably for your friend or even yours and the website that the post links to doesn’t have a valid SSL certificate, have contents that goes against Facebook policy, or have been blacklisted / banned by Facebook, your account is at risk of getting suspended.
If you really have to post links, you should buy or create a Facebook page for that to avoid getting your account restricted. Pages are allowed to post more links unlike profiles and are not easily banned; even if your page is unpublished, it won’t affect your main account.
To avoid your Facebook account from being suspended, avoid posting or even putting links in comment sections and inbox; although inbox is much safer.
3. Reported account.
This is not really common but seems to be the norms nowadays. You should abstain from all illegal activities without can exception to avoid your account from getting reported.
Usually, it will take a lot of people bad reports about your account to take it down however, it takes just a few for new Facebook accounts.
4. Causing violence or immoral acts.
You should abstain from posting videos or pictures that illustrates violence or unwanted activities that does not abide by Facebook policies.
Avoid posting pictures or videos that contain blood, exposed body, hard drugs, etc. This way, you are making Facebook safer for younger users while keeping your account record clean.
5. Running Ads
It is not safe to run ads on a new Facebook account, this is something that everyone should know.
If you do this, Facebook might think that you are just a scammer that want to reach a wider audience. This is one of the reasons why people buy old Facebook accounts.
How to Recover Your Facebook Account
Now you know why Facebook suspend accounts and why your account has been suspended if this applies to you. Let’s get to the details and steps of recovering a suspended Facebook account.
Note that this method will only work if you have not violated too much of Facebook policy and the acts above.
1. Disagree with the decision or appeal for review.
The first step to take to recover your Facebook account when it has been suspended by Facebook is to disagree with the decision.
By disagreeing with the decision, you are telling Facebook that you are not wrong and not guilty of violating their policies.
The best app to use is the main Facebook app or Facebook desktop version mode; although it will still work on Facebook lite. Regardless of the method you use, you should never exit till you finish taking all the steps successfully as you might not be given another chance to appeal for a review.
2. Upload required documents.
After you disagree with the decision, you’ll need to prove that what you are saying is true; and you truly have not violated any of their policies. To do this, you need to upload any document that you are required to; all of them.
The type of document that you will be requested to upload depends on your country of residence and type of policy you are said to have violated.
You are to ensure that you upload all without exception and ensure it’s the correct and valid document to avoid getting your account permanently disabled.
If you are asked to upload your picture, make sure it’s clear and it really is you; even if you haven’t uploaded your picture before on the Facebook Account.
3. Submit the documents.
After uploading the required documents, ensure that you press the submission button and wait for it to load successfully; show a success message before exiting the app.
4. Be patient and don’t log out.
After carefully following all the steps above, ensure that you don’t log out of your account else you might lose your account.
5. Check back after a day to a week.
Wait patiently and keep on checking back on your account at least twice a day; you won’t be allowed to request for another review till the current review is completed.
The contents of this articles are based on my personal experience and discovery and are up to 90% accurate. If you need advice on what to do, feel free to contact us and furthermore, you can check our free tip on how to optimize your Facebook profile if the need arises.
It is important to keep in mind that new Facebook accounts are usually fragile and should be handled with care to avoid suspension or permanent ban. Note that if your account has not been enabled, it will be permanently disabled after 30 days.