Recovering a hacked Facebook account is quite easy but technical. It all depends on how far the hacker has gone to protect the account from your recovery process.
I can still recall the pains and trauma I faced some years back as a result of losing a Facebook account. All my school photos, cherished memory with friends and colleagues all gone like smoke.
Many persons have reached out to me asking for advice on how to recover a hacked Facebook account. Some even requesting I personally help them recover it back from the hackers.
Finally, I’ve decided to write this for everyone as a new year gift to my cherished readers that why am using it as my first post for 2020.
How To Recover A Hacked Facebook Account
Hacked Facebook account can easily be recovered using the hacked Facebook recovery page. This was created by Facebook to help recover mild to moderately hacked Facebook account. For severe cases, this four step process am going to outlined below will be very useful.
Get Your Facebook Profile URL
Get your Facebook friend who can login into his own account for you using a browser. Immediately he logs into his own account, he should search for your name on the Facebook search box or under his friends list. Once he finds your name, he should select it to view your account page.
When your account is displayed, beside where you have your profile picture, your Timeline and About tab. Click or select the About tab.
Now go to your browser address bar and you will see your profile address in the address bar.
Towards the end of the website address you see before the last % (percentage symbol) you will see a 15 digit ID code. Copy the 15 digits code only from the address and save it some where.
Now you are done with the first step of the recovery process and get the code from your friend if you are not with him and keep it for the 2nd step.
Login With Your Hacked Facebook ID Code
Before you proceed with this step, make sure this is carried out on a system or phone you have been using to login into your hacked Facebook before.
Now open Facebook Homepage and try to login using only that your 15 digits ID from the first step above This time you don’t have to put any password. Simply add the 15 digits ID where you normally put your email or phone number and click login.
It will open a fresh page showing your picture, asking you to login as your name demanding your password.
This time don’t add any password, simply click on “forgotten account”
This will display another page asking you to select your phone number or email as a means to receive verification code.
Instead of clicking on continue, select “no longer have access to these?” at the bottom left of the screen in the same line where you see continue.
Add A New Email To Your Hacked Account
A page will appear where you will add a new email address. Fill the form and click continue.
Upload Your Correct ID
The next page will ask you to select the country where your ID was issued. Click continue and a form will appear, fill in the correct details as required.
Where they asked for your timeline or profile url, in order to get it, go back to the same steps you used in step1. This time instead of selecting “About”, you will have to select “Timeline”.
Go to the browser address bar as you did above and copy the address from the beginning till you get to the second forward slash (/) symbol before timeline.
Paste it inside the form where they asked for URL.
Then upload a valid ID card and then click send.
You are done. It will take Facebook about 24hours to mail a password reset link to the email address you added newly during the process.
Click the link from the email and create your New password.
Congrats, you have successfully recovered your hacked Facebook account.
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