Let’s face the ugly truth – contacting FB support is a pain in… you know; ) As long as lots of our users ask us for help, we’ve prepared a guide to assist you to reach Facebook support. Good luck!
If you have any issues with Facebook, there are a few options available to contact the Facebook support team. Some of them might turn out to be a scam and others can be worth looking at. Let’s go through them.
Support Option Number 1 – Live Chat
This option seems to be the most attractive one – visit a Facebook for Business support page and then only report an issue. However, it only seems to be that easy. Not everyone is entitled to use this option as the Business Support chat is only available for business accounts. It means that individual users cannot use this option, in this way most of the Facebook users are left without a possibility of contacting Facebook support on the live chat.
What is more, this feature is enabled based on the profile’s “trust”. That means again – not everyone will be able to use this option. You can check that using this link:
If you are entitled to use this option, you should scroll down and a live chat starting point “Contact our support team” will be visible there. Then you can click on either the Email or Chat button.
Usually, the approximate waiting time corresponds with the one given in the box next to the option. Sometimes it might take longer, so you need to be patient.
When to contact Facebook support
Not every issue will be resolved by contacting Facebook Support with this feature. Remember that those people are not employees from the technical department. It means that the range of their skills might be quite limited as they cannot see directly your ad account. What issues can you resolve by using this feature? Look at some of them below:
- resetting passwords,
- recovering hacked Facebook business accounts,
- problem with a Facebook business page,
- recovering disabled Facebook accounts.
Sometimes many bugs can occur on Facebook. In that case, I would recommend you wait a few hours and see if the issue is gone. Then if it will not go back to normal, try to find some information on that problem online. It might be just you or it can be a global issue, in case the problem is only on your account, the best option will be contacting Facebook to reach the support team.
Remember that Facebook Live Chat support is not available 24/7. Sometimes you will need to wait quite a few hours to get a response.
Support Option Number 2 – Email Support for Individuals
The other option, which might be useful in terms of getting help from Facebook support, might be sending an email. However, you should be aware that there are quite many scams on the internet trying to create a reliable-looking email address. How can you know the one you found is authentic? It should end with one of the following:
These customer services are usually open 24/7. However, if you send an email in the middle of the night, then do not expect a response within a few hours. It takes around 24 hours to get a response. Remember that if you want it to be faster, then you should summarize the problem you got. Try not to expand your email while contacting Facebook support too much, as this can extend the waiting time.
Important Facebook e-mail addresses
Some of the addresses that you can get help from are:
- email@example.com – you can use this address in order to reset a password, recover a disabled account, receive a code to reset a password, get help when you meet issues with the page;
- firstname.lastname@example.org – you can use this address in case some of your content has been blocked. You can also use this if your account has been suspended and you wish to appeal;
- email@example.com – if you are using this address, you should be much more detailed about your issue as this is a general email to support users;
- firstname.lastname@example.org – you can use this address only in order to report an abuse;
- email@example.com – you can use this address in order to get help when you have any financial issues referring to your Facebook account.
Support Option Number 3 – Official Pages
You can try to reach support by visiting one of the official Facebook pages. Some of them are:
- Facebook – which is the main Facebook page,
- Facebook for Business – you can find there information related to business either by checking the forum or choosing a live chat described in number 1,
- Facebook and Privacy,
- Facebook Media,
- Facebook Design,
- Facebook Engineers.
These pages are available if your account is connected to them. Make sure you did this step, then try out this method. Contacting the Facebook support team by using official pages might be a great method in order to get support from them.
Support Option Number 4 – Ads Managers
You can use Facebook Ads Support, but just the same as in the case of using live chat – you have to own an active Ad account. If you meet this requirement you need to log into your account and then go to the Ads Help Center. You can get there by clicking on the link below:
There are many inquiries to consider. In order to follow a specific topic, simply choose one of the categories listed below:
- Policy and Account Security,
- Billing and Payments,
- Business pages,
- Ad management tools,
- Measure and Improve Results.
Even if your question does not match any of these categories, try to choose the closest one. Probably the Facebook support agent will still be able to help you and guide you in the right direction. As Facebook realizes that you pay for ads (because in order to use this method you have to have the Ad spent billed to the account), it treats you better. That is why this way of getting support seems to be quite reliable and probably also quicker.
After spending some money on an Ad, it is more likely that you will get support contacting Facebook this way. Thus, it might be worth paying for Ads, even a few dollars.
Is there a Facebook support phone number?
Contacting Facebook by using your phone is not possible. Unfortunately, there are no support phone numbers available on Facebook. Why can you find some online then? The answer is simply: those numbers are scams.
Those fake numbers are cybercriminals’ tool to steal money or data. They send fake text messages and emails and try to make the user believed he has to pay a certain amount of money.