Whether you have a personal Facebook account restriction or advertising restrictions, here's how you can determine the cause & get your account restrictions lifted fast.
User Account Restricted
Your personal Facebook account may have been restricted for various reasons, including:
Sending too many friend requests in a short period of time.
Excessive liking, commenting, or sharing in a short period of time.
Posting content that violates Facebook's guidelines.
Impersonating someone or create fake accounts using a fake name.
Connecting your Facebook accounts with suspicious third-party services.
Violating Facebook's commerce policies (in Marketplace).
Unusual activity on your account.
How Facebook Restrictions Work
Facebook has a strike system for violations depending on the severity of them. Minor strikes may start with warnings and temporary restrictions on certain features, while severe cases may result in Facebook users being banned.
For example, sending many friend requests in a short period of time may cause you to lose access to the friend request feature during your restriction period, which can vary from 24 hours to 30 days depending on the severity of your violation.
Repeated warnings may result in an outright account ban.
How To Lift A Facebook User Account Restriction
If you believe your Facebook page or profile was restricted by mistake, you can appeal your account status and request review of your situation by the oversight board by following the steps outlined here.
Facebook Ad Account Restriction
If your Facebook ad accounts linked to your Facebook business page have been restricted, it's likely due to one of the following reasons:
Violations of Facebook ad policy
Errors in two-factor authentication.
Negative feedback on ads.
Violations of Facebook Ad Policy
If your ad campaigns regularly feature inappropriate content, they might be violating Facebook's Advertising Policy.
This includes posting content that Facebook considers inappropriate, such as sexually explicit content, prohibited categories (e.g., drugs, tobacco, weapons), misinformation or deceptive content, sensational content (making exaggerated claims), and more.
Ensure all your ads comply with Facebook's Advertising Policies, Community Standards, and Terms of Service to avoid restrictions.
Facebook will restrict accounts that show signs of being hacked. This includes changes in email or password, unauthorized posts or messages, or other suspicious activity.
Errors In Two-Factor Authentication
To ensure account authenticity, Facebook recommends users enable two-factor authentication for Meta Business Manager. If you don't, your account could be restricted and you may lack access to certain business tools.
If you have insufficient funds or rejected transactions, this can result in ads rejected and other account restrictions.
Negative Feedback On Ads
If your ad content receives a lot of negative user feedback, your ad account may be restricted as a result and you may lose access to your ad library.
How To Lift A Facebook Ad Account Restriction
If you believe your Facebook ad account was restricted by mistake, you can appeal your ad accounts status and request review of your situation by the oversight board by following the steps outlined here.