Did You Get a “Warning: Please Slow Down” Captcha When Messaging Someone on Facebook?

The Facebook security check warning says “Warning: Please Slow Down. It looks like you’re using this feature in a way it wasn’t meant to be used. Please slow down, or you could be blocked from using it.” This is what some people are seeing when they try to send, or reply to, a message within the Facebook messaging feature. The only problem is, people who rarely send messages at all are seeing it.

The Facebook security check warning is a pop-up that, well, pops up when you try to send a message, that looks like this:

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Now, this Facebook security check system is intended to catch ne’er-well-doers who are using the Facebook messaging and chat systems to spam.

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The problem is that it also traps people who are the furthest thing from spamming (like, say, me).

In fact, I use the Facebook messaging function maybe twice a week, at best. And I never send mass messages to several people at once.

But, of course, there is no recourse – no court of common “Facebook you effed up” pleas.

All you can do is wait it out – for how long Facebook doesn’t say, it is dependent upon your perceived infraction.

 

So, if you too have received one of these warnings, for no apparent reason, take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone, and this too shall pass.

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12 Replies to “Did You Get a “Warning: Please Slow Down” Captcha When Messaging Someone on Facebook?”

  1. looks like you’re using this feature in a way it wasn’t meant to be used. Please slow down, or you could be blocked from using it.i stuck my ads campaign page

  2. I was adding some people from my own friends list to my FB group suddenly same screen popped up…
    “it looks like you’re using this feature in a way it wasn’t meant to be used”
    then i received FB verification code twice and i entered the same but noting happened. Now i am now not able to access my account or messenger.
    I will really appreciate if anybody can tell me that how this issue will be resolved.

    Regards.

  3. Indeed frustrating. Is 32 words per minute fast? I haven’t even finished my first post and this message starts showing. So which one is it really? Typing too fast or posting too many? Because I just opened my facebook account and was beginning to type my first post for the day…again at 32 words per minute. Big joke right? Can I get a real good answer please.

  4. I received this warning while searching for a friend that I had just learned, is deceased. I was searching the posts for his name! I rarely use Facebook and post at the most, once every two weeks! Also note that I was not typing fast (as I have read others comment this is the reason for the warning) & I was searching for his first and last name and death date!

  5. I have this warning showing up when I’m doing nothing but typing a post….at the same speed I’ve been typing for the past 30 years. It can’t possibly be tied to typing speed this is some kind of virus or malware and I don’t believe it has anything to do with facebook’s policy cause why would they care how fast you type?

  6. Warning: Please Slow Down
    Close
    It looks like you’re using this feature in a way it wasn’t meant to be used. Please slow down, or you could be blocked from using it.

    I HAVE BEEN ON FACE BOOK SINCE 2006

    TODAY 6/5/2016 IDS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER SEEN THIS MESSAGE AND I DO NOT TRUST IT/ IT IS ANNOYING AS HELL…AND ILLEGAL…HOW DO WE GET RID OF THIS THIRD PARTY INTERRUPTION ?

  7. I THINK IT HAPPENS IF YOU TYPE FAST??? DOES ANYONE ELSE TYPE FAST? I ALSO TYPE A LOT.
    BOTH THINGS SHOULD NOT BE BAD. I HVE A LOT OF ENEMIES ONLINE. MAYBE SOME ARE ADMINS SMH. YRS AGO I WAS TOLD I AM “POTENTIAL SPAM” FOR SPECIFICALLY TYPING TOO MANY CHARACTERS IN TOO SHORT OF TIME IN THAT LIL CHAT BOX IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER WHEN ONLINE ON MY COMPUTER. AND WAS HALTED. ALSO WAS STOPPED FROM SENDING NOTES AND MADE TO DO THOSE DAMN CAPTCHAS. WHICH I FIND IMPOSSIBLE.

    SO I THINK THEY DONT LIKE FAST TYPERS?? IT FREEZES ON ME TOO. AND I CAN NOT EVEN CLICK THE CONFIRM.

  8. I am getting this message when I click on the “like” button on FaceBook; why? It is extremely frustrating! Why am I being restricted from how many likes I click on?

  9. Plz be aware that starting January 1st 2013 Facebook’s owners gave to their Admins order to slow down anybody who has been shared too many and too fast…JUST BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO ADD ANY MORE MEMORY FOR NEW MEMBERS AND NEITHER TO ADD MORE STUFF TO PROVIDE THE SUPPORT….BECAUSE THEY WANT TO KEEP THEIR PROFITS US AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!!! PLEASE SHARE THIS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE CHANGES!!!

  10. I’m getting this message when I share files, but if I don’t stop sharing it puts a restriction on and I can’t share for a time. very frustrating

  11. I also had this problem. Super frustrating! Luckily for me I am using RUMOLA which is a program that reads and fills in CAPTCHAs for me but still, not ideal.

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