How Can I Fix My Restricted Facebook Account?

  • By Farrukh Mushtaq

    Farrukh Mushtaq

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    Farrukh Mushtaq, a digital marketer at PureSquare, possesses a keen interest in cybersecurity and enjoys writing about it. With several years of experience in the digital marketing industry, he brings expertise and passion to his work.

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  • 17 April 2024
  • 6 mins read

Facebook keeps track of your activity feed, what you share online, and your friend’s list. And, Facebook can restrict your account if something that does not meet the community guidelines. But, this restriction could be a mistake, too. Let's discuss how you can fix your restricted account and keep sharing Facebook posts regularly.

Types of Restricted Accounts

There are two types of restricted accounts:

  1. Temporary Restrictions

A temporary restriction on a Facebook account means that certain actions, such as posting comments or videos, are temporarily limited. If you face a temporary restriction, you have two options:

  • Option A: Wait until the restriction period is over.
  • Option B: Appeal to Facebook administrators for a review.

How to Appeal On Facebook If Your Account is Temporarily Restricted

  1. Go to Help and Support on the right side, where your profile picture is present.
  2. Select Report a Problem.
  1. Write your problem in detail and submit it.

Temporary Restrictions Due To Suspicious Activity

To keep your account safe, Facebook restricts some actions if you are logging in from an unknown device or someone else is trying to access your information. To avoid this, you can enable two-factor authentication or confirm your identity with a connected email or phone number.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Go to the Facebook Help Centre
  2. Click on Recover My Facebook Account.
  1. Follow the instructions.

You can also ask your friend to help you in recovering your restricted account or can help them too by following the steps below:

  1. Click your profile picture on the top right.
  2. Select Help and Support.
  3. Tap on the Help Centre.
  4. In Policies and Reporting, choose Hacked and Fake Accounts.
  1. Click on the Help Your Friend option.
  1. Follow the instructions.

Permanent Restrictions

A permanent restriction is when your account is disabled. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Open the link.
  2. Add the details.
  1. Mention the reason why you think your account was disabled or if it was a mistake, then clearly mention it.

You will likely get a response from Facebook in 30 days, but if that’s not the case, consider the restriction to stay forever.

Secure Your Social Media Accounts

Your social media accounts are not completely safe. Despite the efforts made by the owners, such as Meta, in boosting account security and privacy, there is a need to stay proactive.

Do you know that your private data is used by advertisers, agencies, and hackers? And, how some data harvesting companies sell your information to the highest bidders? This is the reason why you should always try to keep your data safe. 

PurePrivacy is a privacy management tool that helps you control and manage your social media accounts and information sharing on the internet.

  • Optimize your social media accounts and share recommendations about any privacy vulnerabilities. 
  • Enhance your privacy score on all online platforms.
  • Manage your data sharing, posts, and search history with PurePrivacy, protecting you from trackers, cyber intruders, and advertisers.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How long will my Facebook account be restricted?


    The time of Facebook restriction varies. Sometimes, a few hours, days, or a week. The time is specified as per the violation of the term. If the limitation is permanent, it might take 30 days to live or will not be lifted.

  • How do I know if I'm restricted on Facebook?


    If you have been restricted from posting, you will receive a notification from Facebook. If someone has restricted you, you will see the changes in the activities, such as not seeing their posts.

  • Why is my Facebook restricted?


    Facebook restrictions can happen due to mistakes, too, but there are certain reasons, such as fake profiles, abusive content, policy violations, or sending spam friend requests.

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Were You Rejected by Mistake?

A misunderstanding restricted your account; you can communicate with Facebook. If that restriction was due to suspicious account activity and you were not involved, that’s a big red flag.

Keeping your data secure and securing accounts must be your priority. Enable two-factor authentication and make sure that you keep unguessable passwords.