HOW TO: Reactivate a Disabled Facebook Account

Facebook have quite the draconian usage policy and at any point in time you might find yourself the proud owner of a disabled Facebook account. Do not despair for there are ways to reactivate your account without having to re-create a different one.

The Dreaded Account Disabled Message

All you have to do is send an email to disabled@facebook.com inquiring about the reason that they disabled your account for (usually it’s a hater reporting your profile to be in violation of the EULA of Facebook) and explain your willingness to remove the violating content and if it was just a “clerical error” to reactivate your account.

Other accounts to “CC” in your email:

  • info@fb.com
  • appeals@fb.com

That usually does the job of getting your account back within a period of 2-5 days, depending on whether you actually had a violation or not, doesn’t that sound more like a country’s court system than a websites usage violation?

Most common reasons for Account disabling?

  • Porn
  • Showing too much cleavage if you are a women but men can almost get away with anything — love the commitment to the status quo of society!
  • Adding too many friends, too quickly, getting a warning for it and ignoring it.
  • Spamming
  • You didn’t use your real name that is on your birth certificate!
  • Browsing too much of Facebook too often, mostly due to apps like Snap2Face and others like it.
  • and many many more!

UPDATE: Make sure to act preemptively and backup your Facebook profile. Check our post on how to.

Have you gotten your account disabled? What did you do and why was it disabled? Share with us your thoughts in the comment section.

disabled@facebook.com

Comments and Reactions

546 responses to “HOW TO: Reactivate a Disabled Facebook Account”

  1. Anonymous says:

    i need my account plzzz Y_Y my face book account is disabled.plz enabled it Francis_a1dana@yahoo.com  THNX

  2. Dipa425c says:

    my face book account is disabled.plz enabled it

  3. donald says:

    i have been suspended how can i get it bk plz reopen my fb account thanks davidsonben@live.co.uk

  4. eisha sharma says:

    i had deactivated my account but now i want to reactivate it but somehow i forget my password..plz help me out

  5. BrittBaby92 says:

    my facebook got disabled after i reported someone for putting nude pictures of me on a facebook and i have no idea who the person was or how they got them. i didn’t do anything besides report the person and my facebook got disabled and i dont know why.

  6. Trianglestatus says:

    this is a stupid ass rule i swear… like let people do what they want this aint paying none of my bills just simply entertainment and something to do when im bored at this point im like fucc facebook they act like tha police 

  7. heather says:

    I deactivated my account about a month ago and i want to start using it again. i’ve tried reactivating it but a message keeps popping up saying there was an error in my request. how do i get my fb reactivated?

  8. bariş kaya says:

    locked up in my face I want to code or password and compromised sizdenşifre renovatio

  9. vishal says:

    go to link http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=disabled and fill all information in form them click sumit then around 2 to 5 days to reactivate ur accont

  10. Talen Storla says:

    It seems ludicrous for a company to host games that require allies in order to be successful and then design the site in such a way as to make “successful play” a way to get your account disabled.  
    What is even more humorous, or more pathetic, is when Facebook says that it “can’t do anything about disabled accounts to reenable them.  They wrote the code so that is a total crock.  

  11. Cnbell1990 says:

    I just logged in (or tried to) and got a message saying I am blocked for two days. No previous warning. Just blocked.

  12. Talen Storla says:

    I think that the fact that Facebook makes accusations without proof and refuses to address customer issues when they contest such issues is a violation of the civil rights of all that use Facebook.  I would encourage everyone to write to the ACLU and the Better Business Bureau regarding Facebook.  Without a legal challenge Facebook will continue in their arrogant disregard for users.

  13. Annbjorg28 says:

    good day, last night i cant open my FB Account thru may laptop, and it only shows this message “Sorry, something went wrong … we’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can”, but how come i can open my FB Account thru my I-touch? need to open my account. thanks,

  14. Qytina26 says:

    my account was disabled how do i retrieve it?

  15. Nadu321 says:

    my fb is also disabled. I doubt they will get back to me. I joined google+. it’s amazing

  16. Azeezatsakariyau says:

    my account temporalLy unavailaBLE FOR THE PAST ONE MONTH, PLS HELP ME OUT

  17. Nana says:

    disabled@facebook.com is no longer available!!  I am finding no help!! customer service is not answered by a human, you leave an email address and phone number and still no response since Nov. 18th.

  18. GinoRey says:

    Facebook administration please enable my facebook account,this account is my life.I have many friends with which I’m able to contact only by facebook! facebook is my life and if my account is disabled,so am I too.please it would be my golden pleasure if you enable my facebook account name is -your name-, and describe your profile 
    This Is My Email : Gwapo_Gino@yahoo.comPLEASE LET MY ACCOUNT TO BE ENABLED :((THIS IS MY LIFE !

  19. GinoRey says:

    PLEASE SEND IF YOU AGREE WITH MY POST :(

    FACEBOOK IS MY INSPIRATION !
    SEND ON MY EMAIL : gwapo_gino@yahoo.com
    if you are finish to unable my account :'(( 
    I AM BEGGING !

  20. Terry Hobbs says:

    I know  someone from Texas was tryin to access my account and someone else posted a diet scam about me lossing weight.  I have not been able to get on for over a week and am planning a holiday party with RSVPs thru FB. Please re-open my account, I did not post anything out of order. My pary is in 1 week please let me know thu my email account.
    Terry Hobbs

  21. mizzpretty liteskin says:

    Somebody my account in put nasty pictures up there in I didn’t even do it…I want my page back..

  22. Nesha says:

    I log in with my old cell number & I accidently removed it from my account, now it won’t let me log in .. can yu help reactivate it please ?

  23. BTATUM93 says:

    myyearbook friends and live and photo roll is disabled why

  24. NICOLA82SMITH says:

    my account was disabled for know reason wtf……come team get a whole of y’all damn self…

  25. Christian Daniel says:

    Haha, I feel for u people =). My friend just suddenly disappeared from the photos. All tags gone, so I called him. This faker reported him, using his pictures, outdated by 4 years only haha. 

    Facebook has really crappy support, but I guess its cause they have so many users. And so many identity problems. Why not just email both of the accounts saying “comply with ID-card, resident within a week, or else the account will get removed”. They nonfaker can contribute easly. But not the faker. Problem solved, without punishing the innocent.

  26. Dana says:

    My facebook account, which I’ve had for over three years, was suddenly disable last Tuesday. From what I’ve read concerning their rules and regulations I haven’t broken any of them! I’ve e-mailed the above mentioned addresses and all I’ve received in response is auto replies telling me to make sure I’m submitting my claim to the right area. It would be nice if a real person would respond so I can figure out what it is I’ve done wrong and get my account opened up again.  Is there a way to reach a real person at facebook? I’d like to be able to get my family pictures and other information off the site.

  27. Punitsingh says:

    I HAVE DELETED MY ACCOUNT BEFORE 2 OR 3 DAYS I WANT TO REACTIVATE

  28. Aboron_786 says:

    my facebook got disabled nd i want to open it again.plz do something for me

  29. Sewvandika Kumari says:

    My facebook accounts also has been disabled. what should i to do?

    sewvandika

  30. Catlady971 says:

    mine is too..what is going on?????  all my crops are going to be dead…

  31. Mwar46 says:

    how to i get my fb back ?

  32. patricia says:

    my fb’ was disabled  and i did nothing wrong how do i get it back all i did on facebook was play games and talked to my children and grandkids’ it realy sucks to go after the innocent

  33. Sexyhashler69 says:

    my facebook account has been disabled because of  nude pic upload by  normal girls…..so….what can i do…….hahahahhahahhaa

  34. Sexyheshler69 says:

    maratae rh jaogae kavi nae… reoopen hoga tera fb accunt

  35. Joan Belmontejoan says:

    pls unlocked my account  http://www.facebook.com/dukens214#!/dukens214

  36. Msahu370 says:

    My face book account is disable how to reactived

  37. Megankayy6 says:

    My Fb has been disabled several times and I’m on my third new Facebook. I finally gottothe bottom of it & blocked all my haters. I’ve been fine ever sense! (knock on wood) word of advise: dont add anyone you don’t directly know.. And if your looking for a fan base make a “like” page

  38. Eibenbetty says:

    Andeejay G. Ciccone mentioned you in a comment.
    Andeejay wrote: “I have a pretty good idea that YOU are Ricky Dean-may
    and if that is correct I will have all your pages destroyed and have my
    Italian homies look for your family you fuckin low life piece of shit
    whore!!!! You either apologize now or we will cut ties forever! I don’t
    need your no good bitch ass who’s done nothing but suggesting shitty
    friends. You are also spreading hate against Islam and I will report
    that shit to the right authority Charlene Cleo Eiben aka Charlene
    Zechender!”4 minutes ago
    Betty EibenHi charlene, Andeejay G. Ciccone mentioned you in a comment.
    Andeejay wrote: “Princess Charlene Cleo Eiben, Charlene
    Zechender, Charlene Zechender, Charlene Cleo Eiben Zechender you will
    also be reported for spreading hate against Islam! I also think YOU are
    this dumb mother f*cker Ricky Dean-may who is impersonating our Federal
    agents! I know you can’t spell shit and dumb as a brick, not to mention
    weak…that’s for sure! Bye bitch!!!”

  39. Eibenbetty says:

    andy jusuf hacked me and took all my pages and face book wont give them back to me

  40. Alexandriajanemontemayor says:

    my facebook was disabled too. :(( . i wanna get back my account

  41. julyne dandan says:

    i wanna get BACK NOW MY FACEBOOK ACCOUNT ! I DIDNT DO ANYTHING HARM ! I WAS KIND AT ALL !

  42. Eibenbetty says:

    he has
    Andeejay G. Ciccone mentioned you in a comment.
    Andeejay wrote: “I have a pretty good idea that YOU are Ricky Dean-may
    and if that is correct I will have all your pages destroyed and have my
    Italian homies look for your family you fuckin low life piece of shit
    whore!!!! You either apologize now or we will cut ties forever! I don’t
    need your no good bitch ass who’s done nothing but suggesting shitty
    friends. You are also spreading hate against Islam and I will report
    that shit to the right authority Charlene Cleo Eiben aka Charlene
    Zechender!”9 hours ago
    Betty EibenHi charlene, Andeejay G. Ciccone mentioned you in a comment.
    Andeejay wrote: “Princess Charlene Cleo Eiben, Charlene Zechender,
    Charlene Zechender, Charlene Cleo Eiben Zechender you will also be
    reported for spreading hate against Islam! I also think YOU are this
    dumb mother f*cker Ricky Dean-may who is impersonating our Federal
    agents! I know you can’t spell shit and dumb as a brick, not to mention
    weak…that’s for sure! Bye bitch!!!”

  43. Eibenbetty says:

    face book took all my pages i want them back they let andy jusuf hack people and rob people and he says he is going to kill me and my family but he is still on

  44. Isaac Rodriguez-Ramos says:

    IKEPR  ”  My account was recently disabled and I am Hoping they will get back  My account,  Some people nothing else to do, was login  on my account since Nov 8 till Nov 28 using an Unknown Device  from different part of United States, start from Jakarta,JK, Issaquah,WA, New Orleans,LA, Gretna, LA, Beltsville, MD and Charlotte,NC. sending bad photos, trying to still d account I believe. I been try to found How To Reactive My Disabled  Account. I hope this help others. 

  45. kham diba ni says:

    plz tell me how to open my disable facebook account

  46. Katiecarter69 says:

    I am getting married I thought I would use my married name it was my fault and I apologoize I would really like to join facebook agian if possible thanks for your time yours truly katoe goetz

  47. Gouridhatt says:

    My account is disabled since  sep 2011. I contacted FB guys and provided the necessary documentation. I receive the answer that it is disabled due suspect fradulent activities on my account by me.
    I am a rare user of FB and have not done any transactions on FB. To me as a good citizen that FB puts such charges without explaining is not ethical. A shame to FB which played such a role in Arab rising. How dare they come up with such charges without explaining. I welcome any advice as human freedom citizen that how FB can put such a charge without any evidence of whiich I know of. Dont they follow any ethical standards.

  48. Prettyprincess_10 says:

    my fb account is disable with out any warning and i did not do anything bad how long does that take and are they gonna open it back?

  49. Kareena katrina says:

    my facebook account has disabled how can i open my account
    PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!

  50. Anonymous says:

    Facebook has now Disabled my account 2 times for no Reason. The First time was back in October 24,2011 and I had to file a complaint with the BBB against them then they admitted on November 5,2011 and I will Quote them “It looks like your account was suspended by mistake. I’m so sorry for the inconvenience. You should now be able to log in. If you have any issues getting back into your account, please let me know.” They Restored my account. Well about 3 Weeks later on December 1,2011 once again they have Deactivated my account for no reason. I have sent them Several Emails to which they have not responded and I am now waiting for them to respond to the Complaint I filled with the BBB. I have been a Facebook user for over 5 years with out any problems or complaints registered against me. I have never posted any thing that broke any of the rules of Facebook or any thing that broke any of there T.O.S (Terms Of Service.) I can not wait to see what there explanation to me is going to be this time and how they are going to prevent this from happening again

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