Facebook disabled my account

You don’t know what you’ll have until it’s gone.

To be honest, the first thing I do when I wake up is to check my phone. I check the time, I check my Facebook notifications. Imagine the horror I felt when I saw that my Facebook account is logged out, and it was disabled!

Did I do anything wrong?

  • I am using my authentic name in my account.
  • It represents me (not a celebrity, pets, ideas, objects, etc.)
  • I’m not impersonating anyone.
  • I don’t have multiple accounts.
  • I don’t use my account for spamming or harassing others.

My account was disabled by mistake.

Because of that I had to confirm my identity to Facebook. I uploaded my passport and my professional license ID. Of course, I blurred some details. The only requirement is to see the name and the birthday.

Why I need to recover my Facebook?

  1. It has 8 years worth of memories! Most of my pictures in high school and college are uploaded there. I would definitely miss the “On This Day” reminders.
  2. I use it to connect with my family and friends. My phone is basically for Facebook. I don’t even have a sim card. Haha!
  3. I use it to log in in various websites. Instead of going through the long sign up process, I often use the connect with Facebook option. Losing my Facebook account would mean losing many accounts in various websites.
  4. I use it to manage my Facebook Page. It took me 3 months to build my audience. 16,000 followers aren’t easy to have. I also use my page for business transactions. I use it to promote my blog content as well as my sponsors.

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My Facebook account was restored!

Facebook verified my ID’s in less than 24 hours. Well, I must say that I was sad the whole day. I was only able to access it around 9:00 pm.

Lessons Learned!

  • I realized that I only have 2015-2017 pictures in my laptop. I should make a back up for my pictures from 2009-2014.
  • I have to manage the “Page roles” in my page. I was the sole admin of my page. The page became unpublished when my account was lost. I decided to give access to new admins.
  • I only got 1,200 views in my blog that day. Facebook is really helps in gaining page views for my blog.