How Long Does a Facebook Account Stay Temporarily Blocked/Locked?

Facebook with lock on it

My Facebook account has been blocked temporarily. How long will my account stay blocked? Will my Facebook account be unblocked after a few days?

How long does Facebook lock your account?

This block by Facebook is temporary and will last anywhere from a few hours to 24 hours to a few days but in most cases, it’s 96 hours. Your account was probably blocked because you didn’t follow the Facebook Community Standards.

Locked vs. Blocked

Your account can be locked if Facebook has detected suspicious activity on your account – like a strange login or if you tried to login too many times. This is different than being blocked. You are able to recover your account and Facebook will help you with this. Just walk through the steps they give you when you try to login.

Some Things to Try if Your Account is Blocked…

  • Make sure there’s not a Facebook outage going on. Also consider it might be a glitch with Facebook. Try turning off your computer or phone and then turn it on again and try. See if that helps.
  • Also, if you’re on a phone, try using a computer or if you’re on a computer, try using Facebook on your phone. Some people have had success trying this.
  • See if you can reset your password.

Contact Facebook

If you’re still having problems, then fill out this form at Facebook to help get some assistance with your account:

Here’s a different form to fill out if you’re locked out of Facebook:

You will see a page like this:

Facebook: My Personal Account Was Disabled page

Go through the steps that Facebook gives you and you’ll get your account re-enabled and back in use again.

Make Sure You Don’t Get Blocked Again

If you’re using too many devices, logging in from too many places (without logging out) or are using proxy servers to get access (like around the company firewall), then all of that can start to look suspicious to Facebook. This can get your account locked or blocked, so be careful out there and keep this in mind.

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    • Roy peers
    • July 16, 2017

    Ive been blocked 2 times this week after joining in 2006 or 7. They said im blocked for 1st saying ” go take a bath , retard” to an islamist extremist. The 2nd time for saying that paying a convicted terrorist 10 mil was f**ked up. Not cut his head off like so many others.

      • Shasta Dawn
      • March 26, 2020

      Need help bc my account temporarily blocked due to too many login attempts bc I am unable to get security login #

        • HelpMan
        • March 26, 2020

        Yes, you can only try 3 times and then you’ll often get blocked. You can try again later. There is a way around it if you’re using the Chrome browser on a desktop or laptop.

          • Jeannie Sims
          • January 22, 2021

          Im temporally suspended but i dont know for why or how long. im 72 years old and my only entertainment.

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          My sister has been blocked and deleted by facebook but needs her messenger as thats were she has messages about her wedding and people.. Can she get this back..

            • Poonam Kadam
            • May 13, 2021

            My Facebook account has been locked. Trying to reopen the account. By mistake locked by me

        • Ailyn Macati-og
        • December 29, 2020

        How to recover my old fb account without using my password and email?

        • MD kauser
        • May 3, 2021

        Hi Facebook Team My name is Md kauser and my personal Facebook account has been Locked. Your security system has locked my real Facebook account.i send to my identity on your official email.i want to use my Facebook account.please unlock my account so that, I can use it. Thanks you Facebook Team. My personal name.Md kauser email. mk********

          • HelpMan
          • May 3, 2021

          This isn’t Facebook – just an information website. Do not leave your personal information in comments like this (we removed it for you). Instead, contact Facebook directly.

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      Facabook has been locked

      • Khangelani
      • June 10, 2021

      My Facebook account is blocked? I don’t why I want unblock it please help.

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    Commentmy face book id has been temprorary lock but I want to reopen my this id but I forget my email id so I could not get confirmation code so I want another way to verify my id plZ HelpCommentmy face book id has been temprorary lock but I want to reopen my this id but I forget my email id so I could not get confirmation code so I want another way to verify my id plZ Help me

      • HelpMan
      • September 8, 2020

      We’re not Facebook, so we can’t help but please try contacting Facebook and see if they can help.

    1. Reply message Has blocked i don’t Known why this happen and who send wrong message to Unknown Person,I am sorry and i avoid to do this please solve this please support and help.

      • Lal Babu
      • June 13, 2021

      My fb acc was locked at may10 2021 u didn’t recover it for me but u mentioned as it may 24 hrs to 96 hrs to recover but u didn’t recover it for me pls recover it as soon as possible

    • Siwangi pandey
    • December 31, 2020


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    • GEM
    • April 3, 2021

    Have you encountered your account being locked out for unknown reason but the only option is LEARN MORE?

      • Glen
      • June 11, 2021

      Yes, yesterday same thing only option is ‘LEARN MORE’ and i can’t do anything to fix it , what happened with yours ?

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    My Facebook account is locked and there is no way to go for next step how I go to next step

    • Arun Kumar
    • April 17, 2021

    Account locked please unlock

      • HelpMan
      • April 21, 2021

      Since this is not an official account for any social media company (including Facebook), we cannot help you. This is just a forum. Please contact Facebook for help.

        • Chandru Rcp
        • June 3, 2021

        My face book account is locked please unlock my account

    • Becka S
    • April 21, 2021

    I made a new account for business and I was using it for a good 2 months with no problem and now fb has blocked me with and there’s no violations. I can’t comment or post but there’s no violations on my account. Idk what to do please help!

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    My Facebook was blocked because I changed my date of birth to 2014 instead of 2003, and Facebook said I’m not old enough to use Facebook for that reason I was blocked ,pls what do I do ,I really need help on this pls

    • Lotte
    • April 25, 2021

    This didn’t work. I filled out the form but it wouldn’t send it.

      • Meesh
      • May 17, 2021

      ME EITHER!

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    My account has been locked facebook

    • MEESH
    • May 17, 2021

    I was logged into Facebook and suddenly it said I was locked due to suspicious activity. I have had the same account for 11 years and it includes a professional page. I have tried EVERYTHING to get back on or to contact facebook. I have sent i.d. (though my i.d. name doesn’t match my facebook name) and each time it says facebook will take me through the steps necessary th page is BLANK and there are no steps or I finally get to a page with a form to fill out or steps and the send or next button doesn’t WORK! I read it could take up to 45 days for them to respond to the sent i.d. but also read that if you don;t fix it within 30 days they delete your account. I don’t know what to do. I don;t understand ow a company used by billions of people worldwide care so little about the loyalty of their users that there isn’t a single thing to do when this happens!

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    Hello sir I’m real user of this account you has temporally lock my aacount dau to against Facebook community but I I’m provide ypu all identity with is enough to reopen my Facebook account i hope you loook my apped and open my Facebook account

      • HelpMan
      • May 18, 2021

      Just remember this website is NOT Facebook, so there’s nothing we can do for you.

    • Jasmaine
    • May 22, 2021

    Hi, my account was locked due to security reasons They will send the recovery code thru my cp number but the thing is it was my old phone number. I have a 2-way authenticator and I was using my updated phone number. I also updated my recovery number but still facebook choose my old number which I no longer have access to. There was no other option to recovery. Can I send an appeal? Or was this temporarily locked?

    • Akwu Sylvia
    • May 28, 2021

    Please my account was locked
    I locked it myself but I have been trying to unlock it but it’s not working
    Please I need my account back

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    My face bookaccount temprory blocked

      • HelpMan
      • June 6, 2021

      People, please don’t post your email accounts here. There’s nothing we can do. This is NOT Facebook. We cannot unlock your accounts for you. Please read the article.

    • Glen
    • June 11, 2021

    Facebook account locked , it sends me to a page that says
    ‘LEARN MORE’ ive clicked on that but it seems to do a loop back to the original message, stating my account has been locked
    Due to ‘UNUSUAL ACTIVITY’ , the only unusual activity ive conducted is to join a few Auction pages/groups , any help to
    get my account going again would be appreciated thanks

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