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Problem with my Facebook account!

My Facebook account has hacked. I changed the password and login to it again. The problem is that my account has been locked, they asked me to upload my ID. I uploaded it and got an email with a link ...
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Instagram keeping my phone number even after removing it

I removed my phone number from IG a few years ago, but recently I've noticed a bunch of 'suggestions' for me to follow, I imagine they've been suggested because these users have my phone number saved ...
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Facebook suddenly post in my profile

just wanted to ask. Facebook suddenly posted that I left in my University. Is that normal? Well I saved it in my profile info like 2018-2021 and it exactly posted it today, December 31 2021. I do not ...
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What are Facebook lists that can be "followed"?

On Facebook, under Settings -> Privacy -> Your Activity, there is an option called "Who can see the people, Pages and lists you follow?" What is a list, and what does it mean to "...
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Seeing some except one mutual friend on a person's friend list

I am on "Pam's" Facebook page, and not friends with her yet. Pam's Friend's list shows our mutual friends. However, her Friends list is missing one mutual friend that I definitely know is ...
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"Can't send request" Facebook Problem

When I want to add people outside my country, 9/10 times I get the Pop-Up saying: "Can't send request It looks like you may not know this person. Send requests to people who you know personally ...
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Can someone please solve the Facebook app update problem?

I have my auto update turned off for all my apps on Play store. Still I have noticed that my Facebook app shows updated 3 days ago. This happened today. I have noticed the same problem before 5th ...
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What should I do to get rid of the suspicious activity on my Facebook account?

A few days ago, I was searching something on Google. Then I closed the Google app and then I just opened the Facebook app. I did not login to Facebook but just opened it. On opening, it showed a ...
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Why does Facebook obligates video in Facebook rooms?

No video conference software I ever learnt about obligates video, so what is the "rationale" to obligate Facebook Rooms users to use video? For example, someone wants to use only audio, why ...
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Facebook problem post

I posted a Facebook post as a new workplace post but it doesn't appear on my profile and no one can like or comment on the post. what's the problem
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Hidden admin on my Facebook Page that I can't delete

So a guy tried to buy me a page that is under my father's name. I gave him full control but he said he couldn't pay now, so I deleted him from admin (yet he seem to have claimed ownership of the page) ...
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Facebook Ads Manager - disabled

I've set up a new / blank Facebook account so that I can get to grips with the Ads Manager. I am soon to start using the ads manager at my job and thought I'd try and practice a bit first (I'd rather ...
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Does your friend get notified when you add or remove them from any list?

There are mainly 3 lists and custom options to create a new list. Close, Restricted and Acquaintances Now, if you add a friend to say Close list, will he or she get notified or is there any ...
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Facebook: Getting tagged in a friends post

I've posted on someone's wall for their birthday, and I'm in a couple of the photos I posted. I tagged myself but it doesn't show up in my timeline or my "photos of me". I can't control the ...
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Help in tracking a stalker

My wife is being harassed on Facebook and Instagram. The messages are coming from fake names and when she blocks them, they just make another account and keep sending other things. Is there any way to ...
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Is it possible not to show to public your real name on Facebook?

I have to sign up with my real first, last names but do I have to show them to public on Facebook? Is there way to not let people see your real identity, may be separate public page or something? And ...
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How does Facebook know I am the same person/computer trying to make separate accounts using different browsers?

Question: The essential question here is how does Facebook know I am the same unit that is trying to create a new account, even after I have deleted all cookies/history/cache from my browser, and even ...
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Can Facebook's Custom privacy setting ever include the public?

On Facebook, I occasionally see certain friends with their privacy settings set to Custom. When I comment on their posts, I don't want my comments to show up publicly, but I can't know whether they ...
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How to delete old Facebook chats from both end?

I know Facebook doesn't allow users to delete chats from both side after 10 minutes. But is there any way or workaround to delete or vanish my sent messages from my friends' side?
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How long does it take for Facebook to verify a new account?

I made a Facebook account for mom on April 24th and on the same day it got disabled. I used the same name, surname and birthday that is in her ID. The next day (25th of April) I saw that they were ...
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Can Facebook group admins see the location of people who contact them to join their group?

I messaged a group admin requesting to join their private group and the admin was able to see my location (albeit it wasn't my actual location because I was using company server). I was using my ...
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Recover Facebook account, without access to email and

We have the following scenario: Alice is authenticated on Facebook on her phone. She forgot the password of her Facebook account Can't access the email associated with the Facebook account and does ...
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Why is Facebook recommending my friend to my other friends despite having nothing in common and having my list hidden

I'm using Facebook only as a means of easy contact (mainly messenger). I have my privacy settings set as low as it was possible, with everything visible only to me. Basically everything that could be ...
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How can I download my own video I uploaded to Facebook to my hard drive?

I have the link of the video in my storyteller. But whenever site I paste the link I'm getting error say "the video might be private and not public". But I never set it to private. Any way to ...
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Deleting Facebook Messenger messages for all users?

I am attempting to regain my privacy by deleting some social media apps. I'm starting with Facebook and Messenger, because those are the ones I use the least, but I see that deactivating or deleting ...
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Share your Facebook photo album with non-Facebook users

In the 2000s (before 2010) Facebook would allow you to get a direct URL to one's own Facebook album that could be emailed and shared with non-Facebook users. People have asked this question before ...
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How do I lock my Facebook profile?

I have found some Facebook accounts if someone is not my friend, it shows "This profile is locked". I want to do same with my Facebook account. How can I do that? I have seen in other's accounts a ...
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My Facebook was disabled by mistake, how long does it take to get it back? [closed]

On November 20th I was first told you send a photo of me for security and it was being reviewed. Now on December 24th my account was disabled when I had to wait a whole month to wait so I sent a ...
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Can "Watching now" be disabled?

I was watching a snooker game live stream on Facebook and noticed a FB friend being displayed as (also) Watching now: They also mention it in the comments next to the video (which scrolls out of view ...
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How to Discover Facebook Fake Account Info?

Someone created a fake Facebook account using my name and my picture; is there a way to discover the phone number or email that was used to create the fake account? How I can discover who did that, ...
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If I change the privacy of a photo on Facebook from "Only Me" to "Friends", will my friends get notified about it?

If I change the privacy of a photo on Facebook from "Only Me" to "Friends", will my friends get notified about it? What can I do if I don't want them to be notified?
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Why is Facebook telling me "Only add people who you know"?

This is the message I am receiving: Only add people who you know Please only send friend requests to people who you know personally. If you think you're seeing this by mistake, please let us ...
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Delete all data on Facebook without having an account

From the latest updates to security and data-protection there is now a way to delete all private data a company such as Facebook has collected together with the ability to get the collected data. I ...
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Automated Facebook friend requests

My father has a Facebook account he barely uses, which I can't even find on google or Facebook. He changed his privacy settings a few days ago. Before everyone could send a friend request, now only ...
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When I comment on a post it does not display on my timeline or newsfeed

I have privacy settings set to Only Me (until I figure this out) for 'Who can see my future posts' and 'Who can see posts I'm tagged in', and when I post on an article it does not appear anywhere on ...
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Does turning off facial recognition remove (or prevent the creation of) facial templates

As I understand, facebook's facial recognition creates a facial template for each user based on their photos. Does disabling facial recognition suggestions either delete existing templates or prevent ...
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How do I ensure everything on my Facebook timeline is hidden to strangers?

When a stranger (i.e. person who is not my Facebook friend) opens my personal Facebook URL (i.e. https://www.facebook.com/myusername/), several posts on my timeline are displayed. How can I ensure ...
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Will I get a Facebook Login notifications about a device that has logged into my account a few times?

I've recently turned on the setting to be notified when an unrecognised device logs into my Facebook account. However, I think that someone has used my account on another device BEFORE I turned this ...
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Will 'going to' on public event in closed group show in news feed?

I'm in a 'closed group' which has a 'public event'. I want to press 'going' on this event. I don't want it to appear on news feed/timeline (or whatever it's called) of my Facebook friends. Will my ...
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How to block Facebook friends suggestions?

I need to block Facebook friends suggestions. I keep seeing friends suggestions on the main page and on profiles of friends, and I don't want to be shown people I don't know. Any way to block these ...
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FriendA and FriendB are also friends with each other. Can FriendB see if FriendA likes/comments a post meant for FriendA only?

I tried to find existing answer but could not find the exact situation. I would like to know how Facebook will behave in the following case: A, a friend of mine B, a friend of mine C, a friend of A, ...
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How to appear offline on Facebook, to all but one person?

Sometimes Facebook is the best or only method of communication between her and a priority contact. So as not to seem rude to her other friends, customers, or whatever while she's busy; how can she ...
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How do you stop your friends from being notified of what you post on others' walls?

With Facebook, if you go to for example a company's page and post something on their wall, or even another friend's page, how do you stop it from notifying all your friends of what you posted? I don'...
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Prevent Instagram from suggesting me to my Facebook friends (accounts not linked)

In my Instagram app I don't log in with Facebook (my accounts are not linked and have never been) but somehow Instagram is showing me contacts from Facebook and presumably showing my contacts my ...
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How can I block all the members of a Facebook group to which I do not belong?

I would like to block the entire member list of a Facebook group, which I do not belong to, all at once. Is that even possible?
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Cannot log in to Facebook Account - No way to contact support

So I can't log in to Facebook and have no way of contacting Facebook support for help - I'm developing a Facebook app using calls to their API for a job/interview test. So, I created the app on my ...
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I think Facebook blacklisted my son

Approximately two months ago, my son's Facebook account was disabled for using a fake name. He made a fake account and was trolling various people/political sites and their comments sections. I was ...
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How do I stop Facebook from suggesting my friends join my closed Facebook groups?

How to make my closed Facebook groups not show in "proposed"? My friend can see closed groups where I am a member.
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Deleting other people's comments on Facebook

On Facebook it appears other people can delete your comments. When can this happen, in the context of writing on someone's timeline (so not including scenarios where a group admin deletes a comment)? ...
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"Unrecognized browser or device" email received from Facebook

Email I received from Facebook said: your account was recently logged into from an unrecognized browser or device. Was this you? May 16, 2017 @ 9:25 p.m. Near Ranchito, Belize IE on Windows. ...