Enhancing Security with a Quick Checkup

By Melissa Luu-Van, Product Manager

We want everyone to have a safe experience on Facebook. That’s why we have dedicated teams and intelligent security systems working around the clock to help keep your account secure.

We also provide optional security controls that you can turn on for added protection—you get to decide which features you want to use.

Starting today, you can try a new tool called Security Checkup that makes it easier to find and use the security controls for your account.

Sometime over the next few weeks, you’ll see a reminder at the top of your News Feed. Click “Get Started” and follow the prompts through three easy steps.


The first step helps you log out of devices you haven’t used in a while or forgot about, so you’re only logged into Facebook where you want to be.


Next, you can turn on a feature called login alerts, which lets you know if anyone else tries to log into your account. We’ll send you a notification or email alert if someone tries to log into your account from an unfamiliar device or browser.


Finally, check out a few tips for how to keep your password strong and unique. We recommend not using your Facebook password anywhere else online, never sharing it with anyone, and avoiding common words that may be easy to guess.


In just a few easy steps, your account gets some extra protection and you get some extra peace of mind. You can also use Security Checkup at any time here.


Security Checkup is now available globally on desktop and will be coming to mobile soon. (Update on August 24, 2016: Security Checkup is now available globally on desktop, Android and iOS.)

Remember, you can always access the full list of available security tools and features by visiting facebook.com/settings and clicking the Security tab.

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