1. Act Immediately

If you receive an email from Facebook warning you about suspicious conduct, you must respond immediately. The longer someone has access to your account, the more likely they are to modify important information, making it more difficult for you to regain control.

Go through all of your Facebook security emails as quickly as possible and follow the instructions.Click on “Change Password” and “Secure your account,” as well as any other options that may help you recover access to your Facebook account that has been compromised.

2. Change your Facebook password

The first thing you should do if you still have access to your account is changing your password. Follow the instructions below or watch our video guide:

Change Your Facebook Password

Log in to your Facebook account, then click the dropdown arrow at the top of the screen and choose ‘Settings.’

Now, choose ‘Settings.’

On the left side of the page, select ‘Security and login’ under your account settings.

Please enter your current and new passwords again to confirm them. For further protection, we recommend using a password generator and password manager.

We also recommend that you install Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), which adds a two-step verification method to your account security. This almost eliminates the possibility of your account being hacked. Make sure to include your phone number and choose the SMS verification mechanism rather than the app verification system. You might not be able to get back into your Facebook profile if you lose your phone and verification app.

3. Are you unable to access your compromised Facebook account?

If the hacker changes your password and the email address connected with your Facebook account, you can still restore your account. If the hacker has installed a Two-Factor Authenticator, it is even feasible to restore a Facebook profile.

The easiest way to regain access to any Facebook account is to read all of the security email notifications you’ve received and follow the directions in them. Click the links in emails from the sender “Facebook” or “facebookmail.com.”If none of the options, such as “Secure your account” or “Change your password,” work, try our Facebook recovery guide below.

4. Password Recovery

If your password no longer works and you suspect it has been changed, you can utilize Facebook’s account recovery tools to restore your account. You may see our video tutorials below:

How to Change Your Password on a Hacked Facebook Account

Click the ‘Forgot password?’ link on the Facebook login screen.

Click ‘Search’ after entering an email address or phone number connected with your account.

Click ‘Continue’ after logging in with your email, Google account, or phone number.

Click ‘Continue’ after entering the code you got through text or email.

Type in your new password and click “Continue” to confirm it.

5. Family and Friends Recovery

If you are unable to restore the account on your own, a friend or family member can assist you. With the Help of Family and Friends, You Can Recover Your Hacked Facebook Profile. Allow your buddy to log in and go to the profile you want to restore. Select ‘Find support or report profile’ by clicking the three dots next to the profile name.

Select ‘I can’t access my account’ from the report window, then click ‘Next.’

From the drop-down option, choose ‘Recover this account.’

Click the ‘No longer have access to these?’ button. at the base of the window

To contact someone from Facebook Support, enter an email address or phone number that you currently have access to, then click “Continue.”

You may be required to upload a legitimate ID, such as your passport or driver’s license. It may occasionally request that you submit it by snapping a photo using your webcam. In that scenario, make sure you have enough light in the room to see the picture well. Every detail must be apparent. There is no way to trim the edges of your passport or driver’s license. It might take anything from one to two weeks for Facebook to respond after you’ve submitted something.

6. Report Your Hacked Account to Facebook

If none of the previous options are successful, you should report the compromised account to Facebook immediately.

Facebook should be notified if your account has been hacked.

On the compromised account report screen, click ‘My Account Is Compromised.’

Click ‘Search’ after entering your email address or phone number.

To report your account, enter your most recent password and click “continue.” Facebook may give you further instructions to help you restore your account.

As described in part two of this article, Facebook may request that you upload an image of your ID to confirm your identity.

7. Bypassing 2FA – Two-Factor Authentication

It is still feasible to overcome Two-Factor Authentication if the hacker has implemented it. If you are confronted with the screen below when attempting to log in, choose “Need another method to authenticate.” Then the pop-up that follows should display.

Then, select “Submit a request to Facebook.” It will next ask you to enter the name of your account, the name of your cell carrier, your complete name, and to upload a government-issued ID. You should receive a response between 48 hours to one week after submitting this form. However, because of the epidemic, Facebook is taking longer to validate your submitted ID. Due to a staffing shortage, several of our clients have received Facebook emails informing them that they would be unable to verify their IDs. If this happens to you, keep submitting your ID on a weekly basis until it is validated.

9. Facebook Recovery Links

To try to regain access to your hijacked Facebook account, these are the best Facebook recovery links:

https://www.facebook.com/recover/initiate

https://www.facebook.com/login/identify

https://www.facebook.com/hacked

If you’ve regained access to your Facebook account, use our account security instructions to keep it safe.

10.Have you been unable to locate your cloned Facebook profile?

If you’re having trouble finding your Facebook account after the hacker altered your email and phone number, try these steps:

On a computer, go to https://www.facebook.com/login/identify or https://www.facebook.com/hacked to see the screen below.

Now search for the following terms to discover your hijacked Facebook account:

Your email address, which was linked to your Facebook account

Your phone number as it was associated with your Facebook account

If nothing of these choices works, you must take the following steps:

Request that a friend visits your profile and look under the “About me” section and “Contact information.” Instruct your buddy to see whether there is any email or phone number listed under this area. If that’s the case, look for your account using this new email or phone number.

If your hijacked Facebook account’s about me section does not include an email or phone number, get a buddy to browse to your profile on a computer and capture your Facebook URL. An example of a Facebook profile URL is as follows:

Then try searching for your account using this complete URL in the search field. If it doesn’t work, try copying the last portion of your profile URL from the image above, like “jonasborchgrevink,” and checking out that.