There are millions of Facebook users around the world and people love to use it. Sometimes, you are not able to use your Facebook account for long time due to many reasons and can’t access it after returning back. If you want to recover old Facebook account and not finding a proper way to do so, read on to find some simple ways. Facebook account recovery is not a tough job, just few steps and you will be there.
There are many automated ways to recover your Facebook account, here is a step-by step guide to recover old Facebook account.
If you are logged into your Facebook account somewhere else
In case, you are still logged in to your Facebook account somewhere else, you are lucky. Check your mobile or computer for your Facebook profile. When you find out that account, try to recover your password. You can also create a new password at this stage.
Check out the Default Facebook Account recovery options
Try to use the device which you have used before to access your Facebook account. Identify your account and go to Facebook account recover page. Enter your email address or phone number and you will get a summary of your profile. Ask for Facebook recovery code and once received in your email, enter that code and retrieve your account.
Now set a new and strong password for your account and also update your contact information. this will be helpful if your account was being hacked.
When you have changed your contact information
Sometimes you no longer have access to the email address and contact number associated with your Facebook account or it has been changed by the hacker. Don’t panic, you have an option to attach a new email address or phone number with your Facebook account.
Go to the link “No longer have access to these”? to start Facebook account recovery process. You will be asked to enter a new address or phone number, type it and click Continue.
You can ask your “Trusted Contacts” to get help in recovery of your Facebook account. Enter full name of name of your three to five trusted contacts.
In case you didn’t set up Trusted Contacts, you can go for answering one of your security questions. If your answers are correct you can reset your password immediately. There will be a 24-hour waiting period before you get back your access to your Facebook account.
When your Facebook account is hacked
If you find out that your Facebook account is hacked and someone is sending spam messages using your account, report your Facebook account as compromised immediately. Login to your email account and go to settings. Now click on device activity and security event options and check out the devices which have used your email address. If you find any new and unknown device, remove it from the list.
Facebook support service
If the above methods are not working for you, take the help of experts from Facebook support service.