Doing these things could get you blocked from using some Facebook features.

I’m a very active person on Facebook particularly. Majority of my events business publicity and promotion takes off from Facebook. More often than not, I encounter periods of Facebook jail and I know how frustrating and disorganising this could be. I have also seen several people pedalling some conspiracy theories as to why Facebook may have blocked them. Regardless of what we think or say, Facebook has an obligation to monitor their platform for everyone’s safety and it is good idea to find out why and take corrections.

That is why, Facebook’s security systems are currently blocking you from doing certain things on the social media site, such as posting or sharing. Although these blocks are temporary, they however can cause you major frustrations and anxiety.

Depending on the reason for the block, it could last up to 30 days. Facebook never lifts the ban early as it is usually temporary and will end automatically within a few days as they will probably specify during the ban notice. Therefore you do not need to do anything but to simply serve your jail time and learn.

Here are a few reason Facebook may block you from certain features.

1.Something you posted or shared seems suspicious or abusive to the security systems. This can last up to a few days.

•Messages or friend requests you sent were marked unwelcome. This can last up to a few days.

•You’ve done something that doesn’t follow the social media Community Standards. This can last up to 30 days

Regardless of how good your intentions may be, the site has these policies in place to maintain an open and welcoming platform for all. The site also stated that they try to prevent people from unintentionally misusing Facebook, even if you felt that what you did was acceptable.

It’s important therefore that you know about their policies on acceptable behaviour.

You’re temporarily blocked from sharing posts on Facebook, and may also be temporarily blocked from using some other features for the following reason:

•Posted a lot in a short amount of time

•Shared posts that were marked as unwelcome

•Shared something that goes against our Community Standards.

Often times most people who get temporary blocks just didn’t know about Facebook’s sharing policies and get really worried and frustrated. To avoid block like this in the future, the best thing you can do is review their Community Standards.

You’re currently not able to send friend requests. This is usually because:

•You recently sent a lot of friend requests.

•Your past friend requests have gone unanswered.

•Your past friend requests were marked as unwelcome.

It’s important to Facebook that people only receive friend requests from people they know or have a real-life connection to.

To avoid this kind of block in the future, when sending friend requests:

•Try to only send friend requests to people you already know (example: family, friends, co-workers, classmates).

•To connect with people you don’t know (like celebrities), follow them instead of sending them a friend request.

•Make sure you’re using the name you go by in everyday life. People you know may accidentally miss your friend requests if they don’t recognize you.

If you’re temporarily blocked from sending messages:

It may be because you sent a lot of messages recently or your messages have been marked as unwelcome.

This block is temporary, and you can still use other Facebook features to connect with your Facebook friends while you’re in this block. Once your block is over, try to only message people and businesses you know. Make sure to use the name you go by in everyday life to help the people you’re messaging recognize you.

To learn more about the policies, you can review the Facebook Community Standards.

Note: If you’re blocked from sending messages, you may also be temporarily blocked from sending friend requests.

Facebook doesn’t allow people to send messages promoting or advertising a product, service or opportunity. To protect people from spam and other unsolicited commercial messages, Facebook has policies in place that flag when someone repeatedly sends or posts the same message.

You can learn more about what is allowed on Facebook and other policies in their Community Standards.