Facebook has become an integral part of everyone’s lives due to the phenomenon called social networking. One can argue that the biggest thing to happen to social media and social networking is Facebook, and they would be right. What’s more is that the company has cemented its feet into the social scene further after the recent acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, making it also one of the most rounded out platforms on the internet and a content creator’s paradise.
While the Facebook community is very vibrant and inclusive, the social media platform has put in fail-safe protocols that take user protection to a whole new level. The most drastic of all is Facebook Jail. Facebook Jail is not a physical prison, but rather a situation where Facebook themselves block your account from posting content or interacting with other people’s content. No one knows how long this embargo lasts, but if past events are anything to go by, people have actually had their accounts deleted altogether during the course of this embargo.
In this tutorial, we are going to tell you some tips that can help you stay out of this Facebook Jail.
Number 1 – DO NOT send friend requests to people you don’t know
This is a practice that people with stalker-like tendencies do all the time. You might receive Friend Requests from people you may never have heard of and be warned, these accounts may turn out to be bots, stalkers or even more dangerous entities. For the time being, these people think there are no consequences, but little do they know, the Facebook Police make note of this behavior, and if they notice a pattern, the account in question is flagged immediately and blocked to prevent further damage.
So the first thing you need to know is that you should never try these stunts and most definitely, do not send friend requests to people you do not know.
Number 2. DO NOT post content you are not supposed to
Facebook allows for all kinds of content types on their platform. You can upload images, videos, Gifs, and much more for your friends or followers to see. However, to ensure quality, Facebook has listed out the kinds of content that are not tolerated on Facebook.
- No nudity or sexually suggestive content.
- No hate speech, credible threats, or direct attacks on an individual or group.
- No content that contains self-harm or excessive content.
- No fake or impostor timelines.
- No SPAM
If you end up posting either one of these kinds of content, you are hit with a warning. If you stop, you are out of the crosshairs. However, if you continue your trend of going against Facebook’s content policy, your account is blocked and in due time, Deleted.
Number 3. DO NOT send too many messages
Facebook users use Messenger to communicate with their friends right on the platform. However, if you start sending too many messages to a contact (even if you know them), it is seen as SPAM by the Facebook algorithm.
If this pattern is recurring on your account, you will be flagged and as a result, you can be hit by the Facebook Jail embargo.
Number 4. DO NOT use your profile to conduct business
Facebook allows you to conduct actual business on its platform. The Pages feature was introduced to allow for this very purpose, but there are still some people out there who continue running their business from their personal accounts.
Continued usage of your personal profile for business purposes can get you in the crosshairs fo the Facebook police.
So, in conclusion, if you are new to Facebook, or even an existing user, make sure you take time to understand the platform and carious rules that will keep you on the right side of the law and the facebook police.