Temporarily restricted? How to deal with Facebook Jail
Have you ever experienced temporary restrictions on your Facebook Page or Account? There are few things that Facebook considers offensive. A few to name here include inappropriate posts, too many likes, or unauthorized activities. These activities can be avoided with the help of WhichLogin.
What exactly is the "Facebook Jail"?
Let's understand what exactly Facebook Jail is.
Facebook jail refers to the stage at which Facebook hides some functionality or switches off the entire account. It happens when Facebook punishes an account (profile or company page). It infringes Facebook laws (post inappropriate content, post too fast, give too many likes, etc.).
Why have I been temporarily blocked on Facebook?
There are several reasons due to which Facebook can block any activity on your account. These are:
- When the user is considered spam.
- Many friends have been added or reported several times.
- The posted content is not in line with Facebook Community standards.
The duration of a block depends on the severity of the breach and the user's background on Facebook.
A Facebook block will only restrict a few of your abilities. For instance, it will not allow you to publish on a page or group. However, you can still post on your timeline.
These processes are not carried out by the Facebook team. There is no manual work done here. It's the bots who receive reports from other users across the site. Further, they can also report if there's any suspicious behavior.
What types of blocks are there?
Personal stuff that is offensive:
Here are a few things that you should remember while carrying out any activity on your personal Facebook Profile:
Don't give out several invitations to friends at once. Send friend requests only to those you already know.
Pay attention to private messages. You will get into the Facebook Jail if the recipient tags the post as "spam" or "unwanted!"
Be sure that you do not just post business information on your Personal Facebook Account. It's best to create a business page for the same.
Avoid sharing spam content on your Facebook profile or groups.
Do not post nude, suggestive, or explicit sexual content, obscenity, vulgarity, hate talk, or any maliciousness.
Over Usage or Spam:
Spam means contacting users with inappropriate content or requests. This involves sending bulk messages, over-posting links, or pictures on people's timelines. It also includes sending friend requests to users who are not familiar with you.
Spam can often spread over bad connections or malicious program installation.
Try the following steps if you have clicked on a spam item or your account creates unwelcome messages:
Suggest changing your password to log in to your account. You can protect your profile if you can't get into it. Save it using a password manager such as LastPass, if you are worried about forgetting your password.
Unfriend, block or report someone who posts something you believe is usually spam.
Temporarily Blocking and Account Security
Sometimes, for security reasons, Facebook temporarily blocks your account. This happens when you try to log in to certain malicious websites through Facebook.
When Facebook recognizes this, it immediately blocks your account temporarily. You will get notified when you try to log in to a certain website. You can check it from the notifications, visit that website, and log out from there.
Here's how you can do it.
Visit Security & Login
Click Edit after scrolling down to Get alerts about unrecognized logins.
Choose where you want your notifications to come from, such as by email or a Facebook message.
Save the changes by clicking the Save button.
Now Facebook will warn you if someone is accessing your account. If you got more concerns, can you find out how to protect your Facebook account better.
How to know if my Facebook account is temporarily or permanently blocked?
Facebook can disable or lock your account for a short period or permanently. Facebook is stringent in terms of the safety & privacy of its users. It recognizes any unethical activity from your account and can permanently block it.
If your account is permanently disabled, it shows the message - "Your Account Has Been Permanently Disabled." It cannot be recovered under any circumstances.
What can I do to get back my Facebook account that is temporarily blocked?
There are various ways to unblock your Facebook Account. At first, you have to wait for some time until Facebook automatically revokes the restriction. If this doesn't happen, you can submit an appeal to Facebook to unlock your account.
Waiting it out
After your account gets locked, try not to log in for 96 hours. Before attempting to login, clear your browser's cache, or use a different web browser to log in. If your account is still blocked, then you can count them as reasons for suspicious activities or terms of violation. After this, you might try to reset your password via your trusted friends.
How to appeal a temporary account restriction by Facebook?
When you're temporarily restricted, you will need to access this form. It is accessible only if you're logged out of Facebook. They will ask for the email or phone number you used to access Facebook.
Enter your full name, as it appears on your profile, scan a legitimate government ID, and whatever other information you have. Please write what you think prompted your suspension in the additional information box. Also, mention what you're doing to avoid doing it again and a simple statement of regret.
I am temporarily blocked by Facebook. Can I unblock myself on Facebook Messenger?
You cannot unblock yourself. If you are blocked on Facebook, you will still be blocked on Facebook Messenger. To use either, you'll have to wait until the temporary block has been removed.
Is there a way to lift a Facebook ban from commenting or posting on groups?
The group admins have the option to change the privacy setting of the groups. When the group is private, there are certain restrictions on the members while posting in the group. The moment the group admin bans you from posting, you can't lift that ban.
Bringing it together
Facebook is the leading social media platform and is growing its importance for people and businesses. This is a place to make friends, know about events, and a proven platform to boost your business. However, Facebook has made its algorithm more secure to ensure the safety of users. Follow the guidelines by Facebook to reduce the risks of being in Facebook Jail.