Have you forgotten your password? Are you looking to recover Facebook Account OR? Do you think your account has been hacked? This article will help you to recover your account.
Facebook provides several ways to recover your account. Most of them depend on the information you entered and validated while you were first setting up your account. If you haven’t done that or if the information is outdated, the chances are pretty slim.
However, don’t worry, we will show you an option if no other method tanks.
1 – Check if You’re Still Logged into Facebook from any possible browser or device.
Before you try and recover your account, check whether you are still logged into Facebook on any browsers or devices. This could be another browser, could be another browser profile on your computer, search in your Facebook Android or iOS app, or a mobile browser.
If you somehow manage to gain access to your Facebook account from anywhere, you might be able to “recover” your Facebook password without having to use a confirmation reset code; you’ll have to create a new password.
2 – Default Recover Facebook Account Options
If you couldn’t find a device where you were still logged in, we will have to work with the recovery options.
Use the internet connection along with your computer/phone from which you’ve frequently logged into your Facebook account. If Facebook manages to recognize that network as well as the device, there is a possibility of you being able to reset your password without having to provide any additional verification. First, identify your account.
Option 1: Recover Account from Profile Page
If you have access to another Facebook account, and you can access your account’s profile page that way because you’re Facebook friends, use this option. Note – This will require logging out of the other account.
If you don’t want to do that, follow the second option.
- To proceed with the 1st option, find your profile on your Facebook friend’s friend list. Open it, then click on the three dots (…) on or below your profile image. Then click on Find Support. OR. Report Profile.
- From the next menu, choose the appropriate option, in this particular case select, I Can’t Access My Account.
- Click on recover this account, then click on Done. This will log you out of the account you’re currently using. It will then start your account’s recovery.
- This method will lead you to the Reset Your Password window.
Option 2: Locate and Recover Your Account via Contact Details
If you don’t happen to have access to or prefer not to log out of another account, open a new browser profile, for example, a guest profile, then head to the Facebook recovery page.
Enter an email address or phone number that is linked to your Facebook account. When you search for a phone number. Try entering your phone number with or without your country code, like 1, +1, or 001 for the US; all three versions work. Even if it doesn’t say so, you can use your username.
After identifying your account, you will see a summary of your profile. Before we continue with the process, carefully check whether this is account is yours or not, check whether you still have access to the email address/phone number listed. Choose between email or phone recovery.
If all looks well with the contact details that Facebook displays, click on Continue. Facebook will then send you a security code.
Retrieve the code from your email/phone depending on what you chose, enter it. Your account has been recovered. After recovering your account, we highly suggest you create a new password.
3 – Change Contact Information
It’s not possible because you have lost access to the email address/phone number you had linked to your profile. Or Worst case, maybe a hacker changed the information.
Then Facebook allows you to specify a new email address/phone number. Which will use to contact you regarding the recovery.
To start this process, click on No longer have access to these? in the bottom-left. This will start the Facebook account recovery process. Facebook will ask you to provide a new email address/phone number. This is so that Facebook can get in touch with you to help you recover the account. Click on Continue.
If Trusted Contacts are set up, you can use them to help you recover your Facebook account. You have to remember at least one full name of your Trusted Contacts to reveal all of your trusted contacts. You only require three codes to recover your Facebook account.
If you don’t have trusted contacts, use the option to answer your security questions, if answered correctly you can reset your password. Keep in mind this comes with a 24-hour waiting period before you can access your account.
4 – Check if Your Facebook Account has been subjected to hacking
If your account was hacked and is posting spam while you have no access to it, you should most definitely report your Facebook account as compromised.
This will start a similar process to the one mentioned above. You will identify your account, however, in this step, you can use either a current or an old Facebook password for recovery.
This can be useful if a hacker has changed your password. It may also come in handy if you happen to forget your password. You can find more security-related tips on the Account Security page in Facebook Help.
5 – Confirm Your Identity with Facebook
If all the methods have failed, the last hope is Facebook supporting itself. Facebook has a help center page; it will allow you to confirm your identity.
Upload a JPEG of your ID, enter an email address or mobile phone number associated with your Facebook account that you wish to recover, then click on Send to submit all the required information.
If you no longer have access to any of the email addresses/phone numbers associated with your account, enter the one you have access to currently. Then send an email to [email protected], explain your situation in that email.
It would be better if you mention that you’ve already submitted your ID to prove your identity. Do not attach your ID to your email, as email isn’t a secure form of communication, cause well nothing is completely secure.
Either way, hearing back from Facebook can take a lot of time maybe several weeks, so you’ll need to wait patiently. If every single procedure to recover your account fails, all you can do now is to create a New Facebook Profile.
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