It is not intentional but sometimes bad things happen. Either by accident or other strange reasons we lock ourselves out of our facebook Timeline. Never bothered? Not until it really happens to you.
Since Facebook has already become a big part of our social lives, you should not neglect this possibility that one day you cannot log on to your favorite social networking site. Panic is not going to get you anywhere, so be ready to prevent this from happening with these 5 useful tips:
- 1. Add a secondary email address to your account
The easiest way you can secure your facebook account is by adding another email address. Doing so, you can have a backup contact if you request assistance from facebook if you had been locked out. To add a secondary email address, go to facebook settings > Email > Edit:
Note: You can add multiple email addresses to your account, not just for security reasons but your friends can find you easily on Facebook.
- 2. Add your mobile number to your account
With your mobile number included Facebook can send you a code to reset your password upon requested. To add a mobile number go to your Account Settings > Mobile. Adding the mobile number does not mean you activated the text messaging service, that has to be done through your service carrier.
- 3. Include a security question to your account
Not many people know how important this is, but it would be a life saver when you are locked out of you own email accounts, worst case scenario. To add a security question, go to Account Settings > Security > Security Question (if you have already set a security question this option will no longer visible to you). You can check your security question here but you will not be able to change it.
- 4. Make sure the email address(es) you add are only accessible by you
This is more like an advice rather than a method. This is to remind you if anyone can access one of the email addresses you listed on your account, that person can request a new password for your facebook account and change everything! Trust me, you don’t want that so keep your email addresses safe at all times.
- 5. Always use REAL information on your account
Real information like real name and birth date is required for Facebook to track your profile/timeline if you lost access to your account. Beware if you are using nickname or fake names on your Timeline, better change it now because facebook limits the number of how many times you can change your name.
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