It is important that you update your Facebook password regularly to keep your profile out of the hands of people hacker. Read on to learn how to change your password in a few simple steps.
Raise your hand if you’re guilty of setting a memorable password for multiple of your social media accounts.
It can be tempting to repeat passwords across platforms — especially when you feel like your word has the right combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters to make it uncrackable. However, this means that any account that shares that word is now vulnerable if any of your passwords are ever breached.
You can find out how to create a secure password in the attached instructions. But even with one of these setups, the easiest way to protect yourself is to change your password frequently.
Scroll down to learn how to update yours. And for anyone worried about losing track of their passwords, check out our guide to the best password managers available today.
What you will need:
- A device with an Internet connection and a web browser
- A logged in Facebook account
- your current password
The short version
- Open your Facebook settings
- Go to Security and Login
- Scroll down to Change Password and click Edit
- Enter your current and new password
- Click Save Changes
How to change your Facebook password
Open your Facebook newsfeed
We use screenshots from the desktop browser version of Facebook in this guide, but you can also change your password on your phone or tablet.
Click the down arrow
This will be in the top right corner.
Click Settings & Privacy
This is the icon that resembles a gear.
Or the gear icon again.
Select Security & Login
You should see the heading on the left side of the page.
Click the Edit button next to Change Password
You may have to scroll down to find this option.
Enter your current password along with the password you want to change it to
If you don’t know your current password but are logged in, just click Forgot Password and follow the steps to reset it.
Click Save Changes
That’s it! You can now log in with the new password.
If you are not logged into Facebook and want to change your password, you must first recover your account.
To do this, go to the Find Your Account page, enter the email address or phone number associated with your account, and click Search. Then simply follow the on-screen instructions to reset your password using your Google Account, email address or phone number.
If you’re signed out of your account and don’t have access to the email address or phone number associated with that account, you can try using other email addresses or numbers that may be listed in your account. When entering your phone number, be sure to include your country code and omit plus signs or special characters.
If that doesn’t work, the next step is to contact your email service provider to see what they can do to help you recover your email account.
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