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There may be many reasons for you to reactivate your Facebook account that you deactivated a while back. As Facebook saves all your data for a specific period of time, it makes it possible for you to get your account back in case if you change your mind. When you deactivate your account, all your activity including timeline posts, status updates, photos and videos on Facebook goes hidden and gets saved in the Facebook servers. So when you reactivate your account, you will get your account the same way when you deactivated.

Reactivating self deactivated facebook account is so easy. Simply login to your account to reactivate it. Yes, that is it! But in case if you have deleted your account, then you can do nothing about it. Let us see in detail on how to reactivate facebook account that you deactivated a while back from the different methods below.

See how to deactivate Facebook account in detail.

How to Reactivate a Facebook Account using Facebook App

Step 1: On your phone (Android / iOS) open the Facebook app.

Step 2: On the login page, enter your phone number or email id that you used to login previously.

How to Reactivate Facebook account
Reactivate Facebook account using App

Step 3: Enter the password that you use to login to your account. If you don’t remember your account’s password, use the forgotten password link to reset your password.

See How to Reset Facebook Password [Step by Step Guide]

How to Reactivate Facebook account
Reactivate Facebook account using App

Step 4: Tap Log in.

How to Reactivate Facebook account
Reactivate Facebook account using App

Step 5: With this, you will taken to the news feed and the app opens as usual. All you previous settings, data, images, messages, etc remains same.

How to Reactivate a Facebook Account on Desktop

Step 1: On any of your browser, go to https://www.facebook.com/.

Step 2: Enter your email id or the phone number you use to log in to your account.

How to Reactivate Facebook account
Reactivate Facebook account on Desktop

Step 3: Enter your account password to login. If you don’t remember the password use the forgotten password link to reset your password.

How to Reactivate Facebook account
Reactivate Facebook account on Desktop

Step 4: Click Login button next to the password field.

How to Reactivate Facebook account
Reactivate Facebook account on Desktop

Step 5: You will be taken to Facebook and your images, videos, messages, friends list, etc remains untouched.

Also read: How to Know if Someone Blocked You on Facebook

How to Reactivate a Facebook Account on Desktop by Submitting an Appeal

Step 1: On your desktop browser, got to https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/260749603972907. This is the My Personal Account Was Disabled appeal page where you can request Facebook to look into your problem. There is no assurance that Facebook will accept your appeal to reactivate your account.

Step 2: Enter your email id associated with your account in the login email field.

How to Reactivate Facebook account
Reactivate Facebook account by Submitting Appeal

Step 3: Enter you full name in the Your full name field as listed in your Facebook account.

How to Reactivate Facebook account
Reactivate Facebook account by Submitting Appeal

Step 4: In the Your IDs section, click the Browse button to upload any of your valid government ID proofs. Select images of both the front and back of your IDs which uploading. IDs can be your passport, driving license, state IDs, etc.

How to Reactivate Facebook account
Reactivate Facebook account by Submitting Appeal

Step 4: Click Send to submit your appeal.

You can wait up to two weeks and see if Facebook has looked into your appeal. If so you can successfully login to your Facebook account.

Related: How to Hide Your Photos on Facebook & Set Photos Privacy

To conclude

Thus reactivating your Facebook account is so simple. Just follow any of the methods above to easily reactivate your facebook account either using the Facebook app or through the Facebook website. You can continue with facebook from the same place where you left as Facebook keeps all your activities and data saved.

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