Facebook recovery information

We’ve been discussing password recovery information for your email recently.  Today I’ll look at another valuable communication tool that you wouldn’t want to get locked out of, your Facebook account.

If you’re using a browser, click the drop-down arrow at the top right of the page and choose Settings from the drop-down menu.

Choose Settings & Privacy from the drop-down menu.

Then choose Settings.

Under general, you’ll want to confirm that the contact email is correct.

If you want to change or add an additional email address or phone number, click edit.

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If you have a mobile number added, Facebook will be able to text you a code to reset your password should you ever get locked out. Once you made the necessary edits, select Save changes.

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Click Security & Log In to add additional security measures.

One security option is to choose friends who can help you log back in if you’re ever locked out.

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Click Edit to the right and then Choose friends.

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The people you select as trusted contacts will be able to give you a security code if you ever get locked out of your account.

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These contacts must already be on Facebook.  Just type in the name of the contacts and hit Confirm.

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Scroll down to Setting up extra security and you can also choose to receive alerts about unusual Facebook log-ins via either Facebook notifications, Messenger, or email.

You can also choose to enable two-factor authentication. That means it will require a code from your phone as well as a password to log in to your account. This makes it difficult for hackers to get into your account from another PC or phone. Click Edit to add any of these features.

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Remember, you must keep your email address and phone number up-to-date for any of these features to work properly.

2 thoughts on “Facebook recovery information

  1. My Facebook account got hacked and the hacker changed my password and now I can’t login to Facebook- I tried to open a new account and The hacker changed my email and cell number which shows up and can’t be changed and so when they say they’re sending an authorization code I never receive it and can’t continue- What can I do? That also resulted in me losing my Instagram and Messenger also.

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