I’m not sure if this is the right place for this question, but idk where else to ask.

Is there a way to log back into my account without giving FB my ID?

I have a Facebook account so that I can access links that require you to have a Facebook account. I don’t use it for anything else. I have no friends on it.

I had to factory reset my phone, and now I can’t log into my account without sending in some kind of id. It said I can log in from another device, but I get the same thing from every device.

I can live without FB. It just would be nice to be able to access links to it.

  • _haha_oh_wow_
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    3 months ago

    You’re better off avoiding everything that Meta owns: The fact that they make you send in an ID in the first place is insane!

    That said, if you really want to keep giving these assholes all your personal info, you can totally photoshop your ID to obscure your actual info like address and whatnot but they’ll still accept it because they have no way of verifying your actual address.

    Once you get back into your account, you should really think about deleting it completely though.

    • @[email protected]OP
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      23 months ago

      Eh, I’ve decided not to worry about it. Like I said, I only used it so that when people posted something somewhere that is linked to FB, I could see it. I figured I would try to get back into my account if it was possible to without giving them my id, but it doesn’t seem like it is so I won’t . It’s not that big of deal. I’ve always uninstalled Facebook from every phone I’ve bought, and only connected to it through a sandbox because I don’t like or trust Meta. It’s not a big loss.

        • @[email protected]OP
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          13 months ago

          I agree. It’s just annoying when people link to stories or videos from it and you can’t access them unless you have an account. I guess I’ve just got FOMO, but I’ll just keep complaining every time someone does that. They’ll either stop doing it or block me.

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    73 months ago

    Can’t you sign in using your email address if you forgot your username?

    Since you don’t really use the account, wny not just make a new one?

    • @[email protected]OP
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      43 months ago

      I did the email verification, but then I have to also give them an id.

      I tried making a new account. As soon as I verified my email (which was a different email than my old account), I got a notification that my account was suspended and I have 180 days to appeal.

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        They instantly suspended your brand new account? It sounds like there might be something else going on here, and I suspect that there’s more to this than you’d have us believe.

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          23 months ago

          Making a new account from the same IP after failing a verification is textbook ban/scam evasion

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          13 months ago

          I got the same trying to make an instagram login earlier this year, having never used insta before. I think Meta just has some overzealous automoderation of new accounts.

        • @[email protected]OP
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          03 months ago

          There is nothing more to it. My original account was never suspended. Like I said, I only use it to click on links to FB. I’ve never posted anything.

          I used a DDG email for the new account. IDK if that has anything to do with it. I know some sites don’t accept that as an email. I got a welcome email a little afterward, and clicked the link. When I signed in, It also said I was suspended.

          I am using a VPN. Maybe it’s because that IP address has been used for another account. I’m just guessing there, because it didn’t tell me why it was suspended. It just gave me a link to their TOS.