Shadowbanned on Facebook?
Things to know about Facebook Shadowban
How to Fix a Facebook Shadowban
Facebook has been for a long time one of the biggest social network platforms that exist in the market due to its size. Many users as well as companies have been taking advantage of this social media platform as a way to increase their visibility in the market. However, sometimes all that effort can go to waste when your account gets a shadow ban and reduces the exposure of your content to the world.
What is the shadowban on Facebook?
The shadowban it’s not other but a technique used by social media platforms (Including TikTok and Instagram) that allows them to minimize and hide content posted or shared by a user. Facebook has never confirmed if they follow these practices or not as in the end it’s not very ethical and will raise many questions.
How does it work?
There is no official information from the platform about the implementation of this type of ban, what we know it’s all from users and personal experience. We put this to the test by creating a brand new account and not following some community guidelines, we were careful about this as posting the wrong content will not always leave you with a shadowbanning but rather a permanent ban.
After using Facebook for a few days and posting the wrong things on the account, we discovered that the outreach was hidden and the engagement we once got at the beginning disappeared. We did this by leaving comments on groups, using spammy trending content, and all sorts of things. In the end, the engagement of the account was almost zero but we didn’t receive any warning from the platform.
Why does the shadowban exist?
The shadowban exists as a very powerful tool that allows Facebook to hide the content of certain users without their knowledge. You might think this is a very ineffective tool but in fact, it seems to work regardless of all the techniques spammers try to use. When you get shadowbanned on Facebook you have no idea this is going on and you will try to keep posting more content. This in fact will just waste your time and avoid new bypassing techniques being developed in a short period of time.
Reasons why you might have been shadowbanned
There are many reasons why you might get shadowbanned on the platform, the ones we will talk about are the most common as we are aware that there are many others. If you feel you have been shadowbanned for any other reason, please let us know and we will cover the topic in depth for this community.
Using banned hashtags
The usage of hashtags has been gaining ground lately, this allows users and the algorithm to match the right users with your content. However, if you use a banned hashtag, it will greatly affect your account, avoid using or post content related to harmful topics or sponsorships.
Posting Inappropriate content
This one is more straightforward, posting content that might break the terms of service and community standards of the platform will likely get you shadowbanned or in a worst-case scenario, permanently banned from it.
Groups are a great way to community and interact with other people with similar interests. This has been a major opportunity for some users to spam groups with irrelevant content and even more, harmful and misleading information. Stay away from posting the same comment or using links of low value as this will not help your case.
Unusual growth (Usage of a bot)
The algorithm is now capable of detecting unusual growth and telling if your interactions are human or not. A lot of users are now using automated bots to comment, send private messages, and much more to other users within the platform. This type of automatization is now prohibited and your account will likely get banned or simply go into an invisible mode.
How to resolve a Facebook Shadowban
You might think resolving the shadowban could be one of the most difficult things in the world. Nevertheless, thanks to UnBanMeNow users have the option to easily unlock their devices in only a few steps. There is no need to have big knowledge in this type of topic as the platform does everything for you.
Submit your request
To begin the process you will need to submit your appeal request, this can easily be done using our Online app which lets you do the process fully Online, you will need the following to get started:
- Your full name
- Email Address (Make sure it’s working)
- Your Username on Facebook
- Summarize in a few words why you are suspecting of having the shadowbanned and your previous activity
- Click on the options that apply to your case
To find your username, simply go to your profile on any browser, click on the URL and you will see your username after facebook.com, this is an easy way but it also can be done by going to the settings section and searching for it.
Complete the process
To finish the appealing request and start the service, you will need to complete a very simple verification process that will help us identify if you are a real user or not. All steps are shown on the website, including a video in which the instructions are summarized in a very simple way. After completing the verification, your case will now get through and sent to the Facebook support team.
Wait for a confirmation in your email
After submitting your request, your Facebook account will go under review within hours you will get a response from the team. Any updates or further questions will be sent directly to your email in which a team member will be responsible for taking your case. If everything is successful, you will get an email containing the confirmation that your account is no longer shadow-banned by the platform.
Avoid the Facebook Shadowban
Here we bring you some advice to avoid getting shadowbanned by Facebook once again, remember that this ban can also be activated on your account once again if you don’t play by the rules. Be mindful of the content you post and the intended target audience you are trying to reach.
Avoid spamming Facebook groups
We know you want to grow your audience and likely increase your clients. However, do not post the same thing over and over again in Facebook groups, at some point Facebook will consider it Spam and potential clients will not see your post or even show up on the search results if that’s your intention.
Be careful with controversial topics
Unless this is your final goal, stay away from controversial topics based on political viewpoints or ideology, this can bring you lots of trouble as people might mark your content as harmful or hateful. Don’t post content that promotes harmful behavior or products related to gambling, alcohol, etc.
Can I also get an Instagram shadowban?
It is likely that this might also be the case if your Facebook account is connected to your Instagram, there's a chance your visibility on Instagram will be greatly reduced as both platforms are owned by the same company. This is pure guessing here as both platforms deny the usage of shadowbanning as it is seen as an unethical strategy by the public eyes.
How to remove Facebook shadowban?
To remove the shadowban on Facebook you will need to get in contact with the platform and submit an appeal request to get your account back. For a long time, this was a tedious and really hard process, luckily for you, UnBanMeNow has created a simple and easy solution to submit within our platform.
How long does a shadowban last on Facebook?
It is hard to know how long the shadowban stays in an account but it is fair to say that it could last from a couple of days to even weeks. It will all come down to your previous activity in your account and the type of content you posted that got you shadowbanned in the first place.
Can Facebook shadowban you?
There is no official answer from the company itself as this is not something they want to be associated with. Based on user reviews, Facebook does ghost those accounts they consider to be harmful or that might not contribute to other Facebook users.