Facebook has decided to lock Facebook accounts that did not activate the ‘Facebook Protect’ feature. Facebook has sent e-mails to all its users, however, many of them did not respond to it.

Many users have received e-mails with the subject, “Your account requires advanced security from Facebook Protect.”


In the e-mail, Facebook sent a link and requested users to click the link and activate ‘Facebook Protect’ for more protection. It also warned if users did not activate this feature, users would not have access to their profile after the deadline, March 17.

However, some users did not respond to it at all as they considered it a spam message.

According to Facebook, this feature is “a program designed for people that are likely to be highly targeted by malicious hackers, including human rights defenders, journalists, and government officials.”

Facebook sent emails through [email protected]. As the deadline to activate ‘Facebook Protect’ passed, many users have lost access to their accounts.

Some users have been facing issues to turn on the feature, ‘Facebook Protect’.