How to change the password of your Facebook Account
When it comes to securing your Facebook account, the most important factor is the password. Over the years, the social media platform has cracked down on security protocols and also amped up the password requirements, to ensure that user data is protected at all times. However, despite bringing in these regulations, there are some elements on the internet, that have malicious intent and it is very important that you keep your password updated from time to time in order to reduce the risk of your account getting hacked and all your data getting compromised.
Fortunately, the Facebook application, as well as the web version, allows you to change your password whenever you desire, and in this tutorial, we will walk you through, step-by-step, how to get this done.
Table of Contents
Step 1. Head to the Facebook web version and log in using your current credentials.
Step 2. Click on the ‘Arrow icon‘ at the top right-hand side of the home page.
Step 3. From the drop-down menu, click on the ‘Settings and Privacy‘ option.
Step 4. Next, click on the ‘Settings‘ button to enter the settings menu.
Step 5. On the left-hand side pane, click on the ‘Security and Login‘ tab.
Step 6. On the right-hand side window, click on the ‘Edit‘ button next to the ‘Change Password’ tab.
You can now enter the new password and confirm the changes once you are happy.
Step 1. Open the Facebook app on your smartphone.
Step 2. Tap on the ‘Menu‘ button from the home page of the application.
Step 3. Tap on the ‘Settings and Privacy‘ tab.
Step 4. From the drop-down menu, tap on the ‘Settings‘ option.
Step 5. Under the account tab, tap on the ‘Password and Security‘ option.
Step 6. Scroll through the list and tap on the ‘Change Password‘ option.
You can now enter the new password and confirm the changes once you are happy. If you are unable to come up with a password, you can use a password generator to generate one for you. Most browsers have a password generator built in these days so you can make use of that as well.
If you are an avid Facebook user and don’t have the app for your smartphone, you can use the links below to download the same.