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How To Avoid and Get Out of Facebook Jail

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Have you ever been locked up in Facebook jail?

It’s no joke, as the social media platform has a penalty system to maintain Facebook community standards. 

If you aren’t careful, you can find yourself in Facebook jail, which means restrictions for posting and communicating on this social media. Your business’s Facebook page can be jailed, too, for violating the same principles.

In this tutorial, let’s find out how to avoid and get out of Facebook jail.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Facebook Jail?

Facebook jail is a slang term for suspension, restriction, or blocking imposed by Facebook on an account or page.

It is also known as Facebook prison or Facebook ban.

Being locked up in FB jail may mean losing access to fundamental social media features like posting, commenting, sharing, etc.

How Do I Know If I Am in Facebook Jail?

Facebook may impose certain restrictions on accounts and Facebook pages temporarily or permanently.

If you are jailed temporarily, it may last between a few hours to 3 weeks, based on the severity of the misconduct.

A permanent ban on Facebook means a lifelong jail sentence with the account revoked forever.

How Long Do You Go Into Facebook Jail?

Facebook may impose certain restrictions on accounts and Facebook pages temporarily or permanently.

If you are jailed temporarily, it may last between a few hours to 3 weeks, based on the severity of the misconduct.

A permanent ban on Facebook means a lifelong jail sentence with the account revoked forever.

Can You Avoid Facebook Jail?

You can avoid Facebook jail by learning and maintaining Facebook community standards.

It includes avoiding creating spammy posts, making purposeful comments, ignoring misleading information, etc.

Overall, maintaining a sense of real community and having a bit of common sense is all it takes to avoid Facebook jail.

What You’ll Need To Avoid and Get Out of Facebook Jail

A combination of common sense and goodwill goes a long way to avoiding Facebook jail, while patience is vital for getting out.

You will also need the following:

  • A good understanding of Facebook’s terms, conditions, and rules. Even if you unintentionally break one of the Facebook policies, your account may get suspended.
  • A valid username and password combination for a Facebook account. Multiple failed attempts to log in to your social media account is a common reason for getting banned on Facebook.
  • A safe and reliable internet connection free of phishing and spamming. You should also install the Facebook app on a malware-free device.

How To Avoid Facebook Jail: Step-by-Step Instructions

Facebook has rules and policies to keep its social media platform safe for everyone.

Violating any of these rules repeatedly would put you in Facebook jail.

The platform may also impose a shadow ban if its moderation policies deem it necessary to reduce your exposure.

You can avoid FB jail by following a few tips and guidelines.

1. Setup Facebook Authentically and Purposefully

Facebook’s community guidelines and expert users offer some nifty advice on making the best of Facebook for you and your businesses.

It includes:

  1. Using authentic information like name, address, date of birth, and so on to create and manage Facebook accounts. You should also make an accurate Facebook timeline to avoid violating its terms.
  2. Setting up separate Facebook pages for your business account so you can conduct your personal and professional activities in different places.
  3. Creating multiple pages with different email addresses, especially under one personal account. This ensures direct and timely communication with your Facebook community members.

Once you set up one or multiple accounts, you must read Facebook’s terms and conditions applicable to your account, pages, and Facebook groups.

Nobody reads the terms thoroughly or remembers all their details, but getting a quick overview occasionally can go a long way to avoid jail.

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2. Ensure Using the Correct Account Credentials

Have you ever tried to log in to Facebook using an incorrect username, email, or password? It happens to everyone.

Knowing that Facebook allows multiple attempts to enter your correct account credentials.

It also shows how many attempts you have left before getting your FB account blocked.

This soft ban is an account protection measure placed in most social media and other user-based platforms online, which gets revoked once you retrieve your account. 

However, abusing it frequently with incorrect credentials can get you in Facebook jail for longer.

You can also fail foul of this by inadvertently using a suspicious proxy server or changing your VPN server location while logging in.

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3. Inspect Third-Party Platforms for Access

The internet is filled with malicious tools and platforms that seek to access your private information online.

And what could be better than stealing your Facebook credentials, which you may often use to register with other websites?

Sharing your Facebook credentials with any such platform makes your account vulnerable to suspicious login attempts, information stealing, or creating spammy posts – all of which are prohibited in the community guidelines.

Facebook tries to mitigate such attacks by automatically disabling your account.

However, you may get punished if the platform suspects intentional behavior or continuous carelessness on your side.

Therefore, you must consciously decide which third-party tools or websites should be allowed access to your Facebook profile.

Conducting in-depth research about lesser-known tools can also set you in good stead.

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4. Create and Share Original Facebook Posts

Facebook rewards original posts with increased engagement, while it comes down pretty hard on spam posts and misinformation.

You should always create original posts on Facebook – whether it’s your personal account or business account.

Reposting is allowed, but you should only do that occasionally.

Creating original Facebook posts includes authentic text, licensed images, and accurate links.

Using a random picture or link from Google may quickly get your post spam marked.

You should also avoid inserting nudity or any such materials in your post.

It is also best to keep things real and only tag people involved in a post.

Maintain the same principle when it comes to sharing other people’s content.

Try to share only the ones that make a valuable impact on your Facebook community.

If you share a news article, ensure the news is obtained from a renowned source.

It is also a Facebook administrator’s responsibility to avoid sharing any malicious links on their Facebook feed.

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5. Avoid Posting the Same Content Too Fast

Facebook doesn’t like too many posts with the same content, especially if it’s shared by the same user within a short period.

Whether it’s a productivity rush or enthusiasm, you should not copy and paste the same content on multiple Facebook pages, groups, or accounts too frequently.

This constitutes spammy behavior and can get your account suspended temporarily.

Create a sharing frequency with an adequate gap in between if you must post the same content (i.e., event invitation) in multiple places on the same social media.

Attaching the same link to multiple posts can also put you in Facebook jail.

You can use a link shortener to avoid such situations.

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6. Don’t Abuse Any Resources, Users, or Posts

Facebook tries to provide a social media platform for people of any background, color, and demographics, focusing on ensuring a healthy virtual community.

Therefore, the platform doesn’t tolerate any type of abusive behavior from the users and the administrators.

You must not abuse any Facebook user with vile language or threats under any circumstances.

It is a great offense, which may cause potential criminal charges on top of a permanent Facebook ban.

On a less-severe note, Facebook considers the following as abusive:

  • Friend Requests: Sending too many friend requests (more than 50) or group joining requests (more than 10) over 24 hours.
  • Multiple Logins: Logging in to several Facebook accounts in one device without using a VPN or social media management tools.
  • Off-the-cuff Comments: Commenting with the same texts or content in separate posts and pages over a short period. The same applies to chatting on Facebook messenger.
  • Frequent Liking: Liking too many posts or Facebook videos in one go without taking the time to observe or enjoy the content.

Doing any of these activities may get your Facebook account banned temporarily.

7. Use Authorized and Updated Billing Information

Running Facebook ads and selling products on the Facebook marketplace requires adding billing information.

If a payment fails for systematic issues, you will suffer only from blocked Facebook ads. Nevertheless, your account risks severe consequences if it fails for fraudulent activities.

Using an unauthorized credit card or another suspicious payment method will get your Facebook account banned.

Failing to pay any owed amount to Facebook within an overdue period may also result in a shadow or permanent ban.

You must choose an authentic payment system and provide accurate information to avoid any restrictions imposed by Facebook and continue your business activities as usual.

Also, update your billing information as soon as your circumstances change.

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8. Block Harmful Facebook Users From Your Account

Avoiding Facebook jail may not always be in your hands, as restricting or suspending an account also relies on other Facebook users.

If an adequate number of your fans and followers report your Facebook accounts or posts, it may result in a jail sentence on the social media platform.

While fulfilling Facebook’s community guidelines should keep you safe in most cases, some people are just malicious and get easily triggered.

It is also common for people and competing businesses to gang up and deliberately damage your social media reputation.

You can avoid such sabotage by blocking harmful Facebook users from your account.

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Auditing your Facebook friend lists occasionally is another effective strategy to protect your account against malicious users.

This way, you remove suspicious users with a penchant for sharing misinformation and malicious links.

It also helps to be vigilant against bots and spammers while accepting their friend requests.

Avoiding shady practices to increase your likes and engagement is also essential.

This will keep the Facebook oversight team happy and your community populated with real people.

How To Get Out of Facebook Jail?

You may inadvertently find yourself in Facebook jail even after following all the best practices.

Sometimes it is caused inadvertently, while other times, it can be the over-sensitive Facebook moderator.

Whatever the case, you have a few options to fight against or make the most of your jail time.

1. Appeal Against Facebook Ban

If deemed fit, you can request a review of your Facebook ban and appeal the case for a better resolution.

The appeal process is available for a decision about your posts and something you reported.

First, you must view the reasoning behind your ban and send it through a review process.

You can request a review from the support notification by following its on-screen instructions.

Once the review is complete, you can then launch another appeal.

The second appeal is only eligible for specific content or offense.

2. Serve Time in Facebook Jail

If you have been banned for a valid reason or temporarily, it is best to be patient and serve the duration of your jail sentence.

You will get back access to your account when the suspension period ends.

In the meantime, you can focus on learning Facebook policies better and creating a content strategy that fulfills the entire community guidelines.

You can also email your disconnected customers apologizing for any inconvenience caused.

3. Create a New Facebook Page

You cannot create a new Facebook account if it’s banned permanently.

Even if you try to use a different device and email, Facebook will detect you from your identity information.

The platform also uses a sophisticated system to deter any attempts of fake identity by detecting VPN and virtual machine environments.

Nevertheless, if your business page gets banned, you may create a new page with your company account.

This would mean building your community from the ground up all over again.

Creating a new page to replace a permanently banned Facebook ad account isn’t allowed.

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Wrapping Up

Facebook’s rules and policies ensure that the social media platform maintains a safe, healthy, and positive environment in its social media community.

Violating any of these rules and policies has consequences, and Facebook jail is the most prevalent among them.

You can avoid Facebook jail by following the tips in my guide.

I also suggest some way out of prison for when you do get locked up.

Feel free to share your experience in the comments.

You can also share this post on Facebook and beyond to create awareness among your followers and friends.

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