Your Facebook password is the gatekeeper to more than just your account – it can open doors to other accounts, so it’s important to keep it strong and secure. If you think your password might have been compromised it is important to change it and you can do so easily in a few steps.
Here’s how to change your Facebook password:
- Go to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/.
- Click the down arrow in the top right corner of the page.
- Select Settings & Privacy > Settings.
- Click Security and Login.
- Click Change password.
- Enter your current password.
- Enter your new password twice.
- Click Save changes.
Here are some tips for creating a strong password:
- Use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
- Make your password at least 8 characters long.
- Avoid using personal information that can be easily guessed, such as your name, birthday, or address.
- Don’t use the same password for multiple accounts.
- Use two-factor authentication: If you’re concerned about someone else accessing your account, you can also enable two-factor authentication. This will require you to enter a code from your phone in addition to your password when you log in.
- If you’ve forgotten your password, you can reset it by clicking Forgot password? on the login page.
- You can also change your password from the Facebook app. Open the app, tap the three lines in the top right corner, and select Settings & Privacy > Settings > Security and Login > Change password.
- Ideally your password should be a cryptic type stored in a password manager. This isn’t practical for everyone so use what works for you. If you have it written in a book make sure that book has some form of cryptic clue as to which account the password belongs to. Ensure it is stored safely too.
- When you have finished with your Facebook session log out and close the tab/app (if you are on a mobile device).