How do I recover a disabled Facebook account?

If you go to login to your Facebook account and get a message saying that it's disabled, don't panic. We'll help you get it back with these helpful tips.

Some Facebook users disable their pages rather than permanently deleting them. Doing this gives people a break from the platform without losing their accounts completely, and it "hides" their profiles — that is, other users can't find or access disabled pages. If you've disabled your Facebook account and are ready to have it back, there's good news: The process is simple and only takes a few seconds! Just log back into Facebook using one of the two options detailed below.

Option 1: Log Into Facebook From the Homepage

To recover your disabled account, simply log back in. Follow these two steps:

  1. Go to the Facebook homepage.
  2. Sign in using your profile information. Provide your email or phone number and password at the top of the page. Then click "Log In."

That's it! Your Facebook account is now reactivated. Your information is once again visible across the platform, and you have access to all your old data, any content you uploaded, and any posts or messages you sent.

Option 2: Access Your Account From Another Web Page

Some websites allow you to create a profile using your Facebook credentials. For example, you can connect to Pinterest using your Facebook profile. If you've disabled your account and want it back, you can log onto another platform using your Facebook info. Doing this will automatically reactivate your profile.

Can You Recover a Deleted Account?

Since deactivating an account is only temporary, it's always possible to regain access to your Facebook page. However, the site has another more permanent option: deleting your account. Users who pick this option erase their page and all related data — including photos, videos, and other items shared on the account — completely and forever.

However, Facebook has a 30-day "grace period" for account deletion. To cancel your account deletion, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your account.
  2. Click the "Cancel Deletion" button.

Unlike the recovery process, you can only stop a page from being deleted by logging onto your account from the Facebook home page. If you don't cancel the deletion within 30 days, your account will be permanently erased. At that point, it's impossible to recover the page.

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