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Are you sure you've been blocked? 

If you see a message that your username or password is incorrect, you are not locked out - you just need to change your forgotten password.

Under the login button there is a link "Forgot your password?". Click on it. Enter the email address or phone number associated with your account, click Search, and follow the on-screen instructions.

Didn't receive a code in the mail?

In order to maintain the security of your account, the number of possible requests for a new password within one day is limited. Please wait 24 hours and then try to recover your password again. Also, check your spam or junk folder in your email.

How to recover a blocked Facebook account

If your Facebook account is blocked, you can apply for reinstatement within 30 days of being blocked. After that, it will be permanently deleted.

  1. Go to page https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/260749603972907 in the browser. This is Facebook's appeal form.
  2. Enter your email address or mobile phone number that you have access to.
  3. Enter your name under which you registered your account.
  4. Upload an image of an identity document. It can be a passport or driver's license.
  5. Enter any important information that might convince Facebook to side with you in the "Additional Information" field at the bottom of the page. Here are some examples where this can help:
  • Your account has been taken over by someone else.
  • The user you're in conflict with has marked all of your messages as spam.
  • You have clear evidence that the actions that prompted Facebook to disable the account were initiated by another person.
  • Your name on the documents is different from the name used on Facebook.
  1. Click Submit.

However, if you violate Facebook rules, then the decision may not be reviewed and the account may remain blocked. Even one complaint is enough to block. The most common violations:

  • Posting materials that violate the terms of Facebook (foreign without the permission of the author, illegal, fraudulent, hostile, offensive, etc.).
  • Indication of a clearly fake name or false information about yourself.
  • Fake account that passes the user off as another person;
  • Not one personal page, but two or more.
  • Using a personal page for commercial purposes (there are company pages for this).
  • Aggressive or offensive actions.
  • Sending unsolicited advertisements, messages, numerous friend requests or harassment of people, threats to them. 

If you have seriously violated the rules, Facebook has the right not to restore the profile.

How to prevent your Facebook account from being banned

It is best to prevent problems rather than solve them. Be sure to learn the Facebook rules, behave online as you would behave offline, and don't be rude to people, especially Facebook employees. Also, do not share your login and password with other people, only you personally can apply for unlocking.

About the author - Karina Kim