Facebook is improving day by day. It has millions of active accounts out of which, few are used for spam purpose only. To protect other users from them, Facebook has its own security checks and block system. Now it can easily hunt spam activities. Even it keep record of all activities you do and they are reviewed both manually and automatically. Facebook takes major actions against those spam users. It can block their particular service or complete account as well.
In my previous article, I had already discussed on how to avoid your Facebook account for block penalties. However, many people have asked me that what to do when the account is penalized or is there any way to bypass the block system. To answer these questions, you first need to know about how Facebook block system works (also know as Facebook Jail by many people) and why they block people.
What is Facebook Jail? Types of block
If you'll be found doing any spam activities, Facebook will put you in Facebook Jail. Wait! don't panic. If you're thinking that it will file a court case against you then you're damn wrong. It's just a virtual jail where your account or its particular service(s) will be blocked for some time period.
There are two types of block. One is permanent and other one is temporary. In permanent block, you'll be blocked permanently and you can't access your account or a particular service(s) again in any way. This type of block is specially for spammers and hackers who are trying to play with Facebook security.
On the other hand, temporary block will disable your account or again a particular service(s) for a limited time period and you can access them again when the restriction will be removed. For example, If you'll post unnecessary things in groups, you may be blocked to post new things in future and this restriction will last for few days. In the same way, if you'll send spam messages to unknown people, you'll be blocked from sending further messages.
Facebook usually penalize users with temporary block but if the problem is serious or the person is repeating that same mistake again and again, it may be blocked permanently. You should be very careful at each step and play safe otherwise, you may lose your private account for no reason and it's really painful.
Why Facebook block people?
Facebook is an open place where anyone can connect with other people. Apart from positive benefits, it have many negative points as well. Spammers, hackers, kidnappers and other fraud people are using Facebook to target small kids and innocents. From last few years, thousands of cases had been filled against this. On the other hand, some terrorist groups (like ISIS) are using social media sites to build their online army. Basically, it's the Facebook responsibility to keep their user safe and that's why, If someone violates their policies, he/she will be blocked soon.
As already mentioned, Facebook keep record of all activities you do. Moreover, If someone finds you annoying, he/she can report your profile or a particular content manually. After which, it will be reviewed by team and they will take suitable action against you. This is how block system or Facebook Jail works.
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What to do when you're blocked by Facebook?
When you're blocked, you can't access your account or its particular service. Speaking frankly, there is no way to bypass Facebook block system. If your account is blocked permanently, there is no way to recover it. In that case, you can create a new account with completely different identity. Don't use same details like Email address and mobile number, otherwise Facebook may block your new account also.
If you're blocked temporarily, you've another chance to access it again. Here are few essential tips which you should keep in your mind.
Wait, Wait and Wait!
Unfortunately, there is no option by which you can contact Facebook team to appeal them in order to remove your block restriction. Everything is automatic. All what you can do is wait and nothing else. You've to wait until you're unblocked again. It may take few days or months also. Be patient and play safe. Make yourself engaged in other activities.
Let some time passes
When your account is blocked, slow down all activities and avoid all such things that can put your account in further restriction. Do things normally and let Facebook know that you're not violating their policies or you're another normal user. For this, you can keep little time period gap between your each activity. For example, don't message and comment same thing continuously.
Don't repeat same mistake again
Once your account is unblocked, you should not repeat that same mistake again by which you had been blocked earlier. If you'll do so, you'll be blocked again and then, it will be a more longer restriction. Facebook can also block your account permanently if you'll repeat similar mistakes again and again.
Don't play with Facebook security
Remove auto bots
Auto bots are the tools (basically online websites) that can do multiple task at once without manual work. Here auto means automatic and bots means robots. So its real meaning is automatic robots (virtual). They are generally used for spam purpose. For example, there are tons of auto liker websites which can help you to increase your post likes. Other auto bots are auto commenter, auto follower, multi group poster etc.,
Facebook is strictly against them and it doesn't support any kind of fake activities. I had already posted an article on why you should not use auto likers where I clearly explain all their drawbacks. If you're still using such auto bots, please remove them immediately.
This is all what you can do when you're blocked by Facebook. If you've any doubts, fell free to ask me in comment box. What type of restriction you've encountered and how you came out of it? Share your experience below!