Want to know if someone is logged into your Facebook account without your permission? This well hidden feature makes it easy to find out. The trick is, you have to know where to find it!
1. Select the options “down arrow” on the far right of your page.
2. Select the “Settings” menu option on the right.
3. Select the “Security” menu option on the left.
4. Select “Where You’re Logged In” from the Security Settings. Here you will find all your active Facebook log-ins from desktop or mobile. It will (usually) provide data on the location, browser, and device.
5. If something seems fishy, click “end activity” from an individual or a device.
6. Click “General” on the left and “Edit” to the right of “Password”. Immediately change your password. Make it a combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers. The longer the better.
TIP: a longer, easy password is harder to crack than a short, complicated one. For example, “MyFirstDogsNameWasSpot” is harder for a computer to crack than “Px5#Re!”
7. While you’re in the “General” menu, if you believe your Facebook account has been compromised, click the “Download a copy of your Facebook data” link and follow the directions. This will download every post, every image, every video, every message, and chat conversation to your hard drive. While images will not be full sized, they will still be available.
Here are 2 things you can do to protect your Facebook account:
1. Create a 2-Step Verification Login. This setting will only allow your Facebook account to be opened on a new browser after you enter a special code sent to your phone. To enable it, go to Settings > Security > Login Approvals. You’ll be sent a test code to verify your device’s authenticity. Once it is enabled, you’ll get a new, random code on your phone you must enter before you can log into your FB account. Yes, it is a hassle, but 2-step Verification Logins are required by large corporations, the FBI, CIA and more.
2. Create Trusted Contacts. Trusted Contacts are Facebook friends who can securely help you regain access to your account if you forget your password, lose your mobile device, or if someone changes your password and locks you out. To enable this function, go to Settings > Security > Trusted Contacts. You can change your Trusted Contacts at any time.