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Saturday Mar 19 2022
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Facebook is removing people who did not activate Facebook Protect

By
Web Desk
A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. —Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. —Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

  • Facebook e-mailed users to activate its Facebook Protect feature.
  • Many users thought it was spam and ignored the e-mail.
  • Facebook is now locking people out who did not activate the feature.


Facebook is now locking out people who did not respond to e-mails asking to activate Facebook Protect, The Verge reported.

Many Facebook users received e-mails titled "Your account requires advanced security from Facebook Protect".

The e-mail asked the users to activate the Facebook Protect feature by clicking on a link. It also warned people that they would be locked out if they did not click the link by the mentioned deadline. However, many users completely ignored the e-mail as it looked like a spam.

According to Facebook, it is a “security program for groups of people that are more likely to be targeted by malicious hackers, such as human rights defenders, journalists, and government officials.” It is to ensure maximum security for the users.

The e-mail was sent via [email protected]

The deadline for most people was March 17 which is why many people have now been locked out of their accounts. 

Facebook is trying to help but it is not necessarily working.

Some people said that they did try to activate the feature but they still have been locked out.