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Reactivating Facebook: How to Reactivate Your Facebook Account


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Q: I quit Facebook a while back. How do I reactivate my Facebook account?

A: It's simple to reactivate your Facebook account, as long as you didn't ask the company to "permanently delete" your Facebook account in the past. If you suspended your Facebook with the "deactivate account" option, follow the instructions below to restore your Facebook.

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Two minutes

Here's How:

  1. Sign In To Facebook

    To reactivate your Facebook, go to www.facebook.com and log in by filling out the two boxes at the top right with your email address and password.

    Use the same email and password you used when you signed into Facebook in the past.

  2. Retrieve Your Password If Necessary

    If you can't remember your password, click "Forgot your password?" to get a new one.

    You'll have to answer a few questions first, such as providing your email address or phone number.

  3. Congratulations, Your Facebook is Back

    It's that easy. You just reactivated your Facebook account and restored your old profile the moment you successfully logged into Facebook.

    Facebook will interpret any signin to mean that you want to use Facebook again, so it will immediately reactivate your account.

    That means your friends will reappear in your friends list, and any new status udpates you write will start showing up again in your friends' news feeds.

What You Need

  • Your old Facebook password.
  • The email address you used to sign up for Facebook.
  • A computer or smart phone.
  • Internet access.

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