All You Need To Know About Being Banned From Facebook

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How To Recover an Account When You Get Banned From Facebook

Facebook has a reputation for banning and suspending users’ accounts with or without any reason. If you got banned from Facebook, no worries—you’re not the only one. The platform that banned the former president of the United States, Donald Trump, can ban anyone.

DoNotPay can help you resolve the case of a banned Facebook account! We will let you know why the platform bans users and what your options for recovering the account are.

Why Was I Banned From Facebook?

If you haven’t read Facebook Terms of Use, you are probably left in the dark about why Facebook would suspend you. To identify what might have put you in this position, you should revise the most common violations.

Here’s what Facebook doesn’t allow:

  1. Multiple accounts
  2. Fake profiles
  3. Threats
  4. Bullying
  5. Sexually suggestive content
  6. Hate speech
  7. Content that contains or promotes self-harm and violence
  8. Spam
  9. Too much or too little activity
  10. Intellectual property infringement
  11. Illegal activities

Multiple Accounts

You can’t have more than one account on Facebook. The platform allows only one account per email address. If you must create a new one for any reason, follow Facebook’s guide on how to move information from one profile to another. For business use, you can open a business account and use the personal one to manage it.

Fake Profile

Creating an account under a false name will get you banned. If you provide any false information, add photos that aren’t yours, or similar, Facebook will permanently remove that account.


Making credible verbal threats to other users isn’t acceptable. If Facebook registers a threat in comments, messages, or statuses, it will block the user. Depending on the type of threat, you can be banned either permanently or temporarily.


Facebook wants to keep a safe community for its users, and it doesn’t tolerate bullying. Insulting someone, making fun of them, or verbally attacking them on the platform will be punished.

Sexually Suggestive Content

Content that shows nudity, pornography, or any kind of sexually suggestive content will result in a suspension or ban. Users tend to report accounts for showing inappropriate content, even if they are not violating the terms. In that case, Facebook will lift the suspension or ban after it revises the content.

Hate Speech

Any kind of hate speech, including racism, attacks on LGBTQ+ individuals or organizations, or religious discrimination, isn’t allowed on Facebook. Expressing prejudice against a certain group—whether that’s through writing, video, or imagery—can get your account blocked.

Content That Contains or Promotes Self-Harm and Violence

Encouraging harmful behavior falls under the violation of Community Guidelines. If you post content that shows or promotes self-harm, the post will be removed, and you will get suspended or banned. The same applies to content that features or supports violence.


If Facebook detects spam, it will lock the user's account or deactivate it. What falls under spam behavior is:

  • Sending people unwanted content
  • Posting links to people’s timelines
  • Sending too many friend requests to people you don’t know
  • Sending bulk messages
  • Posting unwanted images on people’s timelines

Intellectual Property Infringement

Facebook helps creators protect their intellectual property. If someone reports copyright or trademark violation, the platform will take measures against it. Stealing someone’s intellectual property can be punished with a permanent ban.

Illegal Activities

Your account will be removed immediately if you celebrate or show any type of illegal activity, such as:

  • Solicitation
  • Exploitation of adults or children
  • Drugs
  • Theft

Facebook expects its users to respect the law and not to promote illegal behavior.

The Difference Between Being Banned and Suspended

Depending on how serious the violation is, Facebook has different forms of punishment. Your account can be:

  1. Temporary suspended
  2. Banned

Suspended Account

Temporary suspension or ban is usually assigned to first-time wrong-doers and users who make minor mistakes. In this case, you will be restricted from using the platform for a set period—up to 30 days. When the suspension expires, you can log in to your account, and your data will be retrieved. If you don’t want to wait and you find that the suspension was unjust, you can submit an appeal.

Banned Account

If you repeat the act that got you suspended or make a more serious violation, Facebook can serve you a permanent suspension or ban. What happens when you receive a permanent ban? You can’t use the platform ever again unless Facebook grants your appeal. If you convince the reps that you are worthy of their trust, you can get unbanned.

How To Recover Your Banned Facebook Account

To get your account back, you must explain to Facebook why it made a mistake—do that by following these steps:

  1. Go to Help Center
  2. Enter your email address or phone number
  3. Enter your name as listed on the account
  4. Add a photo of your ID

Facebook will review your information and get back to you. You have up to 30 days since your account was disabled to file this appeal.

Arm yourself with patience because it can take some time until you receive an answer. If you don’t want to wait, no problem—!

Reactivate Your Account With DoNotPay!

DoNotPay is an AI-powered app that can generate a valid and professional demand letter. We will give Facebook a deadline to send a response, which will prioritize your appeal.

Follow these four simple steps to start the process:

  1. Find the Unban My Account feature
  2. Answer some basic questions about the ban, such as:
    • Which platform banned you—in this case, Facebook
    • When you got banned
    • Why you got banned
    • Whether you feel discriminated against—if you fall under federal or state protected classes
  3. Click on the Sign and Submit button

This is it! We’ll take over from here and send your customized demand letter to Facebook.

DoNotPay Can Speed Up Your Appeal Procedures

You can turn to DoNotPay to help you with any issue regarding your accounts. If you have trouble with suspended and banned or locked and blocked accounts, just log in to DoNotPay and send a demand letter to any company.

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