How To Change your Facebook Password

Posted on October 29th, 2013

First we need to go to

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in the top right of any Facebook page and click on ‘Account Settings’ in the dropdown list.

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Once Account Settings has opened, click on ‘Edit’ next to Password under ‘General Account Settings’.

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Enter the password you currently use to access your Facebook account, then pick a new one and click ‘Save Changes’. This will change your password.

 

 

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Once you’ve changed your password, we recommend if asked to click ‘Log me out of other devices’ and submit.

 

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Your password has now been changed.

 

Tips for Picking a Secure Password

Picking a password can be tricky, so here are a few tips:

Don’t use the following passwords

  • 123456
  • abc123
  • monkey
  • qwerty
  • password
  • letmein

These are just a few examples of insecure passwords; any word that’s listed in a dictionary is not a safe password and could be easily guessed.

So to create a secure password, it’s a good idea to use a mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols, and make sure all passwords are at least eight characters long (the longer the better).

As an example, if we take the word ‘Cumbria’ we can make it a bit more secure by mixing the letters up, and swapping numbers for letters. Often 3 is swapped for m, 1 is swapped for i, 7 for r, and A can be replaced by giving you a secure password: C3RAR1B*64781U, which is Cumbria, with a symbol and some numbers also added.