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A hacked Facebook account can be very frustrating and cause confusion. Some hackers will even delete your account. If the account was deleted more than 30 days ago you have only one option: create a new account

You might still be able to save your account if it was deleted less than one month ago. Let’s find out what to do.

Protect your Facebook account from being deleted by hackers

Let’s start by looking at the steps you can take to fix the problem before the hacker has a chance to delete your account.

You can check if someone has access to your Facebook account if you’re not sure. The best way to recover your account is to catch the problem early.

You should ensure that your contact information, including your phone number and email, is up to date as a Facebook user. Facebook will notify you when your login information changes or new logins are made. Your email account is the best place to start if someone has taken control of your account. You can search for messages from Facebook.

Open an email you have received from Facebook advising you of changes and click the “Secure Your Account” link. This will take you to a page that can assist you in recovering the account.

Even if you don’t get the email in time, it’s okay. Even if your login credentials were changed by the hacker, there are still options that can help you recover your Facebook account deleted.

How to recover a deleted or hacked account

Facebook does not delete an account right away. This is the good thing about account deletion. It keeps your account “alive”, but makes it inaccessible to your friends for 30 days. Here are the steps to recover a deleted or hacked account.

Recover Facebook Password and Email Not Changed

It is possible that the hacker may have forgotten to change your login information before deleting the account. Here’s how to activate and regain access to your account if that is the case.

  1. On your computer, navigate to https://facebook.com.” On your mobile device, launch the “Facebook app.”
  2. Next, enter your email address and password. If you previously logged in using your phone number, then type your “phone number”.
  3. Click or tap on the button to log in.

If you have succeeded, you will be able to see all your contacts and photos as well as posts, provided that the hacker did not delete them.

Password Changed? Recover Facebook

Most hackers will only change your password, which is a common scenario. Although you cannot reactivate an account using the old password, it is possible to get your account back. Here’s how you do it.

  1. Navigate to “facebook.com” from your computer’s browser. If you are using a tablet or smartphone, open the “Facebook App.”
  2. Enter your old login credentials then click/tap to “Log in.”
  3. Facebook will then display a screen stating that you have entered an invalid Password.
  4. Click or tap on the “Forgot password” button.
  5. You can check the “email address” that you have associated with Facebook. Select Send code via email and then click Continue.
  6. A 6-digit code will be sent to you in an email. Click the link to enter the code. Click or tap on Continue.
  7. The next step is to create a new password. Enter the password. Be sure to make it strong. You can use special characters. Mix uppercase and lowercase letters and add numbers.
  8. Click or tap the Continue button.
  9. Next, you’ll see a message advising you when your account is going to be deleted. Remember that recovery is impossible after this date.

Password Changed? Recover Facebook

Most hackers will only change your password, which is a common scenario. Although you cannot reactivate an account using the old password, it is possible to get your account back. Here’s how you do it.

  1. Navigate to “facebook.com” from your computer’s browser. If you are using a tablet or smartphone, open the “Facebook App.”
  2. Enter your old login credentials then click/tap to “Log in.”
  3. Facebook will then display a screen stating that you have entered an invalid Password.
  4. Click or tap on the “Forgot password” button.
  5. You can check the “email address” that you have associated with Facebook. Select Send code via email and then click Continue.
  6. An email will be sent to you with a 6-digit code. Use this code to sign in. Click or tap on Continue.
  7. The next step is to create a new password. Enter the password. Be sure to make it strong. You can use special characters. Mix uppercase and lowercase letters and add numbers.
  8. Click or tap the Continue button.
  9. Next, you’ll see a message advising you when your account is going to be deleted. Remember that recovery is impossible after this date.

If you can’t access your email, recover Facebook

Let’s suppose that the hacker was more thorough than the previous case and that they have disabled your access to the email account that you used to log into Facebook. There is still a way to recover your account. You should first verify that your password is still valid.

  1. You can open a browser or launch the Facebook app from your mobile device.
  2. To access the mobile app, click your profile photo to skip to “Step4″. Click here to access the computer version of the process.”
  3. Enter the password that you used. Facebook will let you cancel your account deletion if the hacker hasn’t changed it. Skip to “Step 5.”
  4. Enter the last password that you used for mobile. If the message confirms, Facebook will display the “Confirm Your Identity” message. Tap to “Get Started.” The message will tell you when your account was due for deletion.
  5. Tap the ‘Cancel Deletion’ option in the browser or the ‘Yes, Continue to Facebook’ link on the mobile app.

Recover Facebook with a PC if both your email and password have been changed

You can recover your account by using your phone number if the hacker is thorough and has changed both your password and email.

  1. Start a web browser then go to Facebook.com.
  2. Enter the last credentials which worked and then click Log In.
  3. Next, click to “Find your account”
  4. In the search box, enter your “email address” . In the search box, type the mobile number that is linked to your account if the email search fails.
  5. You can check the option to “Send code via SMS”.
  6. Copy the text and paste it into the box. Click “Continue.”
  7. Enter a password, and then click to “Continue.”
  8. Select “Cancel Deletion.”

Android/iPhone: Recover Facebook if both your email and password have been changed

  1. Launch the Facebook app.
  2. Select the “Find your Account” choice.
  3. After checking the “Confirm through SMS” box, tap on ‘Continue’
  4. Copy and paste the SMS code, into the box. Then tap Continue.
  5. Make a new password then tap “Continue” once more.
  6. At the “Confirm your identity” screen, tap “Get started”.
  7. To cancel your account deletion, choose “Yes Continue to Facebook”.

Report any problems with these methods to Facebook.

Whatever process was used to fix your Facebook/Meta account hack, make sure you have a strong password that you can use both now and in the future. To make it less likely that future hacks will occur, you might also consider changing your email address and adding 2-factor authentication.

FAQs about Facebook hacking

Is it possible to retrieve my Facebook data after 30 days?

Facebook allows users to save and download all their Facebook data. However, your account can be deleted by Facebook after the 30-day period. There is no way to retrieve it. Facebook claims that it can store certain information but not personal posts, photos, or any other information.

It is important to understand that if someone hacks your account and deletes it, you will not be able to retrieve anything within the first 30 days.

Is Facebook equipped with a customer service team?

Facebook does not have a chat or phone number that allows you to reach a customer support representative for additional assistance. You can only reach the Facebook Support team. Although you won’t get immediate feedback from the team, they will try their best to assist you.

To reduce the number and length of interactions, it is important to be as thorough as possible when filling out forms.

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