Recover Hacked Facebook Account—A hacked Facebook account means the account has been compromised, and the owner is on the edge of losing access to the account permanently. While there’s a 70% chance you’ll lose your Facebook account to someone online, there are 100% chances you’ll keep it safe if you take the right precautions.
People nowadays lose their Facebook accounts to hackers in a variety of methods, and they have no idea how to restore them because the hacker has complete control of them. However, if you’re reading this page and your Facebook account has been hijacked, there’s a simple cure for you.
I came across a guide online on how to recover a hacked Facebook account and felt compelled to share it because I’m sure there’s someone out there who wants to know how to recover their Facebook account, and if you’re one of them, you should follow the procedures outlined in this post.
Steps to Recover Hacked Facebook Account
Whatever method you use to lose your Facebook account to a hacker online, these procedures work for all compromised Facebook accounts and don’t take much time as long as the necessary tasks are completed. You may retrieve your compromised Facebook account in two ways: by using your email address and phone number, and vice versa.
1. Username and Phone Number Options
This process doesn’t take long; you’ll only need a few minutes to finish it, and it’s much more effective if the hacker hasn’t made any significant changes to your Facebook account. So let’s get this party started.
When your account is hacked or you can’t access it, the first thing you should do is go to the Facebook Hijacked Account Report Page and notify them that your account has been compromised.
Facebook has been hacked and has to be recovered.
You’ll now have to choose between two alternatives on your screen, whether you want it recovered or destroyed, but you definitely want it recovered, so click on recover account.
If the username for the account you wish to recover isn’t available, you can use either your email or phone number, depending on who you have between the two.
Now sit still as Facebook searches its database for an account that matches the information you entered. After the account has been located, you will be asked to enter any familiar password you have previously used on the account (new or old). After entering your familiar password, you will be asked to choose how you want to get the link to reset your account password. Skip all the options and select “No Longer Have Access To These” from the drop-down menu.
A new window will open with an instruction to enter the new email address where the password reset link should be sent. So fill in any email address you have and wait for the password reset link to arrive in your inbox. Read also: How to Protect Your WhatsApp Account Against Hacking
Once you’ve got the link, click it to establish a new password that is both tougher and unrelated to the one that was previously stolen.
2. E-mail Address Option
This method works wonderfully if you added an email to your Facebook account previous to the time or day it was hacked; nevertheless, the hacker will have changed it, but with the methods outlined below, you’ll be able to quickly rectify the situation.
If your Facebook password has been changed, you’ll receive an email notification, and you’ll need to click Please Secure Your Account.
You’ll be taken to a website where you’ll be asked to create a new password, but first you’ll have to answer a few questions and provide some proof of identity.
You’ll need to select “Recognize Photos Of Friends” from the drop-down menu. This will allow you to identify 5 different photos from 5 random friends on your account.
After successfully identifying all five of your friends’ photos, you’ll be taken to a website that lists all of the recent modifications to your account; from there, you can change any information that has been substituted by the hacker information.
After that, you’ll be led to a screen that confirms you’ve successfully regained your account, and you can now use it to post and comment again.
These simple procedures will help you recover your Facebook account quickly. It may take longer in some cases, but if you try these methods, the same day you lost your Facebook account, you’ll have a 90 percent chance of getting it back the same day.