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Why was my account locked?
Reddit takes precautionary steps to reduce the risk of your account being hacked. If we notice suspicious activity with your account, we’ll lock the account and only allow continued use if a new password is created.
Once you have regained access, please check the account activity page and look for any access from unrecognized IP addresses or locations. Keep in mind that geolocation of IP addresses is not an exact science and may occasionally be incorrect, especially on mobile IPs.
On the account activity page you can also log out of all other sessions, or revoke access from any apps authorized to access your account.
How do I know if my account was locked?
A notification will be sent via a private message. You can find your private messages by selecting the envelope in your navigation area while using the website or mobile app. Information about your account locking will be specified here.
A visual notification of your account locking will appear on each page you visit and any time a forbidden action is attempted. On the website and mobile apps, you will see a banner describing your account lock.
What do other users see?
Only you will see information about your account being locked.
What can I do if my account was locked?
You can unlock your account by requesting a password reset if you have an email address attached to your account. You may need to complete the process from a desktop browser.
We suggest using a strong, unique password that isn’t shared with any other sites you use on the Internet. In order to protect user privacy, we cannot help someone log back into an account if there was no email address registered to it prior to the lockdown.
We also strongly recommend using two-factor authentication to heighten your account security.
What if I can’t reset my password or access my email?
For issues around passwords or email access, go here.