How to Recover Your Facebook Password

by awyatt · 0 comments

The importance of Facebook can easily be seen in our daily lives, and frankly can’t be disputed all too easily. For some easy proof of this, try turning on the news and chances are you will see at least one article about the impact that Facebook is having from careers to world politics.

When you stop and think about all of this, it only makes sense that you learn how to recover your Facebook password prior to having any difficulty. All you really need to do is follow these steps.

  1. Go to Facebook. For most people, this should be fairly easy. That being said, if you have any problems just remember to type into the address bar. This should take you directly to the Facebook website. If you don’t have the computer remembering your information, or you are on a different computer, you will need to enter your information. If you do not know your password, proceed to the next step.
  2. Look under the password. Underneath the area that you type in your password, you will see a link. This link is entitled “Forgot your password?” and shows up as a lighter blue color than the background color. Click on this link.
  3. Identify your account. Once you have clicked on the “forgot password” link, you will be taken to a page where you are supposed to identify your account. You do this by providing identifying information in one of two ways. The first way is where you will provide your email, phone number, or Facebook username. The second method is to identify a friend of yours from Facebook. Typically, it would be easier to enter your personal information than one of the others. Once you enter the information requested, you need to hit the “search” button.
  4. You can’t identify your account. In the event that you can’t identify your account, you have another option, which is to click on the link at the bottom of the page entitled “I can’t identify my account.” When you click on that link you are taken to a page where you are asked to fill out a brief survey, which will allow you to access your account in a different way. This method can take a little longer, but is just as secure. You will want to make sure that you follow the directions carefully, as if you don’t you can accidentally make the process more difficult than necessary.
  5. Choose delivery method. Once you have identified your account, you are asked to choose one of two delivery methods for resetting your password. The first is to use another account, such as Yahoo!, while the second method is for you to receive the emailed link via your secondary email account (if you have one). If you no longer have access to your accounts, you can click on the link at the bottom which says “No longer have access to these” which takes you to a page that encourages you to use an email account to verify who you are. Follow those directions carefully if you do not have access to one of the original email accounts that you used to set up your Facebook account.
  6. Using secondary account. After you have identified the account you want to use, you will be asked to agree to sign into Facebook using your Yahoo ID (or other account ID) and that you allow sharing of the information it contains. Click on the yellow “Agree” button.
  7. Choose a new password. You are then taken to a page that asks you for your new password. The password that you are asked to enter (twice for verification) needs to be at least six characters long, and a combination of letters and punctuation marks. Click on the “Continue” button when you are done entering the password.

Once you hit that “Continue” button, you are pretty much finished with the whole process of resetting your Facebook password. Unfortunately you are not able to “recover” your old password, as this is done as a security measure to help prevent hacking of accounts. This means that if you have a tendency to forget passwords, you will want to write down the password, and keep it somewhere secure. Otherwise you will need to repeat the whole process again in a few months.

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