In modern times, the use of Facebook is one of the most practical and common
factors, a person can use it to market his business. At an equivalent time, it's
progressively necessary to understand however the site's rules and regulations
work in order that person doesn't find himself getting blocked and wasting a lot
of your time and effort. Facebook is known for its simplicity and simple
interface, with great regard to its user's privacy values.
To take care of a
fair environment among the users, Facebook administration tracks each and every
activity of the users. There are some easy straight tips that each and every
Facebook user is bound to follow. If anybody fails or deliberately attempts to
break the principles (guidelines), there's a penalty system that is technically
named Facebook Jail.
Facebook jail is the term used once Facebook bans accounts (profile or company
page) for violating Facebook community standards. Facebook will block the
ability of an account to publish or use certain functions for some time because
of violations, suspicious logins, or spam behavior. A person can wait 24 hours
to get out of Facebook jail otherwise write to Facebook to appeal the
There are 2 types of blocking; the first one is permanent and the second one is
- In the case of a permanent block, the user is blocked permanently and he
or she cannot access his or her specific service or account once more in any
manner. A permanent block is especially for spammers moreover as hackers who
attempt to play with Facebook security.
- On the other hand, a temporary block would disable one's account or
service for a particular period of your time. The account or the service is
accessed once more when the restriction removes.
To exemplify, if anyone posts unneeded or offensive things in groups or posts an
excessive amount of, the user can be blocked for posting new things in the
future and such restriction would last for a few days.
Why there is the need for a Facebook Jail?
Actually, this is Facebook's responsibility to keep their social network safe
and clean. For the sake of this responsibility, Facebook penalizes the users for
not following their simple straight guidelines, by pushing temporary limitations
to any related service or account. Permanent account limitations or deletion is
only considered in the case of any serious rule-breaking activity by the user.
Actually, Facebook is the network, for the people and by the people. Here the
people can interact with each other, express their feelings and share helpful
stuff between them. Besides all these positive values, some dirty minded people
have started exploiting negative opportunities from the Facebook system. To
control these negative activities, Facebook has developed their own set of rules
with Facebook Jail for the offenders. This automatic system regularly follows
the culprits and punishes them in its own way.
Although, the Facebook administration is monitoring all user's activities, it's
not possible to filter each and every offensive activity. To make the system
more powerful, Facebook always requests the users to “Report” any inappropriate
content, profile, or activity they found on the network. They manually review
all the “Report” requests by the users and take the needed action against the
How long will FB jail last?
The penalties vary from the impossibility of publishing for some hours, 3 days,
6 days, and a week till the removal of the profile or page. Facebook jail can
last simply a number of days and at that time; you will regain control of your
postings. Facebook Jail lasts for twenty-one days maximum. Your account will not
get blocked from posting for more than twenty-one days. Usually, it's 3-7 days,
however, is up to twenty-one days.
Tips to avoid Facebook jail
- So you must check that to possess your details are up to the date which
you've got added all data to the concerning page and on the profile page.
- If your account isn't verified by mobile and email, it'll for sure make
it troublesome to post to groups without being blocked for spamming.
- Posting at an alarming degree to the Facebook page, your Facebook wall,
or groups will bring your active account under scrutiny. The Longer is going to
be the time in between the post; the lesser is going to be the probability to
throw in the Facebook Jail.
- Always try to publish original content over Facebook, copying others'
content or pictures may lead to several account penalties.
- Keep fair time intervals in between all your's Facebook activity.
Posting similar stuff at multiple groups or pages at the same specific time may
declare you as a strong applicant for the Facebook Jail.
- Don't tag people into the stuff unless the material is related to them.
Avoid adding people to the groups without their authorisation. This behavior is
a serious spam offense that may lead to permanent account deletion.
- Do understand the Facebook system completely. Never feel lazy to read
their full terms and conditions. Do you know, using a personal Facebook Account
for any business promotion is strictly prohibited on Facebook? Do you operate
multiple Facebook profiles with the same identical personal information, oh my
GOD that's not allowed too
- Never behave like a spammer. A large number of Facebook users gets into
the Facebook Jail due to a huge list of unaccepted friend requests. The other
big reason for people getting into the Facebook Jail is due to adding people to
the groups without their consent. Be careful next time before performing any of
the above acts, this may buy you the ticket for the Facebook Jail.
- Find the saboteurs and throw them out of your Facebook Profile. Are you
aware that reporting anything “SPAM” is a damn easy thing on Facebook. Your
rivals or competitors can easily use this tool to damage your social presence.
- Always go with real profile pictures with easily accessible bio
information. Basically, this will help other people to make a clearer
picture of yourself. Once they are fully aware of your identity, they will
interact with you more freely.
- Use URL Shortener for any link promotion campaign. The Facebook spam
detection system is fully automatic, who knows if it detects the posted link
under the spam category. To remain on the safer side, always use any third-party
URL shortener service.
, BA+LLB (Hons) student at Chandigarh